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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Named One of "100 Great Hospitals in America"

April 02, 2014
Lebanon, NH

by Rick Adams

Photo: A doctor with a patient

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has again been named to the annual list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” as compiled by the health care industry publication Becker's Hospital Review.

Becker’s cited DHMC as one of the “most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation.” Hospitals included on the list are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs or local mainstays.

DHMC is the only New Hampshire hospital on the list, and was previously named to the “100 great hospitals” list in 2012.

“This recognition is the result of the hard work our dedicated care teams do every day,” said Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein. “While it is gratifying to be cited as ‘forward thinking’ and for our medical and scientific breakthroughs as we work to create a sustainable health system, we would not be on this list without the skilled, patient-centered care provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff, who work to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve, for generations to come. My thanks and congratulations to all of our care providers.”

DHMC is the center of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, a national leader in patient-centered health care and building a sustainable health system. In addition to its inpatient facility in Lebanon, Dartmouth-Hitchcock includes Community Group Practices and clinics around New Hampshire and Vermont, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

To develop the list, Becker's Hospital Review's editorial team conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated reputable hospital ranking sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals, Healthgrades, the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®, The Leapfrog Group, and several other resources. Becker’s notes that the list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations do not and cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

The complete list can be found at http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/100-great-hospitals-2014/full-list.html.

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in patient-centered health care and building a sustainable health system. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire’s only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only Children’s Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic medical center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,500 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

About Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

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