Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.) | 100 great hospitals in America 2016
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.). Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a nonprofit academic health system that serves a patient population of roughly 1.9 million in New England. The hospital was founded in 1893.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock system is the largest private employer in the state, with more than 9,000 permanent full- and part-time workers, including more than 1,395 physicians, residents, fellows and associated providers; 1,925 direct-care nurses; and 1,437 allied health professionals. The 396-bed Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is the only academic medical center with a Level I trauma center and air ambulance service in the state. James N. Weinstein, DO, a researcher and internationally renowned spine surgeon, serves as president and CEO of the medical center.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center the No. 1 hospital in New Hampshire and a high performing hospital in cancer treatment in its 2015-16 rankings. Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center, making it one of the only such designated cancer centers in the region.
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