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Baby-Friendly® Designation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has been recognized as a "Baby-Friendly" birth facility, by Baby-Friendly USA. This international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. With more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly hospitals and birth centers worldwide, DHMC is one of only 142 in the United States. Learn more.

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One of America's Best Hospitals

U.S.News & World Report has again ranked Dartmouth-Hitchcock among the nation's top hospitals in its most recent "America's Best Hospitals" issue. Dartmouth-Hitchcock earned a Top 50 ranking for its care in Gynecology; the 2011-12 edition marks the fifth consecutive year and the ninth time since 1995 that Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Gynecology program has been ranked.

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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center is one of only 40 centers in the nation designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for excellence in research; new approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment; and education and outreach to its communities. Norris Cotton Cancer Center has held the prestigious NCI designation since 1978.

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Top doctors in New Hampshire

This year, 49 Dartmouth-Hitchcock physicians, in 36 different specialties, were named among the leading physicians in New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine in its annual Top Doctors issue. The rankings are based on surveys distributed to every physician in New Hampshire, asking them to nominate specialists in 42 different categories that they would recommend to friends and family for treatment.

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One of the top medical schools

U.S.News & World Report once again ranked Dartmouth Medical School among the top medical schools in the country. DMS continues to be among the premier schools in two critical U.S. News measures: the depth and breadth of research activity and the percentage of graduates who go into primary care specialties. Other factors considered include grant funding, reputation, admissions selectivity, test scores, and student-faculty ratio.

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Medal of Honor recipient for organ donation

DHMC is among an elite group of hospitals recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for success in increasing organ donation rates at their facilities. DHMC received the Department's Medal of Honor for Organ Donation for achieving and sustaining a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors. DHMC was the only hospital in New Hampshire or Vermont to receive the award.

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Among the environmental leaders in health care

DHMC earned the honor of being named to H2E's Environmental Leadership Circle—a designation that recognizes health care's outstanding environmental leaders—for showing continuous and sustainable efforts in environmental performance, and a commitment to environmental health. H2E (Hospitals for a Healthy Environment) is creating a national movement for environmental sustainability in health care.

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One of the best large companies to work for

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is proud to receive Business NH Magazine's Best Companies recognition. We are among a select Hall of Fame group recognized for repeated top five designations. Business NH Magazine praised DHMC for building a culture that values and encourages longevity across the institution and innovation.