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Avatar Best Performer Award

Avatar Solutions has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center an Avatar Service Excellence Award for 2014. The "Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Best Performer -Responsiveness of Staff-Large Hospital" award recognizes that inpatients gave DHMC the top score among all hospitals with at least 300 beds that use Avatar Solutions as their patient experience survey vendor.

Joint Commission Gold Seal

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is Joint Commission Accredited

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the independent, non-profit health care accreditation organization whose approval is required for Medicare reimbursement. DHMC successfully completed an accreditation survey in November 2014. The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval™” indicates that DHMC was rigorously surveyed on 270 standards across all areas of hospital operations, and has proven its commitment to high quality and safety of care.

Among the Nation's Best Hospitals

New Hampshire's Best Hospital

U.S. News & World Report ranked Dartmouth-Hitchcock as the state’s number one hospital. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranked the following Dartmouth-Hitchcock specialties as high performing: Cancer; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; Pulmonology; and Urology.

One of the Top Medical Schools

The Geisel School of Medicine has been repeatedly recognized by U.S. News and World Report as among the nation's finest medical schools.

NCI CCC: A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute Nationally Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center is one of only 41 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.

American College of Radiology Accredited Facility Meeting the Highest Standards of Radiology Therapy for Our Patients

The American College of Radiology awarded accreditation to Norris Cotton Cancer Center's Radiation Oncology department, assuring our patients that we meet the highest standards of quality and safety.

TopDoctors 2014 Top Doctors in New Hampshire

Each year, dozens of Dartmouth-Hitchcock physicians are named among the state's leading physicians in New Hampshire Magazine's annual "Top Doctors" issue.

Becker's HR Hospital Review 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Engagement

Recognized as one of the "100 Best Hospitals for Patient Engagement" by Becker's Hospital Review.

Becker's Spine Review Award

Becker's Spine Review included James N. Weinstein, DO and William Abdu, MD on their "230 Spine Surgeons to Know" list.

One of the 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know

Becker's Hospital Review included Dartmouth-Hitchcock on its list of 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know.

2014 Get With the Guidelines Stroke Honor Roll Silver Award Get with the Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Award

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Achievement Measures for 12 consecutive months and achieving Time to Intravenous Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes in 50% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

Baby Friendly Baby-Friendly® Designation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center selected as a "Baby-Friendly®" birth facility, by Baby-Friendly® USA. With more than 20,000 designated Baby-Friendly® hospitals and birth centers worldwide, DHMC is one of only 193 in the United States.

Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognized Committed to Communication, Coordination and Quality Care

Dartmouth-Hitchcock received recognition as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, cooperation and integration with other health care groups and dedication to continuous improvement.

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Among the Environmental Leaders in Health Care

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center earned the honor of being named to Hospitals for Healthy Environment (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.

One of the Best Hospitals to Work for in the Northeast

Global Healthcare Magazine included Dartmouth-Hitchcock on its top 10 list of Best Hospitals to Work for in the Northeast United States.