Dartmouth-Hitchcock Awards and Honors

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U.S. News & World Report - Best Regional Hospitals 2020-21 badge

U.S. News & World Report: New Hampshire’s Best Hospital for 2020-21

  • U.S. News & World Report: Recognized as “high performing” in nine clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, and lung cancer surgery.
  • U.S. News & World Report: Ranked as New Hampshire's Best Hospital. Read more.
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Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Modern Healthcare. D-H CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy, MD, Named One of 50 “Most Influential” Leaders

Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health has been named one of the 50 “Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare magazine.

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NH Top Doctors

115 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Providers Recognized as 'Best doctors in New Hampshire'

According to New Hampshire Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” survey, one hundred and fifteen Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) physicians have been named among the best doctors in New Hampshire. Read more.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Designated as Level I Trauma Center

DHMC has earned accreditation as a Level I Trauma Center through the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Nation’s Only Rural Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department Designated at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

The Geriatric Emergency Department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has earned Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians, making the medical center the only rural academic medical center in the United States to earn Level 1 accreditation and one of only 14 hospitals nationwide to hold the distinction.

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital Awarded 4-Star Rating on “Hospital Compare” List

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital has been awarded a 4-star rating on Medicare.gov’s “Hospital Compare” list.

2020 Gold Heart Award

Mark A. Creager, MD, FAHA, FACC, center director of the Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, received the 2020 Gold Heart Award, the American Heart Association’s (AHA) highest volunteer honor. The award is presented to an extraordinary volunteer whose contributions of time and talent have transformed communities and advanced the AHA mission nationally.

2020 Tech Professional of the Year

Dartmouth-Hitchcock neurologist Barbara Jobst, MD, PhD, was named the 2020 Tech Professional of the Year by the NH Tech Alliance. This annual award acknowledges the accomplishments of New Hampshire women who contribute to help to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and/or professional STEM advancements for women throughout the state.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Recognized with 5-Star Hospital Award

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation presented DHMC with its 5-Star Hospital award for making commitments in alignment with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s evidence-based Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The APSS address daily patient safety challenges that hospitals face daily and offer solutions designed to help eliminate preventable patient deaths.

H-1B Grant for Rural Healthcare Workforce Development by the United States Department of Labor

This approximately $2.5 million dollar grant will benefit rural health organizations around the state of New Hampshire. D-HH was one of only 17 organizations to receive a grant from a total of $40 million in H-1B grants awarded nationwide.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) Honored with Cornerstone Award by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility

New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) presented D-HH with the Cornerstone Award as an organization that exemplifies the concepts of corporate social responsibility within their organization and promotes the concepts of corporate social responsibility to the greater business community in New Hampshire. This year, NHBSR specifically sought to honor a New Hampshire organization that showed unwavering leadership in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Paul Harris Fellowship

Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, was inducted to the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Lebanon, New Hampshire chapter of Rotary International. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, MD, who is leading the United States’ response to combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, was also named a Harris Fellow by the Rotary eClub of Florida.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Recognized As Baby-Friendly Birth Facility

DHMC has been recognized as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

2020 Global Candidate Experience Award

Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and benchmark research of a quality candidate experience, recognized D-HH and 60 other companies from around the world for candidate experience excellence as winners of the 2020 Global Candidate Experience Awards.

Center of Excellence for GreenLight™ Laser Therapy Treatment

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s Men’s Health Center, under the co-direction of Michael Grant, MD, has been designated as the first Center of Excellence in the United States for GreenLight™ Laser Therapy treatment, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for men looking to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Honoring Excellence in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Award

Dartmouth-Hitchcock was named the recipient of the inaugural Honoring Excellence in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Award, which honors a team of health care professionals within New Hampshire hospitals who demonstrate a continued commitment to providing quality care to their patients, lead the charge for quality improvement, promote transparency to improve health care and achieve better outcomes through the implementation of a strong culture of safety.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Maine Medical Center Awarded Major National Institutes of Health Grant for Cardiac Surgery Research

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland, Maine, have been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to increase access to cardiac surgery clinical trials among rural populations.

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American Heart Association - 2020 Stroke Gold Plus Award badge

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award

This award is given to health care facilities that meet specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. Read more.