Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics Awards and Honors

Leadership

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Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth Health

Joanne M. Conroy, MD, has been named to the 2022 class of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

The Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives award honors individuals in healthcare who, according to their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare magazine, are paving the way to better health through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, innovation, community service and achievements inside and outside of their respective organizations.

National

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U.S. News & World Report - Best Regional Hospitals 2022-23 badge

U.S. News & World Report: New Hampshire’s Best Hospital for 2022-2023

U.S. News & World Report: #1 Hospital in New Hampshire and recognized as “high-performing” in 2 adult specialties, Cancer and Neurology/Neurosurgery, as well as in 12 common adult procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, stroke, and uterine cancer surgery. Read more.

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Forbes Best in State Employer 2021

Forbes Best-in-State Employer for 2021

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics are proud to be named a Best-in-State Employer by Forbes. The third annual list was compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Employers were rated on a variety of criteria including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement, and openness to telecommuting.

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American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus, Resuscitation Gold and Silver Achievement Awards

American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus, Resuscitation Gold and Silver Achievement Awards

These awards are given to health care facilities that meet specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients and commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, ultimately helping to improve survival rates.

Certified for advanced stroke care by The Joint Commission

In 2022, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) received the distinction of being named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the most advanced level of certification, DHMC has been recognized as a hospital that has the capacity to both receive and treat complex stroke cases. Learn more about our stroke program.

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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade award - fall 2021

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center nationally recognized with ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021. This national distinction recognizes our achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

Regional

Dartmouth Health physicians honored as “Top Doctors” in New Hampshire

In March 2022, one hundred fifty-four Dartmouth Health physicians were named by their peers as among the best doctors in New Hampshire, according to New Hampshire Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” survey of the state’s doctors.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center voted Gold Winner in Medical category of 2021 New Hampshire Union Leader Readers’ Choice Awards

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center was recognized as the best for Pediatric Hospital, Doctor's Office and Dermatologist by New Hampshire Union Leader readers.

Designations

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center designated as Center of Excellence by Parkinson’s Foundation

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has been designated by the Parkinson’s Foundation as a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, one of just 47 Centers of Excellence around the world and 37 nationwide, and the only one in northern New England. The Foundation highlighted DHMC for its person-centered, comprehensive and integrated approach to care, education and research; exceptional communication and collaboration with the team, external providers, patients and families; a state-of-the-art neurosurgery facility; and the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging’s Aging Resource Center.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center

In March 2022, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center was re-accredited as a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center by 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.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center among top hospitals for avoiding overuse by Lown Institute Hospitals Index

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center was included in Lown Institute Hospitals Index’s top 10 list of hospitals avoiding overuse. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center currently holds the number 8 spot in the top 10 list and was in the top 3 on Lown Institute’s list of teaching hospitals at avoiding overuse.

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.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center recognized with 5-Star Hospital Award

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation presented Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 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.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center recognized as a Baby-Friendly birth facility

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 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).

Men's Health Center designated as the first 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.