Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics Awards and Honors

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

U.S. News & World Report: New Hampshire’s Best Hospital for 2021-2022

U.S. News & World Report: #1 Hospital in New Hampshire and recognized as “high-performing” in eleven clinical specialties, procedures, and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke. Read more.

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Joint Commission National Quality Approval

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.

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.

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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.

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Designated as Level I Trauma Center

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

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.

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 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).

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 Medical Center 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.

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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.