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Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care

Welcome to the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care, an inpatient unit of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. The Jack Byrne Center is on the campus of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, part of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), in Lebanon, NH.

If you live in the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire or Vermont, the Jack Byrne Center is here to help you, close to home.

Video: A Tour of the Jack Byrne Center

A place you can feel at home

We've gone to great lengths to make our rooms feel warm and intimate, but also spacious enough to accommodate visiting family and friends. Explore room features, photos, and other services at the Jack Byrne Center.

We encourage visitors to use the Family Kitchen, Dining Room, and other comfortable gathering spaces in the Center. Learn about other common spaces and amenities at the Jack Byrne Center.

Photo of the exterior of the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care

Photo of the exterior of the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care
Photo © Brian Vanden Brink

How we care for you

If you suffer from serious illness and need to stay at the Jack Byrne Center, we promise you will receive the best care in the right place, at the right time. Our dedicated, expert team will help you control your symptoms, manage pain, and return home as soon as possible. Read about our vision, research and patient promise.

The Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care is able to offer short-term, inpatient care. The average patient stay at the Jack Byrne Center is three days. If you require longer-term care than the Center can provide, the Jack Byrne Center team will work with you to arrange alternative care at another facility or in your home. Please contact us for more information about the guidelines we follow in providing compassionate care.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock team care

The team at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care, part of the D-H Palliative Care Program, offers you multidisciplinary expertise. Our D-H team works with local care providers to render the best possible care. Meet our team.

Meet our medical director

Ruth M. Thomson, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Medicine provider.

Ruth M. Thomson, DO, MBA

Palliative Medicine

Located in Lebanon

The Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care opened in 2017 to help our community members with life-limiting illness. Our compassionate team welcomes your questions and comments with open arms. Please call the Jack Byrne Center at (603) 308-2443 to talk with a member of our team.

Support the Jack Byrne Center

Generosity is at the heart of the Jack Byrne Center. Construction of the facility was made possible by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation and by the many contributors who joined in supporting the vision for the Center. We continue to rely on the generosity of friends and community members who value the care and services we provide.

Your gift to the Jack Byrne Center will help to ensure that the special programs and support services provided by our staff and volunteers are here for patients and families during difficult times.

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