Common Spaces and Amenities

The Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care offers several common spaces and amenities to guests and their families.

White Mountains Room at the Jack Byrne Center
The White Mountains Room provides a casual space for visitors to gather, along with an adjacent multipurpose activity room.
Jack Byrne Center chapel
The nondenominational Chapel is available for quiet reflection, and arrangements can be made for services in a variety of religious traditions.
Jack Byrne Center gathering room
Gathering rooms are available for conversation, reading, board games, or quiet times.
Jack Byrne Center dining room
The Family Dining Room, adjacent to the Family Kitchen, is available for families to be together to prepare and enjoy every day or special meals.
Jack Byrne Center library
In the Library, there are books that relate to Palliative Care and Hospice, as well as a selection of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. Readers are welcome there or may take books to read elsewhere in the Center.
Jack Byrne Center children's room
The Children's Room has toys available for use in the room. For the safety of our visitors, we ask that children are supervised at all times.
Jack Byrne Center artwork
In consultation with the Arts and Humanities Program, the Jack Byrne Center features beautiful artwork throughout the building to help create an uplifting environment for all.

Outdoor activities

Flower in the Jack Bryne Center garden
Flowers in the Jack Byrne Center gardens

For your health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is tobacco-free. Promoting a safe and healthy environment for our employees, patients, visitors, volunteers, and students is essential. Smoking is not allowed inside or outside of the buildings on campus.

The Jack Byrne Center gardens are open to patients, their families, and visitors. A garden in front of the family kitchen and dining room is available for a short stroll or for sitting. For the safety of our patients and visitors, access to the gardens may be restricted after dark and during inclement weather. For the safety of our visitors, we ask that children are supervised at all times.

You may also wish to walk our beautiful medical center grounds. A walking path surrounds the main medical center. The Albert Schweitzer Walking Trail passes near the Jack Byrne Center. It will take you through the woods and can be accessed from the loop road. At the main hospital, a lovely Garden of Hope is located next to the Norris Cotton Cancer Care Pavilion Lebanon. There is also a patio and children’s play area off the Dining Room on Level 2.


You can fill your prescriptions at the Pharmacy located on Level 3 of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.


Lock your car and please do not leave pets or children unattended. If pets or children are found unattended in a car, Security will call the Lebanon Police Department. Cars parked in handicapped spaces must have special state-issued handicapped license plates or window stickers. Parking is not authorized in numbered or reserved lots or spaces. Parking violations can result in vehicles being booted or towed.