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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Ranked #1 Hospital in New Hampshire

DHMC nationally ranked in Gynecology; cited for excellence in 14 clinical programs.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has been once again ranked as New Hampshire’s Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report.

DHMC was also nationally ranked in the top 50 in gynecology, and was recognized as “high performing” in 14 clinical specialties and procedures: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, cancer, colon cancer surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, geriatrics, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, lung cancer surgery, nephrology, orthopaedics, and urology. Additionally Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was awarded the Best Regional Hospital Honor Roll badge for Northern New Hampshire.

“We are honored and delighted to once again be at the top of the U.S. News & World Report rankings in New Hampshire,” said Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy MD. “This ongoing recognition of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s clinical excellence is a direct reflection on the amazing work done by our providers and staff. It’s our people who provide the compassionate, high-quality care and serve the patients that make Dartmouth-Hitchcock #1 in New Hampshire, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is affiliated with Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and serves as the principal clinical teaching location. Geisel is one of only 149 accredited medical schools in the United States, and is ranked as the 27th best medical school for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to its partnership with Geisel, Dartmouth-Hitchcock trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually and operates 49 accredited residency and fellowship graduate medical education training programs.

“I am very proud of the dedication of the faculty and staff at DHMC who play a pivotal role in training the next generation of physicians,” said Duane Compton, PhD, Dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. “As a medical school we are committed to world-class, innovative research and the translation of that work into improving patient health locally and globally. Having a nationally recognized teaching hospital is an important part of achieving that objective.”

Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides comprehensive gynecology services in five locations: Bedford, Concord, Keene, Nashua and at its flagship, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

“The Dartmouth-Hitchcock OB/GYN department has a long history of being ceaseless advocates for women’s health in the state of New Hampshire,” said Elisabeth Erekson, MD, MPH, Interim Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. “We could not be more proud to be recognized nationally by U.S News & World Report.”

The full list of U.S. News & World Report rankings is published at

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 1,800 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named in 2019 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 13 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock also includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; affiliated member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-H system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.