Information about COVID-19
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D-HH is open and safe
As you consider coming to one of our hospitals or clinics for your upcoming appointment, we want you to know that your health and safety remains our highest priority.
We are proud of our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) staff, who are on the frontline of this pandemic. From caregivers, nurses and providers, to the staff behind the scenes, they are our heroes and are doing all they can to keep us safe during this extraordinary time.
As part of our effort to keep patients and staff healthy during COVID-19, our visitor guidelines are frequently changing. Please review our visitor guidelines prior to your visit to ensure you are aware of the latest policy in effect.
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In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, D-HH began delaying some elective procedures starting Monday, March 16, 2020. A nationwide shortage of critical supplies is forcing D-HH, and hospitals across the country, to strategically focus on maintaining the availability of supplies and equipment during this challenging period.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health organizations are proactively reaching out to patients whose elective procedures will be delayed. Any patient not receiving a call about their procedure should arrive as scheduled. Doctor's appointments and well visits are not impacted. All D-HH hospitals remain open, and outpatient appointments, urgent and emergency procedures continue.
D-HH reminds everyone to practice good public health habits, including maintaining social distancing, frequent washing of hands and staying home if sick.
The White House announced a call-to-action for anyone who can donate any expendable personal protective equipment (PPE) to address the nationwide shortages that health care providers are facing. D-HH echoes the urgent local need, and requests donations of masks, face shields, isolation gowns, gloves and hand sanitizer.
Donations can be dropped off at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Service Center, green warehouse building located at 50 N LaBombard Road, Lebanon, NH. Drop-off items will be accepted 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday.
"D-HH facilities have already made strategic adjustments to best utilize our supplies, but as this situation gains momentum we will need to address our depleting stock," said Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and president, D-HH. "No donation is too small."
For questions, or if you would like to make donation arrangements for pick up/drop off at an alternative location anywhere in New Hampshire or Eastern/Central Vermont, please email PPEdonations@hitchcock.org or contact our PPE donation hotline at 603-650-4217.
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