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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health COVID-19 Video Update

Photo of Ed Merrens, MD giving the video update on set at DHMC.

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) made it a priority to provide periodic video updates to help keep staff, our patients, the community and members of the media informed. In the latest video briefing, Edward J. Merrens, MD, chief clinical officer at D-HH, reflects on the past eight months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the current state at D-HH and what the community should be prepared for as the colder months approach. 

“As we head into colder weather, follow the models and look to what’s happening across the United States, we do expect some degree of a surge of COVID-19,” said Merrens. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health is not letting down our guard at all; we are staying vigilant and prepared for what might come to take care of our patients, staff and our system.”

About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

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 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 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.


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