Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System CEOs address the importance of routine health care as COVID-19 guidelines loosen

Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19

As the number of fully-vaccinated residents steadily climbs, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) continues its "Heads Up: Coping through COVID-19" virtual roundtable series.

This week’s segment featured D-HH system CEOs and focused on the importance of routine health visits, potential long-term effects of delaying care, and safety measures that have been put in place to help patients feel comfortable returning for in-person visits.

Panelists include:

  • Don Caruso, MD, President and CEO at Cheshire Medical Center
  • Joseph Perras, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
  • Tom Manion, MPA, President and CEO at New London Hospital

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-HH 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 Health includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; 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-HH 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.