DHMC named New Hampshire’s first Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation’s designated Care Center

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Our acceptance into the Care Center Network reflects our focus and commitment to the growing number of Americans living with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease.

David J. Feller-Kopman, MD, section chief, pulmonary and critical care medicine

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced the expansion of its nationwide Care Center Network with the selection of seven additional sites, including Dartmouth Health’s Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. The PFF’s Care Center Network, a group of medical centers with expertise in accurately diagnosing and treating individuals with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), now has 81 sites in 35 states. The seven new sites will increase access to high-quality care and services that are crucial to the local PF community.

“Our acceptance into the Care Center Network reflects our focus and commitment to the growing number of Americans living with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease,” said David J. Feller-Kopman, MD, section chief, pulmonary and critical care medicine. “At DHMC, we care for patients as a multidisciplinary team made up of experts in pulmonology, radiology, pathology and rheumatology. As part of the state’s only academic health system, we are also very much committed to research into the causes and development of therapies for these complex diseases.”

In addition to DHMC, newly designated medical centers include Cedars-Sinai, Corewell Health East, Loma Linda University, University of California San Diego, University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Our seven new members of the PFF Care Center Network have demonstrated leadership in the field of pulmonology and pulmonary fibrosis. Their healthcare teams are committed to providing comprehensive care and support for people living with PF and ILD and their families,” said Jessica Shore, PhD, RN, Vice President, Clinical Affairs and Quality for the PFF. More than 250,000 Americans are living with pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. The prevalence of PF and ILD is on the rise with more than 50,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Clinical trials are now underway to treat various forms of the diseases.

For a complete list of Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network sites, visit www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org

For more information, visit www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/pulmonology

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health 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, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes its Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, including the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital and clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.