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Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock (CHad)
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Facilities and Units

Aerial photo of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Patient care facilities at DHMC include a 396-bed general hospital and extensive outpatient clinics, providing primary, secondary, and tertiary health care to residents of northern New England. DHMC is one of the few medical schools and tertiary medical centers in our country located in a truly rural setting.

In 1991, the Medical Center moved to its curent facility, a 225-acre complex situated on a wooded hillside in Lebanon, NH. A six-story outpatient building, operating rooms, general inpatient units, intensive care units, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, other facilities, and support services exist under one roof, with a central skylit mall.

In 1992, Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock was accredited by the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions as a children's hospital within a hospital.

While CHaD functions as a pediatric outpatient practice and a "community" hospital to families in the Dartmouth area, it is also the only tertiary and academic children's medical facility in New Hampshire.

We serve a population base of nearly two million in New Hampshire and eastern Vermont. Despite our location adjacent to a classic New England college town, our patient population, drawn from both states, includes marked socioeconomic diversity. With this diversity comes a wide range of social stressors and care needs.

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