Ground was formally broken on Tuesday, May 14, for a new 90,000 square-foot expansion of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Manchester clinic. An Ambulatory Surgery Center will include state-of-the art operating rooms, including ones dedicated for pediatric patients. The new space will include expanded laboratory, imaging and clinical services as well as an onsite café with outdoor seating.
"This expansion is very important for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester," noted Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy, MD. "It's one of our oldest facilities, and it's currently at capacity. This expansion will double the square footage and improve care in a number of important ways, including the addition of our ambulatory surgery center."
By improving convenient access to high-quality, ambulatory services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock will be able to provide the most effective and efficient health care for patients with a goal of patient recovery at home instead of at the hospital. With a focus on convenient, comprehensive services all in one location, D-HH will be adding and expanding medical specialties at the Manchester clinic.
View a video of the groundbreaking here.
Participating in the groundbreaking were (pictured above, left to right) Tacee Walker, DO, Regional Medical Director for Outpatient Perioperative Services; Tom Goins, Vice President for Facilities Operations; Craig Beck, Vice President of Community Group Practice Business Operations; Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health; and the Hon. Joyce Craig, Mayor of Manchester, NH. (Photo by Mark Washburn/Dartmouth-Hitchcock)
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.