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30 years of CHaD: celebrating an enduring legacy of specialized healthcare for children

It’s been three decades since New Hampshire’s only children’s hospital was officially approved to operate at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Protecting children and promoting healing: the CAPP Program

When child abuse or neglect is suspected, families in New Hampshire and eastern Vermont have a trusted resource to deliver medical care, guidance and advocacy.

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Managing the ongoing baby formula shortage

Dartmouth Health Children’s providers offer families guidelines to follow in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Child Life Specialists: Helping Children Cope

Child life specialists help ease these anxieties of children through education and play.

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Bringing Babies Home Sooner: New Program Transforms ICN Experience

"Hope Grows at Home" reduces time spent in the hospital for preterm babies.

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Navigating the Anxiety of Returning to School

As part of our "Head's Up: Coping through COVID-19" virtual roundtables, a group of panelists discuss the excitement and anxiety shared by students, parents and teachers as children return to the classroom.

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Running for Childhood Health: Finding Our Stride Supports CHaD HERO

This free running program Finding Our Stride works to improve fitness, boost self-esteem and encourage teamwork among its participants.

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Social Work Team Joins CHaD

Dedicated social workers in the pediatric inpatient units and outpatient clinics support CHaD patients and families as they navigate the psychosocial parts of their often complex medical care.

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CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey game returning in March 2022

Fundraiser slated for March 13 at SNHU Arena in Manchester

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School’s In! What Can Parents and Students Expect?

CHaD offers the following guidance for back to school including wearing properly fitted approved masks, vaccinations if eligible, practicing good hygiene and others.

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