The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is New Hampshires’s only academic medical center. Internationally renowned, nationally ranked and regionally respected, the DHMC integrates high quality patient care, advanced medical education, and translational research to provide a full spectrum of health care.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is a nationally ranked academic medical center serving northern New England. Located in Lebanon, New Hampshire, DHMC is made up of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic as well as other centers and departments. Here are some links to various Dartmouth-Hitchcock centers and departments.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) includes:
- Dartmouth Medical School, the fourth-oldest medical school in the country, founded in 1797 by Dr. Nathan Smith.
- Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital (MHMH), built in 1893 by Hiram Hitchcock in memory of his wife, Mary Maynard Hitchcock.
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, established in 1927 by a group of five physicians.
- The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont which opened in 1938, is one of the best VA Centers.
- In addition, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital is affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance, an innovative collaboration between ten community-based health-care organizations.
During the 1980s, the Medical Center began planning for a new facility. Construction of the $228 million project began in 1988 on a 225-acre wooded site in Lebanon, New Hampshire. On October 5, 1991 the new Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center opened for business.
This center is one of the few completely new medical centers in the country; the complex is designed for patient convenience and comfort with an ambiance or warmth and openness. Behind the scenes, however, all of the systems necessary – computer, technical equipment, communications and interactive video – handle the demands of modern medicine.