May 20, 2013
Each May, media reports remind us about the dangers of too much sun exposure and the rising incidence of skin cancer--especially melanoma, the most invasive and malignant form of skin cancer...Read more.
A Fitting Tribute: The Prouty Aims To Raise $2.75 Million
May 14, 2013
Founded in 1982 by four nurses who pedaled their way across the White Mountains of New Hampshire to raise money and awareness for cancer research, The Prouty is now such a popular rite of summer that organizers have set a goal of crossing the $20 million threshold in its cumulative 32-year history...Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Honors Young Artists
April 30, 2013
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester recently held an art contest looking for colorful, imaginative drawings from kids about what it means to them to be "healthy."..Read more.
A Warm Blanket: Celebrating Volunteers
April 23, 2013
After Leon LaVaude sold his business, he went looking for a way to give back. He also wanted to find the "buzz" that he got from his busy, fast-paced office. ..Read more.
The PSA Test: To Screen or Not to Screen?
April 23, 2013
Long considered the "gold standard" for prostate cancer screening, the PSA test has come under scrutiny in recent years...Read more.
Flexibility and Freedom for Paxton
April 18, 2013
10-year-old Paxton Williams has cerebral palsy. The baclofen pump improved her spasticity and flexibility - now nothing can slow her down...Read more.
High Marks With Distinction
April 16, 2013
Citing clinical expertise and quality of care, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Hampshire has once again designated Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery...Read more.
Barnes & Noble Stores Host Statewide Bookfair for CHaD
April 08, 2013
Barnes and Noble Booksellers across Southern NH will host an all-day bookfair on April 13, 2013 to support the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD)...Read more.
D-H Program Leads to #1 Ranking for NH
April 05, 2013
"Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding" program, headed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Bonny Whalen, MD, is a key to New Hampshire's success...Read more.
It Takes a Village: UV HEAL and CHaD
April 04, 2013
UV HEAL and CHaD are building partnerships that encourage and support healthier choices and stronger communities for children and families...Read more.
Leading the Way to Easy Choices
April 04, 2013
Upper Valley Healthy Eating and Active Living, along with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is making healthy choices easier while eating out. ..Read more.
The Truth About Energy Drinks
March 28, 2013
What's on the label? Apparently not enough. Health experts are calling on the FDA to better identify what's in energy drinks. It's not just the extra caffeine that can give you the jitters. ..Read more.
CHaD Welcomes the March of Dimes National Ambassador Family
March 28, 2013
On March 12, CHaD was pleased to welcome the March of Dimes National Ambassador Family at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H). ..Read more.
A Medical First Stirs Talk of a Cure
March 15, 2013
A baby, born HIV positive, is now free of infection. Is this the cure for AIDS? D-H's Paul Palumbo, MD, discusses the case. ..Read more.
CHaD Dream Racer Unveiled in Manchester
March 14, 2013
The first Children's Dream Racer in New England crossed the finish line in the lobby of CHaD Manchester on Wednesday with a test drive by 11-year-old pediatric patient Jacob Raby of Manchester...Read more.
Teamwork at the Heart of Award Winning Care Path
March 12, 2013
Exceptional teamwork is at the heart of an award-winning care path project to improve care for esophageal cancer patients...Read more.
Volunteer Escorts at Heater Road: Lending a Helping Hand
March 08, 2013
Being greeted by a friendly smile and "hello" from someone can make a medical appointment less stressful. That's the job of the volunteer escorts who help greet visitors at D-H Heater Road...Read more.
Reducing Costs, Maintaining Quality
February 19, 2013
A recently completed project at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has shown how process improvement techniques normally seen in areas outside of medicine can result in better outcomes, improved patient experience, and significant decrease in cost - potentially leading the way as Americans look for ways to reduce the cost of health care...Read more.
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Awarded $34,951 Grant for Childhood Cancer Research
February 12, 2013
The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) is the proud recipient of a one-year infrastructure grant from the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research...Read more.
Eleven D-H Employees Complete new Master's Program in Health Care Delivery Science
February 06, 2013
Among the 45 graduates of the inaugural master's degree program in Health Care Delivery Science were 11 members of the D-H community, armed with new knowledge and skills to lead in a rapidly evolving health care system...Read more.
From Bench to Bedside to the Community and Back
February 06, 2013
It hasn't been long since biochemist Duane Compton, PhD became the Senior Associate Dean for Research, a newly-created position at Geisel School of Medicine, but he's already helping Dartmouth to make some significant progress in its goal to grow and expand its research enterprise. ..Read more.
Keeping David's Promise
February 06, 2013
Now in its 26th year, David's House is turning again to the community for its continued support in Keeping David's Promise, launching a $4 million capital campaign to meet increasing demand for its services. ..Read more.
Working Toward the Sandy Hook Promise
February 06, 2013
A public forum on Thursday, February 7 at DHMC focuses on ways our communities can move forward in the wake of tragedies like Sandy Hook...Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Family Medicine Welcomes Back Kimberly Mckean, DO
February 01, 2013
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester is pleased to announce that Kimberly McKean, DO has returned to the Family Medicine Department and will once again be treating patients at their location at 100 Hitchcock Way in Manchester...Read more.
Medical Device Makers Pledge New Open Standards
January 30, 2013
"None of you wants to be part of a system that leaves us sicker and broke," former President Bill Clinton told the recent inaugural gathering of the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. ..Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Welcomes Elizabeth B. Mitchell, APRN, MSN
January 24, 2013
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester is pleased to welcome their newest provider to the Department of Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Elizabeth B. Mitchell, APRN, MSN...Read more.
NH Police and Fire Set Goal to Reach $1Million Mark for CHaD
January 16, 2013
On Saturday, March 16th local hero all-stars will take to the ice at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester for the 6th annual CHaD Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship...Read more.
Widespread Influenza Puts Dartmouth-Hitchcock on Alert
January 11, 2013
The increasing incidence of influenza in New Hampshire and Vermont has providers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock increasingly vigilant and implementing extra precautions to protect its patients and staff...Read more.
D-H Pediatrician Recommends Getting Early Start On Kids' Oral Health
January 08, 2013
What are the first steps a parent should take to ensure their child's oral health is a priority, and what is the pediatrician's role? Steven H. Chapman, MD, a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Medical Director of The Boyle Community Pediatrics Program, believes that oral health should begin during a child's regular wellness visits...Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Welcomes Shawn A. Roussin, PA-C
December 19, 2012
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester is pleased to welcome their newest provider to the Department of Internal Medicine, Shawn A. Roussin, PA-C. Mr. Roussin is certified by the National Commission of Certifications of Physician Assistants...Read more.
Endoscopy Suite Achieves AAAHC Accreditation
December 11, 2012
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua's Endoscopy Suite has achieved recognition from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). ..Read more.
Kohl's Department Stores Donates $18,640 to CHaD
December 10, 2012
Dede Carpenter, manager of Kohl's Department Store along in West Lebanon, along with several store associates, delivered a check to CHaD in the amount of $18,640 on November 30...Read more.
Study Compares Standard Against Newer Treatment in Women Whose Breast Cancer Has Spread
December 07, 2012
Results from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate with capecitabine, a standard drug used for chemotherapy today in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed that eribulin demonstrated a trend toward improved overall survival...Read more.
D-H Researchers: More Specialists Mean Fewer Deaths from Stroke
December 03, 2012
A team of researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) in Lebanon has found an association in the US between a higher density of neurologists and neurosurgeons and a decreased risk of death from stroke...Read more.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Bedford Welcomes Meghan C. Kenney, PA-C
November 30, 2012
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Bedford is pleased to welcome their newest provider to the Department of Internal Medicine, Meghan C. Kenney, PA-C...Read more.
D-H Leaders Discuss Population Health, ACO Models
November 27, 2012
As health care continues to evolve, terms like "population health" and "accountable care" have become more and more prevalent. But fully understanding what they mean and how they fit into efforts to improve the health care system can be challenging, even for those working within health care organizations. ..Read more.