APD Mission & History
It is the mission of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD) to provide patient-focused health care services that are responsive to community needs, promote wellness, and continually improve the quality of health care services in the community.
Founded in 1932 and named in honor of the fifth-generation Lebanon, NH resident who donated her family homestead and land, APD existed as a small “cottage hospital” for its first thirty years of existence. In 1964 APD undertook a fundraising capital campaign to build a modern hospital. APD continued to expand in the 1990s and 2000s, adding physicians' offices, the Immediate Care Center, Women's Care Center and Occupational Health Services, while expanding its surgical capacity and making strides in same day and minimally invasive surgery. In 2006, APD raised $4.3 million to fund the Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care, which today provides primary care, internal medicine, outpatient therapy, and geriatric care. In 2012, community support made possible a major renovation to the medical-surgical inpatient wing of APD.
In 1996, APD Health Systems opened a 72-bed assisted living facility (Harvest Hill) on its campus followed by the addition of a 66-unit independent living facility (The Woodlands) in June 2010. Both represent APD’s commitment to serving seniors in our community.
APD sees more than 95,000 patient encounters per year. Our 500 staff members provide services in Dermatology, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Pain, Plastic Surgery, Podiatry, Neurosurgery, Occupational Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Sleep Health, Urology, and Women’s Care.
In 2014, under the leadership of President and CEO Susan E. Mooney, APD completed a strategic planning process which will guide the organization for the ensuing 3-5 years. Core elements of the plan include four new initiatives which will further strengthen the lasting relationships we build with our patients.
- A Multi-Specialty Clinic that will serve as a new home for most of our outpatient clinics, and will be specifically built around the needs of our patients;
- A Business Health and Therapies program that enables employers to reduce health care costs while improving care;
- A Specialty Surgery program in Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery that minimizes inpatient hospitalization and maximizes successful outcomes; and
- A Senior Care program that helps more seniors in the Upper Valley age with dignity in their homes, and without expensive institutional care.