A picture of Mrs. Alice Peck Day


Alice Peck Day was a fifth-generation resident of Lebanon, New Hampshire. Upon her death in 1927, she bequeathed her family home to found a cottage hospital. Dr. Arthur Burnham, one of the area's leading physicians, helped lead the drive for incorporation.

A picture of an early tradition at APD: Baby Days


APD opened its doors for the first time on February 1. The Hospital Aid Association formed soon after. The Association sponsored the Hospital Day collection of fruit, vegetables, jellies, and canned goods; generously given necessary supplies; and provided sewing services.

Early traditions at APD included “Donation Day,” when Lebanon residents contributed food, bathrobes, towels, and other needed goods, and “Baby Day,” where babies born at the hospital gathered with their families for a social get-together. The hospital specialized in births and minor medical procedures such as tonsillectomies.


The Homestead Building was closed for three months for extensive alterations and repairs. Originally the hospital could accommodate 9 patients; now 17 beds were available. On the second floor, a new maternity award was furnished by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Burnham and Miss Sommers. A new heating plant was also installed.


The staff grew from three — the superintendent, one day nurse, and one night nurse — to seven: the superintendent, three day nurses, one night nurse, and two ward maids (day and night). The average number of patients also grew from three to seven per day.

A picture of APD circa 1964


APD transitioned from a cottage hospital to a modern hospital with a new building in 1964. APD continued to expand, adding physician clinics while increasing surgical capacity and range of services.

The exterior of the Harvest Hill assisted living facility


APD opened a 72-bed assisted living facility (Harvest Hill) on its campus in 1996, followed by the addition of a 66-unit independent living facility (The Woodlands) in June 2010. Both facilities represent APD’s commitment to serving seniors in our community.

The front exterior of the Robert A Mesropian Center for Community Care


APD raised $4.3 million to build the Robert A. Mesropian Center for Community Care. The center offered primary care, internal medicine, geriatric care, and physical therapy. This building was renovated in 2020 to include a state-of-the-art Sleep Health Center.

A photo of the medical surgical inpatient wing built in 2012


Philanthropic support made possible a major renovation to the hospital’s medical-surgical inpatient wing to include 15 private and two semi-private patient rooms, each with a spacious family area, private bathrooms, showers, a palliative care family suite, a four-patient observation unit, and an inpatient rehabilitation gym.


APD became a member of Dartmouth Health in 2016. System membership enabled a unified electronic health record and integration of various clinical and administrative functions, allowing APD to deliver the best possible care at the most convenient location for our community.

The exterior of the 44,000 square foot Multi-Specialty Clinic


All outpatient services began welcoming patients in the new 44,000 square-foot Multi-Specialty Clinic. Outpatient healthcare is now provided under one roof in a building designed around the patient experience.


The Homestead Building was designated a Historical Landmark by the Lebanon Heritage Commission.



The Hospital's east wing was renovated into a 10-bed short stay surgical unit designed to meet the unique needs of select patients requiring surgical procedures, such as total joint replacements and neurosurgery, with hospital stays of less than 24 hours.


APD’s community COVID testing facility served more than 17,000 people, and our monoclonal antibody clinic treated 750-plus COVID-19 patients. A $500,000 grant expanded the Diabetes Clinic in Primary Care.