Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Finalize Affiliation Agreement

03/01/2016

The Charitable Trusts Unit and Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has approved an affiliation between Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD). The affiliation takes effect on March 1, 2016. 

APD becomes the fourth hospital formally affiliated with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, joining New London Hospital in New London, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, VT, and Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. 

“I am so very excited about our combined efforts to improve the health and health care of the Upper Valley community, now and into the future,” said Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Dr. James N. Weinstein. “The Upper Valley is a unique place, a place where as neighbors and now partners, D-H and APD can work in new ways to create a better future for our families, friends and colleagues. By working together, we will be able to direct our combined resources toward creating a sustainable health system to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve, for generations to come.”

Plans for the affiliation date back to January, 2014, following a strategic planning process initiated by APD’s Trustees.

“We have worked closely over the past two years to build a good working relationship with D-H, and look forward to continuing these efforts as an affiliated hospital,” said APD President & CEO Sue Mooney, MD, MS, FACOG.

APD and D-H will now begin work on previously identified clinical integration opportunities. The affiliation between APD and D-H will also allow lower-acuity patients to be cared for at APD, enhancing the ability of D-H to meet an increasing demand for beds for high-acuity patients at the academic medical center.

The affiliation will not result in any immediate changes in the operation of Alice Peck Day Lifecare, the corporate entity which operates the Harvest Hill assisted-living facility and The Woodlands independent-living facility on the APD campus, and which remains independent of D-H.

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About Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) – Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a nonprofit academic health system that serves a patient population of 1.9 million in New England. Anchored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; affiliate hospitals in Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, a multispecialty physician group practice that provides ambulatory services in over 20 locations across New Hampshire and Vermont. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine. In partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, it trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research.

About Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD) – Begun as a cottage hospital in 1932, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital today serves more than 95,000 patients in communities throughout the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. Long-known for providing highly personalized care, APD also offers a wide range of specialized services which include business health and therapies, general surgery, occupational health, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, primary and family care, rehabilitative care, senior care, and women’s care. In addition, the APD campus includes an assisted-living facility (Harvest Hill) and an independent-living facility (The Woodlands), as well as a five-kilometer recreational trail system. Please join us on Facebook and Twitter.

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