Evolving to Improve Care for All New Hampshire Residents

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and the hospitals of GraniteOne Health have forged a close collaborative relationship over the past 15 years – a relationship that continually evolves to best serve our patients and community. Our collaboration spans numerous service areas, including:

  • Obstetrics, prenatal care, and an OB/GYN residency program at CMC’s The Mom’s Place and Special Care Nursery, which were formed in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
  • Oncology and cancer treatment at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, which provides cancer care to patients in southern NH on CMC’s campus in Manchester
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Critical Care
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
Joanne M. Conroy and Joseph Pepe
Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health & Joseph Pepe, MD, CEO of GraniteOne Health

With the proposed combination, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health GraniteOne would create one sustainable health system dedicated to improving the lives of the people and communities we serve.

Together, we will be able to:

  • Expand access to high-quality care for individuals and families throughout New Hampshire.
  • Respond to growing demand for inpatient, specialty, and sub-specialty services, particular in Southern New Hampshire.
  • Extend and reinforce health care services in rural communities.
  • Coordinate and strengthen efforts to address behavioral health and substance abuse disorder.
  • Improve the health of populations suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and obesity, leading to better health and lowering long-term health care costs.
  • Address social determinants of health such as nutrition and food insecurity, access to preventative care and educational opportunities.

“The country's leading health care systems must support their patients by continuing to find innovative ways to provide them the easiest access possible to integrated, high-quality health care, from primary and emergency care to the most sophisticated care available anywhere, and at an affordable cost,” noted Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Board of Trustees Chair Vincent Conti, MHA, a former CEO and President of Maine Medical Center. “By enthusiastically and unanimously endorsing the proposed combination of D-HH and GraniteOne Health, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Board of Trustees has taken just such a step.  This coming together of two strong and patient and community focused organizations is one of the very best ways to meet the demands of our rapidly changing health care environment and, most importantly, to ensure that we can continue to offer high quality, lower cost, New Hampshire-based care for patients and communities across the state.”

“High-quality health care is an important factor for a high quality of life,” said Rick Botnick, Chair of the GraniteOne Board of Trustees and President & CEO of E&R Laundry & Dry Cleaners. “By combining our systems, we can do more to improve the lives and health of people in our communities by increasing access to high-quality care, offering more workforce opportunities, collaborating on solutions to the opioid crisis, and so much more.”