Evolving to Improve Care for All New Hampshire Residents

Dartmouth 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 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.

"We are extremely proud of the diligence and exhaustive work that the Dartmouth Health and GraniteOne Health teams have put into developing this comprehensive agreement," said Vincent Conti, MHA, former Chair of the Dartmouth Health Board of Trustees. "Our board unanimously approved this agreement because we truly believe it is a positive and transformative step for the people of New Hampshire and our respective organizations. Every one of us is anxious to begin the new work to fully realize the potential of our new relationship."

“Throughout this process, we have learned so much about what makes each of our organizations important to our communities,” said Rick Botnick, Chair of the GraniteOne Board of Trustees. “The system we are forming honors those long-standing commitments and builds on our clinical excellence, to create opportunities for all of New Hampshire to enjoy better health.”