Dartmouth-Hitchcock Achieves Strong Standing in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Value Payment Program

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), the flagship hospital of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health academic health system, has achieved strong standing in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Value-Based Programs for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2020. The Value-Based Programs, instituted under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), are intended to drive hospitals toward better reporting and improvements…

DHMC Becomes Northern New England’s First Accredited Pulmonary Hypertension Care Center

The Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has been designated a Regional Clinical Program, a designation of the Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers accreditation program launched in 2014 by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. DHMC earned this distinction by assuring that individuals with pulmonary hypertension, a life-threatening lung disease, receive care…

Advance Directives Empower Patients - Dartmouth-Hitchcock News January 2019

Advance Directives Empower Patients to Make and Share Critical Health Decisions

Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Honoring Care Decisions program in the Center for Shared Decision Making empowers families to create plans for their future health care. The objective is to create a plan that respects your goals, values and wishes, and to designate a health care agent, such as a family member or friend, to communicate your decisions in…

Interpreter Services at DH medical centers

Providers and Patients Both Benefit from Improved Access to Interpreter Services

Translator Mirian Garcia, center, and Traci Duncan, LNA, talk with a patient. Good communication between doctors and their patients is critical to providing the greatest benefits of quality, safety and wellness. For a patient with limited English proficiency, having an interpreter present to explain important medical information in their preferred language reduces stress and transforms…