D-H Study Proves Patients Need Fewer Opioid Pain Killers After Surgery

Surgeons at Dartmouth-Hitchcock successfully reduced prescriptions for opioid painkillers by an average of 53 percent while still providing effective relief of their patient’s pain, according to a new study in The Annals of Surgery. “By defining postoperative opioid requirements through patient surveys and disseminating operation-specific guidelines for opioid prescriptions to surgeons, we were able to…

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How Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO’s Personal Experience Led Him to Call for a Health Care Revolution

This article, written by Eric Larsen, originally appeared in the Lessons from the C-suite series on the  Advisory Board website. Welcome to the “Lessons from the C-suite” series, featuring Managing Partner Eric Larsen’s conversations with the most influential leaders in health care. In this edition, Jim Weinstein, CEO and president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, talks…

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Trains Responders for Emergency Events

It’s hard to anticipate the unexpected but we train for many possibilities if a tragedy happens in our community so we are ready to support our region,” says Jim Alexander, Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s emergency management coordinator. “At Dartmouth-Hitchcock we are preparing ourselves with knowledge and training to make sure we can mobilize all of our organization’s expertise…