Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics Awards and Honors


Joanne M. Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth Health

Joanne M. Conroy, MD, has been named to the 2022 class of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives

The Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives award honors individuals in healthcare who, according to their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare magazine, are paving the way to better health through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, innovation, community service and achievements inside and outside of their respective organizations.


U.S. News Obstetrics and Nurse Midwifery badge - 2024

Obstetrics and Nurse Midwifery team recognized by U.S. News & World Report for 2024

DHMC is rated as high performing in maternity care by U.S. News & World Report in 2024. Read more.

U.S. News & World Report: New Hampshire's Best Hospital for 2023-2024

U.S. News & World Report: #1 Hospital in New Hampshire and recognized as "high-performing" in the adult specialty of cancer, as well as in 15 common adult procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, back surgery (spinal fusion), colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, lung cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, and uterine cancer surgery. Read more.

Newsweek's America's Best-In-State Hospitals 2024

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) ranked the highest score among Granite State hospitals by Newsweek's America's Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 list.

Three other Dartmouth Health system member hospitals were included in the annual rankings. Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, NH; Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, VT; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) in Bennington, VT.

American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines® Awards

American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus, Resuscitation Gold (Adult and Pediatric) Achievement Awards 2023

These awards are given to healthcare facilities that meet specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients and commitment to treating in-hospital cardiac arrest, ultimately helping to improve survival rates.

Certified for advanced stroke care by The Joint Commission

In 2022, DHMC received the distinction of being named a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, the most advanced level of certification, DHMC has been recognized as a hospital that has the capacity to both receive and treat complex stroke cases. Learn more about our stroke program.


DHMC nationally recognized with 'A' Hospital Safety Grade

DHMC received an "A" Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2022. This national distinction recognizes our achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital.

Forbes Best in State Employer 2021

Forbes Best-in-State Employer for 2021

DHMC and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics are proud to be named a Best-in-State Employer by Forbes. The third annual list was compiled by surveying 80,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Employers were rated on a variety of criteria including safety of work environment, competitiveness of compensation, opportunities for advancement, and openness to telecommuting.

Green Building Showcase Award Winner

The recently opened Patient Pavilion at Dartmouth Health's DHMC was honored by Built Environment Plus (BE+) as one of its 2023 Green Building Showcase Award Winners. The annual awards program is a snapshot of the leading edge in green building practices around the country. Read more.


Dartmouth Health physicians honored as "Top Doctors" in New Hampshire

In February 2024, two hundred and eighteen of the 248 Dartmouth Health physicians across 58 pediatric and adult specialties recognized in New Hampshire Magazine's "Top Doctors" survey care for patients at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics.

DHMC voted Gold Winner in Medical category of 2021 New Hampshire Union Leader Readers' Choice Awards

DHMC was recognized as the best for Pediatric Hospital, Doctor's Office and Dermatologist by New Hampshire Union Leader readers.


DHMC designated as Center of Excellence by Parkinson’s Foundation

DHMC has been designated by the Parkinson’s Foundation as a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, one of just 47 Centers of Excellence around the world and 37 nationwide, and the only one in northern New England. The Foundation highlighted DHMC for its person-centered, comprehensive and integrated approach to care, education and research; exceptional communication and collaboration with the team, external providers, patients and families; a state-of-the-art neurosurgery facility; and the Dartmouth Centers for Health & Aging’s Aging Resource Center.

DHMC designated as a Level 1 Trauma Center

In March 2022, DHMC was re-accredited as a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Nation’s only rural Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department designated at DHMC

The Geriatric Emergency Department at DHMC has earned Level 1 accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians, making the medical center the only rural academic medical center in the United States to earn Level 1 accreditation and one of only 14 hospitals nationwide to hold the distinction.

DHMC among top hospitals for avoiding overuse by Lown Institute Hospitals Index

DHMC was included in Lown Institute Hospitals Index’s top 10 list of hospitals avoiding overuse. DHMC currently holds the number 8 spot in the top 10 list and was in the top 3 on Lown Institute’s list of teaching hospitals at avoiding overuse.

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital awarded 4-star rating on “Hospital Compare” list

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital has been awarded a 4-star rating on Medicare.gov’s “Hospital Compare” list.

DHMC recognized with 5-Star Hospital Award

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation presented DHMC with its 5-Star Hospital award for making commitments in alignment with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s evidence-based Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The APSS address daily patient safety challenges that hospitals face daily and offer solutions designed to help eliminate preventable patient deaths.

DHMC recognized as a Baby-Friendly birth facility

DHMC has been recognized as a Baby-Friendly® birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Men's Health Center designated as the first Center of Excellence for GreenLight™ Laser Therapy treatment

DHMC's Men's Health Center, under the co-direction of Michael Grant, MD, has been designated as the first Center of Excellence in the United States for GreenLight™ Laser Therapy treatment, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for men looking to treat their benign prostatic hyperplasia.