Our Mission & Approach
The Health of Your Child is the Most Important Thing
As New Hampshire's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services. CHaD is committed to providing outstanding, compassionate care for children and their families. Our mission is to provide each child the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. Our physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond. We see children for everything from wellcare visits to the most complex childhood diseases.
Our Approach: Families as Partners in Care
You are at the center of everything we do. The family is a critically important member of the healthcare team, and we value you as a true partner in the care of your children. You know your children best, and we respect your role as your child's advocate and as the ultimate decision maker. Our goal is to provide you with all the information and education you need to understand your options, so you can make informed healthcare decisions that best serve your child and family.
Our Care Providers: Confidence & Breadth of Expertise
Nearly every medical and surgical specialty is available at CHaD, from pediatric cardiology to pediatric neurosurgery. General pediatricians, medical and surgical specialists and sub specialists, registered nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, child life specialists, psychologists, and social workers all contribute to our medical teams. Our medical professionals are dedicated to improving care and finding cures for diseases through innovative research and the education of the next generation of pediatric providers. The care you experience at CHaD is comprehensive.
Our Promise: Beyond Treatment...
Understanding & Hope
Our goal is to help children feel welcome and safe no matter the reason for their visit. Our facilities are designed to comfort and heal. Our new CHaD Outpatient Center at DHMC is a marvel of colors, textures and special features to welcome and engage families and kids. Our CHaD Inpatient Unit resembles a New England village with a series of beautiful, intricate murals that bring the external world into the patient environment. Our facilities throughout the region support children feeling at ease. Providing family resources and advocacy is also a part of our mission as a children's hospital.
Providing Care Close to Home
CHaD is committed to providing the best care, as close to home as possible, in the right place, at the right time, every time. Our main facility is located at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon where we provide a full complement of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care. We also offer comprehensive pediatric specialty outpatient care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, and have recently expanded outpatient services to the Seacoast by opening CHaD at Wentworth-Douglass, A Specialty Center for Children’s Medicine Hospital in Dover, NH. Primary Care services are offered at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, Mascoma, Nashua, New London, and Plymouth.