A report by U.S. News and World Report brought to us by the Concord Patch.com shows that we have some of the best hospitals in New Hampshire.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center won high marks for Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Urology.  A Hospital in the regional area that made the honor roll was Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn.

Just because Concord Hospital, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, and Catholic Medical Center are not on the list, does not mean they are not top-notch facilities.

The hospitals that get the highest rankings are those that rank high in certain areas of specialty care like regional referral centers.  Most people don’t need a top-ranked hospital to get the care they need.

Often, patients seek out hospitals like Wentworth-Douglass for a second opinion.

It’s nice to know we have one in the area.

According to patch.com, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is New Hampshire’s only academic medical center and its located in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Always good information to have before you get sick or need special treatment.  Being ill can be an emotional strain on both patients and supporting family members.  Good things to know.