Our system also includes The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, one of the nation's leading educational and research institutions; Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD); and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. CHaD and the Cancer Center provide advanced care at DHMC and at a number of other Dartmouth-Hitchcock locations. In 2011, forty-nine Dartmouth-Hitchcock physicians, in 36 different specialties, were named among the leading physicians in the state by New Hampshire Magazine in its annual Top Doctors issue.
Before you start work at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the Medical Staff Office will complete the credentialing and privileging process. Credentialing is the process of obtaining, verifying and assessing the qualifications of a licensed health care practitioner, as required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Privileging is the authorization that our Boards of Trustees grant a practitioner to provide specific services based on factors such as license, training, experience, etc.