Life in Keene
Keene is located in New Hampshire’s southwestern corner, nestled between Mount Monadnock and the Connecticut River Valley. New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts all meet in NH’s Monadnock Region, home to thriving businesses, excellent schools, modern healthcare facilities, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, and Antioch New England Graduate School.
Keene is Cheshire County’s center for shopping, dining, culture and entertainment, business development and health and human services. A city of about 22,000, Keene offers a vibrant downtown with a wide a tree-lined Main Street, and is home to the world famous Pumpkin Festival. Keene offers access to recreation for all seasons, and a bucolic countryside with pristine lakes, winding country roads, beautiful villages, and family farms that span generations. Yet Keene is less than a two-hour car ride to Boston, Hartford and NH’s seacoast.
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock established a partnership in 1998 to provide the best quality care to the Keene community as two legally separate organizations. The Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock campus includes 26 primary care areas as well as specialty care areas.
- The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center-Kingsbury Pavilion
- The Dorothy Penniman Hubbard Women’s Health Center
- The Farnum Rehabilitation Center
- Behavioral health units (adult and adolescent)
- A level III Trauma Center
- The Sports Medicine Center
- A modern pain clinic
- An on-campus children’s early learning day care center
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, which includes four major group practice locations in scenic central and southern New Hampshire: Keene, Concord, Manchester, and Nashua. All have a sophisticated electronic medical records system and a self-insured, well-organized risk management and liability system, making it one of the premier health systems in New England.