Life in Nashua
Nashua is the only city in the country voted the "Best Place to Live in America" twice by Money magazine. Located just north of the Massachusetts border, Nashua is nicknamed the "Gate City" for its close proximity to Boston, the White Mountains and the seacoast.
The cost of living in New Hampshire is one of the lowest in New England, with no state income tax or sales tax. Location desirability and economic expansion has transformed this once-small mill town into New Hampshire's second-largest city after Manchester, with a diverse population of more than 175,000 people.
Nashua and the Greater Nashua region offers a wide array of ethnic foods and entertainment, as well as other attractions such as the historic downtown area, the Nashua Pride professional baseball team, the Spartan's Drum and Bugle Corps, the Nashua Symphony and the Northern Ballet. Nashua and surrounding areas offer a selection of excellent public, private and parochial schools.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Nashua
As the first charitable physician group practice in the community, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua (previously known as Matthew Thornton Health Plan) has committed itself to the health care needs of the greater Nashua area. On January 16, 2012, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua opened a brand-new, state-of-the-art, ambulatory care facility providing patients with the most effective and efficient and comprehensive care available for our patients in the region.
Today, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua is a dynamic physician-led organization with more than 100 providers, providing basic (primary) and specialty care to the whole family. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua is part of the growing Dartmouth-Hitchcock health care system, which includes the nationally recognized teaching and research care facility, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 90 miles north in Lebanon.
Patients and providers benefit from convenient in-house lab and radiology services; urgent appointments for same day, evening, and weekend care; an onsite endoscopy suite; and extensive radiology services include Bone Density testing (DEXA), MRI and CT services. As a multi-specialty group practice, an array of primary and specialty services is available, under one roof. Outpatient tertiary care is also onsite, including reproductive endocrinology/infertility services provided by specialists who travel from Lebanon. The Nashua practice also includes specialists from the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and Norris Cotton Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua is part of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, which includes four major group practice locations in picturesque southern New Hampshire: Concord, Keene, Manchester and Nashua. All have a sophisticated electronic health records system and a self-insured, well-organized risk management and liability system, making it one of the premier health systems in New England.