Southern New Hampshire Health System
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|Southern New Hampshire Health|
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, the flagship campus of Southern New Hampshire Health System
|Location||8 Prospect St., Nashua, New Hampshire, United States|
|Affiliated university||Dartmouth Medical School|
|Emergency department||Level III trauma center|
|Helipad||Yes (FAA LID: NH37)|
|Lists||Hospitals in New Hampshire|
Southern New Hampshire Health is a system of hospitals and medical centers throughout the southern part of the state of New Hampshire in the United States. It is anchored by the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (SNHMC), located in Nashua. The hospital was founded in 1893 as Nashua Memorial Hospital and is now a 188-bed regional medical facility that serves an estimated 100,000 patients a year in the southern New Hampshire region. SNHMC has over 500 primary and specialty care providers. SNHMC offers a full suite of health services, including a trauma center, newborn intensive care unit and distinguished programs in endoscopy, orthopedic surgery, gastroenterology, cardiology and neurosurgery.
Clinical affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital
In 2006, SNHMC was designated as a Magnet hospital in recognition of nursing excellence, one of 386 hospitals worldwide that have such a designation. SNHMC has also been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Foundation Medical Partners (FMP), an independent group of nearly 300 health care providers, make up the portion of Southern New Hampshire Health System not part of the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. In 2018, SNHMC joined with Elliot Health System based in Manchester, New Hampshire, to create a new regional health system known as SolutioNHealth. Together with Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health System, several other regional health systems in New Hampshire are partnered together as Granite Health, to coordinate health care across the state of New Hampshire.
The facility was founded in 1893 as Nashua Memorial Hospital, an eight-bed emergency hospital. For 62 years, the hospital ran the Nashua Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, one of the only sources of professional training in the area for nurses. In 1979, Nashua Memorial Hospital opened the Surgical Short Stay Unit for same-day surgeries, and the hospital continued to expand and improve over the following decades. A $12 million construction project broke ground in July 2004 to expand emergency and cardiology services.