Collaboration for specialty services at CHaD Manchester

June 21, 2011

Lebanon, NH – Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and Children’s Hospital Boston have announced a new collaboration aimed at bringing expanded specialty pediatric care to the CHaD practice at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester in Manchester, NH.

Beginning this summer Children’s Hospital Boston specialists in gastroenterology,nephrology and cardiology will begin outpatient practice hours at CHaD-Manchester. The collaboration brings together two leading pediatric focused institutions, to expand access for patients in southern New Hampshire by providing a more complete range of ambulatory pediatric specialty services.

"We are delighted to be able to expand our services to the children of southern New Hampshire,” said CHaD Director Paul Merguerian MD. “This collaboration will harness the power and resources of New Hampshire’s only NACHRI-approved, comprehensive, full-service children’s hospital with one of the nation’s top providers of pediatric care. We are extremely pleased to be able to continue our relationship with Children’s Hospital Boston to provide much-needed care where it’s needed most: close to home for our patients.”

Under the collaboration, Children’s Hospital Boston gastroenterologists will add an additional full-time physician to the two existing pediatric gastroenterologists at the CHaD location at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester, providing outpatient care and endoscopy services. A pediatric nephrologist will provide clinic coverage at Manchester for two sessions monthly – making the coverage of this specialty now weekly. The cardiologist will spend the majority of his time at CHaD.

“We are pleased to formalize our relationship with CHaD and expand access to essential care for children in southern New Hampshire with the convenience of being closer to home,” said James Mandell, MD, CEO of Children’s Hospital Boston.

CHaD and Children’s Hospital Boston also benefit from affiliations with world class medical schools at Dartmouth and Harvard, respectively.

“This is, quite simply, about providing the most sophisticated scope and highest-quality care for our children,” noted Dr. Merguerian. “Our focus is on providing much needed, advanced specialty medical services for children and adolescents, and compassionate care for those children and their families.”

Erin McColgan
Children's Hospital Boston

Rick Adams
(603) 653-1913

ABOUT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK: CHaD, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, is New Hampshire's only NACHRI approved, comprehensive, full-service, family-centered children's hospital.  CHaD offers compassionate care for the most critically ill and injured children throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, and beyond, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. CHaD’s mission is to provide each child the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.  CHaD’s facilities include a comprehensive, full-service hospital in Lebanon, which is also home to northern New England’s only Level-I Pediatric Trauma Center, and outpatient facilities offering a full array of specialty care in Lebanon, Manchester, Nashua and Dover.  In southern New Hampshire alone, there are 53 specialists in over 16 pediatric specialties delivering care close to home for kids with chronic and acute illnesses. As a part of the renowned Dartmouth Medical School, with its stellar reputation for innovative research, CHaD’s physicians are among the first to know about advancements in technology and clinical practice, which translates to the best care for patients. For more information about CHaD, visit

ABOUT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BOSTON:Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Children’s Hospital Boston has been ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report for the past 21 years. Children’s is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children. In addition to 396 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and 228 outpatient programs, Children’s houses the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults.More than 1,100 scientists, including nine members of the National Academy of Sciences, 11 members of the Institute of Medicine and nine members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Children’s research community. For more information about the hospital