Healthcare Business of the Year 2014 - BusinessNH Magazine

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Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene has been named the winner of the 2014 Business of the Year award in the Health Care category by Business NH Magazine.

In awarding the honor, Business NH Magazine states, “No one will ever accuse Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene of not being audacious.  It is leading a community effort to make Cheshire County the healthiest area in the country by 2020 and, in the process, serves as a national model of health care reform.” 

The award recognizes Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene “impressive accomplishments:”

  • being named one of only nine recipients in the US of the 2013 Hypertension Control Champion awards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • winning the Carolyn Boone Lewis ‘Living the Vision’ award from the American Hospital Association
  • being named one of 30 Exemplar Primary Care Practices in the US by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-LEAP researchers
CMC/DHK Senior Leadership and Trustees

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene Senior Leadership and Trustees pictured with BusinessNH Magazine Healthcare Business of the Year Award. L to R: Art Nichols, CEO; Paul Pezone, VP, Clinical and Support Services; Dr. Don Caruso, Medical Director; Jay Kahn, Immediate Past Board Chair; Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD, VP of Population Health and Clinical Integration; Cindi Coughlin, Sr. VP Patient Care/CNO; Sylvia McBeth, Board Chair; and Gregg Tewksbury, Board Vice Chair.

Nominees for the award are reviewed by a “Panel of Excellence” comprised of executives from the 2013 Business of the Year award winning businesses and organizations.

Art Nichols, CEO of CMC/DHK, said, “We are honored to accept this award on behalf of our staff, physicians, associate providers and volunteers and we thank them for their tireless efforts to provide compassionate, patient-centered care to our community members every day of the year. We are pleased that Business NH Magazine’s Panel of Excellence has recognized and validated our commitment and efforts to improve our community’s health.” 

Business NH Magazine’s Business of the Year award winners are chosen for their “outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance within their industry sector.” 

Don Caruso, MD, MPH, Medical Director added, “We also accept this award on behalf of our community partners for all that they do to help us care for our community members.  Because of the hard work accomplished by these many organizations and individuals, Healthy Monadnock 2020 is making significant strides towards the goal of making the Monadnock Region the healthiest community in the nation.”

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene was presented its award at a special luncheon held May 29 at the Radisson Hotel at the Center of NH in Manchester.

About Cheshire Medical Center

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/D-HK, Healthy Monadnock (formerly Vision 2020) is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit www.cheshiremed.org.