Tribute Event Honors Community Members Committed to the Health of our Region | Cheshire Medical Center / Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene



Tribute Event Honors Community Members Committed to the Health of our Region

November 18, 2013
Keene, NH

Tribute Group Photo

Caption: Back L to R: Jim Putnam, former Board of Trustees member Cheshire Medical Center/Cheshire Health Foundation (CMC/CHF) and presenter; Dr. William Moyle, retired physician and presenter; Robert Rooney, CMC/DHK Council of Advisors and presenter; Sylvia McBeth, Vice Chair, CMC/CHF Board of Trustees; Jay Kahn, Chair, CMC/CHF Board of Trustees. Front L to R: Art Nichols, CEO, CMC/DHK; Dr. Arthur Cohen, honoree; Audrey Hadcock, honoree; and Dr. Don Caruso, Medical Director, CMC/DHK.

Audrey Hadcock and Dr. Arthur Cohen Honored on November 16, 2013

The Caring, Candlelight and Community: Celebrating our Healthcare Legacy tribute event was held on Saturday, November 16 at the Keene Country Club. The event celebrated the 40th year anniversary of Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s (CMC/DHK) on Court Street and honored Audrey Hadcock and Dr. Arthur Cohen, two recognizable community members who have helped make a difference in the care of our community.

It is an honor for the Cheshire Health Foundation, the 501(c)3 charity organization supporting CMC/DHK, to recognize the individual contributions that Audrey and Arthur have made to the well being of so many people and nonprofit organizations in the Monadnock Region.  It is also important to celebrate this community for the value it places on health and wellness. CMC/DHK is very proud to be the bedrock organization committed to ensuring that the highest quality of health care is available to our community.

The invitation-only tribute event featured dinner, special presentations, updates from the office of the president, and celebrated the accomplishments of Mrs. Hadcock and Dr. Cohen.

Audrey Hadcock is a former CMC/DHK board member (1998-2008) and served as Chair her last term. She was recognized in 2007 by the NH Hospital Association as Trustee of the Year, and is credited for helping to share Vision 2020 (now Healthy Monadnock 2020). Named Citizen of the Year in 2005 by the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, she is applauded for her volunteer and leadership roles with MUW, HCS, MFS, and Keene Downtown Housing Corporation. Audrey has resided in Cheshire County since 1990.

Dr. Arthur Cohen is a retired physician from CMC/DHK (1961-1990) and Cheshire County’s first Urologist. A “double jumbo” from Tufts University, he holds additional degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Oklahoma, and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Keene State College. Arthur was recognized by the National Kidney Foundation, NH Chapter in 1998 and served in the US Public Health Service Reserves for 61 years, including active duty for 3 ½ years.

Additionally, forty years ago, a new chapter in health care began for the Monadnock Region as the new Cheshire Hospital was dedicated, leaving the Elliot Hospital on Main Street for the state-of-the-art medical facility at 580 Court Street. The new hospital was made possible by the generosity and community-mindedness of individuals and businesses, most notably, Edward and Lillian Kingsbury, who donated their home and property for the expressed intent of building a new medical facility.

Since 1892, CMC/DHK, a nonprofit hospital and clinic, has been blessed with the generosity of countless citizens who have remembered the hospital through their estate plans. The return on those caring and thoughtful investments is evidenced in the patient stories whose lives have been saved or changed by those gifts.

To view a video of the slideshow presentation from the event online, click here.

About The Cheshire Health Foundation
The Cheshire Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, the community’s nonprofit hospital and clinic. Our mission is to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. To learn more, call 603-354-6921 or visit

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