Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital is the flagship teaching hospital of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. The 396-bed hospital is located on the DHMC campus in Lebanon, New Hampshire. There are more than 25,000 annual discharges at DHMC, and outpatient visits to DHMC sites in Lebanon and throughout the region total over 1.2 million per year. The hospital is New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center and maintains its own air ambulance service. Also located at the hospital is the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, and the only one in the state.
Residents gain balanced operating experience in open, traditional laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted laparoscopy surgical techniques throughout the training program. The Outpatient Surgery Center is a freestanding ambulatory surgical complex adjacent to the hospital. The outpatient urology clinic includes an ambulatory cystoscopy suite and a urodynamic suite with state-of-the-art pressure and electro-physiological monitoring equipment as well as fluoroscopy. Transrectal ultrasound is done in conjunction with the Radiology department. DHMC also boasts a Patient Safety Training Center, which offers residents extensive opportunities in traditional and laparoscopic surgical simulation.
The Children's Hospital at Dartmouth is the state's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital and contains an inpatient unit with a dedicated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Intensive Care Nursery. Residents are trained in a variety of pediatric urologic surgeries in this integrated hospital within a hospital.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in White River Junction, Vermont, provides health care to 75,000 veterans throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Located on 64 acres across the Connecticut River, the VAMC campus includes an inpatient hospital with 43 medical/surgical beds and a seven-bed Intensive Care Unit; an ambulatory care building; a 47,000-square-foot research building; and administrative units. Residents spend six months as chief resident at the VAMC, making full use of its four operating rooms, including an extensive cystoscopy and endourology suite.
Concord Hospital is a 238-bed hospital serving central New Hampshire. Its Center for Urologic Care offers a full complement of urologic procedures through specialized programs in urologic oncology, stone disease, pelvic medicine and sexual health, and men's health. Core technologies at this facility includes the da Vinci Surgical System, Greenlight Laser Therapy, Holmium Laser Ablation, and Storz SLX-F2 Lithotripter. Residents rotate at Concord Hospital for six months, training in a range of surgical and ambulatory procedures alongside the Concord-based faculty.