About Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD)
Child Life Program: child and parent enjoying some bubbles
As New Hampshire's only children's hospital, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) provides an extended system of care that offers advanced pediatric services.
CHaD is recognized by the Children's Hospital Association as a ''children's hospital within a hospital''. CHaD is one of more than 220 children's hospitals in the United States providing care specifically focused on children.
Our mission: your child's health is the most important thing
CHaD is committed to providing compassionate care, family resources and advocacy for children and their families. Our mission is to provide each child the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time. Our patients and their families directly inform our goals, planning and processes, and inspire us to continuously elevate our abilities and improve childrens' lives for generations to come.
Through our personal approach to medicine, we share in medical decision making, support patients and families in times of need, and provide expert care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont and beyond. We see children for everything from well-care visits to the most complex childhood diseases.
Our approach: families as partners in care
You are at the center of everything we do. The family is a critical member of the healthcare team, and we value your partnership in the care of your children. You know your children best, and we respect your role as your child's advocate and as the ultimate decis