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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to be Offered State Contract

The region’s largest hospital is going to be awarded a contract to provide services for New Hampshire Hospital. Executive Councilor Joe Kenney told The Valley News that the Executive Council is going to be asked to award Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with a three-year contract to provide professional services at the Concord-based New Hampshire Hospital.

The paper says that Kenney had been told by Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers that he had decided on the three-year contract and will be presenting it to the Council for their approval.

The contract has not received unanimous approval so far, and the 5-member Council had even signed a letter to Meyers in mid June, expressing that they wanted to see a new bidding process for the hospital contract.

It was that same day that a temporary deal was enacted with DHMC and NHH, which required that psychiatrists and nurse practitioners sign letters of intent for DHMC. A handful did not and they were let go, forcing Dartmouth-Hitchcock to fill empty spots at the Concord hospital, sparking controversy.

The proposed new three-year contract will be presented in the near future.

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