Across New Hampshire, the familiar blue hospital “H” sign pops up along interstate highways and country roads. The sign is a promise that not far away is a group of people ready to heal anyone who walks through their doors when people need it most. Hospitals are on the front lines of community health care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hospitals have a long tradition of service to address the needs of their communities in our state. Touching human stories unfold every day throughout New Hampshire's hospital community. Read on to be inspired by real-life tales of hope and healing.


"Partway through the day I started having chest pains and cold sweats. After a little while, I called my wife and she took me to the local hospital. I told her it was probably just indigestion. Then, my heart completely stopped and that’s the last thing I remember until I woke up ten days later."

"I don't know how I'd be able to get to LRH for my volunteering and rehab classes without the Care-A-Van. I thank LRH with all my heart for this tremendous service. You could say it has saved my life."

“When I’m at the Breast Care Center, I feel as if I am the only patient they have. Staff always understand what my family and I are going through and if they do not know the answer to our questions, they find the answer or refer us to additional community resources.”