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  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Named “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been named “High Performing” in the treatment of heart failure, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-2025 Best Hospitals rankings. This is the highest award a hospital can earn in the publisher’s Common Adult Procedure and Condition Ratings.

  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Awarded "A" Grade for Safety

Leapfrog, an independent, national not-for-profit organization, gave Wentworth-Douglass the best possible score in 4 of the 5 categories measured, which included ‘infections’, ‘problems with surgery’, ‘safety problems’, ‘practices to prevent errors’, and ‘doctors, nurses and hospital staff’.

  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Wins Patient Experience Award for 10th Consecutive Year

2023 is the 10th consecutive year Wentworth-Douglass has been named a recipient of the company’s outstanding patient experience award, which is given to those ranked among the top 15% in the nation in that category.

  • Newsweek Names Wentworth-Douglass Among Best Hospitals in U.S.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been named among the best hospitals in the United States for the third straight year, according to Newsweek’s 2023 “World’s Best Hospitals” rankings published today.

  • Gold Plus Achievement Awards —Heart and Stroke care

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Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

GoldSeal_Four_Color_23.jpgWentworth-Douglass Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

To achieve accreditation, Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Hospital Program standards spanning several areas, including environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

MBSAQIP Accreditation

MBSAQIP_Seal_Web.jpgEvery day, we help our patients pursue a healthier, happier lifestyle with personalized weight management and surgery plans. Because our weight loss surgery programs are accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, you can feel confident knowing we meet the highest national standards for quality and safety.

Magnet Recognition Program®

magnet logo.pngFor the second consecutive time, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has achieved Magnet-accreditation from The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. It distinguishes organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence, professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is one of just three New Hampshire hospitals with this distinction and among only 6.2 percent of U.S. hospitals to have achieved Magnet recognition two or more consecutive times.

65 “Top Doctors” - New Hampshire Magazine

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is proud to announce that 65 of its doctors have been honored among New Hampshire’s “Top Doctors” by New Hampshire Magazine. These doctors represent 24 specialties across Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Wentworth Health Partners physician practices. These physicians focus on a wide variety of treatment areas, including everything from family medicine to cardiac electrophysiology. New Hampshire Magazine’s annual “Top Doctors” list is comprised by healthcare research firm Castle Connolly.

Women's Choice Awards for America's Best Hospitals

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been awarded nine 2022 Women’s Choice Awards, including a national rank of 19th among 1,056 hospitals in patient satisfaction. Wentworth-Douglass was honored among “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction” and garnered additional awards for cancer care, heart care, minimally invasive surgery, obstetrics, stroke care, and orthopedics. The hospital’s Breast Health Center in Portsmouth and Women's Life Imaging in Somersworth were both honored for their mammogram centers as well. 

Healthgrades Ratings

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the best hospitals in the nation for patient experience and has been named a five-star recipient in four separate specialty categories, according to rankings released recently by Healthgrades, a healthcare data company. For the 9th consecutive year, Wentworth-Douglass has been named the recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and has been ranked among the top 5% in the nation in that category.

Commission on Cancer - Outstanding Achievement Award

Wentworth-Douglass is one of a select group of 22 U.S. accredited cancer programs to receive this national honor. This award recognizes cancer programs that achieve excellence in compliance to the CoC Standards and provide the highest quality care to cancer patients.

American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer

coclogoaccredeps.gifWentworth-Douglass Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer - meaning you will receive high quality care.

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789 Central Avenue

Dover, New Hampshire 03820

Phone: (603) 742-5252

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