Our team of compassionate, extraordinary nurses is recognized as among the best in the region. We have earned the esteemed Magnet® redesignation - the nation’s highest honor for excellence in care. Learn about our professional nursing model and our approach to nursing education, research and innovation.
Exceptional care is our mission. We have been on the frontlines of some of the hospital’s greatest accomplishments including several awards.
"Best of the Seacoast"
- Best Emergency Room
- Best Hospital
- Best Place to Have a Baby
- Best Urgent Care
"Baby-Friendly Hospital" Designation
Level 3 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center
HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (eighth consecutive year, 2021)
Our visionary leaders advocate for keeping patients at the center of all we do. We partner with patients, families and our interdisciplinary colleagues to continually provide the highest quality, patient-centered nursing in the Greater Seacoast area. Our goal is to improve the health outcomes of our patients and of the local communities with innovative, evidence-based practices.
“Our nursing team continues to make Wentworth-Douglass the incredible organization it is - providing compassionate care for our community. You are the unwavering core of this organization.”
- Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services, Sheila Woolley, RN, BSN, MPH
Committed to Your Care
Magnet redesignation is steadfast proof of our commitment to excellence in healthcare. We prioritize education and development for nurses during every stage of their career.
For patients, that means superior care delivered by our nurses - who are supported to achieve excellence. We outperform national benchmarks in multiple patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing satisfaction.
Our nurses have a voice in interdisciplinary decision-making that impacts their professional practice. Patient care is innovative and evidence-based
The Best Work Here
We value nursing talent. It’s at the core of our commitment to patients and the communities we serve. From new graduates to nurses with decades of experience, we owe our high retention rates to our focus on quality care and a positive practice environment.
Learn about the Magnet® Recognition program.
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