Dartmouth-Hitchcock adds neurocritical care unit

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(left to right) Charles Plimpton, MBA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees; Jeffrey Cohen, MD, Neurology Department Chair; Indie LeClair, RN, Neurocritical Care Unit Nurse Manager; Maria Padin, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Edward Stansfield, MA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Board of Trustees; Selma Bornstein; Karen Clements, RN, Chief Nursing Officer; and Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO and President of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (courtesy photo)

LEBANON, N.H. – Last week, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center became the first hospital in northern New England with a Neurocritical Care Unit.

The new unit allows care for acutely ill patient requiring advanced neurological services, also providing additional training opportunities for neurological clinicians.

The 10-bed unit will specialize in post-surgery care and treatment for neurological conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and vascular abnormalities such as aneurysms.

“This unit is an important addition to Dartmouth-Hitchcock because it fills a significant care void in our region, and it enhances our ability to expand our training programs,” said Dartmouth-Hitchcock Chief Medical Officer Maria Padin. “In addition to training clinicians and residents in intensive neurologic care, the new unit will also help us in our journey to include fellowship programs.”

Additional information about Dartmouth-Hitchcock neurology is available at www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/neurology.