At 6 a.m., a baby boy was born. At 6:30 a.m., surgery was performed. At 11 a.m., a trauma case was rushed into the Emergency Department. These are common, everyday occurrences at a busy hospital, but on Saturday, October 5, 1991, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, all three events were impressive and memorable—because they occurred in the middle of a massive facilities move.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. (photo by Mark Washburn)
Twenty years later, DHMC recall M(ove)-Day, when DHMC staff, countless volunteers, Hanover and Lebanon police and firemen, ambulance crews, and professional movers transferred 228 patients from the 100-year-old campus in Hanover to the new state-of-the-art, 1 million+ square foot complex 10 minutes away in Lebanon.
Read the full story on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s website.