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Valley News: D-HH, CMC plan to join forces brings abortion, end of life choice questions

By May 21, 2019January 17th, 2022No Comments

Valley News published an article about NH Right to Life’s opposition to the proposed GraniteOne Health and Dartmouth-Hitchcock merger.

Click here to read the full article on the Valley News website.

LEBANON — Anti-abortion activists and some Catholics have questions about what the plan for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Manchester-based Catholic Medical Center to join forces might mean for women’s health care and end of life choices.

As they prepare to file a proposal with state and federal regulators in July, the CEOs of two New Hampshire health systems — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, which includes DHMC, the state’s only academic medical center, and GraniteOne Health, which includes CMC — are hosting listening sessions, including one that took place at DHMC on Wednesday.

The CEOs have encountered pushback from some who see the plan as a threat to their values and those of CMC.

“I’ve been concerned for a long time about the amount of abortions that Dartmouth-Hitchcock performs,” Christine Caron, of Danbury, N.H., said during the question portion of the Lebanon session. Patients “need options that don’t affiliate themselves with taking life.”

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