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