In 1919, Robert M. Parmelee donated his summer home in Peterborough for use as a community hospital, and in 1923 "The Peterborough Hospital" opened its doors. Parmelee hoped that his contribution would create a local hospital that the residents of the area would consider their own and would continue to support in the coming years. Mr. Parmelee's dream of a community-supported hospital has become a reality. Monadnock Community Hospital is an integral part of the healthcare community in the Monadnock Region.
The major strength of MCH is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology, while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. MCH is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital offering Medical, Surgical and Intensive Care; Obstetrics; Pediatrics; and Mental Health services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including Pulmonary, Cardiac and Physical Rehabilitation; 24-hour Emergency Care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive Radiology department. MCH is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today's healthcare environment. As that environment changes, MCH is also committed to changing and providing the communities we serve with appropriate and innovative programs.
MCH Emergency Department: (603) 924-7191, extension 4147.
The MCH Emergency Department offers health services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to patients of all ages with all presenting complaints. The Emergency Department is responsible for the immediate treatment of any medical or surgical emergency; for initiating life saving procedures in all types of emergency situations; and for providing emergency and initial evaluations and treatment for other conditions including minor illnesses and injuries, and subacute medical problems. After initial assessment and stabilization, patients can be transported to other medical institutions if necessary.
Board Certified Physicians:
The MCH Medical Staff includes over 125 primary and Specialty care physicians, 15 dentists and 23 health professional affiliates. Medical Staff offices are located in the Medical Arts Building on MCH's campus as well as in the communities of Peterborough, Jaffrey, Antrim and New Ipswich. One hundred percent of the Medical Staff are Board Certified in their Specialty area.
Primary Care Services:
Monadnock Community Hospital owns a primary care network of physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. This network provides a wide range of primary and behavioral health care services for individuals and families with offices in Peterborough, Rindge, Jaffrey, Antrim and New Ipswich.
Mission, Vision, Values:
The Staff and Board of Trustees at Monadnock Community Hospital are committed to the following Mission, Vision and Values statement.
MCH is committed to improving the health and well-being of our community.
We create exceptional experiences that engage and inspire our community to achieve the highest level of health and well-being.
Performance ~ Respect ~ Integrity ~ Service ~ Compassionate Care ~ Collaboration ~ Creativity