Dartmouth-Hitchcock gets $10M for hospice center

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — A $10 million gift to Dartmouth-Hitchcock will be used to create a care center for patients with life-threatening illnesses and complex medical needs.

The gift, the largest in Dartmouth-Hitchcock's history, has been made anonymously. It will be used to establish a 12-bed center to fill a growing need for specialized care for seriously ill people whose needs are difficult to manage at home or in a nursing home.

The Center for Palliative and Hospice Care also will train doctors, nurses and other professionals and conduct research.

The $10 million will cover half the anticipated costs of the $20.5 million center. The balance will be raised through fundraising.

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