Awards & Accreditations

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Magnet® Hospital 
The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The Medical Center has been a Magnet® hospital since 2006, with their last re-designation being in June 2021. Southern is now in the top 1% of hospitals in the country to achieve four designations! Magnet re-designation is no small feat. Magnet organizations must show that their nursing outcomes are better than national benchmarks in many areas, and they must also exceed national benchmarks for patient and family satisfaction, as well as nurse satisfaction.

DNV GL Healthcare Accreditation
DNV has provided quality-driven accreditation and clinical excellence certifications to hospital's nationwide since 2008 and is approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more about DNV accreditation.

Level III-N Trauma Center
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is designated as a Level III-N Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. SNHMC is one of only two American College of Surgeons (ACS) Level III trauma centers in New Hampshire and the only ACS Level III verified hospital with neurosurgical capabilities. SNHMC earned this designation by meeting high standards in trauma care for patients with prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care, and stabilization.


Lung Cancer Screening Center
The American College of Radiology has designated the medical center as a Lung Cancer Screening Center. The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. Learn more about this designation.

Parenting NH’s 2020 Family Favorites 
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center was announced as winner in one category for Parenting NH’s 2020 Family Favorites.

This award program gives readers a chance to recognize the places, people and things that make New Hampshire a great place to raise a family!

Winning category:

  • Favorite Hospital or Medical Center: Southern NH Medical Center 

Go Clear Award 
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has earned the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures. They are the first facility to receive this award in New Hampshire. Learn More about the Go Clear Award. 

Most Wired Hospital 
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center was named 'Most Wired' - a Hospital that uses Technology to Partner with Patients on Health. The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care. They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs. Learn more here. 


Breast Cancer Program
We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and an ACR-designated Breast Center of Excellence. We are also FDA certified according to the Mammography Quality Standards Act, and accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons. Learn more about this accreditation.

We are an accredited community cancer program by the American College of Surgeons – Commission on Cancer. Learn more about this accreditation.

Cardiac Rehabilitation
We are a nationally recognized and certified cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Learn more about the AACVPR.

The College of American Pathologists’ Commission on Laboratory Accreditation awarded accreditation to the medical center’s main laboratory, including the blood bank and transfusion services, and blood gas laboratory. Learn more about this accreditation.

Lymphedema Program
We are a National Lymphedema Network (NLN)-affiliated site. Learn more about NLN.

The American College of Radiology has accredited our facility as well as specific services including breast, CT scanning, MRI and ultrasound. Learn more about ACR acceditation.

The Sleep Center at Southern NH Medical Center

 The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has accredited the Sleep Center at SNHMC since 2011 for demonstrating commitment to high quality, patient- centered care.


We are a “Gold Plus” Quality Achievement Award winner from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get with the Guidelines" program. Learn more about "Gold Plus" Quality Achievement.

The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has accredited the Surgery Center of Greater Nashua sincne 2014 which demonstrates our organizations commitment to providing safe, high-quality surgical services in an ambulatory setting.

Level III Trauma Center

Southern NH Medical Center has been a Level III Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center for over 20 years, as designated by the State of New Hampshire’s Trauma Medical Review Committee (TMRC). The Medical Center offers 24/7 intensivist and emergency provider coverage with access to neurosurgery and orthopedic care.

Foundation Medical Partners

New Hampshire Magazine 2023: Top Docs Award
Many of our physicians are among those recognized as “Top Docs” in New Hampshire Magazine’s annual survey. Learn more
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognizes the Foundation primary care practices for adopting a new model of primary care called patient centered medical home. Learn more about NCQA.
NCQA Distinction for Patient-Centered Connected Care™

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) awarded Patient-Centered Connected Care™ Recognition to all five locations of Immediate Care of Southern New Hampshire, for connecting the care we deliver back to patients’ primary care team in a structured and timely manner. The Immediate Care sites are the only providers in New Hampshire and only the second in New England to be recognized.

PCMH Recognition
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Foundation Medical Partners nineteen Primary Care Practices have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and longā€term, participative relationships. 

Best of Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Region 2020
Each year, the ‘Best of Greater Merrimack-Souhegan Valley Region Awards’ recognize local businesses and services that go above and beyond in the Souhegan Valley and winners are chosen by the readers of the Cabinet Press and their publications.

This year, Southern New Hampshire Health won in THREE categories!

Quality and Safety Initiatives

We strive to provide the best quality care possible. To learn more about how we compare with other New Hampshire hospitals, Click Here

A sampling of our quality and safety initiatives includes:

  • Patient Satisfaction

  • Ongoing inpatient and outpatient satisfaction surveys by Press Ganey

  • HCAHPS, pronounced “H-caps,” the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

Best Practices for Clinical Excellence
Best practices are the techniques and procedures, that based on evidence, have been shown to improve the quality of care.

We focus on evidence-based practice in areas that include breast cancer, children’s asthma care, perinatal care quality measures, stroke care and hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services. 

Selected Safety Programs
Read more about safe care campaigns for C. difficile, MRSA, Surgical Site infections, and preventive measures for urinary tract infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia.