We are humbled and grateful for the support of those—both Catholic and non-Catholic—who support the mission of CMC and believe in the future of Catholic health care in New Hampshire. The letter below is signed by those who recognize the opportunity of a combination between CMC’s system, GraniteOne Health, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. If you support CMC and the furtherance of our mission through GraniteOne’s combination with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, we invite you to add your name by clicking here.
To our Catholic Healthcare Community:
As Catholics living and working in the State of New Hampshire, we are proud to have a hospital on the West Side of Manchester that delivers clinical excellence in a manner that is consistent with our beliefs. Catholic Medical Center carries out Christ’s healing ministry by offering health, healing and hope to every individual who seeks care at CMC. This care is delivered to everyone—especially the most vulnerable of our neighbors—with compassion, honoring human dignity and contributing to the common good as Christ calls on all of us to do.
We believe that combining with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health will help CMC to become even stronger without compromising its Catholic identity or mission. It will allow more Catholics from across the state to access mission-driven care that aligns with our values. This proposal, which seeks to join two health systems, is unlike past attempts to affiliate CMC with non-Catholic partners. All of the hospitals in the new system will keep their unique missions and continue to be managed by their local boards and leadership teams. Most importantly, this proposal maintains and protects the independent authority that the Bishop of Manchester currently has over CMC. Preserving the Bishop’s role is vitally important to insure and preserve CMC’s Catholic identity and values.
CMC already partners with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health in many ways. CMC’s services, like its Mom’s Place and the NaProTECHNOLOGY-based Women’s Wellness & Fertility Center, are strong today thanks to CMC’s collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. In fact, since Dr. Joseph Pepe has been President and CEO, CMC’s Catholic identity has become stronger than ever, offering more services that affirm the quality of Catholic health care and the dignity of human life from conception through natural death, and creating a culture where Christ’s love and presence is truly and proudly felt.
We believe that CMC, under the leadership of Dr. Pepe and the support of the Bishop of Manchester, Peter Libasci, is pursuing this combination because it is in the best interests of CMC’s patients and presents the opportunity to further expand and sustain Catholic health care throughout New Hampshire.
Dr. Robert Capodilupo
Dr. Alfredo Perez
Adele Boufford Baker
Dr. Robert Catania
Dr. Sarah Bascle
Dr. Sylvio Dupuis
Dr. Stephen Michaud
Dr. Jeffrey Calegari
Dr. Paul Sansone
Dr. Karen Calegari
Dr. Michael Gilbert
Dr. Jennifer Packard
To see the list of individuals that added their names after receiving this letter, click here.