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Letter: Invest in the Region’s Health

To the Editor:

Imagine a community where children are active and healthy, not burdened by obesity; where those with diabetes, congestive heart failure and other chronic conditions receive the support they need to keep them out of the hospital; where cancer patients receive state-of-the-art care close to home; and where high-quality health care is accessible and affordable. This is the vision that Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and our partners are pursuing for our region. We are joined in this work by the more than 36,000 donors who have contributed to Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine this year. Your gifts – to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Annual Fund, the Fund for Geisel, CHaD, Norris Cotton Cancer Center and many other programs – are an investment in the health of our region, touching people’s lives today and in the future. During this season of joy, reflection and humility, please remember those who are in need, and know that we are committed to serving our community with world-class health care. On behalf of all of us at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Geisel School of Medicine, thank you and happy holidays!

Skip Leonard

Vice President for Development

Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine