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.