Heart & Vascular Center

Causes Heart & Vascular Center

Join us in our mission to end heart disease

Your gift to the Heart & Vascular Center helps us provide patients with the highest level of cardiac care and supports our efforts to stop heart disease before it starts.

Chaudry Hannah, MD with patient

Dr. DeVries was willing to treat my husband, Harvey, even after other surgeons said it was too risky. He gave Harvey five more years of life, and I am thankful for every day we had together.”

Lois Watson
Lois and Harvey Watson

Giving Options

Dr. Lauren Gray Gilstrap Memorial Fund for Cardiology

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Honoring the Memory of Dr. Lauren Gray Gilstrap

Lauren Gilstrap (1983-2022) was a clinician, mentor, and scholar who deeply touched the lives of her many patients, students, colleagues, and friends. The Dr. Lauren Gray Gilstrap Memorial Fund for Cardiology has been established to honor her memory.

photo of Dr. Lauren Gray Gilstrap

We come to you

Traveling throughout the region, we raise awareness of heart and vascular disease through HVC CARES (Heart & Vascular Center Community Awareness Research and Education Saves Lives). The HVC CARES team brings free, no-hassle blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol screening to people across New Hampshire and Vermont who have limited access to health care.

HVC CARES nurses like Leane Matchem, BSN, RN, travel to farmers’ markets, athletic games, health fairs, and other public events offering free heart health screenings to the community.

Making discoveries that save lives

Investigators like Philip P. Goodney, MD, are studying the safety and effectiveness of devices used in vascular surgery—research that improves the delivery of vascular care to our patients and to patients around the world. Your gift to the Heart & Vascular Center supports research like this.

Three surgeons in scrubs performing surgery.

Expanding our capacity to care

The Heart & Vascular Center will have brand new, state-of-the-art space in the new Patient Pavilion at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Your support of the Pavilion helps us care for critically ill patients closer to home.

Artist rendering of the completed Patient Pavilion.

The Heart & Vascular Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

We are Northern New England’s hub of expertise in all types of cardiovascular diseases and conditions. Our team members excel in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heart disease, advance research, and train the next generation of cardiovascular specialists.