Androscoggin Valley Hospital is the leading provider of healthcare to thousands of families in the small-town communities of New Hampshire’s North Country. As a Critical Access Hospital, AVH offers 24/7 emergency care, in-house treatment of most medical issues, and an arrangement for treatment of all other problems with the nearest tertiary-care facility.
Over the past decade, AVH has invested significantly in expanding and improving our facilities and services, and enhancing our team of dedicated, highly trained doctors, nurses and other staff. The result is a hospital that effectively contributes to the health of our communities more than ever before.
AVH is a community-owned, non-profit, critical access hospital that has positioned itself to continue to provide comprehensive, quality medical care for the greater Adroscoggin Valley. The critical access hospital designation was created by the government in an attempt to assist rural hospitals to maintain financial viability in the face of continued Medicare reimbursement reductions.
To comply with critcal access hospital requirements, AVH reconfigured its existing bed configuration in 2005 to include 25 acute beds, 10 psychiatric beds and a newly opened eight-bed nursing home unit.