North Country Hospital is a private, nonprofit acute care, community hospital serving 22 communities in a two-county area in the rural Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Located on 30 acres in a quiet, easily accessible part of the City of Newport, NCH blends medical expertise and technology to provide exceptional care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients and community. In addition to a population base of over 27,000 residents, and with easy access to lakes, mountains, recreation, and an international border, North Country Hospital also provides care to many area visitors throughout the year.
The Hospital is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of community members, who give of their time to fulfill this vital role. The system includes the hospital, outpatient services, physician practices and Derby Green, a skilled nursing care facility. North Country Hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. It is licensed by the State of Vermont Department of Health and is certified by the Department of Health and Human Services as a provider under the Medicare program. It is also an accredited critical access hospital by the US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which assures that the hospital meets the highest standards of medical care.
North Country Hospital provides cost effective care to all people regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, and ability to pay. The hospital has a further commitment to community partnerships and to encourage, educate, and assist members of the community in the maintenance and improvement of their own health.
Founded in 1919 by a group of area citizens, Orleans County Memorial Hospital opened in 1924; the present North Country Hospital opened in 1974.