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Important Notice regarding masks, April 16, 2021

Although Governor Sununu has announced he will not renew the State of New Hampshire’s mask mandate that expires today April 16, 2021, Exeter Health Resources and its affiliates; Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians and Rockingham VNA & Hospice will continue to require all staff, patients, and visitors to wear a surgical mask provided by the organization at all times at or within any of our off-site practice locations and while on the campus of Exeter Hospital.  Further, all additional safety precautions remain in place including social distancing and frequent handwashing hygiene.


Given that COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in New Hampshire are rising, and there is indisputable evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of masks in reducing the spread of COVID-19, we strongly encourage all organizations to continue to follow masking requirements and the public to continue wearing masks when outside the home. Wearing a mask is the most effective tool we have in the fight against COVID-19 until the State has reached its public vaccination goals. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines also support wearing masks to slow community transmission of the virus.  The best way to get our community back to normal and keep our businesses and schools open is to follow masking and social distancing guidelines and encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible. For more information or updates on our visitation policy visit ExeterHospital.com or CorePhysicians.org. 

Exeter Hospital is a 100-bed tax exempt, community-based hospital and one of  three affiliates of Exeter Health Resources. At each of the affiliated companies, we are committed to providing health care services that are innovative, progressive, and focused on quality and the well-being of patients.

The hospital started in 1896 as a small cottage hospital on Pine Street in Exeter. Since then we have grown considerably and now have:
  • Approximately 2,300 employees
  • More than 400 affiliated physicians on staff
  • Approximately 31,000 annual Emergency Department visits
  • More than 5,200 annual admissions
Our scope of care allows us to offer comprehensive health care services in breast health, birthing and reproductive medicine, cardiovascular, occupational and employee health, oncology and orthopedics.


Exeter Hospital and its affiliates strive to enhance the wellbeing of the community with provision of culturally appropriate healthcare services. The organization proudly employs and serves the LGBTQ+ community with services dedicated to their healthcare needs.


Exeter Hospital is a designated Magnet® hospital, as conferred by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet recognition distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice and places Exeter Hospital in the top 7% of hospitals nationwide.

Beacon Award for Excellence TM -  The Family Center at Exeter Hospital, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) have each separately been recipients of a Beacon Award for Excellence, as conferred by The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). The award recognizes caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Exeter Hospital is one of only three obstetrics units in the country to currently hold a Beacon Award.