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Exeter Health Resources Officially Joins Beth Israel Lahey Health 

Cambridge, Mass. and Exeter, NH – Today, Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) and Exeter Health Resources, Inc. (Exeter) announced they have secured all necessary regulatory approvals for Exeter to become part of the BILH system, effective July 1. BILH is committed to keeping communities healthy through a comprehensive system of community-based services, local hospitals and nationally recognized teaching hospitals, supported by world-class research and education. With this transaction, BILH will extend its integrated care model and expertise to Southern New Hampshire. By joining BILH, Exeter will secure local access to expanded not-for-profit healthcare services for generations to come and create more sustainable choices for healthcare consumers and purchasers. 


Exeter Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, 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 1897 as a small cottage hospital on Pine Street in Exeter. Since then we have grown considerably and now have:
  • Approximately 2,500 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.