Manchester Healthcare Community

Each academic program on our Manchester campus requires clinical experience in the field. Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, and the NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control are right in our backyard. Because of our affiliations with leading institutions, MCPHS students gain hands-on experience that will help them excel in their future careers.

Learn about a few of our clinical affiliates:

Elliot Hospital/Elliot Health Systems

Established in 1890, Elliot Hospital and Elliot Health Systems is one of the largest providers of comprehensive healthcare services in southern New Hampshire. Equipped with a 296-bed acute care facility, Elliot Hospital is home to Manchester’s designated regional trauma center, urgent care centers, a level 3 newborn intensive care unit, a cancer center, and more.

Catholic Medical Center

One of New Hampshire’s most prominent medical centers, Catholic Medical Center is home to the New England Heart and Vascular Institute and is a leader in advanced cardiovascular services. U.S. News and World Report ranked Catholic Medical Center as “high performing” in heart bypass surgery and treatment of heart failure. It was one of the first hospitals in New England to use state-of-the-art robotic surgical systems for minimally invasive surgery.

St. Joseph Hospital

St. Joseph Hospital is a full-service, not-for-profit health care system serving the greater Nashua area. It is a 208-bed acute care hospital with 11 outpatient clinics. In September 2022, St. Joseph received Level 3 GEDA accreditation, which recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults. It has a top-ranked team of cardiologists that diagnose and treat thousands of patients every year, including those with complex or rare conditions. The hospital has an extensive dedicated physician network of primary and specialty care providers, including partnerships with the New England Heart & Vascular Institute, Lahey Health, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and more.

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) serves more than 32 communities in southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. As the region’s only clinical affiliate of Mass General Hospital, SNHH is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (SNHMC) and Foundation Medical Partners (FMP). It uses a health care model that aligns primary care physicians and advances practice providers with highly-trained subspecialists in one network.

NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control

The NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control investigates and records information about illnesses in the community to stop or slow the spread of an illness. These can include flu, sexually transmitted infections, illnesses acquired in a hospital or other healthcare setting, hepatitis, COVID-19, or HIV. The bureau also watches cases of Lyme Disease and rabies.