Benefits

Cheshire Medical Center is much more than a hospital. We are also the Monadnock Region’s largest employer. In addition to providing excellent, compassionate care for the patients we serve, we must also provide a meaningful and fulfilling work environment for our employees.

The physicians, providers, staff, and employees providing care and working in Keene, and our local satellite clinics in Walpole and Winchester, are hired and compensated through one of two separate business entities: either Cheshire Medical Center or Dartmouth-Hitchcock. There are differences in benefits offered between the two business entities.

Whether compensated through Cheshire Medical Center or Dartmouth-Hitchcock, we are all employees in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. In addition to the benefits outlined in the summaries above, all our employees enjoy:

  • Chaplain services
  • Discounts at our Optical Shop, local and national retailers
  • Educational achievement awards
  • In-house employee development programs
  • On site amenities include dining services, credit union, pharmacy, use of workout center

The Children's Learning Center

Employees of Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock qualify for child care at The Children's Learning Center on our main campus. Grandchildren of employees may also be eligible to attend, based on the current availability.

It is open Monday through Friday, year-round from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm, with the exception of the holidays recognized by Cheshire Medical Center, and provides care to children between ages 6 weeks and 14 years old.

Morning and afternoon snack are provided for your child. Outdoor play is very important so if the weather is cooperating, the staff make every effort to get everyone in their care outside daily. The curriculum is based on The Early Learning Standards, Conscious Discipline and The Pyramid Model.

The center is licensed by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, with Licensed Plus Status, and has been owned, operated and subsidized by Cheshire Medical Center since 1992.

For more information about The Children’s Learning Center at Cheshire Medical Center, please email Deb Hunter.

Employee Wellness Program

We all deserve to feel good about ourselves. By offering wellness programs and resources through the Employee Wellness Program, employees can take healthy steps to becoming their best self. Below are some of the wellness opportunities available on our campus: 

  • Annual mammograms
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Employee community garden
  • Employee massage program
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Gym use
  • Onsite walking paths
  • Physical activity classes and programs
  • Smoking cessation classes
  • Stress management classes

It is important to note that some benefits vary depending on employment status (part-time or full-time). If you have questions about benefits, please call the Human Resources Department at our Medical Center at 603-354-6520.

For more information about the Employee Health Improvement and Wellness Program, please call Jennifer Begley at 603-354-5454 ext. 3801.