The term "hospital" ... means an institution which-
(1) is primarily engaged in providing, by or under the supervision of physicians,
> (A) diagnostic services and therapeutic services for medical diagnosis,
treatment, and care of injured, disabled, or sick persons, or
> (B) rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled,
or sick persons;
(5) provides 24-hour nursing service rendered or supervised by a registered
professional nurse, and has a licensed practical nurse or registered professional
nurse on duty at all times; ...
(7) in the case of an institution in any State in which State or applicable local law
provides for the licensing of hospitals,
> (A) is licensed pursuant to such law or
> (B) is approved, by the agency of such State or locality responsible for
licensing hospitals, as meeting the standards established for such licensing;
(Excerpt from Title XVIII of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. § 1395x(e)],
Included in this dataset are General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Psychiatric
and Substance Abuse Hospitals, and Specialty Hospitals (e.g., Children's Hospitals,
Cancer Hospitals, Maternity Hospitals, Rehabilitation Hospitals, etc.).
TGS has made a concerted effort to include all general medical/surgical hospitals
in New Hampshire. Other types of hospitals are included if they were represented
in datasets sent by the state. Therefore, not all of the specialty hospitals in
New Hampshire are represented in this dataset.
Hospitals operated by the Veterans Administration (VA) are included, even if the
state they are located in does not license VA Hospitals.
Nursing homes and Urgent Care facilities are excluded because they are included
in a separate dataset. Locations that are administrative offices only are excluded
from the dataset.
Records with "-DOD" appended to the end of the [NAME] value are located on a
military base, as defined by the Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure
(DISDI) military installations and military range boundaries.
Text fields in this dataset have been set to all upper case to facilitate consistent
database engine search results.
All diacritics (e.g., the German umlaut or the Spanish tilde) have been replaced
with their closest equivalent English character to facilitate use with database
systems that may not support diacritics.
The currentness of this dataset is indicated by the [CONTDATE] field. Based upon
this field, the oldest record dates from 11/07/2006 and the newest record dates