Dartmouth Health psychiatrist honored with national award

From left, Samantha K. Swetter, MD, poses with Susan Stearns, CEO of NAMI New Hampshire, with her Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year Award.
From left, Samantha K. Swetter, MD, poses with Susan Stearns, CEO of NAMI New Hampshire, with her Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year Award. Stearns nominated Swetter for the award.

Dartmouth Health physician Samantha K. Swetter, MD, was recently named an Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Swetter received her reward at NAMI New Hampshire’s annual meeting on June 20 in Concord.

The Exemplary Psychiatrist of the Year Award honors the exceptional contributions that many psychiatrists make to improve the lives of people living with mental health conditions. Many recipients have described this award as one of the most important honors that they can receive as psychiatrists, as it comes from the people who need their help the most.

Swetter currently serves as medical director of New Hampshire Hospital, New Hampshire’s state-run acute psychiatric hospital, which is staffed by Dartmouth Health. She will soon take on the role of chief medical officer at Hampstead Hospital & Residential Treatment Facility, New Hampshire’s state-run acute psychiatric facility for children, youth and adolescents, when Dartmouth Health takes over clinical care at Hampstead Hospital on July 1.

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Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.