Welcome to Lakes Region General Hospital
Welcome to Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH). Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
LRGH is a community and regional acute care facility with a licensed bed capacity of 137 beds. We offer a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, diagnostic, occupational and rehabilitative services, as well as community health and wellness education programs. We are committed to providing a network of more than 200, dedicated physicians and providers, supported by the highest quality of services to meet all of your family's healthcare needs.
Our Emergency Services department is staffed with specially trained physicians, nurses and staff, providing the highest quality care, delivered with the care and compassion. 24-hour availability of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, and both ground and air transfer capability to tertiary care facilities.
We proudly serve the Lakes Region communities of Laconia, Gilford, Alton, Ashland, Barnstead, Belmont, Center Harbor, Gilmanton, Meredith, Moultonborough, New Hampton and Sandwich.
In 1893, Laconia resident Rhoda Ladd left her entire estate to the town of Laconia, suggesting it open its first hospital. Rhoda's Court Street home was soon opened as the Cottage Hospital, with a mission to provide quality care to anyone in need.
In 1898, the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing was organized and it graduated its first student in 1899. From its inception to its closure in 1969 the school graduated more than 500 nurses.
In 1908, it became clear that a bigger hospital was needed, and with a donation of land from the Reverend Jeremiah Jewett, the new hospital opened on its present site on Highland Street. It was renamed the Laconia Hospital, and over the years it continued to grow to accommodate the needs of Laconia residents and beyond.
In 1967, the name was changed to Lakes Region General Hospital, and today, LRGH is part of LRGHealthcare-a comprehensive healthcare system designed to meet all of the health and wellness needs of the Lakes and Three Rivers Regions.
Lakes Region General Hospital
80 Highland Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Franklin Regional Hospital
15 Aiken Avenue
Franklin, NH 03235