About Our Practice

At New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, PA, our mission is to provide expert and compassionate medical care for adults with cancer and blood-related diseases. We are committed to providing the highest quality health care, the most advanced and effective treatments, and to offer our knowledge and support throughout every patient’s treatment journey. We encourage you to read our complete "Mission and Values Statement.” We pledge to live by it every day.

Our History

New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, PA (NHOH) was founded in 1976 by Dr. A. Collier Smyth. Trained at the renowned National Cancer Institute, Dr. Smyth was the first board-certified oncologist in community practice in New Hampshire. His vision was to bring world-class oncology and hematology care to New Hampshire. NHOH has remained dedicated to that vision of excellence, innovation and research-driven advances in medical care. As an example, in 2007 NHOH earned national recognition as one of only 10 community oncology practices in the country to be honored with the Clinical Trial Participation Award presented by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Every member of our team is committed to leading the way to bring the most progressive and effective treatments to our patients right here, in their own communities.
The task of caring for people with serious and complex illnesses cannot be accomplished by any individual alone; it requires a team working together. Today our team consists of more than 100 staff members including 9 board-certified or board-eligible oncologists/hematologists, a board-certified internist who is NHOH’s hospitalist, physician assistants, certified oncology nurses, clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Visit the Staff section of our website for an introduction to many of these dedicated health-care professionals.

Locations

NHOH is a medical group practice with four locations throughout the central and southern New Hampshire region. Our locations are in Hooksett, serving greater Manchester, and in Concord, at the Eugene and Anne Slusser Medical Oncology Suite at the Payson Center for Cancer Care at Concord Hospital. For the convenience of our patients, we provide care in Laconia at Lakes Region General Hospital, and in Londonderry at the DFCI/NHOH Office.
The care of patients with cancers or diseases of the blood requires the coordination of treatment planning among a network of physicians and institutions. At NHOH, we work closely with surgeons, radiation oncologists, and primary care physicians. We maintain close collaborative relationships with area community hospitals including: Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, Concord Hospital, and Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. In addition, we are a clinical affiliate of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and work closely with the major regional teaching hospitals and cancer centers.

Clinical Research

In order to make the most up-to-date care available to our patients, we have a vigorous clinical research program at all of the NHOH practice sites. A full description of the meaning of clinical research, as well as the types of research projects and clinical studies we are conducting, can be found in the Research section of our website.

Our Patients Come First

At New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, PA our patients come first. Our team works together to improve the health of our patients and their families with compassion and respect. We hope that the other sections of this website will give you more information about the many resources NHOH has available to help individuals and families with cancer or blood diseases. We are here to provide expert and compassionate care throughout the entire journey.