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Breaking: D-H, N.H. ‘buy peace’ in staffing settlement

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock officials and the state of New Hampshire have reached a settlement in the New Hampshire Hospital staffing dispute.

Earlier this year, the Lebanon-based health care system was accused of failing to provide an adequate number of psychiatrists to staff the hospital, as mandated by a contract.

The settlement, reached on Monday, requires D-H to pay a $75,000 credit to the state and provide up to $77,500 for an independent review of the level of care offered to patients at the psychiatric hospital from November 2016 through April of this year.

Neither party admitted any wrongdoing, but both said they wish to “buy peace.”

Stay tuned for a full story in Thursday’s Valley News.