​About AJH

Anna Jaques Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital serving the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire.

Our mission is to provide measurably high quality medical care, in alliance with our medical staff. Anna Jaques is recognized for delivering high quality community health care at a lower cost, with an emphasis on patient satisfaction. The hospital is clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Boston academic medical center and major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Anna Jaques Hospital at a Glance:

  • Through the vision and charity of Miss Anna Jaques, the hospital was established in 1884 with a $25,000 gift.
  • 123-bed community hospital serving the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Seacoast area region.
  • Private rooms for nearly every patient who stays overnight for enhanced comfort and healing.
  • Recognized for providing high quality care at a lower cost, and a superior patient experience.
  • Clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston – a Harvard teaching hospital.
  • 1,200 employees and more than 200 physicians on staff
  • 10,000+ inpatient and observation discharges annually
  • 700+ babies born each year
  • 4,700 surgeries performed annually
  • 31,000+ adults and children seen in the Emergency Department each year (Level III Trauma Center)
  • Named “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016 & 2017; only one of four MA hospitals and the only MA community hospital

What’s New at AJH?


Investments in Cutting Edge Technologies: Anna Jaques introduced two new technologies to our community, and invested $1.5 million in 3D Mammography and $1.1 million in MAKO(TM) robotic-arm assisted system for partial knee and total hip procedures.

Expanded Services & Programs: AJH introduced and grew existing programs to better serve our patients including Interventional Radiology, Pulmonary Medicine and Rehabilitation and Shields MRI and PET/CT Services

Strengthening Clinical Affiliation: Our clinical affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) continues to bring more specialty care closer to home with services such as the Anna Jaques Cancer Center affiliated with BIDMC and the Thoracic Clinic affiliated with BIDMC.

Awards & Accreditation

Anna Jaques Hospital efforts to provide a superior patient experience with high quality medical care are frequently reaffirmed with accreditation and recognition. In 2016, Anna Jaques was recognized as one of 150 organizations in the nation listed by Becker’s Hospital Review as,”150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.” We were one of only four Massachusetts hospitals to be recognized, and the only Massachusetts community hospital selected.