​About Anna Jaques Hospital

About Our Hospital

Anna Jaques Hospital (AJH) is a not-for-profit community hospital serving the Merrimack Valley, North Shore and Southern New Hampshire. We are 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), an academic medical center in Boston and a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

  • 119-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
  • 1,200 employees and more than 200 physicians on staff
  • 650+ babies born each year
  • 4,700 surgeries performed annually
  • 27,000+ adults and children seen in the Emergency Department each year

AJH is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

Anna Jaques Hospital's mission is to provide measurably high-quality medical care, in alliance with our medical staff. Through the vision and charity of Miss Anna Jaques, the hospital was established in 1884 with a $25,000 gift. The first patient was admitted on May 7, 1884.

In 1904, a new Georgian Revival style building was opened at 25 Highland Avenue in Newburyport. That same building today remains the centerpiece and proud historic front of the hospital. As many building expansions and an attractive neighborhood have grown up around the hospital, that original building stands as a testament to one woman's and one physician's commitment to the community and its needs.

Anna Jaques Hospital earned national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.

AJH was also named “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2016, 2017, 2018; only one of four Massachusetts hospitals and the only Massachusetts community hospital who achieved this designation.