In December 2012, Southern New Hampshire Health System opened a new facility at 17 Prospect Street in Nashua. 17 Prospect Street, situated right next door to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, offers both surgical and non-surgical treatment for patients with bone, muscle and joint conditions. Over the coming decade, demand for treatment of these conditions is expected to increase significantly. By bringing a diverse array of providers together under one roof, SNHHS is able to deliver streamlined, coordinated care in a friendly environment. A dedicated care coordinator will be on site to make certain that patients’ time is used most effectively and that they see precisely the doctors they need to see.
The new facility, which has undergone an amazing transformation from its days as Nashua’s YMCA, will house some of the area’s most established and trusted specialists, including: Foundation Foot & Ankle Medicine/Surgery, Granite State Orthopedic Surgery, Nashua Rheumatology, Rockingham Orthopaedic Associates, Spine & Brain Center of New England, Victory Sports Medicine and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services.
Many area residents remember learning to swim, shooting hoops, or working out at the iconic YMCA building at 17 Prospect Street. The downtown landmark was built in 1963 and was a hub of activity in the city for more than four decades.
After years of exploration, Y board members voted in the fall of 2008 to build a new facility, if they could find the land and raise the necessary funds from community donations and the sale of the old building.
In August 2009, SNHHS purchased 17 Prospect Street and then leased it back to the Y at nominal cost while a new facility was built at exit 5 in Nashua. The transaction, along with a capital campaign gift from the Health System, gave the Y a much-needed boost in funds.
“There is no question we could not have completed the new Y without the Health System,” says Y CEO Mike LaChance. “They were the number one key factor in making our brand new facility available for the community.” Since the move, the new Y has created a new buzz in the area. In the first year, membership more than tripled, from 3,000 to 10,500 members.
Now the project comes full circle with the opening of 17 Prospect Street as a state of the art medical facility. Please take some time to check out the many services we provide. We look forward to helping you get back to doing the things you love to do.