Syed Peeran, MD, who came to PRH from Mayo Clinic in 2016, is the new chief of surgery. He also serves as director of vascular surgery.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is in the top 2% of cardiac surgery programs in the U.S., according to new research released by Healthgrades.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital launched the cardiovascular surgery program 25 years ago, bringing open-heart surgery to the Seacoast.

Earning America's 250 Best Hospitals designation puts Portsmouth Regional Hospital in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide.