Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional delivery network and a leader in values based, not-for-profit health and elder care. We sponsor hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences and other health and elder care organizations throughout New England.

St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics Adds Experienced Nurse Practitioner to the Team


Heather Merrill Now Accepting New Patients

Nashua, NH – July 30, 2018St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics is pleased to announce Heather Merrill, MSN and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care or CPNP-PC, has joined the team.

“I believe children are our greatest asset and I’m thrilled to be part of this dynamic group of pediatric providers,” Merrill said. “I relish the opportunity to help our young patients attain and maintain wellness, establish healthy habits and live full lives.”

“We so happy to add Heather to our roster of high-caliber providers at St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics,” said Donald Reape, MD, Medical Director of Physician Practices at St. Joseph Hospital. “Her patients and their parents will appreciate her attentiveness, compassion and ability to provide anticipatory guidance and education on a variety health and wellness topics.”

Merrill earned her bachelor of science in family studies at the University of New Hampshire. She obtained both her bachelor of science in nursing and her master of science in nursing, with a pediatrics specialization, at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts.

Prior to joining the practice, Merrill was a CPNP at Dartmouth Hitchcock Pediatrics in Concord, New Hampshire. There, she served as a primary care provider for more than 600 pediatric patients. She also had worked in the same capacity at Pediatric Health Care at Newton-Wellesley in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Merrill is accepting new patients at St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics - 444 Nashua Street in Milford, NH. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 603.673.3870.

About St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics
At St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics, our healthcare providers include nine of the area’s leading board-certified physicians partnering with certified nurse practitioners. We specialize in treating children and young adults from birth to age 21 from two convenient locations in Nashua and Milford. For more than 30 years, St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics has partnered with parents to help raise physically and emotionally healthy children. Our providers emphasize preventive medicine through sensitive and responsive care that incorporates each child’s own development and family dynamics.

About St. Joseph Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Covenant Health, is a 208-bed acute care community hospital located in Nashua, New Hampshire. The main campus features the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies and is supported by a network of primary care providers and specialists focused on delivering personalized medicine. Our hospital is DNV-GL accredited and its extensive services include 24-hour emergency care and a certified stroke program, as well as a Cardiovascular & Diabetes Center, Breast Care Center, Cancer Center and Childbirth Center. To learn more about us, please visit

About Covenant Health
Covenant Health is an innovative, Catholic regional health delivery network and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant consists of hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living residences, and community-based health and elder care organizations throughout New England. It is committed to the health of the individuals and communities it serves and strives to offer a continuum of high quality care. Please visit to view a list of associated locations.

Return To Previous Page