For Immediate Release

September 20, 2011

Contact: John Clayton
Vice President, Communications
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New Hampshire Hospital Association Honors
Outstanding Service in Health Care

BRETTON WOODS – The New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) recently honored local leaders in health care. The awards were presented at the association's 77th Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods.

Wendy Gladstone, MD, of Exeter Hospital received the James A. Hamilton Founder's Award, the New Hampshire Hospital Association's highest honor which is presented only as appropriate for outstanding service to health care on behalf of the people of New Hampshire.

Dr. Gladstone has been a long-time advocate for children and families at risk since she began her medical practice in 1978. She was medical director of Seacare, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to local families who cannot afford health insurance. She also serves as chairperson of the NH CARE network – comprised of physicians and nurse practitioners who provide medical services to NH children. She is often sought after for her expertise in cases of child abuse and neglect, and authored the section of the New Hampshire Attorney General's protocol for the medical evaluation of child abuse and neglect.

Frank McDougall, vice president of government relations at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, received the Leslie A. Smith President's Award, bestowed upon an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the New Hampshire Hospital Association.

Mr. McDougall is a vocal participant in NHHA's Advocacy Task Force, which deals with a range of legislative issues. He shares his technical expertise and his political savvy in support of all hospitals in New Hampshire both at the federal and state levels.

Stephen Jordan, MD, of New London Hospital, New London, was presented with the Medical Staff Award for outstanding service to hospital and community. The honor is bestowed upon a medical staff member from an NHHA member institution whose professional performance has strengthened the cooperation between the hospital and the medical staff, and who brings credit to the institution and the community.

Dr. Jordan is a 28-year member of the medical staff at New London Hospital. He has served several terms as the Chair of Medicine and the President of Medical Staff and has also served on the hospital board of trustees for five years. Dr. Jordan consistently strives to understand the different work experiences between newly hired physicians and those who began practicing medicine many years ago.

Wayne Granquist, a member of the board of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, was recognized for his exemplary performance in hospital governance with an Outstanding Trustee of the Year Award.

Mr. Granquist is described as a visionary leader, collaborator, expert negotiator and tireless advocate for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. During his 11-year tenure as a trustee, he demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the organization's vision to achieve the healthiest population possible. His dedicated focus on population health and organizational accountability is apparent in his various elected board positions.

The Cheshire Medical Center received the first ever Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Award. This is a new award created to recognize a Hospital Association member organization that has demonstrated significant progress in making the healthy choice the easy choice for its employees, patients and the community.

Cheshire Medical Center was cited for re-thinking and reforming the links between and health and health care delivery, and demonstrating a sustained commitment to healthy eating and active living.

Hospitals have been collaborating through the New Hampshire Hospital Association since 1934. The association's mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems in delivering high quality health care to the patients and communities they serve.

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NEWS RELEASE
Attention Business Editors

For Immediate Release
September 20, 2011

Contact: John Clayton
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HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

CONCORD - The members of the New Hampshire Hospital Association elected officers and trustees for its Board at its recent annual meeting.

Nancy Formella, President of Mary Hitchcock Medical Center / Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Anne Jamieson, CEO of Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, was elected Vice Chair.

Art Nichols, President of The Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Association.

Newly elected trustees are:

• Peter Gosline, CEO of Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough

• Henry Lipman, Executive Vice President of LRGHealthcare, Laconia

• Scott McKinnon, CEO, The Memorial Hospital, North Conway; and

• David Ross, CEO of St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.

Four trustees have been re-elected for an additional two-year term. They are:

• Scott Howe, CEO, Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster

• Bruce King, CEO, New London Hospital, New London

• Rick Phelps, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Elliot Hospital, Manchester; and

• Warren West, CEO, Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton.

Hospitals have been collaborating through the New Hampshire Hospital Association since 1934. The association's mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems in delivering high quality health care to the patients and communities they serve.

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NEWS RELEASE

Attention Business Editors


Contact: Kathy Bizarro

603-415-4252


For Immediate Release
September 13, 2011


Hospital Association names new vice president

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities welcomes John Clayton, of Manchester, NH, as its new Vice President of Communications.

“John will be a great addition to both organizations in helping us tell the story about the excellent work being done throughout the healthcare community on behalf of the patients and communities served by our member hospitals and partner organizations,” said Steve Ahnen, NHHA president.

John served as a journalist and writer for the New Hampshire Union Leader, most recently authoring a weekly column, "In the City," which chronicled the history of the city and people of his hometown of Manchester, NH. John has a distinguished career in journalism and public relations in the field of higher education, but he also served a stint in public relations at Memorial Hospital in Nashua early in his career. John has also covered presidential politics and more on local and national television.


Hospitals have been collaborating through the New Hampshire Hospital Association since 1934. The association's mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems in delivering high quality health care to the patients and communities they serve.

 

The Foundation for Healthy Communities is a non-profit partnership involving hospitals, physicians, health plans, home care agencies and other organizations working to improve health in our state. The Foundation’s mission is to improve health and health care delivery in New Hampshire.


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Contact:
John Clayton, NHHA
603-415-4255

Guy Woodland, NHAB
603-224-4039


For Immediate Release
September 16, 2011


Hospital Association Applauds New Training Video

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Hospital Association is pleased to announce its strong support of a new training video produced by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind and Concord Hospital.

“The men and women of New Hampshire’s hospitals strive to treat all of their patients with the highest amount of caring and respect,” said Steve Ahnen, president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. “This new resource developed in collaboration between Concord Hospital and the NHAB will help volunteers, caregivers and staff members at all New Hampshire hospitals to better serve those patients and family members who are blind or visually impaired.”

“The Advocacy Committee identified the need and sought out the assistance of Concord Hospital,” added Amy Nichols, who serves as treasurer for the NHAB. “This wonderful collaboration produced this educational/training DVD. Our hope is that this common-sense approach will enhance the lives of our clients whenever they use a health care facility.”

“Concord Hospital was pleased to collaborate with the NHAB and New Hampshire Hospital Association in an effort to increase awareness of the special needs of blind and low-vision community members,” noted Mike Green, Concord Hospital president and chief executive officer. “Our hope is that the training video, which we helped produce, will be used by healthcare facilities and providers in New Hampshire to improve medical care and services.”

The NHAB is making this training video available at no cost to any health care provider in New Hampshire. For more information about the training video or to receive a copy, please contact Guy Woodland at the NHAB at 603-224-4039 x310.

Hospitals have been collaborating through the New Hampshire Hospital Association since 1934. The association's mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems in delivering high quality health care to the patients and communities they serve.

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