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LRH -  A Leader in Going Green

 What's going on in these pictures?  

  1. Biomass Plant: This new building is officially "on" as of this January. If you pass by us and think you see smoke rising, don't worry! What you see coming from the stack is actually steam vapor.   
  2. Conveyor Alley:  This moves wood from the storage bin to the boilers. On a typical winter day we will burn 12 tons of wood chips at a cost of about one-third of what we used to spend in fuel oil.    
  3. Electrostatic Precipitator:   This filters out fine particles like dust and smoke, and efficiently removes more than 99 percent of particulate matter from the flue gas stream, so we're producing clean air.  
     

Littleton Regional Healthcare is considered a leader in "Going Green" and they keep on making improvements to continue to be the leader in Northern New Hampshire and maybe in all of New England. Consider the massive recycling program that was put in place in 2002. In 2013, LRH recycled 98,530 pounds of waste and 3,403 pounds of hazardous waste. As of October 1, 2013, our total weight for recycled items is over one million pounds since instituting the program. LRH has recycled paper, cardboard, all metals, bottles, plastics, batteries, fluorescents, cooking grease, ink cartridges, clinical devices, and computer parts. Our financial savings has been approximately $200,000 since 2002, and the environmental impact is remarkable with a savings of 40 acres of landfill. 

 For more on this topic click HERE 

 
LRH Service Excellence News

 Littleton Regional Healthcare - Laboratory of the Year  

Front row left to right: Laura Tanner, Lab Aide; Melissa Wright, MLT; Cynthia Clements, Pathology Assistant and Bridgette Bean, Lab Aide.

Back row left to right: Mary Pat Simmons, MLT; Elizabeth Andross, MLT; David Saikin, Blood Bank Supervisor; Evelyn Chadwick, CLS; Jean Sapere, MT and Administrative Lab Director; Marcy Petriccione, MT; Linda Moore, MT and Hematology Supervisor; Robert High, MT and Micro Supervisor; Dr. Armando Ciampa, Medical Laboratory Director and Lori Dodge, Phlebotomist.

 

It's finally here! Every year, nominations are entered into the ADVANCE Laboratory of the year contest. The laboratories are judged based on how they have demonstrated innovation, a drive to improve, teamwork and support for their employees. 

 

On behalf of ADVANCE and the entirety of the laboratory community, Congratulations to our award winners! Introducing this year's Laboratory of the Year, Littleton Regional Healthcare.

 

Visit Advance Healthcare Network for entire story!

What Our Patients are Saying!

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At LRH we take great pride in caring for patients and their families. We'd like  

to share some of the comments we receive, and we think you will agree that LRH is a very special hospital!

  • I'm so glad I am using the services at LRH.
  • Every person I came in contact with was very respectful, courteous and helpful!
  • I am very pleased with everything at LRH.
  • I would give LRH an A-1 rating!
  • Great customer service!
  • This experience could not have been handled any better!
  • Keep up the good work!
  • Lovely hospital. Very attentive staff. Impressive!

 

LRH Health Tips  

 LRH Upcoming Events

      

The Alzheimer's Association offers an annual series of education programs where you can join others in your community to learn about Alzheimer's disease, coping skills and resources.

 

This education series is offered in six locations via teleconference:

  • Berlin, NH
  • Colebrook, NH
  • Haverhill, NH
  • Lancaster, NH
  • Lebanon, NH
  • Littleton, NH

The Basics of Alzheimer's Disease - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 

Understanding Commmunication & Behavior - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Difficult Conversations - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

All presentations are held from 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

 

Presented by:  Kesstan Blandin, PhD, Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter

 

Registration:  Programs are free but a reservation is necessary.  Please call (603) 606-6590 to reserve your spot.  Ask about participating via the internet.


Click here for more information!  

 

 

Date:  Friday, June 20, 2014

Time:  Noon to 1:00 pm

Place: Littleton Regional Healthcare

           580 St. Johnsbury Road

           Littleton, NH  03561

 

LUNCH INCLUDED!  Kindly RSVP to (603) 259-7692 to reserve your seat today!

 

For details click HERE  

 

Gail Clark, Director

Marketing & Community Relations

600 St. Johnsbury Road

Littleton, NH  03561

603-444-9304

gclark@lrhcares.org

 

LRH Education

A Message from LRH Education Department
  

Learning CPR and AED skills can improve your ability to take action in an emergency.  Patients have the best chance for full recovery from a cardiac arrest when cardiopulmonary and defibrillation are administered appropriately and effectively. The Education and Staff Development Department at Littleton Regional Healthcare is now offering American Heart Association (AHA) classes for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use.  The HeartsaverŪ CPR AED course uses interactive lessons and videos to teach CPR, AED and choking knowledge. Students will learn how to react in a cardiovascular emergency and activate the emergency response system.  This program is for individuals with limited or no medical training who want or need an AHA course completion card. You will learn:

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Adult choking
  • Child CPR and AED use (optional)
  • Infant CPR (optional)
  • Child choking (optional)
  • Infant choking (optional)

 

CPR instruction includes high-quality compressions, airway management, breathing, and how to use a mask. The courses are offered to non-clinical employees and volunteers at LRH as well as members of the community.  To find out more information about how to register for this and other courses offered by the Education and Staff Development Department, visit our web pages at http://www.littletonnhhospital.org/education.php

 

 Your Gift Makes a Difference
 
 

       

Spring has never been my favorite season. It always feels like there is too much yard clean up, window washing and hoeing out of "stuff" that has accumulated over the long winter. And it's still too cold! Yet the daffodils are in bloom, robins are busy looking for worms and the days are getting longer. It's the season for getting organized.

Part of getting organized is getting our priorities in order. Thankfully, many generous people in our community make giving to LRH a priority each year. Some give at year end, some after the tax refund comes in. Whenever you choose to give, your gift makes a difference. Just some of the ways gifts to the LRH Charitable Foundation help include:

  • Scholarships for students pursuing medical certification or advancing a degree;
  • Purchasing furniture that makes patient space more private and comfortable;
  • Providing infant car seats for families who can't afford one to take their newborn home in;
  • Supporting the Gale Medical Library, which offers valuable resources for families and medical personnel; and
  • Providing support for the Paramedic Intercept Program.

And there are so many other ways your gifts help our community. So, as you are getting organized this spring, make sure that making your annual gift to the LRH Charitable Foundation is one item you can check off your list of priority "to do's". Because this one really matters!

 

 

Thank you to the following individuals, families and organizations for their generous support given between January 1 and April 30, 2014.  Your kindness brings medical care and wellness programming to our community each and every day!  Best wishes for a wonderful Spring to our many friends of LRH!  

To view the article in its entirety and for a list of our generous donors who contributed from January 1st to April 20th, please click here.     


Susan Durgy, MBA, CFRE

Director of Development

Littleton Regional Healthcare

600 St. Johnsbury Road

Littleton, NH 03561

603-259-7785

 
 
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