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Key Dates for the Health Insurance Marketplace 


Are you ready for the next Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period?  Open Enrollment is the time when you can apply for a new Marketplace plan, keep your current plan or select a new one.
4 key dates you should know:
November 15, 2014.  Open Enrollment begins.  Apply for, keep, or change your coverage.
December 15, 2014.  Enroll by the 15th if you want new coverage that begins on January 1, 2015.  If your plan is changing or you want to change plans, enroll by December 15th to avoid lapse in coverage.
December 31, 2014.  Coverage ends for 2014 plans.  Coverage for 2015 plans can start as soon as January 1st.
February 15, 2015.  This is the last day you can apply for 2015 coverage before the end of Open Enrollment.
To buy Marketplace insurance outside of Open Enrollment, you must qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a qualifying life event like marriage, birth or adoption of a child, or loss of other health coverage.
Learn more about your options and coverage dates by visiting
For additional information, please contact Nicole Bristol, Patient Financial Counselor at Littleton Regional Healthcare.  Nicole can be reached at (603) 444-9560.
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LRH Attests to Meaningful Use II

Littleton Regional Healthcare has successfully attested to Meaningful Use II for the hospital. Meaningful Use is a program administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that financially rewards hospitals and physicians who implement Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and use them in a meaningful way. The build and use of our Patient Portals is one part of this process.


The Meaningful Use team here at LRH is comprised of people from virtually every department in the hospital. Together we achieved Meaningful Use Stage I in 2012 and have been working tirelessly on Stage II since then.


Warren West, CEO sends is sincere appreciation to everyone involved in this successful project that clearly demonstrates the dedication and teamwork of our LRH Family.   

19th Annual Dr. Moose Golf Tournament

Dr. Moose Golf Tournament A Huge Success! 

Thirty-six teams signed up to play at the very popular 19th Annual Dr. Moose Golf Tournament on September 12th at the Omni Mt. Wasington Resort. With temperatures not getting out of the mid-fifties and the sun only briefly visible, the players braved what felt more like November to support the Littleton Regional Healthcare Paramedic Intercept Program. Players were all smiles, however, on the fabulous course in the shadow of the Presidental Range followed by a barbecue at the Club House.

CGI Business Solutions served as Gold Sponsor for the charity golf tournament, which raised nearly $22,000 net for the LRH Paramedic Intercept Program. The service
responds to calls for advanced level emergency assistance, supplementing EMS services in local communities in the North Country. Bringing advanced life support where it is urgently needed improves chances of survival when time is of the essence.When not in the field on calls, LRH's paramedics assist in the emergency department and on the medical surgical patient units.   

Paramedic EMS Coordinator, Jon Bouffard, showed support for the event by bringing the LRH Paramedic Truck to the Omni Mt. Washington.

Winning First Place Team for Gross Score was the team of Paul Greenlaw, Mike McNutty, Chip Stowell and Mark Wheeler with a remarkable score of 56. Representing LRH very well with a 52.8 was the First Place Team for Net Score, Adaptive Communications, with Matt Keane, Samantha Patry, Josh Trivilino, and Scott Vachon. Second Place Team for Gross Score was the Hole In One Sponsor, Littleton Chevrolet Buick, with Greg Allaire, Troy Burt, Duane Coute, and Joe Walker with a score of 60. Jon Thurston, Sam Weber and Sylvie Weber made up the Second Place Team for Net Score with 53.87, while Union Bank came in Third Place Gross with 62 and Hackett Valine & MacDonald came in Third Place Net with 55.10.

The LRH Charitable Foundation thanks all of the players, donors, sponsors, volunteers and the staff at the Omni Mt. Washington Resort for contributing to the Dr. Moose Golf Tournament, which supports this life-saving cause.


You Can Help!  


For additional information on ways to support the LRH Charitable Foundation, please contact Susan Durgy at (603) 259-7785 or visit The LRH Charitable Foundation supports health and wellness programs and services and investment in advanced technology at LRH in order to continue to meet the growing needs of our communities. 

Grateful Patients!

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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!


Dear Dr. Duffy and all the caregivers at the LRH emergency room,


"You left no area in question when you reviewed my complaint of lightheadedness when I was experiencing a blood clot in my left leg.  From my viewpoint, it was the ultimate in care -"

Mr. W. Manning


Dear Mr. West,


"I am writing this about someone on your staff, Jennifer Maccini, RN.  My husband Larry was in the hospital back in June.  Jennifer came to see us at the end of Larry's hospital stay.  I had a list of concerns.  Jennifer did not judge or point fingers.  She listened. 


After Larry returned home, Jennifer was there for us.  Her care and concern and phone calls helped me through a difficult time.  It's one thing when a loved one is ill but when other issues get into the mix, it makes it difficult.

LRH is very lucky to have Jennifer Maccini, RN on staff."

Mrs. Stinehour

Meet the Staff at LRH

Welcome Amy Logue Bedell,
Director of Patient Financial Services at LRH


Amy Logue Bedell joins LRH Patient Financial Services
Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Logue Bedell, Director of Patient Financial Services. Bedell joined LRH earlier this spring bringing more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, and financial services.


Prior to joining LRH, Bedell served as vice president of revenue operations at Beacon Hospice, the largest hospice provider in New England, based out of Boston, MA. She also served as director of patient financial services at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA.


Ms. Bedell is a certified coding specialist and a certified hospice administrator. She attended University of Vermont where she obtained her Associates Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Policy.


Bedell and her husband relocated to a seasonal home in Burke, VT after wintering there for 15 years, and are both pleased to back in Northern New England.


Nick Braccino, CFO stated, "We are so pleased to have someone like Amy in this role as her diverse background and strong financial services and medical coding experience has made for an easy transition for her staff and LRH."

LRH "Health Rocks" Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars for LRH's
2nd Annual LRH Health Rocks Wellness Fair!   



Get Fit at LRH - Fitness Classes


Nia™ classes will now be offered at Littleton Regional Healthcare.  Caryn Clark, a licensed White Belt Nia technique teacher, certified yoga instructor and licensed massage therapist will offer Nia™ classes on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm on the upper level of the medical office building.  Take elevator to 2nd floor!  THE FIRST CLASS IS FREE - so why not try it out!  Drop in rate is $10, 6 classes for $50.  For more information and to register contact Caryn at or telephone 603-387-1201. 


Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to 55 minutes of diverse music, including pop, electronica, jazz, Latin, New Age, Indian and hip hopEach class includes mindful movement guidance and somatic education; class cycles include warm-up, sustained non-impact aerobic conditioning, strength training, cool down and stretching. The Nia technique consists of 52 basic movements drawing from a combination of Jazz, Modern and Duncan Dance styles, Tai Chi, TaeKwonDo and Aikido; and the bodymind healing arts of Feldenkrais Method, Alexander Technique and Yoga.   Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities.


Nia's purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life - by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own.




Zumba is coming to LRH on Wednesday, October 1st at 5:30 pm - The class will be led by Instructor Judy Eddy!


Join this fun filled class on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm at Littleton Regional Healthcare in the Medical Office Building - take elevator to Level 2. 


Zumba is truly for anyone who can stand up and dance.  No dance experience or skills are necessary!  People of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome and encouraged to attend classes.  If you want to spend an hour having fun, shaking, moving dancing to Latin and International rythms, then this is the class for you!


For additional information, please call Judy Eddy at (502) 321-1915. 


For information about wellness classes at Littleton Regional Healthcare, please call (603) 444-9304.

LRH Health Tips

September Fitness Tip - Breathing


As the season's change, your established fitness routine may come with a new set of challenges. With kids going back to school, and the weather growing colder, your fitness routine easily gets put on the back burner. While we recognize the difficulty of fitting in your routine, the benefits of exercise are impossible to ignore.


At this point, it is well established that that exercise improved your overall health including heart health, mood, body composition and offers protection from many chronic diseases. So how to you stay on track?


Start with establishing realistic goals. Make the time for your fitness routine and don't let the excuses interrupt your goals. Try breaking your exercise bout in to three, 10 minute sessions. You will benefit just the same as a full, 30 minute routine.


The take home message for this fitness tip is that all exercise is good and remains important in the face of new challenges.


Compliments of Hannah Peavey, BS, Athletic Trainer

Healthy Recipe:

Compliments of Joel Fuhrman, MD


Quick & Easy Breakfast to Go!


Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.


With this simple and quick recipe, there's no excuse to skip your morning boost!

Bon Appetit!


Visit for the entire recipe and nutritional information.


Visit Dr. Joel Fuhrman's website at 


LRH Education
A Message from LRH Education Department


The fact is....even when a community like Littleton is blessed with excellent Cardiac Care services like those provided by Dr. Pollak and Dr. Mukerjee, a patient can still die from a heart attack when friends, co-workers and family members do not know what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest.  The goal of CPR is to keep a person alive long enough to get to a cardiac care provider.  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 resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation (AED) are administered promptly and effectively. The Education and Staff Development Department at Littleton Regional Healthcare is now offering American Heart Association (AHA) classes for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use. The online Heartsaver® CPR AED course uses interactive lessons and videos to teach students what to do in the event of a cardiac arrest and choking. 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)

Students who complete the online interactive course participate in a person-to-person class for hands-on practice of CPR skills and AED use with equipment and manikins in the LRH Education Department classroom.  CPR instruction includes high-quality compressions, airway management, breathing, how to use a mask and defibrillator. 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 or email .


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