Littleton Regional Healthcare E-News                                   October, 2014
Ebola Virus Preparedness at LRH


Like all hospitals across the U.S., Littleton Regional Healthcare's Infection Control personnel have developed a comprehensive plan for caring for patients with suspected symptoms of the Ebola Virus. The plan was developed by the Joint Information Center, Emergency Operations Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Littleton Regional Healthcare.  Click Here.



Please be advised that Littleton Regional Healthcare was unable to secure a contract with Anthem for the New Hampshire Insurance Exchange Products, the individual plan Pathway and the SHOP product for small businesses. Because of this challenge, since you are enrolled in this insurance program through the State of New Hampshire, our LRH physicians and hospital will not be able to serve you after January 1, 2015,under the Anthem contract.   Click here to read more about this announcement....


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Women across America have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!  Create your early detection plan today, and encourage others to do the same, by visiting


October Fitness Tip
Proper Form

Proper form is usually what comes to mind when one talks about specific workout details. While form is a crucial component of your workout to prevent injury, it is important to remember that proper form is highly individualized to your body and your workout. It is not a "one size fits all" concept.  Click here for more...


Recipe of the Month
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Autumn is the time of year that many people young and old enjoy toasted pumpkin seeds, and probably do not even realize the many health benefits of eating these delicious, crunchy seeds.  Pumpkin seeds contain nutrients that support heart health, the immune system, prostate health, and they provide anti-diabetic effects and benefit post menopausal women. All this in a tiny, crunchy seed!  So enjoy some pumpkin seeds today.  Click here for a delicious recipe! 


LRH Surgical Services Nurses Achieve CNOR Certification


CNORŽ certification is defined as "the documented validation of the professional achievement of identified standards of practice by an individual registered nurse providing care for patients before, during, and after surgery."



The following individuals have received this certification (from above left to right):


Lorelee Wetherbee, RN CNOR since September 1992

Linda White, BSN, RN, CNOR since July 2014

Katherine LeHoskey, BSN, RN, CNOR since September 1987

Candice Michaud-Costello, RN, CNOR since December 2010

Ned Kershaw, RN, CNOR June 2006

Sonya Morse, APRN, RN, RNFA, CNOR since March 2002

Colette Haywood, RN, CNOR since April 2011

Jeremy Hatch, RNFA, CNOR since December 2007

Lisa Marie Kershaw, RN, CNOR since July 2013 (missing from pictures)




The CNOR credential is given to per-ioperative nurses who have shown interest in as well as validating their specialized knowledge and skills. The CNOR certified nurse is committed to the highest quality care to their surgical patients, are more confident in their abilities and have a strong commitment to quality patient care and continuing education. Survey results have shown that patients were more confident in the care they receive from a certified nurse.   MORE

Featured LRH Volunteer
Shirley Lewis and Faye Jennings

Shirley Lewis and Faye Jennings are sisters who enjoy volunteering at Littleton Regional Healthcare. Patients and visitors can find Shirley stationed at the front desk twice a week, while Faye can be found at multiple locations throughout the hospital two to three days each week. Both began their volunteering journey at LRH in 2007. Faye stated that she, "is thankful that Littleton Regional Healthcare values their volunteer program as much as they do. We really enjoy helping people and there is no better place to help than at LRH."  For information on how you can volunteer at LRH, please call Amy LaSalle, Director of Volunteer Services at (603) 444-9207.


A special thanks go Faye & Shirley for everything they do!

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