LRH Health E-News - February 2015

 

Susan Sharp, MD, Pathologist Joins LRH

 

Susan Sharp, MD, Pathologist

Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Susan C. Sharp, Pathologist who joins LRH's Laboratory.

 

Dr. Sharp comes from Schenectady Pathology Associates where she served as Pathologist and Laboratory Director.

Dr. Sharp received her BS in Medical Technology from University of Vermont in Burlington, VT; she went on to complete her MS in Biology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC; and her Doctor of Medicine from University of VT.   Dr. Sharp completed her Internship and Residency in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology at the University of CA in San Diego, CA, where she served as Chief Resident in Pathology.

She is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology.

 

Warren West, CEO at LRH states, "Dr. Sharp brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse background to the LRH Laboratory. We are pleased to have her on the medical staff. "

 

For additional information about programs and services at LRH visit www.littletonregional.org.

LRH's North Country Sleep Center Receives Program Accreditation

 

Back row left to right: Kristina Batchelder, Medical Secretary; Teresa Green, MD, Sleep Specialist/Medical Director; Waverly Green, MD, FCCP Pulmonary and Sleep Specialist; Jody Ramsay, RPSGT, RST Practice Manager.   Front row left to right: Keith Libby, CMA/Sleep Technologist; Abbey Beisiegel, CMA. Not present for picture: Logan Proctor, RPSGT

 

Littleton Regional Healthcare's North Country Sleep Center recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

 

To receive accreditation for a five-year period, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. These standards address core areas such as personnel, facility and equipment, policies and procedures, data acquisition, patient care, and quality assurance. Additionally, the sleep center's goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

 

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine accredited a sleep disorders center for the first time in 1977. Today there are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep centers across the country.

  

North Country Sleep Center is directed by Teresa Green, MD., and is located at Littleton Regional Healthcare, 600 St. Johnsbury Road in Littleton. For more information about the services provided at North Country Sleep Center call (603) 259-7787 or visit littletonregionalhealthcare.org   

 

 

 

February/March Fitness Tip

  

 

  

Running has long been one of the simplest ways to stay fit. All you need is pair of sneakers and you can hit the road, hit the trail or hit the treadmill. The options are endless and almost everyone can do it. Tracking your miles was done either by driving your running route by car or tracing your miles with a map. These old fashioned methods can still paint an accurate picture however technology has caught up.   There are many options available in activity trackers. 
  
Visit http://mayocl.in/1zi9Ond for information about selecting one for you! 

 

 

 

Provided by Hanna Peavey, BS, Athletic Trainer

 

February/March Featured Recipe:

 

Caribbean Cabbage

 

"Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research, www.aicr.org"

 

 

Flavor you greens with the sweet and spicy taste of the Caribbean with this shredded salad side dish. Cabbage is a good source of fiber and nutrients for very few calories. Scotch bonnet peppers pack a lot of heat with a slightly sweet taste. Their active heat component, capsaicin, is an anti-inflammatory and is being studied for its potential to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. If you can't find this variety, substituting any spicy pepper is fine.

 

  

Visit http://littletonhealthcare.org/fitness_recipe.php for entire recipe!

 
Laurie Morgan, Volunteer of the Month! 
 
Laurie Morgan, LRH Volunteer
   

Our Volunteer of the Month is Laurie Morgan!

 

Laurie has volunteered at Littleton Regional Healthcare for almost 8 years now. She enjoys greeting people with a smile and bright "Good Morning!" She typically volunteers about 4-5 hours each week, specifically for the volunteer director, Amy Mancini. Laurie states "It's a great way to spend time giving back to the community!"

 

To learn how you can become a volunteer at Littleton Regional Healthcare, please visit http://bit.ly/15PYKWT, contact Amy Mancini, Director of Volunteer Services at LRH at 603.444.9207. 

 
 

  

 

 

Please call Gail Clark, Director of Marketing & Community Relations for additional inforamtion at 603.444.9304 or gclark@lrhcares.org.

 

 

 

Your Gift Makes a Difference!

 

Having exceptional care available here at Littleton Regional Healthcare benefits our entire community.   Medical care provided by experts in their fields, here close to home. Technology enables fast and accurate diagnosis and treatment. Services that improve the quality of life of friends, family and neighbors.   That is how YOUR gift makes a difference.

 

In 2015, LRH has budgeted over $4 million dollars in new and replacement equipment and renovations. These costs are in addition to the everyday cost of operations, salaries, and supplies. Our leadership team works very hard to assure the right balance of conservative spending and making sure everything that is needed for great care is available.

 

We receive letters from grateful patients every day, telling us how appreciative they are for the kind, compassionate and skilled care they or a family member has received. That is why we are here - for you.

 

Every gift, large or small helps us to achieve our mission. It's so easy to give....click "Donate Now" and you will be linked to the LRH website donation form.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Susan Durgy, MBA, CFRE

Director of Development

Littleton Regional Healthcare

600 St. Johnsbury Road

LIttleton, NH 03561

603.259.7785

sdurgy@lrhcares.org

 


Littleton Regional Healthcare
600 St. Johnsbury Road Littleton, NH 03561
800-464-7731
 www.littletonhealthcare.org