LRH Health E-News - March/April 2015

 

LRH Dan Saxon Receives BSN

 

 

Robert "Dan" Saxon, BSN

Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce that Surgical Services nurse Robert "Dan" Saxon has received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Kaplan University.

 

By achieving his BSN degree, Dan has shown that he's taken the steps to expand his knowledge, critical thinking skills and clinical judgment to better meet the demands of exceptional patient care. Receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing increases Dan's professional responsibilities and demonstrates that he is truly committed to his chosen profession and the patients under his care.

 

"Littleton Regional Healthcare encourages our staff to continue their professional development. Dan Saxon is an example of one of LRH's caring nurses; committed to his career and compassionate about the care he provides. We're fortunate to have such a skilled and dedicated nurse in our Surgical Services Unit."states Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Linda Gilmore.

 

For more information on Littleton Regional Healthcare, contact Linda Gilmore, RN, Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at (603) 444-9280 or visit www.littletonregional.org for additional information about career opportunities at LRH. 

 

LRH Auxiliary Accepting Scholarship Applications

  

The Littleton Regional Healthcare Auxiliary is accepting scholarship applications from Littleton High School, Lisbon High School, Profile High School, Lincoln High School, and White Mountain Regional High School seniors who are planning to focus their studies in the healthcare field. 

 

Guidance counselors at each of these schools should have the scholarship applications on hand.  All scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2015.

The LRH Auxiliary provides approximately $10,000 annually in scholarships to area high school students and employees at LRH who are furthering their career in healthcare.  The Auxiliary is comprised of approximately 120 members who volunteer their time to raise funds to support the programs and services at LRH. 

Cindy Mitchell, President states, "The LRH Auxiliary is honored to be able to provide scholarships for these deserving students and employees at LRH.  This is one of our favorite initiatives because we feel that we are giving back to the community by helping students reach their healthcare careers goals.  Our hope is that some will eventually join the LRH family."

For further information about the scholarships, please email geninfo@lrhcares.org or call (603)444-9304.  Scholarship applications can be downloaded by visiting www.littletonregional.org.

 

Fitness Tip  - Fitness Gadgets  

 

Fitness gadgets are all the rage with capabilities as varied as tracking steps, miles and even tracking your sleep patterns. So why invest in one of these tools? These gadgets can provide useful information to help lose weight, get fit and stay motivated. Among top sellers are the Nike Fuelband, Fitbit and Jawbone. Each of these activity trackers can be worn as a bracelet and come in a variety of styles and colors. Most of the devices can sync wirelessly to your mobile device providing you with instantaneous results about your daily activity.

 

While these top sellers have a lot to offer, they have a lot to improve upon. While the monitor tracks your activity, it cannot do a lot to track you intensity or even your heart rate. Despite the areas these devices lack technological advance, they can aid in maintaining your motivation to stay active. By setting goals for steps and calories, you can find the drive to increase your daily activity and decrease your waist line.

 

Learn more about fitness gadgets by visiting http://mayocl.in/1zi9Ond

  

Provided by Hanna Peavey, BS, Athletic Trainer

 

Featured Recipe of the Month:

 

Chocolate Oat Clusters

 

Compliments of Dr. Joel Fuhrman, www.DrFuhrman.com
  

 

 

  

Cookies can be healthy too!

 

These delicious and nutritious cookies are made with healthy cooking choices including applesauce, "date" sugar, oats, arrowroot powder and walnuts to name a few delicious items that make this healthy choice a good one!

 

  

 

 

 

 

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

Volunteer of the Month is Steve Jordan

 

"I love to volunteer here because I have the opportunity to be here three, sometimes four times a week. Whenever I'm registering a patient, they always leave me feeling more relaxed; laughing sometimes to the point that they almost forget their troubles or pain they came in with. I get to see and touch so many lives, that it makes me feel like I've got secret powers to heal! Thank you for the chance to be a part of this great hospital."

 

To learn how you can become a volunteer at Littleton Regional Healthcare, please visit http://bit.ly/15PYKWT.
 
 

  

 

 

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

 

Register online today! - Visit http://littletonhealthcare.org/womens_health_conf.php

 

 

 

Honoring Your Doctor

 

All of us have needed care provided by a doctor at some point in our lives.  Our doctors have dedicated their lives to promote our well-being and comfort.  One of the nicest ways that you can express your gratitude for the person who is here for you when you feel at your worst, is to make a donation to the Littleton Regional Healthcare Charitable Foundation in his/her honor.  When a tribute donation is received in honor of someone, the Foundation sends a nice note to the person being honored, acknowledging the appreciation felt for their dedication.  Of course, a thank you note is also sent to the donor as well.

 

You can make a donation today by <<clicking here>> and write a message that will be shared with your doctor. 

 

Director of Development

Littleton Regional Healthcare

600 St. Johnsbury Road

LIttleton, NH 03561

603.259.7785

sdurgy@lrhcares.org

Susan Durgy, MBA, CFRE

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