LRH Health E-News - May/June 2015

LRH Announces Winners of Nurses Week Photo Contest



In recognition of National Nurses Week, Littleton Regional Healthcare's nursing staff hosted their 2nd Annual Nursing Excellence Poster Contest inviting Lafayette Regional School, Lakeway Elementary School, Whitefield Elementary, Lisbon Regional, Waterford, Bethlehem, and Lin-Wood Elementary schools to participate in this special event.  Kindergarten students through grade six were asked to design a poster of "Nurses, Caring for Us, and our Families".


For a list of the winners, please click here

An Act of Kindness


Senior at St. Johnsbury Academy, Erin Hudson and Mary Ladouceur, RN at LRH share the beautiful urns created by Erin.  


Senior at St. Johnsbury Academy, Erin Hudson and Mary Ladouceur, RN at LRH share the beautiful urns created by Erin Hudson.


Littleton Regional Healthcare's Birthing Center received a very special gift from Erin Hudson, a senior at St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, VT.  Erin completed this project as her capstone project every senior at St. Johnsbury Academy must complete in order to graduate.   A capstone project is a project that each student works on, it usually requires a lot of thought and hard work.  It is clear that Ms. Hudson is passionate about what she created as it is something she hopes to do in the future as well.  Her goal is to have a website of her own where she can offer these beautiful handmade urns to families who have lost a loved one. 


It is Erin's hope that the urns will provide comfort to parents who face losing a baby.  Erin will attend MSU (Montana State University) and will major in studio art.


National Oncology Nursing Month

Pictured here: 2nd row from left to right: Jessica Foster-Hebert, RN; Dr. Ronald Kubica; Andrea Tupick, RN. 1st row from left to right: Katrina Colby, RN, OCN; Lynn Thompson, MA

Littleton Regional Healthcare wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care provided by the oncology nursing staff during National Oncology Nursing Month, which is celebrated the entire month of May. The theme for 2015 is Care, Compassion, and Commitment, which describes the entire Oncology Team at LRH.

June Wellness/Fitness Tip 

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to plan a hike.  Hiking is a wonderful aerobic exercise that not only gets your heart pumping, but allows you to explore nature and enjoy the outdoors.  Safe hiking requires proper gear to ensure you are prepared for the surprises you may encounter on or off the trail.


There are 12 top essentials that are a must on your next summer hike.  Be sure to bring a map, compass, sunglasses, sunscreen, extra clothing, headlamp/flashlight, first-aid supplies, fire starter, matches, knife, water, and extra food.


These essentials should get you through a night if you become stranded in the wilderness.  Be sure to always tell a family member or a friend that you are planning a hike and the route you are planning to take.



Additional information on hiking safety can be found by visiting


Compliments of Hannah Peavey, BS, Athletic Trainer

Featured Recipe of the Month:   

Bring on the Brussels Sprouts!


No other vegetable has caused such controversy at the dinner table.  Some may love their fresh sweetness, while others loathe their tangy bitterness.  


If you're still wary of these mini cabbages, try this easy slaw with a sweet touch of apples, dried cranberries and walnuts to cut down on the bitter flavor.  It packs a delicious punch and adding cruciferous vegetables like Brussel sprouts to your diet can help lower risk for certain types of cancers, especially those of the colon, mouth, esophagus, and stomach. 


For full recipe click here




"Thank you so much for exceeding the standard of care by going above and beyond.  Thank you for being a part of the birth and care of my baby boy."

 Currently our Birthing Suite, built to accommodate 200 births per year, has three rooms in which patients can labor and deliver. As a result of maternity department closings in three nearby hospitals, LRH has experienced a significant increase in the number of deliveries over the last five years - 336 in 2014, the highest number of deliveries ever. Patients are admitted to a labor and delivery room and then after delivery are moved to a smaller room for recovery and post-partum care.  Planned renovations will increase the functionality of the rooms and result in having sixrooms serving Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum (LDRP) care.  Not only would this be more peaceful for the mother and new baby, but would also be more efficient, in that staff would not have to move patients and equipment from room to room.  The renovation will result in all of the rooms being larger, which will allow patients to have family with them throughout the stay.


We know that you can appreciate the importance of having safe, quality, and accessible healthcare here in the North Country. Creating a place to deliver healthy babies is a fundamental need and contributes to strengthening our community.


Please make your gift today to the "Delivering Our Future" campaign <<Click here>>.

Susan M. Durgy, MBA, CRFE

Director of Development

Littleton Regional Healthcare

600 St. Johnsbury Road

LIttleton, NH 03561





Littleton Regional Healthcare
600 St. Johnsbury Road Littleton, NH 03561