LRH Health E-News - January/February 2016
 
  Please join us on Tuesday, January 26th for the 109th Littleton Regional Healthcare Community Meeting 
  
Littleton Regional Healthcare
Dr. H. Taylor Caswell, Jr. Physicians' Conference Center
5:00 pm - Business Meeting
6:00 pm - Reception to follow
  
For details visit http://bit.ly/1UMEmd0
  
Kindly RSVP by calling (603) 444-9501
  
Littleton Regional Healthcare Earns 2015 Leapfrog
Top Hospital Award
Honored with National Distinction for Patient Care
  
For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has named Littleton Regional Healthcare to its annual list of Top Hospitals. This coveted and respected recognition showcases Littleton Regional Healthcare's commitment to Leapfrog's vision of providing the safest, highest quality health care for consumers and purchasers alike.
 
"We are honored to be among the 24 top rural hospitals recognized by The Leapfrog Group for this prestigious recognition. The staff has worked extremely hard to put high quality initiatives in place to provide more efficient care for the patients served at LRH. The work that they do continues to evolve so that LRH is known as a leader in quality patient care in Northern New Hampshire," states Warren West, CEO.
  
For details visit http://bit.ly/1RPDSEV
Dr. John P. Sauter Named Citizen of the Year
It was a special night for Dr. John and Gale Sauter, at the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting when Attorney Mark Russell presented the Citizen of the Year Award.  Having given 35 years of service to families in Littleton and Littleton Regional Healthcare, and delivering more than 6,500 babies no one deserves this recognition more than Dr. Sauter. 
Littleton Regional Healthcare Now Offering Diabetes Education in a Group Setting
  
 
Are you looking for information on the basics for managing your Diabetes, how to cope with stress and change behaviors in order to manage your Diabetes, and how to solve and modify lifestyle changes in order to stay healthy and strong?
 
 LRH is now offering a six-hour program, two-hour monthly sessions that can help you achieve this and much more.  
 
For details, visit http://bit.ly/1PpGC5E
 
A New Chapter in North Country Hospital's History: North Country Hospitals Affiliation
  
The New Hampshire Attorney General's Charitable Trusts Unit has provided a letter clearing the path for completion of the long-planned affiliation of the four North Country hospitals -- Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin; Littleton Regional Healthcare; Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Colebrook; and Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.  For details visit http://bit.ly/1PpQbBS
  LRH Workplace of Choice Team Hosts Dinner Bell
From left to right: Courtney Daniels, Administrative Assistant; Megan Rouillard, Culinary Services; Karen Coffield, Purchasing Agent; Juergen Spagolla, Director of Culinary Services; Amy Mancini, Director of Volunteers; Betsy Lemire, MS, RDCS
   
The Workplace of Choice Committee at Littleton Regional Healthcare wanted to do something meaningful as part of their work in promoting a positive work environment at LRH, both internally and externally. Collectively they decided they wanted to take the lead in hosting the Dinner Bell event at All Saint's Episcopal Church. They felt that this would be a positive community outreach project and an excellent way to work together as a team. Together with the help of Juergen Spagolla, Director of Culinary Services at LRH, they prepared a delicious meal and served more than 100 individuals.
  
Members of the Workplace of Choice Committee at LRH include Amy Mancini and Courtney Daniels, Co-chairs; Betsy Lemire, Beverly Aldrich, Heidi Scholefield, Jennifer Clough, Karen Coffield, Kristina Batchelder, Mary Frances Gleason.
  
"This commitment to community outreach demonstrates what a great group of people work at Littleton Regional Healthcare," states Warren West, CEO.
LRH Charitable Foundation Receives Lead Donations
  
Robert & Natalie Rooke
The LRH Charitable Foundation received a major gift of $50,000 from Robert and Natalie Rooke; Grantmakers of The Charles Foundation, Inc. of Morristown, NJ. The Charles Foundation exists to support non-profit agencies.  
 
Robert and Natalie were so pleased to be asked to support the Sauter Birthing Suite, in part because of their family ties to Gale Sauter, and their respect and admiration for Dr. John Sauter.  
 
This is the second lead gift of $50,000 that the LRHCF has received in support of the Sauter Birthing Suite. The first lead gift was received earlier in 2015 from New England Wire Technologies. We have also received major gifts from the Tillotson Fund in the amount of $15,000; Union Bank in the amount of $15,000; Cogswell Benevolent Trust in the amount of $10,000; Passumpsic Savings Bank in the amount of $10,000; and The Family of Leslie Robbins and Nicholas Marks in the amount of $10,000.
  
If you would like to join the many individuals and businesses who have contributed to our "Delivering Our Future" campaign, please call (603) 444-9304 today. 
  
  
You can support the LRH Charitable Foundation too!
Make an on-line donation today.  Visit https://littletonhealthcare.org/donate.php
LRH Staff Appointed to Board in Washington, DC
  
Julie Hatley, BS, CPMSM, CPCS,
 EMT
Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the election of Julie A. Hatley, BS, CPMSM, CPCS, EMT to the Board of Directors of the National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) in Washington, DC. She is currently employed as the Manager of Medical Staff Services at Littleton Regional Healthcare in Littleton, NH. She holds a Bachelors of Science from Granite State College, and earned her Certification in Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM) in 1991 and Certification as a Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) in 2005. She is a past recipient of the Excellence in Medical Staff Services Award from the New Hampshire Association Medical Staff Services. She served several years as a member of the Certification Commission of NAMSS, including two years as the Chair. She is currently a member of the Program Committee for the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, as well as a Past President of the New Hampshire Association Medical Staff Services. She completed training as an Emergency Medical Technician in 2012 and serves as a volunteer EMT for the Monroe, NH Fast Squad.
  
The National Association Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) is a professional association for the development of and recognition for professionals in the medical staff and credentialing services field. NAMSS' vision is to advance a healthcare environment that maximizes the patient experience through the delivery of quality services. The NAMSS membership includes more than 5,400 medical staff and credentialing services professionals from medical group practices, hospitals, managed care organizations and Centralized Verification Organizations.
 

Here's what one patient is saying about LRH!

Quite often we get letters from patients who take a few moments to thank the staff at LRH for the outstanding care they received during their stay.  We want to share one with you today:

 
Dear Sir or Madam:
 
I am writing to tell you what a wonderful experience I have had having my blood drawn at your hospital - words I never thought I would be thinking, much less writing in a million years!
 
Jenn in your Lab is warmly welcoming.  She puts me at ease and does an amazing job finding my deep, small vein and drawing my blood with me hardly noticing. 
 
She combines professionalism, friendliness, and respect for her patients with ease and represents Littleton Regional Healthcare in the best way possible.
 
Sincerely,
 
Mary N.
Monthly Fitness Tip - Goal Setting for Exercise Success

Here we are again buzzing over our New Year's resolutions and recovering from the holiday season. With all of the excitement of the New Year, it's easy to set lofty fitness goals.  So how do you set a realistic resolution that you can keep up with for an entire year?
 
Set a clear intention on your fitness goal.  Determine exactly what you want to accomplish
and when you want it to be accomplished. It is important to keep your goal realistic.  If you are looking to exercise 1 hour every day, but haven't walked more than 10 minutes in over a year, you might want to reevaluate your goal.  Set smaller goals along the way that are easily achieved so that you can work towards your resolution.  Burn out is a risk if you try to reach your New Year resolution on the very first day.  Take it one day at a time and if you stick with it, you will surely achieve your goals!
Submitted by LRH Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
 Recipe of the Month - Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini
 
Looking for an easy, healthy recipe for a small dinner party? This Chicken Tetrazzini recipe packs a mighty punch with its combination of flavors, and is a healthy alternative to the original version by using low-fat milk and chicken broth.
 
Makes: 6 servings
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
  

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