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At the Hospitals: March 24, 2013

Antique Show at Lebanon High Today
Will Benefit APD

Lebanon — The Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will host its 40th biannual antique show today, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Lebanon High School. Proceeds benefit the hospital.

Antique dealers will be selling antiques and collectibles in the gym and cafeteria. Food, including homemade soups, sandwiches, and pies, will also be available for purchase.

The $7 admission fee includes free appraisal of three items. Antique dealer and appraiser Michael Seward will offer the appraisals between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information and a $1 coupon toward the price of admission, go to www.alicepeckday.org.

Nursing Home Quality Meetings
Set for New London Hospital

New London — New London Hospital will host discussions with two statewide coalitions about nursing home quality in New Hampshire on Tuesday. Organizers encourage anyone interested in nursing home quality to attend the free meetings.

New Hampshire Local Area Network for Excellence will meet from 9-11 a.m. The coalition of nursing home stakeholders provides leadership and guidance to nursing homes. Part of a national campaign called Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes, it holds bimonthly meetings across the state. “We talk about a variety of issues that are important to nursing home quality improvement,” said coalition co-founder Rosie Goedtel.

The meeting will include sharing of best practices, issues and concerns, Goedel said. “It’s really a great opportunity for people to network and share information with others.”

The New Hampshire Culture Change Coalition will meet from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The meeting will include a presentation about new nursing home quality measures being introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The statewide organization works to improve the quality of life of people living in long-term care facilities and to advocate for their rights, said the group’s chairwoman, Darlene Cray.

Both meetings will take place in the Helm conference room of New London Hospital’s Medical Associates Building. For more information, call 603-391-9881.

Nurse Practitioner Joins
Mt. Ascutney Hospital

Windsor — Nurse practitioner Margaret Sullivan, of Hartland, has joined Mt. Ascutney Physicians Practice, part of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.

Sullivan is a primary care clinician who sees adult patients. She has worked in the field for more than 25 years as a clinician, teacher and consultant. Most recently, she was an adult nurse practitioner in the Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In that role, she performed physical assessments of patients and determined appropriate diagnostic testing. She also managed patient medication and provided referrals to other health care providers.

— Compiled by Aimee Caruso