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At The Hospitals

A clay mask created in an "art and grief" workshop sponsored by Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Photograph courtesy of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice.

A clay mask created in an "art and grief" workshop sponsored by Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Photograph courtesy of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice.

Author-Activist to Speak
At Women’s Luncheon in May

New London — Author and activist Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi will be the guest speaker at the 14th annual “Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon” on May 15 at Colby-Sawyer College.

Ezrahi’s career spans two countries — America and Israel. She grew up in Highland Park, Ill., and attended Wellesley College. After spending her junior year at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, she decided to stay. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and political science from the university in 1965 and later returned to the United States for graduate work. She holds a master’s degree and doctorate in English and American literature from Brandeis University.

Ezrahi has been active in the peace movement in Israel and helped promote discussion between Israelis and Palestinians. Her most recent book, Booking Passage: Exile and Homecoming in the Modern Jewish Imagination, was a finalist for the 2001 Koret Jewish Book Awards. Her first book, By Words Alone: The Holocaust in Literature, was a finalist for the 1981 National Jewish Book Award.

She is professor emerita at The Hebrew University and has been visiting professor at Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Duke, University of Michigan, University of Toronto and Susquehanna University. She lives in Wilmot, N.H., and Jerusalem. The event is sponsored by Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. For more information, contact Cathy Raymond at 603-526-4077.

DHMC Progams Honored

Lebanon — Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was recently recognized for its work in spine surgery and knee and hip replacement surgery, and for its Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program.

The hospital was recently designated a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in New Hampshire.

Blue Distinction Centers designation is based on evidence-based selection criteria established in collaboration with expert physician and medical organization recommendations. The hospital, which has received the designations in the past, was honored for its clinical expertise and quality of care.

The hospital’s Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Program recently received the American Heart Association’s “Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award.” The award recognizes DHMC’s efforts to ensure that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines.

— Compiled by Aimee Caruso