At the Hospitals: Jan. 12, 2014
Free Course for Families Coping With Mental Illness
Claremont — A free course for family, partners and friends of people who have a mental illness will begin in Claremont next month. The first class is set for Feb. 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Moody Building, 24 Opera House Square.
One in four adults has a diagnosable mental illness, but the stigma surrounding mental illness often prevents families from seeking support for their loved ones and themselves, organizers said.
Family-to-Family, a 12-week course, covers illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and PTSD, along with their treatments. Topics include improving communication with people with mental illness, solving problems, getting help and taking care of yourself.
The course is taught by trained local volunteers who are relatives of someone who has a mental illness. It is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness NH.
To register, contact Pat Whitney at 603-763-5054 or Donna Stamper at 603-863- 2621.
For more information about NAMI NH or the course, go to www.naminh.org or contact Ellen Malloy at NAMI NH 603-225-5359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterbury, Vt., Radiologist Joins Catamount Radiology
Randolph — Radiologist Dr. Yvette Bailey, of Waterbury, Vt., has joined Catamount Radiology, providing full-time radiology services at Gifford Medical Center.
Bailey holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Albany, part of the State University of New York, and a master’s degree from Boston University. She earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn.
She completed diagnostic radiology residencies at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Columbia University/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City; an interventional radiology fellowship, including MRI, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta; and a neuroradiology mini-fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
Bailey, who has worked in a variety of academic positions, developed the first radiologist assistant program in New England at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She has also worked for benefits management companies and for decades as a radiologist and later medical director in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Most recently, she worked outside of the hospital setting in Connecticut, providing teleradiology.
Her interests include interventional procedures, female pelvic MRIs and clinical teaching.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Names Interim Chairwoman of Ob/Gyn
Lebanon — Dr. Leslie R. DeMars has been named interim chairwoman of Obstetrics/Gynecology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, replacing Dr. Richard H. Reindollar, who had served as chairman since 2005.
DeMars is currently the division director of gynecologic oncology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Geisel School of Medicine. She will serve during the search and transition to a new permanent chair. Her appointment began on Jan. 1.
A 1987 graduate of the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, DeMars has been a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff since 1997, and became division director in gynecologic oncology in 2005. She also is a consulting physician at New London Hospital, Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
DeMars’ major research interests include chemotherapy of gynecologic malignancies, reproductive and gynecologic function after cancer therapy, and familial cancer.
She also serves as examiner for American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and local principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute-sponsored Gynecologic Oncology Group.
Reindollar recently stepped down as department chairman to become the new executive director of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Aging Resource Center Will Host Global Health Talk
Lebanon — A free talk by Dr. Margo Krasnoff, a volunteer health worker, is set for Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center, 46 Centerra Parkway.
Krasnoff, a geriatrician, will share her experience working as a volunteer doctor in Central America for the past nine years.
She will also discuss her recently published book, Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers.
The essay collection provides the historical, political, and cultural background for current global health challenges, organizers said in a recent news release.
Seating is limited. To register, go to patients.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/aging_resource_center, or contact the Aging Resource Center at 603-653-3460 orAgingCenter@hitchcock.org.
CPA Appointed to APD Boards
Lebanon — Anne MacEwan, a certified public accountant, has been appointed to the Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp. board of trustees and the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital board of trustees.
Her three-year term begins this month.
MacEwan, who works for Nathan Wechsler & Company P.A., holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.
She is a member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She has experience in both audit and tax, servicing small business clients and high net worth individuals.
MacEwan is a volunteer at David’s House in Lebanon and a member of the audit committee of the Carter Community Building Association.
Her past community involvement includes serving as chairwoman of the Carter Community Building Association, treasurer of the Lebanon Parent Teacher Organization and board member of the Lebanon Opera House. — Compiled by Aimee Caruso