At the Hospitals: Nov. 10, 2013
Podiatrist Joins New London Hospital
New London — Podiatrist William Ferriter Jr. has joined New London Hospital. He will be providing podiatric services at the hospital and at the William P. Clough Extended Care Center.
Ferriter also works in private practice, serving residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Ferriter previously served as a staff podiatrist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon and was an assistant professor of surgery for 25 years at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
He has received numerous honors, including the National Health Professions Scholarship at Langley Regional Hospital in Hampton, Va.
He earned his medical degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine and completed an externship at Lutheran Hospital in Baltimore.
His clinical interests include diabetic foot care, sports injuries, biomechanics, and heel pain, as well as pediatric and adult skin and nail concerns.
Norwich Doctor to Lead
MAH Hospitalist Sevices
Windsor — Dr. Joseph L. Perras, of Norwich, has joined Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center as director of hospitalist services.
In that role, Perras oversees the hospitalist services and works closely with case management, social services and the rehabilitation unit, taking lead on quality process improvements.
He also works with primary care, specialist and emergency department staff to improve overall patient management and care, especially during transitions of care.
Perras has 12 years of experience as an internist and hospitalist, most recently with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
He completed his residency in internal medicine and served as a chief resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
He earned his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Lebanon Center Employee
Receives $4,000 Scholarship
Lebanon — Keri-Ann Coutu, the recreation director at Lebanon Center Genesis, recently received a scholarship for $4,000 from the New Hampshire Long Term Care Association.
The association awards scholarships to “dedicated individuals working in long-term care facilities choosing to further their education so they can better serve their residents,” the nonprofit said in a recent news release. This year, it awarded 36 scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $7,500, totaling $89,000.
A licensed nursing assistant, Coutu has worked in long-term care for seven years, including five years at Lebanon Center.
She is enrolled at River Valley Community College in an exploratory program to attain an associate degree and is pursuing a registered nursing degree. In 2012, the Grafton resident was named New Hampshire Activity Professional of the Year.
The award recognized her role in providing residents with a diverse activity program that has featured visits to Northern Stage, snowmobile rides, airplane flights and train trips.
e_SRit — Compiled by Aimee Caruso