At the Hospitals for Sunday. Ma

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Alice Peck Day moves to new electronic health records system

LEBANON — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital transitioned to a new electronic health record on May 11 that unifies its clinical and hospital systems and provides seamless integration with many of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system’s other organizations, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The new system, which is known as eD-H, enables patients to access their health record on a patient portal (myD-H) that can be accessed on the web or through a mobile app. It will also unify the clinical and ambulatory health records for patients, which previously had been located in several different systems, according to a news release. This transition improves the hospital’s information technology infrastructure and administrative systems.

Patients will be able to communicate with their health care team, receive digital appointment reminders and requests, renew prescriptions, view account balances and make online credit card payments, and access lab and test results.

“This transition to eD-H provides the foundation for APD’s future,” the hospital’s President and CEO Sue Mooney said in a news release. “It will not only improve the care of our patients, but allow APD to work with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health to identify new opportunities to provide services that our patients and the community desire.”

Norwich nursing assistant named Bayada’s hero of the year

NORWICH — Betty Martin, a licensed nursing assistant with Bayada Home Health Care in Norwich, was named the national organization’s Licensed Nursing Assistant Hero of the Year. Martin was selected from thousands of Bayada licensed nursing assistants around the country, and was presented with the award by Bayada CEO David Baiada during the organization’s annual awards ceremony held last month in Philadelphia.

Martin was honored for exemplifying the highest standards of care and demonstrating the company’s core values of compassion, excellence and reliability.

“Betty is smart, determined, curious, fun, quirky, and enthusiastic,” Jessica DeGrechie, Martin’s director, said in a news release. “She is the real deal, and we all love her.”

Martin’s concern and interest in how her patients feel are what makes her so talented as a caregiver, the news release said. Offificals said she has quiet, kind demeanor and takes the time to get to know each of her patients so she can provide care specifically tailored to each person.

When Martin learned that a patient with dementia loved the opera Madame Butterfly, she found the music on YouTube and played it for him. During that visit, this patient — who sometimes refused care — allowed Martin to provide him with more personal care than he’d received in weeks.

“I love what I do, and my patients are at the base of everything I do, every day,” Martin said. “When I go to see my patients, my destination is excellence, and I treat them with dignity and respect.”

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services welcomes new staff

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services, southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, has announced the appointment of 11 new professionals to the Hartford, Springfield, Bellows Falls, and Brattleboro regions.

Hartford has hired John Paul Bautel, case manager; Yee-Wah Brabant, behavioral interventionist; and Stacy Flint, office generalist. Springfield has hired Laura Corbet, data analyst; John MacDonald, IDRP Instructor; and Curt Fields, case manager. The Brattleboro office welcomes Catharine Simpkins, office generalist; Khalila Cliche, a direct support professional; and Starr Gutierrez and Tracy Leavy, residential specialists. Andrew Haskins joins the organization as shift leader in Bellows Falls.

— Compiled by Kelly Burch