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Board waives site review for Valley Regional employee housing
04-09-2024 7:30 PM


CLAREMONT — Valley Regional Hospital’s proposal to renovate a four-story building on the hospital campus as housing for visiting nurses and other workers took a step forward this week when the Planning Board granted the hospital a waiver of site plan...

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NH Attorney General paves way for Valley Regional to join DH system
04-01-2024 7:45 PM


CLAREMONT — Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont will become part of the Dartmouth Health system in spite of concerns that the relationship might result in a monopoly on health care services in Sullivan County, according to a Monday announcement from...

Geisel professor seeks to humanize medicine through art
03-21-2024 6:08 PM


LEBANON — What if the American medical profession, known for its byzantine bureaucracy and grueling pace, had a mechanism to encourage empathy, listening and better communication? It does, but it comes from an unexpected source — art.Dr. Laura Tafe,...

DH nurses make another attempt at unionization
03-15-2024 6:47 PM


LEBANON — As staffing shortages and extended wait times continue to hamper operations at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, nurses are attempting to unionize.Last weekend, pro-union fliers were distributed around DHMC, the flagship academic medical...

Dartmouth Health names interim CEO for New London Hospital
03-05-2024 12:07 PM

NEW LONDON — New London Hospital will be led by Dr. Lauren A. Geddes Wirth on an interim basis beginning next month, Dartmouth Health announced in a Tuesday news release.Geddes Wirth, New London Hospital’s chief medical officer, is set to begin the...

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center warns of longer waits in the ED
02-14-2024 6:53 PM


LEBANON — Because of overcrowding, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is warning patients with “less-pressing healthcare concerns” to expect extended wait times in the emergency department.“The Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center emergency department...

Amid primary care shortage, Chelsea doctor finds new job elsewhere in Orange County
02-13-2024 9:01 PM


CHELSEA — When primary care physician Laura Barber was fired from her job at the Chelsea Health Center in mid-December, town resident Will Gilman, the owner of Will’s Store, lost the doctor with whom he had a long-established trust and rapport. Barber...

Blood drive to be held in Lebanon on Wednesday
01-11-2024 5:27 PM

LEBANON — The Lebanon Police and Fire departments are scheduled to hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive next week at the American Legion Post 22.The blood drive is set for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 12 to 5 p.m. at 189 Mechanic St. in Lebanon.The American...

Ratings agency knocks Dartmouth Health over financial performance 
12-21-2023 2:31 AM


LEBANON — Fitch ratings downgraded Dartmouth Health’s outlook from stable to negative last week.The outlook change was due to weak operating cash flow with operating losses that accelerated in fiscal year 2023, according to the Dec. 13 rating action...

Clinic aids long COVID sufferers
12-06-2023 3:39 AM


PLAINFIELD — One day in this past May, Susan Kahn, a 77-year-old Plainfield resident, was unable to get up.Her husband, Chris Rollins, called 911. She was unconscious with heart palpitations and says there were no Upper Valley cardiologists available...

Rescue squad serving Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge fundraising for new station
12-02-2023 7:18 PM


SOUTH ROYALTON — The South Royalton Rescue Squad is about halfway to its goal of raising $865,000 for a new crew quarters and garage.The squad responds to emergency calls in Royalton, Sharon and part of Tunbridge, as well as a 12-mile stretch of...

Free walk-in vaccine clinic to be held in Woodstock on Dec. 11 
12-01-2023 2:47 PM

WOODSTOCK — The Thompson Center in Woodstock is scheduled to hold a free walk-in vaccine clinic on Monday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.The clinic is the first The Thompson is holding after the National Council on Aging awarded it a grant for the...

DHMC to be part of national Anti-Stigma Initiative
11-30-2023 4:37 PM

LEBANON — Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is one of 100 pilot sites for a national Anti-Stigma Initiative focused on improving care for people struggling with addiction, according to a Thursday news release.The effort aims to reduce addiction...

Dartmouth Hitchcock continues to see finances improve
11-27-2023 8:29 PM


LEBANON — Dartmouth Health continues to see a financial loss on operations, but the red ink has subsided substantially since last year, according to filings with bondholders last week.For the first quarter of fiscal year 2024, which ended Sept. 30, DH...

Lyme kidney donor hikes volcanoes to raise awareness of need for organ donation
11-24-2023 12:38 PM


LYME — In December, on the second anniversary of the day that Kate Harrison donated a kidney to a fellow Lyme resident, she will be starting to climb one of three Guatemalan volcanoes she plans to ascend with a nonprofit organization called Kidney...

Doctor’s departure emblematic of challenges in rural health care for patients and providers
11-22-2023 12:33 AM


CHELSEA — The sole physician at the Chelsea Health Center is departing next month, and both the doctor and her patients said they are concerned about what that might mean for the quality of health care in the community.Will Gilman, the 67-year-old...

Dartmouth to host international vaccine conference
11-16-2023 3:41 PM

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is scheduled to host a first annual international vaccine conference next month. The conference on Dec. 6 is to focus on vaccines for COVID-19, tuberculosis, respiratory syncytial virus, HIV, polio and herpes.Organized by...

Ice cream sold at Co-op Food Stores is subject of recall
11-15-2023 3:58 PM


HANOVER — Consumers should avoid eating Wilcox Ice Cream with certain best by dates, according to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. The ice cream is sold at New Hampshire retailers including the Hanover and Lebanon Co-op Food...

Hartford Fire Department considers adding community nurse 
11-10-2023 9:41 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford is considering hiring a community nurse in hopes of reducing demand for emergency services.Amid increasing calls for aid in recent years, the town is seeking to better address people’s health issues before they become...

Lebanon resident named Conn. VA director
11-07-2023 3:31 PM

LEBANON — A Lebanon resident has been named executive director of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.Dr. Becky Rhoads was named to the post on Oct. 8. In her new role, Rhoads, an audiologist who had served as associate director of the White River...

Vermont nonprofit offering vaccinations at home
11-07-2023 2:56 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Vermont nonprofit is offering vaccines at home for people of all ages who cannot otherwise access them. The Vermont Center of Independent Living announced the launch of the program in a Monday news release. The program is...

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