At the Hospitals: March 6, 2016
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At the Hospitals: March 6, 2016

Nurse Named Community Health Director At Mt. Ascutney Hospital Windsor — Jill Lord, chief nursing officer at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, has been tapped to become the hospital’s director of community health. Deanna Orfanidis, a registered nurse, will serve as interim chief nursing officer. Lord’s appointment reflects her long commitment to community health and “effectiveness in leading initiatives aimed at improving...

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N.H. Hepatitis C Trial Is Delayed

Concord — A federal judge on Friday postponed a trial to determine whether a medical staffing agency and an accreditation organization should help pay for settlements reached by Exeter Hospital over a traveling medical technician who infected patients with hepatitis C. The technician, David Kwiatkowski, is serving 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his blood. Despite...

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Regulators Approve APD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock ‘Affiliation’

Lebanon — Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock, two health care organizations with long histories in the Upper Valley, have formalized a relationship that will give D-H, a teaching hospital with a regional footprint, the final say over key matters at its smaller neighbor. The new relationship, which the parties have labeled an “affiliation,” took effect Tuesday after the Charitable Trusts Unit and the Consumer...

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At the Hospitals: Feb. 28, 2016
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At the Hospitals: Feb. 28, 2016

Registered Nurse Receives Lake Sunapee VNA and Hospice Award New London — Scott Ross , a hospice registered nurse and case manager, received the Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice “Imagine the Possibilities” award at the nonprofit’s annual meeting on Feb. 18. The annual award is given to a staff member who has a “positive impact throughout the agency” and is willing to look at situations from all perspectives in order to achieve...

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Volunteer Spotlight: ElderFriend Program Is ‘Energizing’
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Volunteer Spotlight: ElderFriend Program Is ‘Energizing’

Lebanon — L ast fall, David Karvonen had a series of surgeries, including one to fix a problem with his hip: An operation decades ago had left him in “ferocious pain.” “I went through so much hell” having all that surgery, the 77-year-old White River Junction resident said. But Dan Moriarty, a volunteer with ElderFriend, a new program at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, helped him endure. “He and I talked things over,” and Moriarty...

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