Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Lebanon — An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, which sponsors 47 such programs, and of the hospital’s training program in surgery. The actions by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education upgraded the ratings of the hospital and its third largest residency program just...

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Social Security Q&A: How To Check Status Of Retirement Benefits Application

Question: How can I check the status of a pending application for retirement benefits? Answer: If you applied for retirement or disability benefits online, you can check the status of your application at http://www.socialsecurity.gov by selecting “Benefits” and “Check Application Status” under “Apply.” You will need to enter your Social Security number and the confirmation code you received when you filed online. Your application...

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