SNHH Blog

Research shows that individuals who have a strong sense of purpose and meaning in life tend to have better mental health, overall well-being, and cognitive functioning compared to those who lack a sense of purpose. Calling it a passion may be too strong a word, but pursuing a personal, recreational interest can offer purpose and strengthen your mental health and resilience.
 
2/19/2024 by Julie Klink, LICSW at Foundation Counseling and Wellness
Dr. Derek Jurus from Women's Care of Nashua delves into the most important aspects of cervical cancer, its causes, and prevention. He explores risk factors, including age, habits, and genetics, who should undergo screening, and how frequently. Listen to learn about proactive measures that can effectively minimize the risk of developing cervical cancer.
2/15/2024
As winter settles in, many of us experience the unwelcome side effects of dry and itchy skin. The drop in temperature, coupled with lower humidity levels, can wreak havoc on our skin's moisture balance. The providers at Nashua Dermatology Associates offer some quick tips to help you keep your skin healthy and hydrated during the colder months.
2/13/2024 by From the Nashua Dermatology Associates Provider Team
In today's fast-paced world, finding a meal that is both nutritious and quick to prepare can be a challenge. Fear not; Southern New Hampshire Weight Management has the perfect solution for you – a delicious Three Bean Chili recipe that not only tastes fantastic but is also packed with nutrients to support your overall well-being.
2/12/2024
Heart disease is a leading cause of death globally, affecting both men and women. However, women may experience heart issues differently than men, putting them at risk for delay in diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the unique risk factors and symptoms associated with women's heart health is vital for early detection and prevention.
2/7/2024 by Paul Boffetti, MD, FACC of Foundation Cardiology
Carlos Cruz's battle with obesity began at an early age. When he was just 14 years old, he remembers stepping on the scale and hitting 300 pounds. After years of struggling with back pain, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure, he made a decision to undergo weight loss surgery, changing his life for the better.
2/6/2024
Dr. Andy Padmanabha, orthopedic surgeon at Foundation Orthopedics, demystifies the world of hip and knee joint replacements. In this podcast, we explore the ins and outs of these common procedures, from understanding what a joint replacement is and who makes an ideal candidate, to delving into the decision of when to consider one. Dr. Padmanabha provides invaluable insights on recovery expectations and the longevity of new joints. Discover how these transformative procedures can enhance your quality of life, whether you're battling arthritis, hip dysplasia, or recovering from an old injury. 
1/31/2024
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to welcome two new providers to the health system, Dr. Saeedeh Azary and Erin Cacciola, PA-C. These providers join our dedicated, skilled team that is committed to serving our community with excellence. 
1/30/2024
Dr. Davis breaks down the prevalence of this injury, their degenerative nature, and their tendency to affect those aged 50 and above. We explore the latest non-surgical treatments for partial tears and outpatient arthroscopic surgery for larger tears, providing listeners with a comprehensive understanding of treatment options. Additionally, Dr. Davis offers insights on how to choose the right orthopedic surgeon for your needs.
1/19/2024
There are many misconceptions surrounding weight management which can make it difficult to know what works and what doesn’t. In this article, Dr. Melissa Scull and registered dietician Patricia Hunter dig into some common myths to reveal the truth about weight loss. 
1/18/2024
Eating is both a normal and necessary function. It’s critical that we understand that eating is not only a physical requirement but also an emotional necessity.
1/17/2024 by William Charmak, PhD, ABPP
Whether it's a slip on an icy sidewalk, a sports-related injury, or an unfortunate accident, fractures can happen to anyone. The good news is that most common fractures heal appropriately with the right care and attention. In this article, Dr. Edward Sirlin discusses the process of healing common fractures and offers tips to help you with your recovery.
 
1/10/2024 by Dr. Edward Sirlin
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a specific time of year, usually in the fall and winter when daylight hours are shorter. While it's essential to consult with a health care professional for personalized advice, here are some general tips that may help alleviate symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
1/1/2024 by Dr. W.D. Charmak
Setting and keeping New Year's resolutions can be challenging but rewarding. Dr. Michael Ollendieck shares some practical suggestions to help you set and stick to your resolutions.
 
12/20/2023
Becoming a nurse is a rewarding journey, and the transition from the classroom to professional nursing practice can be both exciting and challenging. At Southern New Hampshire Health, we understand the importance of providing new nurses with the resources and support they need to confidently embark on their nursing careers. Our Nurse Residency Program is designed to give new nurses the tools, knowledge, and experience required for success in the acute care setting.
 
12/13/2023
The holiday season can be a magical time filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments with loved ones. However, amidst the festivities, it's important to prioritize the safety of our children. Check out the top five dangers to be aware of during the holidays.
12/11/2023 by Renee Broze DNP, APRN, NP-C of Southern New Hampshire Health Immediate Care
Maintaining good health often takes a backseat to our busy lives in today's fast-paced world. Many individuals only seek medical care when an ailment becomes too severe to ignore. However, as a practicing physician, I see first-hand the importance of having a Primary Care Provider (PCP) in maintaining both short- and long-term health. Choosing the right one for your health care needs can keep you on a healthy track.
12/6/2023 by Dr. Terry Buchanan, Medical Director of Advanced Primary Care of Southern New Hampshire Health
Melissa, Patrick, and their daughter Sophia joyfully welcomed twins Thomas and Colin into the Keaveney family at The Birth Place at Southern NH Medical Center. While the pregnancy and delivery of the twins was less than typical, the journey was made easier by compassionate, competent, and communicative staff at all practices, and in the end, the new family of five are all grateful, happy, and healthy. Read their story!
12/6/2023
The holiday season is upon us, which means travel, celebrations, and delicious food. While it's a time to relax and enjoy, it's also essential to take care of your health. Stick to our Holiday Health and Travel Checklist to ensure you have a happy and healthy holiday.
12/1/2023 by Sarah Fischer, APRN at Southern NH Health Infectious Disease Associates and Travel Medicine
Kelley Lawson's journey with cancer began at the age of 37 when she noticed blood in her stool and experienced mild pain. Concerned about her symptoms, she called her primary care physician, Dr. Rima Patel of Family Medicine of Merrimack, and was scheduled for an appointment the same day. Kelley reflects, "I am so grateful that Dr. Patel took me seriously right away despite my age."
 
12/1/2023
The Nurse Residency Program at Southern New Hampshire Health offers support and changes lives. Read one nurse's story.
11/21/2023 by Victoria Francia, Graduate RN
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to welcome four new providers to the health system. These providers have joined in areas ranging from orthopedics to palliative care. They are dedicated health care professionals, ready to provide the level of care that our community expects.
 
11/21/2023
Southern New Hampshire Health announces that it is the first in the Southern New Hampshire region to offer enhanced colonoscopies with the GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy module. The technology uses artificial intelligence to help physicians detect potentially precancerous polyps. Patients can now schedule a colonoscopy with GI Genius™ at Foundation Gastroenterology.
11/20/2023
As a parent, keeping your child healthy is a top priority. With flu season upon us, it's crucial to be well-prepared. In this article, we'll cover the signs and symptoms of the flu in children, steps to take if they get sick, prevention tips, as well as emergency signs to watch out for in both children and infants.
11/7/2023 by Jennifer Lavallee, APRN- Merrimack Pediatrics
Flu season is upon us. Avoiding the flu requires taking preventive measures to reduce your risk of getting infected. While some methods are well-known (we highly recommend a flu shot), there are also some surprising ways to help avoid the flu. Here are our top 10 lesser-known tips to avoid getting the flu this season.
11/6/2023 by Michaela Anthony, RN at Nashua Center for Internal Medicine
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) typically occurs in New England during the fall and winter months when we spend more time indoors and schools and daycares are reopening. This common virus affects both children and adults, and in certain individuals can become a very serious health concern. In this article, we'll delve into what RSV is, who is at risk, how to treat it at home, and when to seek medical attention.
 
10/31/2023 by Nancy Foti
“Tech neck” is a phenomenon of the modern era as a result of more time looking down at our devices. Cell phones, laptops, desktops, and hand-held gaming devices all draw our focus, along with our head and neck, resulting in flexed posture which can result in pain and soreness of the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Learn how to undo the damage.
 
10/26/2023 by Kari Rabito, MSPT, NCS and Daniel Riviere, DPT
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to announce that Jennifer Marcotte, Southern NH Medical Center Trauma Program Manager, has been appointed by Commissioner Robert Quinn to the Trauma Medical Review Committee (TMRC) for the State of New Hampshire. Marcotte will represent the New Hampshire Emergency Nurses Association on this committee.
10/25/2023
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to announce the newest additions to the health system. Seven providers have recently joined in roles and locations across Southern NH Health. They are dedicated healthcare professionals, ready to provide the excellence in care our community expects from Southern NH Health. 
10/25/2023
Molly’s decision to undergo weight loss surgery, coupled with the unwavering support she received from the compassionate team at Southern New Hampshire Weight Management, has ushered her into a life filled with newfound health and happiness. “I have absolutely elevated myself,” she explains. “I feel even more full of life, if that was even possible.”  
10/25/2023
On the evening of October 20, Southern New Hampshire Health came together to honor and celebrate the dedication and commitment of our Medical Assistants (MAs). The event featured key leaders who delivered remarks acknowledging the exceptional work of those who make a significant difference in the lives of patients and providers. The event shone a spotlight on two exceptional MAs who received prestigious awards.
10/21/2023
In 2016, at the age of 26, Roisin Bettencourt's life took an unexpected turn. She and her husband were healthy and happy newlyweds when a lump in her breast led her down a path she never imagined.
10/5/2023
One of the most remarkable advancements this century has been the ability to delve deeply into our genetic makeup. Genetic testing has reached a point where it can identify hundreds of molecular mutations in DNA and RNA, paving the way for a new era in disease prevention and targeted treatment. This breakthrough technology not only allows us to identify individuals at an increased risk of certain diseases but also provides invaluable insights into personalized healthcare.
10/5/2023
When 57-year-old Wilton, NH resident David Anderson decided to address the weight issues he faced on and off throughout his life, he took a step that changed his life beyond his expectations. His decision led to success with Southern New Hampshire Weight Management in Nashua.
10/5/2023
Kari Rabito, MSPT, NCS has recently earned her Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) certification through the American Physical Therapy Association, an accomplishment that sets her apart as one of the few experts in her field. With less than 30 such specialists in New Hampshire and none near Nashua, Rabito's achievement is truly remarkable and defines her as a unique specialist within the physical therapy community dedicated to serving patients with neurological conditions. 
10/4/2023
David Hoang, DO discusses common sports injuries proper prevention techniques. From knee, elbow, and shoulder injuries to concussions, learn essential strategies for more effective performance on the field.
10/1/2023 by David Hoang, DO at Foundation Orthopedics
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to announce the newest additions to the health system. Seven providers have recently joined in roles and locations across Southern NH Health. They are dedicated healthcare professionals, ready to provide the excellence in care our community expects from Southern NH Health. 
9/20/2023

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in the world and the leading cause of female infertility. The cause is complex, and symptoms may include irregular menstrual cycles, hirsutism (excess body hair), acne, female-pattern hair loss, and polycystic appearance of ovaries on an ultrasound.

Do you have PCOS? Dr. Simona Ioja of Southern NH Diabetes & Endocrinology explains the basics in this Q&A.

9/17/2023 by Dr. Simona Ioja of Southern NH Diabetes & Endocrinology
Nashua, NH – Southern New Hampshire Health announces that it earned “Best of the 603” awards from Manchester Radio Group. These awards are based on votes from listeners throughout the greater Manchester area.
 
9/11/2023
If you're concerned about someone who might be contemplating suicide, there are effective ways to offer support.
9/9/2023 by Teressa Maynard, MSW at Doorway of Greater Nashua
Most of us will be stung by an insect at some point. It can be both painful and scary. Some have serious reactions that can be life-threatening and require quick treatment, but most bee stings can be treated at home.  
9/2/2023 by Renee Broze, APRN, Immediate Care
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to announce six providers who have recently joined the health system. These new providers are offering their skilled, compassionate approach to care to our community.
 
8/30/2023
Nichole Murphy, her husband Fred, and 8-year-old daughter Ellie recently welcomed their family’s newest member, baby Mollie, at The Birth Place at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. From prenatal care through discharge, Nichole has nothing but praises for every Southern NH Health team member involved in their journey.
8/25/2023
Concussions can occur in almost every team sport and pose significant long-term health risks to young athletes. With growing awareness and advancements in technology, new tools and protocols are emerging to improve safety and decrease the long-term consequences of concussions. Families, physicians, coaches, and trainers all play a key role in preventing concussions and assuring that athletes completely recover when one occurs.
 
8/2/2023 by Renee Broze, APRN, Immediate Care
The Sleep Center at Southern NH Medical Center is committed to high-quality, patient-centered care and was recently reaccredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the gold standard by which sleep medicine facilities are evaluated.
7/28/2023
The Surgery Center of Greater Nashua is committed to providing safe, high-quality surgical services in an ambulatory setting and was recently reaccredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, AAAHC, which accredits more than 6,000 organizations across a wide range of ambulatory healthcare settings.

 
 
7/28/2023
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center Behavioral Health Services recently received a $1,500 grant from Eversource to help fund a therapeutic activity program that will include a number of areas to help patients, including art and hobbies, music, crafts, and games.
 
7/27/2023
With the arrival of summer, people flock to outdoor activities and fun in the sun. However, alongside the excitement, emergency rooms across the country witness an upswing in the number of summer-related injuries and illnesses. From sunburns to accidents, it is crucial to be aware of common hazards. Preventive measures are key to ensuring a safe and enjoyable summer. Dr. Brett Sweeney explains five frequent summer injuries and illnesses seen in the ER and how to avoid them.
7/20/2023 by Brett Sweeney, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
We are proud to announce that Southern NH Medical Center has received recertification from DNV as a Primary Stroke Center. DNV is a global independent certification, assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries.
7/17/2023
Southern NH Health is proud to announce our reaccreditation by DNV, a global independent certification, assurance, and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries.
 
7/6/2023
The Board of Trustees of SolutionHealth, parent organization of Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health, has formed a joint venture with Acadia Healthcare, a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the U.S. to build a new behavioral health hospital in southeast New Hampshire. 
 
6/30/2023
Men are prone to common diseases like heart disease and diabetes but also to unique conditions. While many health issues can be prevented with regular exercise, a healthy diet, limited alcohol use, lower stress, and hydration, it is important that men get regular check-ups and screenings. Prostate and testicular cancer, specific sex issues, and enlarged prostate are topics I routinely address with my male patients.
 
6/12/2023 by Dr. Mark Posnick, Family Practice of South Nashua

The weather is getting warmer, and it is time to brush up on sunburn prevention and treatment. Sunburns can be uncomfortable, but they also increase the risks of cataracts, skin cancer, and other skin changes, including wrinkles. In the case of sunburns, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Prevention is key when it comes to sunburn.

6/12/2023 by Amanda Coleman, APRN
Congratulations to Kameo Chasse, winner of the Young Professional of the Year Award from the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce at its Eminence Awards luncheon.
5/31/2023
Poison ivy is a common plant that causes an itchy, blistering rash when a person comes in contact with the oil on the leaves, stem, or root of poison ivy, oak, or sumac.
5/31/2023 by Shannon Delaney, PA, Immediate Care
Sunny days inspire outdoor activities. Whether enjoying a quiet day by the pool, a trip to the beach, or a hike through the forest, use these tips to stay safe this summer. Don’t let your fun in the sun land you at Immediate Care!
 
5/31/2023

It is my honor to announce that National Nurses Week is this week, through May 12th, which is the birth date of Florence Nightingale. Each year, Nurses Week provides us with the opportunity to remember the incredible impact our nurses have on our staff, our patients, and the community.

 

5/8/2023
We are pleased to celebrate National Hospital Week from May 7 – 13. This is another chance for us to stop and recognize how our Southern NH Medical Center staff and providers make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals in our communities. 
5/8/2023
Tick bites can be a serious health hazard, particularly in New England where ticks are abundant and can bite any time the temperature is above freezing. These tiny arachnids often carry pathogens that can spread to humans and pets, causing serious conditions including Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Powassan virus, and rarely, Rocky Mountain spotted fever or other Rickettsial illnesses.
 
5/5/2023 by Renee Broze, APRN, Immediate Care
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted by either a blockage or ruptured blood vessel. In either case, parts of the brain may become damaged, causing disability or death.
5/1/2023
Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the United States. Melanoma, one type of cancer, results in approximately 8,000 deaths per year. Fortunately, there are simple precautions you can take to lower your risk and innovative treatments are available.
 
4/27/2023
Southern New Hampshire Health is partnering with ApprenticeshipNH and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) to provide an opportunity for students to launch a career as a Medical Assistant (MA).
4/20/2023
On April 12th, Southern NH Health leadership and staff and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess gathered for remarks and a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially announce the newly renovated and expanded Digestive Health location in the endoscopy suite.
4/14/2023
Each year on March 30th, the skill, dedication and commitment of physicians are recognized on National Doctors’ Day. Every day of the year, we witness these characteristics in our Southern NH Health physicians.
3/30/2023
Southern New Hampshire Health surgeon John Flannery, Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS, provides expert commentary on colorectal cancer with a SolutionHealth Your Wellness Solution Podcast. Timed with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, Dr. Flannery explains symptoms, screening options and treatments.
3/8/2023
SolutionHealth announces that 287 physicians from across Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health were recognized in New Hampshire Magazine’s 2023 Top Doctors list. Doctors from a wide range of practices across both systems were selected as Top Doctors this year.
2/21/2023
New Providers Join Foundation Surgery, Women’s Care of Nashua, Infectious Disease Associates and Travel Medicine, Nashua Center for Internal Medicine, and the Anticoagulation Clinic
12/22/2022
The dedicated Board-certified physicians and advanced level providers at Southern NH Medical Center’s Emergency Department care for a wide range of acute medical needs in the greater Nashua community.
12/20/2022 by Dr. Joe Leahy, Associate Vice President, Emergency Medicine, Southern NH Medical Center
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) is pleased to announce the establishment of a charitable foundation to support programs, services, and initiatives across its health system. The establishment of Legacy Trust is a new chapter for SNHH, which is comprised of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Foundation Medical Partners, a multi-specialty physician group. 
11/15/2022
More than 6.2 million Americans who live with Alzheimer’s. At Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, we are focused year-round on serving patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s with the best care possible.
11/9/2022

Karen Lindquist, a Radiologic Technologist at Southern New Hampshire Health, knows first-hand how critical it is to discover lung cancer in its early stages. Thirteen years ago, Lindquist sought medical care because of pain in her side. An abdominal CT scan unexpectedly discovered a mass in her lower right lung.

11/9/2022

New Providers Join Immediate Care, Foundation Neurosurgery and Foundation Community Care. Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to announce four new providers to its practices.

 

11/7/2022
The Doorway of Greater Nashua, part of Southern New Hampshire Health, and GateHouse Recovery Solutions continue their partnership to support and care for people suffering from substance use disorder 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Doorway of Greater Nashua partnered with GateHouse Recovery Solutions in 2020 to ensure our community members have access to the care they need, when they need it, regardless of the time of day or day of the week.

 
10/5/2022
The deNicola Breast Health Center at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (SNHMC) in Nashua, NH, recognizes that follow-up care relating to a mammogram finding is one of the most stressful times of any patient’s life. The deNicola team is committed to providing compassionate care and the highest quality service possible by adopting new, innovative technologies.
10/3/2022

New Providers Join Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Radiology, Immediate Care and Primary Care. Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to announce seven new providers to its practices.

9/30/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health announces that it earned “Best of the 603” awards from Manchester Radio Group. These awards are based on votes from listeners throughout the greater Manchester area.
9/13/2022
Expectant parents never want to need expert health care because of a complication, but having high quality care right when it’s needed couldn’t be more important. Megan and Oscar Villacis were thrilled to become new parents and over the course of Megan’s pregnancy...
9/9/2022
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is dedicated to providing innovative technology for the best possible patient care. In May and June 2022...
8/25/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) announces the election of four new members to its Board of Trustees. The new Board members join Timothy Sullivan, Esq. who recently began his role as Board Chair, and Bobbie D. Bagley, MS, MPH, RN, CPH who is serving as Board Vice Chair.
8/12/2022
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center announces its four-star Overall Hospital Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second consecutive year. CMS uses a five-star quality rating system...
8/3/2022

SolutionHealth’s expert providers from Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health share information about the latest advances in care...

7/19/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Luis Suarez, MD to the medical staff of Massachusetts General Hospital and Foundation Vascular Surgery. Dr. Suarez is a...
7/13/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health is pleased to welcome Carrie Illg, Family Nurse Practitioner certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, to Foundation OB/GYN in Nashua.
 
7/13/2022
Staff in the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, “Cardiac Cath Lab”, make an immediate and often life-changing, impact on their patients.
7/8/2022
Our staff and providers work together to provide the best patient care possible. At Southern New Hampshire Health...
 
7/7/2022
Southern New Hampshire Weight Management provides patients seeking surgical treatment for obesity and related conditions with a high-quality choice for receiving care. It is now a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality in the greater Nashua area. The accreditation affords access to minimally invasive surgical treatment to patients across a wider range of insurance carriers.
5/19/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) recently received the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) Care Award for excellence in lactation care.
5/16/2022
I am pleased to honor and recognize our nurses across Southern New Hampshire Health by kicking off NationalNurses Week2022for our organization. National Nurses Week...
5/9/2022
This year National Hospital Week is held from May 8 – 14. We are taking a moment to recognize the incredible ways you, our Southern NH Medical Center staff and providers, improve the lives of individuals in our communities, and the many ways you are connected to the Nashua community.
 
5/9/2022
Stroke is an event that affects the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. When this happens, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs. This can lead to lasting brain damage, long-term disability, and even death.
There are two types of stroke...
5/6/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) is now offering an innovative new technology that can safely and effectively fracture resistant calcium blockages in a patient’s coronary arteries. The technology, called Shockwave, makes it possible for patients to return home the same day of their procedure.
 
4/25/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) announces that Colin McHugh has been named the organization’s new president and CEO.  After a thorough vetting process, McHugh was selected not only for his business acumen and his leadership skills...
4/12/2022
What comes to mind when you hear the word “arthritis”? An older adult with joint pain and stiffness, perhaps. Maybe physical therapy, walking aids, or
3/30/2022
In a new Southern New Hampshire Health podcast, Dr. John V. Flannery Jr., MD, of Colon & Rectal Surgery of New England leads a discussion on colorectal cancer, covering symptoms, treatment options, and how you can reduce your risk.
3/30/2022
In a new Southern New Hampshire Health podcast, Dr. Michael Kaczanowski, MD, of Foundation Gastroenterology leads a discussion on colorectal cancer. 
3/30/2022
Today, please join us in taking a moment to specifically thank and appreciate our physicians by marking National Doctors’ Day. Each year on March 30th
3/29/2022
On Friday, March 4th, help to bring attention to National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by joining Dress in Blue Day.
 
3/1/2022
SolutionHealth announces that 218 physicians from across Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health were recognized in New Hampshire Magazine’s 2022 Top Doctors issue.
 
2/25/2022
The month of February is American Heart Month, and last Friday, February 4th, was National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association’s signature movement for Go Red for Women.
2/18/2022
Southern New Hampshire Health announces Susan Santana as a new member of its executive leadership team in the role of Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (SNHMC).
2/17/2022
The COVID-19 surge that began in fall 2021 significantly taxed the health care system, but Southern New Hampshire Health staff...
2/15/2022
The DAISY Award® is an international recognition for extraordinary nurses. Foundation Medical Partners has partnered with the DAISY foundation to honor excellent nurses since 2018.
2/15/2022
Lisa Slater had been dealing with weight issues her entire life when her Primary Care Provider (PCP) suggested she consult with Dr. Ellie Chuang, MD, an obesity medicine specialist at Southern New Hampshire Weight Management.
 
2/15/2022
Cardiac care has seen significant enhancement in technology and addition of new medications over the last two decades.  It has witnessed the sub-specialization of cardiology with development of...
2/7/2022 by Providers at Foundation Cardiology, Southern New Hampshire Health
During the COVID-19 surge that began in fall 2021, there was a tremendous increase in patient need for acute and emergency care—the surge taxed the health care system, but staff and providers remained resilient. 
2/4/2022
Elliot Hospital and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center are among a small number of hospitals throughout New England to use the Jada System to rapidly control and treat postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding.
2/4/2022
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center received some welcomed support from the National Guard to alleviate the workload on staff as the COVID surge continues, and increased health care needs are extremely high. The team arrived on January 13th and will be on site through February.
1/21/2022

The National Guard has deployed a seven-person team to Southern New Hampshire Medical Center to increase operational capacity for staffing during this latest surge in the COVID-19 pandemic. The team will be on site through February.

1/13/2022
With the volume of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in our community and the need to innovate to meet staffing needs, Southern New Hampshire Health began their Helping Hands program, which provides opportunities for employees in non-clinical roles to provide support to frontline teams.
1/10/2022
The surge in COVID-19 cases is challenging for staff and patients alike. At points over the past few weeks, the Intensive Care Unit and inpatient units at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center  have been full and even overflowing as nurses and doctors work harder than ever to fight COVID-19...
12/23/2021

We are working under extraordinary circumstances to provide the best care possible for our patients. Below are messages of appreciation submitted by Southern New Hampshire Health staff and providers recognizing their colleagues for their incredible efforts. Thank you to...

12/17/2021
Art teachers throughout the Nashua School District banded together at the request of the United Way of Greater Nashua and Alderman Trish Klee to help provide uplifting messages of appreciation for our staff.
12/16/2021
As we approach another holiday season, food often takes main stage in our lives. This means we come across all kinds of food that we love – the casserole your grandmother used to make for Thanksgiving, recipes for holiday cookies that were handed down each generation, or maybe you’re stocking up on eggnog for the family gathering that you’re planning to safely host.
 
11/24/2021 by Julie Lavoie, SNHH, Registered Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian
When reflux occurs more than twice a week, or it interferes with your life, doctors refer to this as Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) . For people with GERD, these symptoms can be severe, and relief may require much stronger medications or even surgery....
 
11/20/2021 by Kristin Slade
The Manchester Radio Group recently announces several '2021 Best of the 603' awards. System-wide, Southern New Hampshire Health earned four awards.  
 
11/16/2021 by Kristin Slade
A new minimally invasive procedure for women who must undergo a hysterectomy is now being performed at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Janine L. Keever, MD, FACOG, CPE and Vice Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is among the few surgeons in New England...
11/4/2021 by Kelly Scargill
Vascular disease is a growing problem in industrialized nations where busy people have less time to exercise and eat more foods that are high in fats such as cholesterol and triglycerides. Family genes, diabetes, smoking and high blood pressure are other causes.
10/4/2021
Bradley Schott didn’t have to look far for the cancer care he needed when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Gautami S. Rao, MD, of Southern NH Health and the SolutionHealth Cancer Institute, had treated his mother’s leukemia. 
10/1/2021
Nashua, NH – Southern New Hampshire Medical Center recently attained Magnet recognition for the fourth time, a testament to its continued dedication to exceptional nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence.
 
7/1/2021 by Kristin Slade
Southern New Hampshire Health joined Elliot Health System to form SolutionHealth three years ago, and together we are providing our communities with greater access to the care they need.
6/28/2021 by Kristin Slade

May is National Stroke Awareness Month! When it comes to stroke, every second counts. That’s why it’s important to know the signs of stroke.

Elizabeth Army, RN, Stroke Coordinator at Southern New Hampshire Health, sat down for a live interview with the United Way Community Connections Show to discuss Stroke Awareness Month.

5/12/2021

“This was a dramatic experience, but everyone supported me, kept me calm, it was incredible,” Rachael Bonnette, a patient at Women’s Care of Nashua, says after giving birth in an exam room at the practice.

Her new healthy baby boy, Parker Lawson Bonnette, decided he wanted to make a grand entrance into the world.

5/1/2021
It’s something we’ve been working on for the last three years, and now excitement is building for the test of our hard work! Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is preparing for the fourth Magnet re-designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)!
4/8/2021
The best prevention against colorectal cancer is early detection. But data shows many Americans have put off colorectal cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic. This March, which happens to be Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, make your health a priority—make sure you are up to date on your colorectal cancer screenings.
3/8/2021
Help us spread the word about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine! Share this new SolutionHealth Public Service Announcement with your friends, family, and colleagues. 
3/1/2021 by Elyssa Ellis
Southern New Hampshire Health has received re-certification as a Primary Stroke Center by Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc (DNV)!
2/19/2021
In our new publication, Your Wellness Solution, SolutionHealth (parent company of Elliot Health System and Southern NH Health) celebrates the hard work, dedication, and selflessness exhibited by our staff.
12/22/2020 by Stephanie Brooks
Southern New Hampshire Health is excited to announce that it has upgraded it’s robotic-assisted surgery technology.
11/16/2020
Southern New Hampshire Health’s Legacy Trust is showcasing some of the incredible help we have received from donors and the community!
 
7/20/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
Please join us in welcoming eight new third-year medical students to Southern New Hampshire Health. The students are from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM), located in Biddeford, Maine.
 
7/14/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
We’re here and it’s safe to schedule your procedures at Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health.

Beverly Primeau, MBA-RN, SolutionHealth’s Vice President of Surgical and Procedural Services, says, “Elective procedures were put on hold during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now both health systems are in the ramp-up phase.”
 
7/13/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
It’s a beautiful day—what could be more perfect than a family bike ride? But before you pull your bike out of the garage, SolutionHealth (parent company of Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health) experts remind us there some important ways to stay safe on those two wheels!
 
7/9/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth

A big congratulations to the five employees and six teen volunteers who won scholarships from the Southern New Hampshire Health Auxiliary! They have all put in countless hours at the hospital and we thank them for their dedication.

7/7/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth

“I can remember thinking late last fall as the news was coming out of China about this virus – ‘Get ready because that’s headed here!’”
 

That’s the reaction Cheryl Gagne, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer for Southern New Hampshire Health had as news about COVID-19 spreading across continents was ramping up just after the New Year.

7/6/2020 by Stephanie Brooks, SolutionHealth
They are a sight and sound of summer, the humming of a motorcycle’s engine roaring down the road, but they come with some added risks. Experts at SolutionHealth are offering some important safety reminders to keep motorcyclists safe this summer.
 
6/30/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
In honor of Pride Month, we want our LGBT patients to learn about the steps SolutionHealth takes to ensure they get the care they need
6/25/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
Many of us are staying home to stay safe, but that may mean you’re indulging on snacks more often. Lack of routine and unlimited access to your kitchen, along with stress, is the perfect storm for some mindless eating. Michelle Olsen, RDN, LD, Clinical Dietitian with Elliot Center for Advanced Nutrition Therapy, has some tips for snacking smart and keeping off the so-called “COVID 15.”
6/19/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
It’s Men’s Health Week! We know your busy working from home, spending time with the family, and home schooling your children, but don’t forget it’s important to take care of your own health.

Dr. Vladimir Avramov, a SolutionHealth primary care provider at Nashua Primary Care, says the top health concerns for men vary with age, but regular check-ups can help prevent a lot of health issues.
 
6/15/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
Having a baby is exciting, but it can also be stressful, especially during a global pandemic. Is it safe to deliver a baby in the hospital? Will I or my baby become infected with COVID-19? Will there be enough hospital staff on hand to care for us? Can my partner be there for the birth? These are just some of the questions expectant mothers are asking in 2020.
6/10/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
For adults, primary care is all about preventing problems down the road, but some patients may be putting off care these days over fears of being exposed to COVID-19.
6/9/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth

Providers across SolutionHealth are reminding families that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, you should not be putting off visits to the doctor’s office.

6/4/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
Elective procedures have started to resume across SolutionHealth following Governor Sununu’s announcement on May 4. Since then, both Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health System have completed hundreds of time-sensitive procedures.
6/2/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has granted a three-year re-accreditation for mammography to the deNicola Breast Health Center at Southern New Hampshire Health.
5/29/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth

May is mental health awareness month. In these unprecedented times, we need to keep tabs on our mental health and our children’s mental health.

 

5/29/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
May 26, 2020-- Southern New Hampshire Health is now a point of entry into The Doorway program, the statewide initiative that provides comprehensive addiction services to residents suffering from a substance use disorder. The program helps to facilitate access to treatment and offers ongoing monitoring as needed.
 
5/28/2020
Remdesivir is making headlines as a potential “cure” for COVID-19, but there’s some misinformation surrounding it. SolutionHealth’s pharmaceutical experts are clearing up fact from fiction.
5/28/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
Whether you like it or not allergy season is here. Allergies can happen year-round, but this time of year it’s especially rough because of wind-borne pollinating plants, including trees, grass, and weeds.
5/27/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
Unlike Memorial Day Weekends past, this year we’ll see less traffic on the roads and fewer people out and about as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, experts at SolutionHealth are warning that we may still see the uptick in injuries that typically occurs during this time of year.
5/22/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
SolutionHealth’s Patricia Gouveia, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is opening up about how she’s helping lead the ICU team through the pandemic.
5/18/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be enjoying the outdoors as we’re told to social distance, but the warmer temperatures mean a pest is lurking—ticks!
5/18/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
As we celebrate National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, we’re looking at all the incredible work and dedication of our health care workers. They have adapted to a new “normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic and have overcome many obstacles. The Emergency Department at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is one of many units that has adapted to COVID-19 patient care.
5/14/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
It’s something she never thought she’d experience, but Irene Arevalo Jimenez, BSN, RN-BC, is one of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s healthcare workers on the front lines of COVID-19.
5/7/2020 by Elyssa Ellis, SolutionHealth
April 22, 2020 Southern New Hampshire—Four hospitals have banded together to help each other defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and have launched the Front Lines NH Challenge Match. This initiative seeks to inspire and increase the impact of individual and corporate gifts made through FrontLinesNH.org, a dedicated web site.
 
5/5/2020 by Stephanie Brooks, SolutionHealth
April 20, 2020 Southern New Hampshire—In an unprecedented act of collaboration and coordination, four hospitals in southern New Hampshire have banded together to support their front line responders, coordinate efforts of care, share resources, and tell the story of sacrifices front line responders are making to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
5/4/2020 by Stephanie Brooks, SolutionHealth
For the 2020 Top Doctors poll, New Hampshire Magazine selected national research firm Castle Connolly to conduct the survey process. Doctor's are nominated by their peers and cover a wide range of medical needs from pediatrics to surgical care...
4/1/2020
The program will provide immediate access to addiction treatment resources at SNHH and across broader SolutionHealth system...
2/17/2020 by Suzanne Tammaro
Southern New Hampshire Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our patients by providing access to exceptional health and medical care services. As part of this commitment...
9/4/2019 by SNHH
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC,) a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the deNicola Breast Health Center. To achieve voluntary NAPBC accreditation...
7/15/2019 by Susanna Fier, VP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Southern New Hampshire Health (SNHH) is partnering with Eversource to modernize its acute care campus and off-site facilities with energy efficiency upgrades that will help reduce the hospital’s energy and maintenance costs, in addition to reducing carbon emissions and enhancing the comfort of its patients. 
6/19/2019 by Eversource
Back in October 2018, SNHH teamed with numerous Nashua Agencies on a ‘Pediatric Mass Casualty Exercise’, where the goal was to test and critique the responding agencies in the care of the pediatric trauma patient, incident command and public relations. The educational training video from the exercise is now available...
3/25/2019
Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health CEOs Join Other EHS, SNHH and New Execs
1/17/2019 by Business Wire
The deNicola Breast Health Center at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center is one of the first in NH to offer the SmartCurve™ breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose.
11/14/2018 by Jackie Clancy, SNHH
On Friday, several agencies from throughout the Gate City participated in a pediatric mass casualty simulation to evaluate how prepared they are in the case of a community disaster. 
10/29/2018 by KIMBERLY HOUGHTON, Union Leader Correspondent
As the president and CEO of SolutionHealth, a new entity combining Southern New Hampshire Health of Nashua and Elliot Health System of Manchester, Sherry Hausmann has quite a bit on her plate.
8/9/2018 by Damien Fisher, Nashua Telegraph
While students have summer vacation on their minds, teachers in Milford thought about safety Wednesday morning during a “Stop The Bleeding” training session.
6/28/2018 by Adam Urquhart, The Telegraph
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
6/12/2018
In an effort to curb hunger and provide a helping hand to Nashua’s less fortunate families, a new community garden has been constructed in the heart of downtown. About a dozen volunteers gathered on Thursday to construct several garden beds for the new Spring Street Community Gardens. 
6/1/2018 by Kimberly Houghton, Union Leader
A community partnership designed to help feed those in need planted roots Thursday morning with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nashua Spring Street Gardens initiative.
6/1/2018 by Adam Urquhart, The Telegraph
Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health Recently Concluded Transaction to Create Solutionhealth Regional Health System for Southern New Hampshire. SolutionHealth announced today that its Board of Trustees has named Sherry Hausmann as President and Chief Executive Officer. 
5/7/2018 by BusinessWire
When a New Hampshire hospital put a new communication bundle using rapid response calls into action, the hospital's rate of unplanned transfers to the intensive care and overall ICU admissions significantly declined, according to a pilot study published in the American Journal of Critical Care.
5/3/2018 by Megan Knowles, Becker's Hospital Review
Southern New Hampshire Health is teaming up with Girls on the Run at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Nashua as part of a nationwide campaign to promote physical-activity-based positive youth development for girls in grades three through eight.
4/18/2018 by Adam Urquhart, The Telegraph
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has appointed a new chief medical officer. Currently, Scherer serves as medical director for Dartmouth -Hitchcock in Nashua, but has been working in the medical field for more than 15 years.
3/29/2018 by Kimberly Houghton, Union Leader
In case you didn’t know, March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

 
3/22/2018 by Joan Stylianos, Union Leader
Jon Michael Brian Vore, DO, FAAFP, a family physician at Amherst Medical Center, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
3/15/2018 by Drew Walker

Nashua Senior Activity Center hosting free presentation March 27

3/9/2018 by Nashua Telegraph - Adam Urquhart
A new complimentary service has been implemented at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, furthering its commitment to always improve their patients’ experiences, officials report.
3/7/2018 by The Nashua Telegraph
About 25 civilians participated in a five-hour course on Saturday at the police station, which taught them how to respond to active shooting situations and how to apply emergency casualty care if necessary.
2/25/2018 by Kimberly Houghton, Union Leader
Dr. Bill Lero of Merrimack Pediatrics retired in January 2018 after a long career as a pediatrician. He taught many medical students over the years, however the last medical student to shadow his practice prior to his retirement was his son.
2/16/2018 by Merrimack Journal
On Tuesday, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center became the first facility in New England to earn the Go Clear Award.
2/15/2018 by Posted 2/15/2018 Nashua Telegraph by Adam Urquhart
We are proud to announce that Dr. Michael Kaczanowski has been named Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation’s oldest medical society
2/7/2018
Kara Morse, MSW, LICSW, of Foundation Counseling/Wellness shows us how to make this Greek salad with peas and Kalamata olives.
2/1/2018 by WMUR
Concussion test criteria often cloudy.
1/30/2018 by The Nashua Telegraph - Craig Urquhart
Executives and medical leaders promoting the affiliation of two southern New Hampshire hospitals said Thursday the need to expand mental health coverage played a major role in proposing this unique partnership.
1/19/2018 by The Union Leader
This was the latest in a pair of public hearings on the proposed merger. Another was held the week before in Nashua.
1/19/2018 by NHPR
Medical l SNHH and Elliot hospitals host public forum for community input.
1/11/2018 by The Nashua Telegraph
The Telegraph - Local Commentary - Michael Rose, President and CEO of Southern New Hampshire Health System
12/11/2017 by The Nashua Telegraph
Kelly Yellick of Southern New Hampshire Health shows how to make this spicy chicken meatball dish. 
12/6/2017 by WMUR
For the people of Puerto Rico, the recovery stage is going to last months and years, not days and weeks said Mike Rose, CEO of Southern N.H. Health.
11/8/2017 by The Nashua Telegraph
 With recent cold weather and rain moving through the region, flu season has seemed to come early this year.
11/1/2017 by Drew Walker

As part of an initiative with Granite Health’s Zero Left Campaign, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center unveiled their permanent Take Back Box for unwanted or expired prescriptions medications.

10/27/2017 by The Nashua Telegraph
Immediate Care is proud to once again support Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy Collection. Last year
10/17/2017 by Audra Burns
The process involves inserting very fine needles – similar to long straight pins – through the skin and into the muscle trigger points to treat what is called myofascial pain.
8/27/2017
It used to be that every time someone came into the hospital, the hospital got paid. So the more patients in the beds, the bigger the payday for hospital coffers.
7/21/2017 by Business NH Magazine
Elliot Health System (“Elliot”) and Southern New Hampshire Health System (“SNHH”) today announced that they will jointly hold two public listening sessions over the course of the summer...
7/13/2017
Most Wired Hospitals Use Technology to Partner with Patients on Health
7/10/2017
Ashley Iannaco of Southern New Hampshire Health shows how to make this Mediterranean-style salad.
 
6/26/2017 by WMUR
This week I had the pleasure of interviewing young professional Kara Morse, who has dedicated her life to...
6/23/2017 by Stay Work Play New Hampshire
On Wednesday, Granite Health announced the organization has been awarded a grant from Tufts Health Freedom Plan and Northeast Delta Dental to implement efforts aimed at preventing addiction and combating New Hampshire’s opioid crisis by reducing excess prescription opioids.
6/7/2017

Why You Shouldn't Just Sit There. If you had to take a guess, how many hours would you say that you spend seated?

6/5/2017 by New Hampshire Magazine
The Merrimack Rotary Club welcomes Merrimack Immediate Care as a Founders Level Partner for the July Fourth Family Fun Day and Pancake Breakfast sponsor.
5/19/2017 by The Cabinet Press
Emergency room physician Dilip Yarabothu showed everyone how to make a heart-healthy fast thai pineapple curry crock-pot freezer meal and also shared information on the warning signs of a stroke...
5/17/2017 by WMUR
Patio Dedication Celebrates Medical Center’s Current, Former Nurses. Louise Bergeron, who graduated in 1950 from the former Nashua Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and went on to...
5/11/2017
Recognizing and encouraging efforts to improve the healthcare experience for patients, their families and caregivers, Southern New Hampshire Health...
4/24/2017

Southern New Hampshire Health Donates $10,000 to Harbor Homes/Nashua Safe Stations. The nonprofit agency Harbor Homes and member of the affiliated organizations that make up the Partnership for Successful Living, received...

4/14/2017
One of the most common cancers in the United States is also one of the most unpleasant to discuss.
3/7/2017 by The Telegraph
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) today announced that Foundation Medical Partners nineteen Primary Care Practices have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships. 
 
2/13/2017
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua has been recognized for implementing the latest research-based treatment guidelines for stroke patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke quality improvement program. 
1/28/2017
Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced that Southern New Hampshire Medical Center has upgraded to Voalte Platform™ for secure communication and alert notification via smartphones.
1/10/2017