SNHH Blog

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