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Our caring and compassionate staff is committed to providing the highest quality and efficient health care services to the communities of New Hampshire’s North Country. Our main hospital is located in Lancaster and we operate satellite physicians offices in the towns of Whitefield, Groveton, North Stratford, and Lancaster. 

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North Country Hospitals Approve Affiliation

DSC 0833 The boards and leadership of Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Littleton Regional Healthcare, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center announced the approval of a formal affiliation agreement to create a new healthcare organization to serve all communities in the North Country. Its name will be North Country Healthcare.

North Country Healthcare will become the parent organization of the new four-hospital health system. Under the arrangement, each of the hospitals will exchange some autonomy to enable joint development of a highly coordinated healthcare network that will improve quality, increase efficiencies, and lower the cost of healthcare delivery in the North Country.

 For more information, and to read the full press release about the affiliation, click here.

Big Things Are Taking Shape

 LOADER WEB ESY-011079230Construction has begun on a $2 million exterior upgrade project at Weeks Medical Center. The goal of the project is to improve overall access to the hospital. The 15-week project will upgrade and expand parking to nearly 300 spaces, create a new entrance to the hospital with a full canopy, and add a new helicopter pad for improved Emergency Department access.

 Construction will be implemented in five phases and completed by November. The planned phases were designed to minimize disruption to both patients and hospital staff. Please bear with us as improvements are made.

26th Annual Golf Scramble Hits Big

The 26th annual Golf Scramble sponsored by the Weeks Medical Center Auxiliary took place on Saturday, June 6, at the Waumbek Golf Club in Jefferson, NH. This was an exciting day of golf, food, raffles, contests, and fun for golfers of all abilities. This community event raised more than $21,500 to purchase important medical equipment for the hospital. 

DSC 0143 copy More than 40 sponsors generously contributed to the scramble, including lead tournament sponsors Daniel Hebert General Contractors, CGI Employee Benefits Group of Hooksett, and AB Excavating. 

“A special thank you to our lead tournament sponsors as well as our many flight sponsors, hole sponsors, donors, and golfers who contribute to this worthy cause," said Margo Cliche, volunteer services manager. "A special thanks to the Waumbek Golf Club for its many years of service and to the Weeks Medical Center Volunteer Department, management team, and staff for their continued support along with the many Auxiliary members and volunteers who contribute so much to the success of the tournament.”

A special event at this year’s Golf Scramble was the presentation of the Peggy Roberts Memorial Award to Weeks hospitalist Tammy Lazott. The award was presented to Lazott for her dedication, contributions, and participation in the success of past scrambles.

For more photos and details from the 2015 Golf Scramble, click here

Employees Recognized for Service

Employee Recognition Night was held at Weeks Medical Center on Friday, May 15. More than 50 employees were recognized for their years of service to Weeks Medical Center and the community. Employees representing almost every department received commendation for their years of service for periods from five to 40 years.

10 year copyWeeks CEO Scott Howe welcomed everyone to the event after a social hour with refreshments. Medical Staff President Mederic LeBlanc, MD, and David Atkinson, president of the Weeks board of trustees, addressed everyone in attendance. Howe and various department managers presented the recognition awards to employees. 

Denise Brisson, surgical services manager and an operating room registered nurse, and Carrie Ingerson, manager of patient accounts, were congratulated for 40 years of service.

For more photos from Employee Recognition Night, click here.

Rutherford Presented Volunteer Award

DSC 0108 copyThe 2015 Mel Gallup Memorial Award was presented to Beverly Rutherford at the Weeks Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on April 15. The award is given annually for outstanding volunteer service.

Rutherford has been a volunteer at Weeks for nine years and has provided 2,229 hours of service to the hospital. She volunteers two days a week and assists with clerical work in the administrative wing of the hospital. Rutherford was praised for her friendliness, sense of humor, and her dedicated service to Weeks Medical Center and its Volunteer Department.

For additional photos from this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, click here.

Putting You in Control of Your Healthcare

Patient Portal & Healow App Improves Quality of Care

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Accessing your healthcare information has never been easier thanks to the Weeks patient portal and healow app. The portal and the app are designed to give you 24-hour access to all your healthcare information in a safe, easy-to-use online environment.

The portal and app put you in control of your healthcare. You can view information such as recent doctor visits, discharge summaries, immunizations, allergies, and lab results.

An exciting new aspect of the portal is the new healow app for smartphones and tablets. The free app allows you to access all your healthcare information from anywhere. You can also link multiple accounts if you manage the information of family members. The app lets you manage your medications, communicate with your doctor, and view lab results. It can also remind you about appointments, help you renew prescriptions, and let’s you record health information.

To sign up for the patient portal, click here. Then download the free healow app from the App Store or Google Play.