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Healthcare the Way It Should Be

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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Nancy Underhill Presented Mel Gallup Award

Nancy Underhill 3 copyWeeks Medical Center presented its 2016 Mel Gallup Memorial Award to Nancy Underhill of Lancaster. The award is given annually for outstanding volunteer service. 

Underhill has been a volunteer at Weeks for 17 years and has provided more than 4,817 hours of service to the hospital. She was praised for her friendliness, generosity, and dedicated service to Weeks Medical Center and its Volunteer Services department.

To read more, click here. 

Scholarships for Healthcare Careers

The Weeks Medical Center Scholarship Committee is seeking applicants for five annual scholarships. The five scholarships include: the Christy St. Onge Memorial Scholarship, the Ferguson Health Career Scholarship, the Patricia M. Gregory Scholarship, the Robert M. Quay, MD Scholarship, and the Hunter/Chamberlin Scholarship. Each scholarship provides a one-time $500 award. Application deadline is May 20, 2016. For more information, click here.

'Like' Weeks Medical Center on Facebook

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 9.54.48 AMWeeks Medical Center is now on Facebook.

Please visit our page and “like” us to receive news and details about the hospital, our providers and services, and our community—along with plenty of fun and interesting information you can use. Check us out at Facebook.com/WeeksMedicalCenter.

North Country Healthcare Up & Running

The long-planned affiliation of the four North Country hospitals—Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Littleton Regional Healthcare, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center—recently became official with the completion of closing documents. The closing launches a new system called North Country Healthcare. Its purpose is to coordinate the activities of the four hospitals in the areas of planning, administration, purchasing, human resources, marketing, finance, and contracting. Its goal will be to maintain access to high-quality, affordable healthcare throughout the North Country. For more information, click here.

Join Our Team! 

Help-WantedAre you looking for a rewarding career in a community that really cares for its people? Weeks Medical Center has a variety of positions currently available, from admitting clerks, medical technicians, registered nurses, and many more. 

We are looking for candidates who still believe in providing personalized care in a community hospital, while taking advantage of the resources and stability of our strong and established medical group. Our service standards are lived out by every member of the Week’s Medical Center team and are the pillars by which we live by:

  • Make a positive first impression
  • Treat others as guests
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Practice service recovery skills
  • Be professional in image and appearance
  • Practice teamwork
  • Project a positive attitude
  • Strive for excellence in all endeavors

For more information on all our job openings, please click here.

Wound Center Named Center of Distinction

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The Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Weeks Medical Center was recently presented with the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The award was presented to the Wound Healing Center for outstanding clinical performance, including a high rate of patient satisfaction. The Wound Healing Center provides specialized care to patients with chronic wounds. “Our wound care providers are very dedicated and we appreciate being honored with the Healogics Center of Distinction Award,” said Dr. Hal Goolman, DPM.

For more information about the Wound Healing Center and the Center of Distinction Award, please click here.

Getaway Cafe: Make It Your Favorite Spot!

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Make the Getaway Cafe at Weeks Medical Center your favorite spot for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The cafe is open daily and serves a variety of delicious and healthy meals and snacks. Our warm and friendly atmosphere is the perfect gathering spot to grab a relaxing and very affordable meal. 

The cafe serves breakfast Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 9:15 am. 

Lunch is served seven days from 11:30 am to 1:15 pm.

Dinner is served Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 6 pm. 

The cafe posts a monthly menu of daily food options, plus offers a chef's daily special. The cafe also offers homemade soup of the day, a salad bar, and numerous sandwiches. On Tuesday and Thursdays, a fruit, yogurt, and granola bar is offered. Wednesday features a Make Your Own Sundae bar. Coffee, tea, and other beverages are also available. 

For more information about the Getaway Cafe, please call 603-788-5024. 

To view the monthly menu, click here

Celebrating Two Long-Term Staff

021 copyAt two separate celebrations, and with their families by their sides, Weeks honored the commitment, hard work, and dedication of two long-term employees. Lois Canton and John MacKillop both retired at the end of December after 42 years of service to the hospital.  

Nick 109 copyCanton and MacKillop both started working at Weeks Medical Center in 1973 a few months apart from each other. Canton, who worked in patient billing, began working at Weeks when she was 16 years old. MacKillop, who handled construction and special projects, most recently oversaw the parking and front entrance renovations for the hospital.   

Thank you Lois and John for your years of dedicated service. Everyone at Weeks wishes you a happy retirement. 

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 3.22.34 PM The monthly free blood pressure clinic sponsored by Volunteer Services of Weeks Medical Center is now on a new day. The free blood pressure clinic will now be held on the second Friday of each month. The location and times for the clinic remain the same: Passumpsic Savings Bank at 117 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, from 11 am to 2 pm.    

“We are changing the date in order to serve more people in the community,” said Margo Cliche, director of Volunteer Services at Weeks. “More people visit the bank on Friday than on any other day. The Friday clinic will make blood pressure screening more accessible to more people—at no cost.”

The dates for upcoming blood pressure clinics include: May 13, June 10, and July 8. For more information about the free blood pressure clinic, contact Margo Cliche at 603-788-5221 or at margo.cliche@weeksmedical.org.

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. 

Celebrating 40+ Years of Service

40YEARS TEAM IMG 7110 copyWeeks Medical Center recently honored 10 employees for their more than 40 years of loyal service to the hospital. 

The event, hosted by Weeks chief executive officer Scott Howe, had a resounding theme: Weeks is family. Honorees include: Denise Brisson (41 years), Lois Canton (42 years), Renee Hutchinson (44 years), Carrie Ingerson (41 years), Diana Kenison (43 years), Fran LaDuke (43 years), John MacKillop (42 years), Linda Reichert (43 years), Mona Riendeau (50 years), and Pat Rogers (44 years).  

 “Weeks to me is like a second home,” said Carrie Ingerson, patients accounts manager.  "This is a good place.”

To read more about the honorees, click here