Welcome to Weeks Medical Center
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.
Weeks Provides 'Exquisite Care'
Want proof that Weeks Medical Center provides healthcare the way it should be? Ken Mills, a Weeks orthopedic patient, was so pleased with his care that he sent a letter to the editor of the Coos County Democrat. The following appeared in the February 11, 2015, edition of the newspaper.
To the Editor: After just having my right knee replaced Jan. 28, I did not want to hesitate to share what a truly wonderful experience I had at Weeks Medical Center.
From the pre-operative insurance gauntlet we all negotiate at some level to discharge from the hospital, my experience should serve as an example that if medical need ever arises in a person’s life ‘above the notches’; they are in good hands with Weeks Medical Center.
Between scheduling issues with work, to simple logistics of getting prerequisites accomplished, the orthopedic and lab departments went above and beyond to ensure that upon surgery day, I was able to go in for the procedure with complete peace of mind.
While in the hospital for four days, the nursing staff were so impressive with their consistent attention to detail and willingness to expand explanations when needed to ensure my full comprehension of all the what, how, and why of any action or actions taken in my recovery.
I was not on any restrictions to my diet, but the cafeteria staff does an excellent job of coordinating the meals. On a couple of occasions, I failed to fill out the menu completely. When I inquired as to the staff’s flexibility in modifying a requested menu item, the response was “no problem, anything you want.” In addition to this great level of service satisfaction, the food is really good!
It is important to acknowledge when an organization consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. I am confident my experiences are not a ‘one-off’ event, but rather demonstrate the consistent, excellent quality of care a person can expect should a medical need ever arise in their lives.
With Weeks Medical Center, you will receive exquisite care!
Ken Mills, Twin Mountain
Weeks Medical provides comprehensive orthopedic care and personalized treatment. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the orthopedics team at 603-788-5260. To meet the team, click here.
FreshStart Smoking Cessation Course
Kick the Habit! Learn how to become tobacco-free in a professionally managed and supportive group environment at the Weeks FreshStart Smoking Cessation Course. The course includes sevencomprehensive classes conducted by Margo Cliche, a certified tobacco prevention counselor, and Larry Gentley, CRTT, a respiratory specialist. Some of the topics to be discussed include: understanding why you smoke; the effects of smoking on you and those around you; nicotine replacement products; stress management and weight control techniques; and staying smoke free. Classes are held Monday evenings at 5pm for 90 minutes, with an additional Wednesday class on March 4. Cost: $15 for non-employees, no charge for employees. The classes begin February 16 and run through March 23, 2015. For more information and to register, please contact the Volunteer Department at 603-788-5221 or 603-788-5023.
Putting You in Control of Your Healthcare
New Patient Portal & Healow App Improves Quality of Care
Accessing your healthcare information has never been easier thanks to the Weeks patient portal and new 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.
A Better Way to Heal...New State-of-the-Art Wound Care Center.
Weeks Medical Center's new Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center opened in April and is staffed by specially trained medical experts using the latest wound care methods, dressings, and technologies for the treatment of chronic wounds. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, one of the most advanced therapies in the treatment of problem wounds, will be one of the featured technologies at the new Center. Learn More.