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.
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 six comprehensive 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 5 pm for 90 minutes. The classes begin February 6 and run through March 13. For more information and to register, please contact Volunteer Services at 603-788-5221.
Dr. Ruelle Joins Weeks Podiatry Team
Dr. Anna L. Ruelle has joined Weeks Medical Center as a new podiatrist. Dr. Ruelle will be seeing patients at the Weeks Whitefield Physicians Office at 8 Clover Lane and at Littleton Regional Healthcare in Littleton.
Dr. Ruelle is accepting new patients. Her focus areas include diabetic foot care, foot and ankle arthritis and reconstruction, ligament reconstruction, trauma and foot and ankle sports injuries, and pediatric foot and ankle conditions.
For more information about Dr. Ruelle and podiatry services at Weeks, please click here. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruelle, please call 603-788-5095.
Online Bill Payment Now Available
The Intelligent Way to Pay Is Here! Online bill payment is now available at Weeks. You can now pay your bill online via the Weeks Medical Center website. Online bill payment is easy to set up and use, quick and convenient, and safe. Pay with your smartphone, computer, or tablet anytime at your convenience.
Visit WeeksMedical.org/PayMyBill for details and to get started.
New Hours at Main Entrance
Effective December 1, 2016, the main entrance doors at Weeks Medical Center will be locked from 9 pm to 4 am daily. Anyone needing to enter the hosptial during these hours will have access to a nearby phone to request admittance. This new policy is to enhance security for both patients and staff at the hospital. Hospital services are still available 24 hours a day.
Dr. Kelley Joins Weeks Primary Care
Dr. Kelley is accepting new patients. "My goal is to help patients achieve their personal health goals and help prevent and detect medical problems through regular office visits," Kelley says.
For more information about Dr. Kelley and primary care/family medicine services at Weeks, please click here. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kelley, please call 603-788-5095.
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Million Hearts to Reduce Heart Disease
Weeks Medical Center has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a new national initiative to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Weeks will participate in the Million Hearts initiative, which works to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing a patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention interventions. The overall goal of Million Hearts is to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
To learn more about Million Hearts, please click here.
Weeks Names New President: Michael Lee
Weeks Medical Center and North Country Healthcare are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael D. Lee as the new president of Weeks Medical Center. Lee will assume leadership of the hospital and its four physicians office locations in September 2016. Lee will replace CEO Scott Howe, who is retiring.
For the complete announcement, please click here.
Wound Center Named Center of Distinction
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. Director Ann Morin received the Presidents Circle award as outstanding program director. Team members pictured: Sierra Whipple, Susan Marineau, Barbara Payer, Ann Morin, Dr. Hal Goolman, Amy Wilson.
For more information about the Wound Healing Center and the Center of Distinction Award, please click here.
Celebrating Dedicated Service
Weeks Medical Center recently honored seven employees for their long-term and loyal service to the hospital.
The event was hosted by Weeks CEO Scott Howe, who commended each employee by saying "Every day you make a difference in people's lives." Honorees for long-term service included: Mona Riendeau (50 years), Renee Hutchinson (45 years), Pat Rogers (45 years), Kathy St. Onge (35 years), Jean Henry (35 years), Linda Bernard (30 years), and Jeanne Kenison (30 years).
To read more about the Employee Service Awards, click here.
Innovator of the Year Award Presented
North Country Healthcare was recently presented the Innovator of the Year Award from Quorum Health Resource, a leading healthcare consulting company. Warren West, CEO of North Country Healthcare, accepted the award at Quorum’s 2016 Excellence in Leadership Awards in Nashville, TN.
North Country Healthcare is a network of four New Hampshire hospitals—Weeks Medical Center, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Littleton Regional Healthcare, and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital—working together to improve quality, increase efficiencies, and lower the cost of healthcare delivery in the North Country.
For more information about the award and North Country Healthcare, please click here.
Getaway Cafe: Make It Your Favorite Spot!
Free Blood Pressure Clinic
The monthly free blood pressure clinic sponsored by Volunteer Services of Weeks Medical Center is held on the second Friday of each month. The location and times for the clinic: Passumpsic Savings Bank at 117 Main Street, Lancaster, NH, from 11 am to 2 pm.
The dates for upcoming blood pressure clinics include: December 9, January 13, and February 10. For more information about the free blood pressure clinic, contact Margo Cliche at 603-788-5221 or at email@example.com.
Join Our Team!
Are 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.
For more information on all our job openings, please click here.
Putting You in Control of Your Healthcare
Patient Portal & Healow App Improves Quality of Care
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.