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If you love to golf and could use a new car, tractor, or big night out in the Lakes Region with friends then join LRGHealthcare on August 11 for our Annual Golf Classic at the Laconia Country Club.  

Fundraising run/walk to be held on Saturday, September 6 at 9:00 am on the beautiful WOW Trail.

Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH) is pleased to receive the 2014 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. FRH is one of only two hospitals in the state of New Hampshire to receive this recognition.

The LRGH Auxiliary recently awarded four scholarships totaling $7,500 to students pursuing a career in healthcare services.

For the third year in a row Winner’s Circle Auto Sales, Inc. in Tilton has signed on as a $1,000 Gold Sponsor of the Brenda’s Ride with Friends fundraising event. 

The new hydraulic lift has the capacity to lift a patient from ground level to ambulance, and supports more than one thousand pounds. 
Guests attending a Ladies and Wheels event were encouraged to bring a new teddy bear, to be donated to the Emergency Departments at LRGH and FRH.
Dr. Alexander Hennig is the first orthopaedic surgeon in New Hampshire to perform a new, minimally-invasive medical procedure known as Subchondroplasty.
 

For the sixth year, Bank of New Hampshire has signed on as the $10,000 Title Sponsor of the LRGHealthacre Golf Classic.

The Oncology team and LRGHealthcare Dermatologist Dr. Abdulhameed Alrajhi of the Laconia Clinic, hosted a free skin screening clinic at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Effective immediately, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial truck drivers receive their Medical Certification Card from DOT certified physicians. 

The Granite United Way has recognized LRGHealthcare with gratitude to leadership and employees for investments of more than $100,000 to the 2013 Granite United Way campaign. 

LRGHealthcare announces that Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) and Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH) have received designation as NICHE hospitals.  The NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) designation indicates a hospital’s commitment to elder care excellence.

Health Insurance Enrollment is still available to those experiencing a life changing event.

Join local vendors on the FRH lawn every Tuesday afternoon from 3:00-6:00 pm, beginning June 3, through the summer season.  
Surrounded by donated material, LRGH Auxiliary volunteers lend their time and talent to make a difference and bring smiles to children.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, LRGHealthcare wants you to think F.A.S.T. 
Inspired by a long history of fundraising and philanthropic giving, the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary celebrates another successful year, and welcomes new ideas, requests and members. 

LRGHealthcare is pleased to nominate Melissa MacCombie, RN for the 2014 Clint Jones NH Nursing Award.

The NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) has recognized 17 providers from LRGHealthcare for providing exceptional care to their patients with diabetes. 

LRGHealthcare is proud to once again offer local teens the very popular Caring Student Intern (CSI) Program.

Would you like to increase your energy and better manage your overall health?
Lakes Region General Hospital is ramping up their courtesy shuttle service and drivers are needed.
April 6 through 12 marks National Volunteer Week, and LRGHealthcare is taking part in the festivities by acknowledging the dedication and hard work of the many volunteers within the organization.

LRGHealthcare held its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 2 with 150 people in attendance.

Franklin Regional Hospital is once again host to a weekly Summer Farmer’s Market in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition. 
Employees spur education and action by participating in national movement

Laconia Clinic, a clinical department of Lakes Region General Hospital announces the launch of a new consumer website for current and prospective patients. 

The Weight Institute of New Hampshire, Lakes Region Community College and Baron's Major Brands have teamed up to teach you how to cook food that is nutritious and delicious!
LRGHealthcare was one of three organizations in the country recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for efforts to reduce inpatient harm and reduce readmissions. 
DOT commercial vehicle driver refresher training course offers safety, compliance and accountability of DOT's NEW Rating system and much more...
Zentangle Art Workshop with Bette Abdu.  An invitation to oncology patients, survivors and caregivers.

Applications are now being accepted for the Eighth Annual Jen Cotton Grad Memorial Scholarship.

LRGHealthcare is actively seeking Reiki practitioners for our new Volunteer Reiki program.

On Saturday, March 15 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, certified application assisters will be at Lakes Region General Hospital to assist the public in signing up or expanding their insurance coverage with NH insurance options. 

Presented by MB Tractor & Equipment, LRGHealthcare's Red Dress Gala at Church Landing in Meredith was a sell-out success. Event organizers were thrilled to welcome more than 320 guests, and are proud to announce that the gala raised an impressive $62,654.

Food is a topic that interests most everyone.  How and what we eat can be very personal based on choice and preference.

NH Health Insurance options enrollment fair offered on Saturday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Franklin Regional Hospital.

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Fair on Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Lakes Region General Hospital.

LRGHealthcare is proud to introduce the Hospital Sitter Volunteer program. 

Did you know that nearly one out of every two adults have at least one chronic disease?
FREE Refresher Trainer course offers safety, compliance and accountability of DOT's NEW Rating system and much more...
In just twelve months the group barely came up for air,  jumping from one project to the next all with a mission of raising funds to support important initiatives at LRGH.

This February marks the 10th Anniversary of the LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala, and the planning committee is proud to announce a record sell out!  

During this season of hope and giving, the Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton raised and donated $29,960.35 to LRGHealthcare for the battle against breast cancer. 

The Arthritis Foundation bestowed to Dr. Jonathan Lee of Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists the Major Gift Leadership Award for helping to revolutionize future treatment for osteoarthritis and ignite a new era in drug discovery.
Genesis Behavioral Health honored community leaders for their commitment to mental health
The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary gives back with a donation of $600 to Mix 94.1 Cash/Cans Money and Food Drive.

LRGHealthcare’s Weight Institute of New Hampshire (WINH) recently won a 2013 eHealthcare Leadership Award in the Best Overall Internet Site category from eHealthcare Strategy and Trends.

The flu is predicted to be later in the seaon in New England.  It is not too late to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot.

Lakes Cosmetic Institute and ENT Associates of NH are pleased to welcome Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic Dr. King to the Lakes Region
Boasting record attendance, with participants from throughout New England, the Second Annual Practical Orthopedics for Primary Care Conference held recently in Meredith, NH was a huge success.
LRGHealthcare installs anti-idle ambulance kiosks to help reduce air pollution and improve efficiencies. 
The LRGH Auxiliary is pleased to once again offer the holiday ‘Tree of Love’ and Remembrance Service.
How about a round of golf at Pebble Beach, with the proceeds going to support men’s health and the LNH Children’s Auction? 
Avoid cabin fever this winter and join the great team of volunteers at LRGHealthcare!   We invite you to make a difference in the lives of local patients while enriching your own life.
 

The November Breast Cancer and Beyond gathering will be on Monday, November 25, 2013 from 4:30-6:00 pm.

 For the fifth year in a row, MB Tractor & Equipment has signed-on as the $10,000 Presenting Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala.
 

 Many New Hampshire residents who buy their own health insurance are finding cancellation notices in their mailbox. 

Last year, many of the 795,000 Americans who suffered a stroke did not get the right lifesaving treatment in time.

The Greater Franklin HEAL Coalition and LRGHealthcare are pleased to host The Weight of the Nation: Challenges. Part of an award-winning HBO series, the documentary examines the origins, severity and major driving forces causing obesity, and opportunities for communities to fight this epidemic.

The Weight Institute of New Hampshire (WINH) bariatric support group meets the third Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm, and invites any patient and family member who has had or will be having bariatric surgery to attend. 

LRGHealthcare is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Senior Safety Day, offering free smoke detector battery changes for area Seniors on Saturday, October 26
 
Save the Date!  The 10th Annual Red Dress Gala will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014. 
The story and origin of Lakes Region General Hospital, told through and exhibit featured at the Laconia Library will be coming to a close at the end of November.  
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Lilly Oncology Canvas Exhibit is on display in the Atrium of Lakes Region General Hospital during the month of October. 

The Athletic Performance series is designed to assist coaches, athletes and/ or serious recreational athletes develop sport specific skills or improve their overall fitness.

Dr. Brian Paterson of LRGHealthcare’s Holistic Health Center will be offering a FREE program to the community through the Laconia Adult Education Program.   
 

Fall is here and with the colder weather each year comes flu season.
 

LRGHealthcare is pleased to present nationally-recognized Distracted Driving Speaker, Jennifer Smith for a community presentation, Hang up & Drive! A discussion about the risks of talking or texting while driving.  Presented by LRGHealthcare, this free presentation will take place on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club, 719 North Main Street in Laconia.  
     
The story and origin of Lakes Region General Hospital, told through and exhibit featured at the Laconia Library.  
Fifteen-year breast cancer survivor Brenda Ganong recently hosted the 11th Annual Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time.  The day was a huge success, raising $11,200 for the Oncology patients at LRGHealthcare.

Did you know that nearly one out of every two adults have at least one chronic disease? These chronic diseases may include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and any other chronic condition that you live with on a daily/weekly basis, which may significantly limit your every-day activities.

The latest prosthetic breast forms from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel are available right in your community. 
New Hampton Family Practice is pleased to welcome Barbara Wood, APRN to the New Hampton community.
LRGHealthcare and Moultonboro Family Healthcare are pleased to welcome Jeanne Prescott, APRN, MEd, MSN to the Moultonboro community.

LRGHealthcare was recently recognized at the United Way Annual Meeting with an award for raising over one million dollars over the years to the United Way.  The employees of LRGHealthcare raised a record breaking $122,500 for the organization with the last fundraising campaign.
 

The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic presented by Bank of New Hampshire was held at the Laconia Country Club on Monday, August 12.  It was a perfect golf day and a great success as the event raised an impressive $42,286 in support of the HealthLink program.
LRGHealthcare recently announced that Reach Out and Read program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation. In recognition of the efforts of LRGHealthcare in promoting childhood literacy, the grant will help purchase books for our Reach Out and Read program. 
Want a new car? Love to golf?  Then join us at the August 12, 2013 LRGHealthcare Golf Classic at Laconia Country Club.  The Irwin Automotive Group has once again signed-on as a Hole-in-One Sponsor of this great event!
 
DiGiorgio Associates Inc. & Monitor Builders Inc. recently signed-on as a $5,000 Gold Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic. 
For a fifth year Bank of New Hampshire has signed on as the $10,000 Title Sponsor for the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic, to be held on Monday, August 12.
New Hampton Family Practice recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new location at Exit 23 Plaza, Rte 104 in New Hampton.  

LRGHealthcare is now an Anthem Site of Service Benefit and a Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy-LP Plan provider.  For subscribers who qualify, they now have access to no-cost, low-cost, out-of-pocket expense for laboratory and/or surgical services within the LRGHealthcare network. 

Leo Goddu, Vice President-Ancillary Services of LRGHealthcare, has named Christopher Records as Administrative Director of Laboratory Services.
 
LRGHealthcare is proud to welcome Dr. Michael Buff to the Hematology/Oncology Department. 

Patients, employees and visitors at two New Hampshire hospitals will be eating healthier thanks to a new partnership between LRGHealthcare and New Hampshire Meat.

The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary recently presented four scholarships totaling $6,000 to local residents pursuing careers in the healthcare field.  Please join us in congratulating the following students.
 

Everyone is invited to join New Hampton Family Practice on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 4:00-6:00 pm to celebrate their new location at 345 NH Route 104 in New Hampton (Exit 23 Plaza). 

Keeping Kids Safe was the theme at the 7th Annual Westside Safety Fair held at Westside Healthcare on Wednesday, May 22.  Sponsored by the LRGHealthcare Community Education Department, many parents and caregivers in the community look forward to this annual event as a fun and interactive way to educate children by engaging them with skilled community partners who relay important tips on ways to stay safe.
 

Franklin Regional Hospital is excited to once again host a weekly Summer Farmer’s Market in collaboration with the Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition.  Join local vendors on the lawn at FRH on Tuesday afternoons from 3-6:00 p.m. beginning June 25, to be held each Tuesday through the summer season.
 

Sixteen women from Nepal attended the “Refugee Women’s Health Event” at Health First Family Care in Laconia on May 16, 2013. The event was held in conjunction with LRGHealthcare and sponsored by a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Dilu Chetri-Rai, from the Language Bank Interpretation Services in Concord applied her expert interpretation skills. 
 

With the clink of champagne glasses and effusive thanks to all donors, LRGHealthcare on Thursday celebrated the success of its $4 million and counting “Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being” Capital Campaign.
 

Laconia, NH –May is National Stroke Awareness Month. LRGHealthcare wants to make our community aware that by thinking F.A.S.T. you can help save lives and improve recovery.

National Healthcare Week, the nation’s largest health care event, is a celebration of the history, technology and dedicated professionals that make our facilities beacons of confidence and care, and is being celebrated at LRGHealthcare the week of May 12.
 

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Alex Hennig, MD has been named the new LRGHealthcare Rehabilitation Services Medical Director of outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation.

LRGHealthcare is proud to once again offer local teens the popular ‘CSI’ (Caring Student Interns) Program.

LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont is proud to announce that Marge Kerns has been appointed to Vice President of Clinical Support Services.
 
 

The American Nurses Association (ANA) and LRGHealthcare support and encourage National Nurses Week recognition programs throughout our community, specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.
 

Preventing injury and teaching children how to stay safe is the focus of this year’s Child Safety Fair at Westside Healthcare. Join us in celebrating National Safe Kids Day with this fun-filled and informative family event!
 

Have you ever had an MRI or PET/CT scan in New Hampshire?  If so, you may have participated in one of the longest hospital collaborations in our state – twenty-five years to be exact.
 
 

The Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary is searching for a few friendly and reliable individuals to volunteer in the FRH Gift Shop.

If you or a loved one suffer from a chronic health condition, “spring” into action by attending LRGHealthcare’s Better Choices, Better Health 6-week workshop.
 
 

LRGHealthcare Volunteer Services is searching for a few personable and reliable volunteers to shuttle patients and guests

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  The victim of a sexual assault is one of the most severely psychologically traumatized individuals a nurse can encounter.
 

LRGHealthcare recently launched a redesigned website, including a mobile version.

The Athletic Performance series is designed to assist coaches, athletes and/ or serious recreational athletes develop sport specific skills or improve their overall fitness.

Start Your Journey to Health Living Today.  Attend a FREE Bariatric Information Session.

In less than three months since the unveiling of the permanent Medication Collection Box, the Laconia Police Department has collected 126 pounds of unused or expired medications. This voluntary collection and disposal process is free and anonymous.
 

The April Breast Cancer and Beyond gathering will be on Monday, April 8, 2013 from 4:30-6PM. A representative from LRGH Occupational Therapy will be offering a brief overview on the subject of Lymphedema Prevention and Treatment. The remaining time will be used for socializing, sharing and support.

The April Breast Cancer and Beyond gathering will be on Monday, April 8, 2013 from 4:30-6PM. A representative from LRGH Occupational Therapy will be offering a brief overview on the subject of Lymphedema Prevention and Treatment. The remaining time will be used for socializing, sharing and support.

A FREE training, open to all interested in learning more about important topics such as interviewing, policy development, drug testing, training and education, workplace safety and much more. 

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7th to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization in 1948.  Each year a theme is selected for World Health Day that highlights a priority area of public health concerns.

The definition of a chronic condition is a health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic is typically applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. This can include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that you live with on a daily or weekly basis, which significantly limit day-to-day activities. If you or a loved one suffers from a chronic health condition, “spring” into action by attending LRGHealthcare’s Better Choices, Better Health 6-week workshop.

Laconia Clinic Internal Medicine, a department of Lakes Region General Hospital, is pleased to now offer Saturday morning appointments for adult patients. Physicals, routine care, sick visits and follow up visits may now be scheduled for Saturdays. Laboratory, x-ray and pharmacy services are also available during the new Saturday office hours.

The month of March is National Colorectal Awareness Month. Colorectal Cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum and is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be! If everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Physicians, providers and the employees at LRGHealthcare are vital to keeping our community healthy. It is their skill, warmth, and quick thinking that enable them to provide excellence in care for our friends, neighbors and loved ones. LRGHealthcare recognizes their commitment and dedication to our community. The Innovations in Safety Award is open to the staff of LRGHealthcare to recognize those who provide situational issues and concerns with examples of how to correct them; therefore making our environment and the environment of our patients a safer place to work and visit.

One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer.  It could be a parent, a friend or a co-worker…it could be you. It’s a scary statistic and it’s one of the reasons why the Laconia Clinic, a department of LRGHealthcare, hosted a Dress in Blue Day™ event where employees wore blue to help bring greater awareness to colon cancer, a disease that can be prevented through screening.

Do you or someone you know use and collect home sharps for medication delivery or infusion? If so, there are safe ways to dispose of them that cut down on environmental hazards and danger to trash handlers. 

Members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary recently met to review initiatives of the past year and ways to best support the hospital and community services moving forward.  Inspired by a long history of philanthropic projects and giving the group is always happy to welcome new ideas, new requests, and new members. 
 

We are pleased to announce that the National Breast Cancer Foundation, for the third year, has awarded LRGHealthcare with a generous grant to support the efforts of the Mammography Bridge Program.
 

Recently, LRGHealthcare and Patrick’s Pub & Eatery teamed up to offer a free community health program for men, titled “Time for a Tune Up.”  The program was designed to increase awareness of preventable health problems, promote healthy living and encourage early detection and treatment of disease for men.
 

In the midst of the toughest flu season in years, if you are sick and need to visit Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital or any provider practice in the LRGHealthcare network, chances are very good the staff caring for you have been immunized against the disease.
 

LRGHealthcare recently released its annual Community Benefit Report, highlighting expenditures targeted specifically for the community at large. In fiscal year 2012, LRGHealthcare provided more than $35 million dollars in community benefit to the Lakes and Three Rivers Regions.

Presented by MB Tractor & Equipment, Friday night’s LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala was a huge success, raising $60,677.00 and welcoming over 400 guests.

The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Performance and Practices of Successful Medical Groups: 2012 Report Based on 2011 Data identified Pain Solutions as a “Better Performer” because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide.

On Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Patrick’s Pub & Eatery take advantage of a great free opportunity to learn more about how men can keep on the track to good health. Hosted by LRGHealthcare and Patrick’s Pub and Eatery, Theodore Capron, MD will discuss the unique health care needs of men including regular check-ups and screenings.

The employees of LRGHealthcare have completed their main fundraising drive for the United Way, setting a record of $122,500 for the organization. Central New Hampshire’s largest healthcare organization and its employees have raised a collective five-year total of over $610,500 in support of the community, demonstrating their daily commitment to improve the health and well-being of those who depend on local social services.

Please join LRGHealthcare for the final autumn 2012-winter 2013 Athletic Performance Series on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6PM with “Moving Towards Better Running”. The program will include information about injury prevention, technique and form for any running level. Program also discusses shoe selection and stretching prior to and after running to minimize potential injuries.

Please join LRGHealthcare on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM for a social gathering for women affected by breast cancer. Light refreshments will be served so come relax and visit among other women to share stories and discuss experiences.

For the third year in a row, Evroks Corporation in Winnisquam has signed-on as a $5,000 Gold Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala!

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and LRGHealthcare joins the National Cervical Cancer Coalition call for expanded access to life-saving screening tests and vaccines.

Laconia Clinic employees joined together once again for their Annual Craft & Bake Sale held in mid-November. A variety of desserts were created by employees of the various departments within the Clinic to raise money for the St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry in Laconia. Proceeds from the craft & bake sale were presented to the food pantry in early January to assist with the restocking of the food pantry after the busy holiday season. This year’s donation was for $634 and was the Laconia Clinic’s fifth year of donating to the food pantry.

The definition of a chronic condition is a health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic is typically applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. This can include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that you live with on a daily or weekly basis, which significantly limit day-to-day activities. If you or a loved one suffers from a chronic health condition, start the New Year off right by attending LRGHealthcare’s Better Choices, Better Health 6-week workshop (available in two convenient locations).

Don’t miss one of the most exciting nights of the winter in the Lakes Region! Tickets are on sale now for the Ninth Annual LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala, presented by MB Tractor & Equipment.

The Tanger Outlet Center in Tilton raised and is donating $35,875.44 for the battle against breast cancer. During this season of hope and giving, Tanger made its local donation to LRGHealthcare during a special ceremony on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.

The Seventh Annual Spalidays event presented by Cascade Spa on November 28 & 29 was a huge success, welcoming a sell-out crowd of over 500 guests and raising $6,000 for LRGHealthcare’s Breast Screening programs.

The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating the holidays with their annual Christmas Tree of Love.

LRGHealthcare is pleased to welcome Surgeon Raza M. Shariff, MD to the local community. Dr. Shariff is practicing general and bariatric surgery at the Weight Institute of New Hampshire in Laconia.

Today, leaders at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists (a department of LRGHealthcare) are coming together with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Athletic Trainers’ Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and Safe Kids USA to promote the STOP Sports Injuries campaign.

The LRGHealthcare Breast Cancer & Beyond support group meets often, bringing women together to share experiences and advice.

The Building Healthy Communities talk with transportation, planning and public health consultant Mark Fenton on November 2 was very well received with over 90 prominent Lakes Region men and women in attendance. Many local officials, school district representatives, media personnel, local business owners and Belknap County Economic Development Council (BCEDC) incorporators & board members listened closely as Mark Fenton explained scenarios on how to better our roads and walkways for improving the public health of the community.

“Getting to Zero” is the theme selected by the World AIDS Campaign (WAC) for years 2011-2015 to commemorate World AIDS Day on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The theme echoes the UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS) vision of achieving ‘Zero new HIV infections, Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS-related deaths.’

For the fourth year in a row, MB Tractor & Equipment has signed-on as the $10,000 Presenting Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala!

Andrea R, Huertas, Hospice Director at Central NH VNA & Hospice, along with Carolyn Crosby MD, will be sharing one family’s experience with hospice care on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6-7:30PM at Lakes Region General Hospital. “Mae & I” is a collaborative discussion between LRGHealthcare and Central NH VNA & Hospice regarding end-of-life care and the individualized needs of patients.

Milo Pike and Penny Pitou have championed many charitable causes over the years, but perhaps none with such a long-term public benefit as their continued support of Lakes Region General Hospital.

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be scary, but women do not have to go it alone. A support group can help. The LRGHealthcare Breast Cancer & Beyond support group meets often and brings women together to share experiences and advice.

It’s time for a change…a battery change that is! LRGHealthcare is pleased to announce their 12th annual Senior Safety Day, to be held on Saturday, October 27th.

Save the Date! The Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary will host its Fourth Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Franklin Regional Hospital.

LRGHealthcare recently obtained two capillary blood lead level testing machines for use in both Westside Family Practice in Franklin and Newfound Family Practice in Bristol. The machines were purchased through a combined effort between LRGHealthcare and a grant from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) as part of an initiative of the Franklin-Newfound Area Healthy Homes Committee (a committee of the local public health network, Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers).

New physicians, advanced medical training and surgical procedures, and customer service initiatives have led Orthopedic Professional Association, in partnership with LRGHealthcare to update their name to Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists.

LRGHealthcare is pleased to offer aquatic exercise and fitness activities ranging from Arthritis Foundation classes to strength and conditioning classes. Exercise classes in the therapeutic warm water pool can include walking, jogging, jumping, swimming, kicking, and other recurring activities that improve mobility and cardiovascular function. All classes are taught by professional aquatic therapists and available to the public.

LRGHealthcare is proud to announce the upcoming Athletic Performance Series schedule for fall of 2012 and winter of 2013. The LRGHealthcare Athletic Performance Series has been designed to help develop sports-specific skills or improve overall fitness. Individuals are welcome to attend one or all programs. All programs are FREE to attend and held at Hillside Medical Park in Gilford.

The Greater Franklin Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Coalition is giving recognition and applauds to Franklin Savings Bank in their support of local walking trails. Over $5,300 in proceeds from their 19th Annual Charity Softball Tournament is being donated to area trail associations such as the Odell Park River Trail, Friends of the Northern Rail Trail, the Winnipesaukee River Trail, and the WOW Trail for their upkeep and development efforts.

Did you know that nearly one out of every two adults have at least one chronic disease? These chronic diseases may include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and any other chronic condition that you live with on a daily/weekly basis, which may significantly limit your every-day activities.

“The flu vaccine is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and our families from the flu,” said LRGHealthcare Medical Director of Infection Control Dr. Abigail Dacuycuy. “The CDC recommends that everyone, six months and older should get a flu vaccine, and we support this recommendation. For some people, the flu is truly a health risk; for others, it is just an inconvenience, but everyone benefits from limiting its spread in our community. Widespread vaccination, including vaccination of children, is the best way to protect everyone in our community.”

Launched in 2004, the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition invites people from the United States and Puerto Rico diagnosed with any type of cancer – as well as their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers – to express through art and narrative, the life-affirming changes that give their cancer journeys meaning.

Pink is a bold color so significant that women everywhere know what it stands for immediately- it stands for hope! This fall, Tanger is offering its shoppers a way to join in the fight against Breast Cancer with their annual PinkSTYLE campaign.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at Lakes Region General Hospital has been recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

LRGHealthcare employees are once again gearing up for their Employee Fundraising Yard Sale. In its second year, proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services at LRGHealthcare.

The Trustees of the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Manchester, New Hampshire recently granted $10,000 to LRGHealthcare to support the Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic presented by DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc. was held at the beautiful Laconia Country Club on Monday, August 13. It was a perfect golf day and a great success as the event raised a remarkable $47,201 in support of the HealthLink program!

August 6, 2012 was a very meaningful date for the Drouin Family -- and for patients and staff at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Eighteen talented high school seniors from the Lakes and Central regions of New Hampshire are earning college credits this summer thanks to LRGHealthcare. A partnership between LRGHealthcare and Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) called “Summer Scholars” is now in its fifth year and provides a free course in Anatomy and Physiology to top students interested in pursuing a career in health care. The four credit college course is taught in a compressed summer schedule and can be applied to a community college program or transferred to other colleges and universities. LRGHealthcare underwrites the students’ costs for the course.

Penny Pitou Travel recently signed-on as a Hole-in-One Sponsor of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic, to be held on Monday, August 13th at the Laconia Country Club.

LRGHealthcare is thrilled to announce that Bank of New Hampshire has signed-on as a $5,000 Gold Sponsor of the August 13th LRGHealthcare Golf Classic!

LRGHealthcare has recently completed the third year of a five year program with the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (NHCRCSP) funded by a grant from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). The grant offers free colorectal cancer screenings to qualified individuals in New Hampshire. We are pleased to state that over 175 patients referred by LRGHealthcare doctors have been eligible for a free colorectal cancer screening (colonoscopy) through this program.

Winner's Circle Auto Sales, Inc. in Tilton recently signed on as a $1000 Gold Sponsor of the 10th Annual Brenda's Ride with Friends, to be held on Saturday, August 18th at the Weirs Beach Lobster Pound.

For the third year in a row Fratello's Italian Grille and Patrick's Pub & Eatery have teamed-up as Hole-in-One Sponsors of the LRGHealthcare Golf Classic, presented by DiGiorgio Associates Inc./Monitor Builders Inc.

The Irwin Automotive Group recently signed on as a Hole-in-One Sponsor of the 2012 LRGHealthcare Golf Classic!

The Health Information Resource CenterSM (HIRC) recently awarded LRGHealthcare with a Bronze Web Health Award for their intranet website.

The LRGHealthcare Breast Cancer & Beyond support group meets regularly and brings women together to share experiences and advice.

Each year members of the Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary award scholarships to local residents & employees who plan to further their education in the healthcare field.

LRGHealthcare Oncology/Hematology and NH Oncology-Hematology PA consider the improvement of health care and disease prevention an integral part of their mission, and participation in research programs allows improved treatments and prevention of cancer.

The LRGHealthcare Family Birthplace is now offering new parents the Period of PURPLE Crying® education program.

Franklin Regional Hospital is excited to once again host a weekly Summer Farmer’s Market. Join local vendors on the lawn at FRH on Tuesday afternoons from 2-5:00 p.m., beginning Tuesday, July 10, continuing through the summer season.

LRGHealthcare announced today it has received a generous $10,000 grant from the Arthur Getz Charitable Foundation. These funds will support the Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

The Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary recently presented four $2,500 scholarships to local residents pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Please join us in congratulating the following students:

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, June 13th at 5:30 p.m. at Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant (Rte. 3, Meredith, NH) for the Saving Our Treasured Chests: Getting Plastered with a Purpose auction. All are welcome and it's sure to be unlike any other auction you've attended!

Save the date! The LRGHealthcare Golf Classic will be held on Monday, August 13th at the beautiful Laconia Country Club.

Becker's ASC Review recently released the "150 Pain Management Physicians to Know" and named local provider, James A. Mirazita, MD to the list.

Bank of New Hampshire is proud to announce that they have made a $500,000 contribution towards LRGHealthcare’s “Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being” capital campaign. “As a true icon with a parallel mission to provide quality service, LRGHealthcare is a staple in this community. We are fortunate to partner with such a dedicated organization.” Stated Mark Primeau, President & CEO of Bank of New Hampshire. “Bank of New Hampshire is committed to our roots here in the Lakes Region and is proud to be New Hampshire’s Local Bank.”

Preventing injury and teaching children how to stay safe is the focus of this year’s Child Safety Fair at Westside Healthcare.

LRGHealthcare President & CEO Tom Clairmont announces appointment of Leo Goddu, RT(R) RDMS, RDCS to Vice President of Ancillary Services.

LRGHealthcare will be promoting “keeping you healthy” at the upcoming Choose Franklin Community Day on Saturday, May 12 from 9 am-3 pm at Odell Park in Franklin. This 8th annual event features the theme of Healthy Eating Active Living and representatives from LRGHealthcare will be present to provide free screenings, chair massage, and healthy eating tips to encourage healthy lifestyle. They will also have a float and employee participation in the parade through downtown Franklin which begins at 10:00 am, from the Franklin High School.

Members of the Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and LRGHealthcare community assembled at the bank’s main office in Meredith on Monday, May 14 to celebrate MVSB’s lead gift to LRGHealthcare’s Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

LRGHealthcare in collaboration with NH Oncology/Hematology is one of only six community oncology practices in the country recognized by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for their work in improving cancer care through high-quality clinical trials programs. The 2012 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Clinical Trials Participation Award will be presented to Dr Charles Catcher on behalf of LRGHealthcare’s Oncology Department at ASCO’s 48th Annual Meeting in Chicago, taking place June 1-5, 2012.

LRGHealthcare is proud to once again offer local teens the popular ‘CSI’ (Caring Student Interns) Program.

Members of the LRGHealthcare Board of Trustees, Senior Management Team, and major donors from Twin Rivers’ communities assembled at Franklin Regional Hospital on Friday, April 20 to celebrate the regional kick-off of LRGHealthcare’s Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

Did you know that nearly one out of every two adults have at least one chronic disease? These chronic diseases may include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and any other chronic condition that you live with on a daily/weekly basis, which may significantly limit your every-day activities.

Medical Identity Theft is a growing problem across the nation. To address this issue, the Federal Government recently issued regulations that require health care providers to put added measures in place to help prevent medical identity theft. Asking for your photo identification is part of that effort.

Did you know that nearly one out of every two adults have at least one chronic disease? These chronic diseases may include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and any other chronic condition that you live with on a daily/weekly basis, which may significantly limit your every-day activities.

With members of the Board of Trustees, Senior Management Team and major donors present, Tom Clairmont, President/CEO of LRGHealthcare announced today the launch of LRGHealthcare’s Strengthening the Community’s Well-Being Capital Campaign.

Imagine not being able to hear your wife’s voice telling you she loves and misses you, or your child’s excitement as they tell you how they are doing in school. Some soldiers cannot talk to their families because of assignment or location, but there are soldiers who do not call home simply because they cannot afford the cost to make the call.

Join LRGHealthcare for a free four month Athletic Performance Series designed to assist the coach, athlete, or recreational athlete in developing sports-specific skills to improve overall fitness. Individuals are welcome to attend one or all of the programs.

Join LRGHealthcare experts for a free presentation to learn ways to reduce high blood pressure through nutrition, exercise, medication, stress and lifestyle changes on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Lakes Region General Hospital. Free blood pressure screenings will also be available prior to the presentation from 5:30–6:00 p.m.

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be scary, but women do not have to go it alone. A support group can help. The LRGHealthcare Breast Cancer & Beyond support group meets regularly and brings women together to share experiences and advice.

LRGHealthcare recently completed a Healthcare Needs Assessment. The process included hosting, Key Informant Focus Groups, as well as offering a public survey. The information collected will be used to help prioritize the programs and services offered to the community.

LRGHealthcare, ENT Associates of NH and Lakes Cosmetic Institute are pleased to welcome physicians, Chandler Marietta, MD and Carolyn Doherty, MD to the local community.

All golfers look for ways to improve their game, and the professional team at LRGHealthcare Rehabilitation is here to help. The Power Golf Program offers a full body conditioning clinic that emphasizes the muscles needed specifically for golf. The program includes simple stretching tips to minimize golf related injuries, to exercises that physically prepare you for the upcoming golf season.

Presented by MB Tractor & Equipment, Friday night’s LRGHealthcare Red Dress Gala was an enormous success, raising $56,800 for cardiac services at LRGHealthcare and in our community.

Good News! The Better Choices, Better Health program presented by LRGHealthcare will be offered in TWO locations this winter. This workshop is for people with chronic conditions or any long-term health issue, and is also open to caregivers who want to feel better by living healthier lives.

Our Breast Cancer and Beyond support program is hosting a gathering for women who have faced a breast cancer diagnosis on Monday, January 16, 2012 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.