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LRGHealthcare Is an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence


LACONIA, NH – LRGHealthcare is pleased to announce that its Coumadin Clinic has passed the Anticoagulation Forum’s assessment test and it may once again consider itself an “Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.” This illustrates LRGHealthcare’s strong commitment to providing the highest level of care to patients taking antithrombotic medications. LRGHealthcare is the only Anticoagulation Center of Excellence in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.


“We are very proud to have passed the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence assessment,” said Paul Barrett, LRGHealthcare’s Director of Pharmacy.  “LRGHealthcare is dedicated to actively participating in all aspects of our patients’ care since working together with our patients is the best way to improve health outcomes.”


The Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence program helps healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients on antithrombotic medications. The program offers a roadmap to consistent, sustainable excellence in five key areas of patient care.  Because it successfully met the rigorous standards in each patient care pillar, LRGHealthcare’s Coumadin Clinic may be considered an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence for 2 years.


“The assessment and educational resources on the site helped us streamline our operational performance, improve transition of care and knowledge of drug therapy, and enhance patient education while learning more about disease state management,” said Marge Kerns, LRGHealthcare Vice President Clinical Services.  “Until now, there has not been a comprehensive standard to define ideal practices for an anticoagulation service or a central place to find relevant resources for our practice. This educational program will have a lasting and profound effect on anticoagulation care for many years to come and we are proud to be considered an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.”

LRGHealthcare’s Coumadin Clinic is available at Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, Interlakes Medical Center in Meredith, and Laconia Clinic Convenience Care. 


The Anticoagulation Forum is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of care for patients taking antithrombotic medications. The AC Forum promotes the clinical application of evidence-based practices, and provides education and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals. To learn more about the program visit 


LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.

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