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3rd Annual Ohler Lecture

Learning About
Infectious Diseases

On September 21, NLH held the Third Annual John H. Ohler, MD
Community Healthy Lecture at Colby-Sawyer College. Dr. Elizabeth
Talbot, Associate Professor at the Geisel Medical School at Dartmouth
and the Deputy State Epidemiologist for the New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services, gave
an informative presentation on infectious disease
outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics. Community
members and clinicians attended the event to learn
more about high-profile infectious diseases like
Ebola and Zika. We thank Dr. Talbot for her highly
engaging presentation.

Dr. John Ohler practiced medicine in New London
from 1953 to 1988. He was a highly respected
physician, by both colleagues and patients. He was
also an active community volunteer during his career
and in retirement. In Dr. Ohler’s memory, NLH
medical staff created a fund to support an annual
lecture to benefit healthcare professionals and
the public.

Dr. Oliver Herfort

       Joins Newport Health Center

                                    NLH is pleased to welcome Oliver Herfort, MD to our medical staff as an Internal
                                    Medicine physician. Dr. Herfort will see patients at Newport Health Center (NHC)
                                    where he will also serve as the Director of Quality and Patient Experience.

                                    “I’m excited to join the NHC team and I look forward to providing care for
                                    the Newport community,” says Dr. Herfort. “The brand-new health center is a
                                    testament to the fact that New London Hospital understands the future health
                                    care needs of our region. It will help provide expanded and new services and

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