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Celebrating Decades of

“Distinguished Servic”eDrs. Stephen Jordan and Jack Kirk
                                                              Beyond their work as world-class physicians,
                                                                both men reminded us daily that

                                                            healthcare extends far beyond the clinic.

                                                                                   – Bruce King, N LH President and CEO

Please join us in honoring Stephen Jordan, MD               December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

and Jack Kirk, MD at this come-and-go reception             New London Hospital Main Lobby

to honor Dr. Jordan and Dr. Kirk as they retire.            Remarks at 7:00 PM | Light refreshments

Two esteemed members of the NLH family and the              transferred from NLH to Dartmouth-Hitchcock, in 2002,
Kearsarge-Sunapee region – Drs. Jack Kirk and Stephen       patients followed him up the road to Lebanon – then
Jordan – have announced they will officially retire after   promptly returned in 2007 when he began working at
more than eight decades of combined service. Both           NLH again.
are beloved by patients, colleagues, administrators,
medical students and outside members of the                 In 1988, Dr. Stephen Jordan joined NLH’s internal
healthcare establishment, and they’ve consistently          medicine team on the heels of a 14 year stint at Newport
exemplified the highest callings of the profession.         Health Center, and he completed his academic and
                                                            medical training at Dartmouth College, SUNY-Buffalo
“Simply put, Jack and Stephen set a new standard,”          and Tufts University School of Medicine. A native of
says NLH President and CEO Bruce King. “Beyond their        Philadelphia, Dr. Jordan’s clinical interests included most
work as world-class physicians, both men reminded           areas of internal medicine, with a focus on geriatric care,
us daily that healthcare extends far beyond the             and he consistently distinguished himself by serving on
clinic. Jack and Stephen are leaders in our community       NLH strategic planning and development committees.
and exemplary mentors to younger physicians and             Dr. Jordan has long held a strong belief in the need to
medical students. They’re also insatiably curious, never    maintain “sacred spaces,” otherwise known as the one-
content with anything short of the most thorough            on-one time a physician has with a patient. In addition,
understanding of a medical issue. It’s no wonder            his academic appointment at Dartmouth’s Geisel School
patients felt so cared for by the two of them.”             of Medicine allowed him to inspire generations of
                                                            younger physicians across the region.
Joining NLH in 1977, Dr. Kirk received his medical
training at Cornell, University of Chicago, and             “Dr. Jordan is one of the nicest, most helpful providers
Dartmouth Medical School (now the Geisel School of          I’ve ever encountered,” says Vice President of Risk
Medicine), and he’s proven himself over the years to        Management and Corporate Compliance Kieran Kays.
be a leader in preventive medicine. Dr. Kirk practices      “He’s always engaged, whether he’s dealing with
holistic or “slow” medicine, treating the “whole            patients or colleagues or administrative concerns, and
person,” not just a symptom or a diagnosis. His patients    he approaches everything very thoughtfully. He and
often remark that he’s like family. In fact, when Dr. Kirk  Dr. Kirk are cut from the same cloth.”

              100                              Throughout 2018, the Hospital will be celebrating its
                                        YEARS  centennial, with publication of a 100-year history and
                                               presentation of numerous exhibits and events for community
        CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY               members to enjoy. An event calendar will be posted on the
                                               NLH website in the coming months listing all of the exciting
 Next Year Marks a Century of                  celebrations and ways to get involved in this milestone year.
Service by New London Hospital

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