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Foundation Grant Helps Pediatric Patients
and Their Families – continued from page 1
The foundation grant has allowed NLH to purchase
a number of child therapy resources to help parents
and children cope with a wide range of issues. These
include: activity books and games that reinforce
positive behavior; child-friendly cognitive affective
training kits to help children with autism communicate;
books for new parents on bonding with their infants;
and board games that address coping with anger, fear
and loss. These resources can be used during office
visits and some can be copied for easy, cost-effective
distribution to families to continue therapeutic
activities at home.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with
a pediatric care provider to learn more about how
these counseling resources can be used to support
your child and family,
please call 603-526-5363 for
an appointment in New London, and 603-863-4100
for an appointment in Newport.
2013
NH Immunization Conference in Manchester.
Each year DHHS visits practices around New Hampshire
that are responsible for administering the state supply
of vaccines. They conduct audits on the management
and distribution of the vaccines and how well records
are maintained in each practice. The success of the
program at New London is due to the dedication
of the entire pediatrics staff and their effort to ensure
every child’s record is current and “missed opportunities”
for immunization do not occur.
Honey, a New London Hospital employee of 20 years,
has been instrumental in the immunization program.
She is known for her expertise in vaccine immunization
and has been a valuable resource, educating and
mentoring medical assistants and registered nurses
at the hospital.
Honey helped create a vaccine manual for all
state-supplied vaccines, which has become a large
educational component used throughout the practice
and hospital. She was also a presenter at the
Immunization Conference on site visit preparedness.
New London Pediatric Care Center Receives Excellence
in Immunization Award – continued from page 1
Kristin C. Hampers, PA-C, joined the New London Hospital Internal
Medicine Practice in March as a Physician Assistant. Some of her
special interests include nutrition, wellness education, sports medicine,
cardiac and women’s health. She has practiced in the field for
17
years in both internal and family medicine and enjoys providing
compassionate care for patients of all ages.
Formerly Kristin practiced internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
in Lebanon, NH for several years and also instructed residents and
medical students. More recently she practiced at the Family Health
Center in Lebanon, NH. In addition she has some urgent care experience
and was also involved in the Vermont Blueprint for Health Initiative
at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, VT.
Kristin graduated from the Physician Associate Program at Yale
University School of Medicine, and completed her thesis on Pediatric
Trauma and Injury Prevention. She attended both Smith College and
Dartmouth College and earned her Bachelor degree in Physiological
Psychology. She is board-certified as a Physician Assistant.
For more
information or to schedule an appointment with Kristin C. Hampers,
PA-C, call 603-526-5275.
Physician Assistant Joins New LondonHospital Internal Medicine
Kristin C. Hampers, PA-C