Friends of New London Hospital | November/December 2013
Friends
of
Supporting New London Hospital through active service and philanthropy
Affiliation With
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
A new affiliation between New London Hospital (NLH)
and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) was finalized
on October 1 when amendments to the New London
Hospital Association articles of agreement were filed
with the NH Secretary of State. This new relationship will
offer opportunities for sharing resources and for better
coordinating patient care, with benefits to both parties.
Boards of Trustees of the two organizations began
discussing the possibility of an affiliation in fall 2011.
Both Boards unanimously approved an affiliation
agreement in early 2013. To inform the public and
answer questions, NLH hosted forums in May in New
London and Newport.
Over several months,
the proposed affiliation
was considered by the
New Hampshire Attorney
General’s Office, whose
Charitable Trusts
Unit and Consumer
Protection and Antitrust
Bureau both signed
off on the affiliation
with no objections
after conducting their
separate extensive
reviews.
Holiday Message from CEO
and President Bruce King
The upcoming holidays are times for special
gratitude and celebration. Personally, I am thankful
for the opportunity to serve you, as I celebrate my
10
th anniversary of
becoming the leader
of this community
institution.
For New London
Hospital, we
celebrate the recent
accomplishment of
becoming an affiliate
of Dartmouth-
Hitchcock. In addition
to that milestone and
to our dedicated staff who provide and support
excellent patient-and-family-centered care every
day, there is much else to celebrate, including:
Our engaged community Board of Trustees (the
new affiliation being a prime example of their
leadership);
• 150
dedicated community volunteers (with new
additions always welcome);
Strong financial support from a growing base of
community donors;
A vibrant community art program;
A blossoming community wellness initiative
(
funded by a generous anonymous donor).
In other words, we
celebrate YOU, our
community. At this
season and all year-
round, we are grateful
for you, as patients
and supporters.
From all of us at New
London Hospital,
best wishes to you
and yours for your
own grateful holiday
celebrations!
InsideThis Issue
Psychiatrist Linda Call, MD Joins NLH
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Season of Thanks-and-Giving
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Volunteer Spotlight
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Clarke’s Hardware Supports Pediatrics
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NLH Welcomes Brian Frenkiewich, DO
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Board of Trustees Update
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Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
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Pre-Diabetes Is On the Rise
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Mark Your Calendar
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Outstanding Patient Care
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