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APD Named 2011 Business of the Year

APD Awarded 2011 Business of the Year

LEBANON, NH (December 8, 2011)—On December 7, the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce honored Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital with the distinction of being named the 2011 Business of the Year. This award recognizes companies that demonstrate leadership in the business community and have made substantial contributions to the quality of life in the Upper Valley.

Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer and Michael Harris, Chair, Hospital Board of Trustees, accepted the award on behalf of APD at the Lebanon Chamber’s Annual Holiday Social event at the Fireside Inn & Suites. Dorman thanked everyone and said that receiving this award is truly an honor. "I am proud to be part of an organization that is committed to caring for our community and to providing personal care at all times, from caring for a newborn to an elderly resident," he said. “APD’s success and efforts would not be possible without our dedicated providers, nurses, staff, donors and volunteers. It feels especially good to know that our community recognizes all of their contributions and this is a fantastic way for us wrap up 2011!”

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital has been a pillar of the Upper Valley since it was founded in 1932. Originally housed in the homestead building on Mascoma Street that Alice bequeathed to Lebanon for the creation of a cottage hospital, APD opened its doors with nine beds, one day nurse and one night nurse. Today, Alice Peck Day is one of thirteen Critical Access Hospitals in New Hampshire. With 553 employees, APD is one of the largest employers in the Upper Valley. More than 100 skilled physicians provide services in over 20 specialties. At its core is the commitment to provide top quality, highly personalized medical care. Yet this non-profit hospital remains one of the most efficient health care organizations in New Hampshire, offering patients the second lowest costs in the state.


Photo: Paul Boucher (right), President & CEO, Lebanon Chamber, presents Harry Dorman (left) , APD's President and Chief Executive Officer and Michael Harris (center, Chair, Hospital Board of Trustees with the Greater Lebanon Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Business of the Year award.

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Press Release from Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce

December 8, 2011—Our Business of the Year has been a pillar of the Upper Valley since it was founded in 1932.  Originally housed in the homestead on Mascoma Street the building was bequeathed to Lebanon for the creation of a cottage hospital.  It opened its doors with nine beds one day nurse and one night nurse. It specialized in births, minor medical procedures and tonsillectomies.  

Today it is one of the thirteen Critical Access Hospitals in New Hampshire. At its core is the commitment to provide top quality, highly personalized medical care.  Yet this non-profit institution remains one of the most efficient health care organizations in New Hampshire, offering patients the second lowest costs in the state.  As a leader in children’s oral health and a generous supporter of other community services, the institution helps meet the needs of the many citizens in the region who cannot afford to pay for their care.

With 553 employees it is one of the largest employers in the Upper Valley. More that 100 skilled physicians provide services in over 20 specialties.  While a strong focus is primary care the institution offers great breadth and depth in its services, which includes an award winning birthing center as well as a palliative care for those near the end of life or facing serious illness.

But the institution is more than a health care facility. An increasingly older population inspired the trustees to create an independent and assisted-living retirement community on the campus. With on site medical services and a special unit for those requiring 24 hour nursing care, Harvest Hill immediately met an important need in the community.  Fourteen years later, The Woodlands at Harvest Hill opened as an independent living facility adjacent to Harvest Hill.

Patients at the institution say:  It is an Upper Valley gem, it provides very personal care in a warm friendly environment, it is a nurturing experience, and it makes them feel like a person and not a number.

It is with great pride that the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce presents its 2011 Business of the Year Award to Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.