Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Hosts New Hampshire Legislators
January 14, 2011 - Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD) invited local legislators to an annual breakfast session on Friday, January 14. Senator Matthew Houde, Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton and Representatives from the Upper Valley gathered at APD to discuss current challenges in health care and the work taking place in the new legislative session.
Invited guests included Steve Ahnen, President of the New Hampshire Hospital Association and Leslie Melby, Vice President of State Government Relations, NH Hospital Association. Topics discussed included APD’s readiness for the upcoming health care reform as well as its plans for 2011, which include the implementation of an Electronic Health Record in the clinics and plans for a renovation and expansion of the hospital. APD submitted a Certificate of Need (CON) to the State of New Hampshire in October 2010.
“Our current hospital building, which was constructed in the sixties, has become outdated and we are in need of a facility that improves the experience of our patients and reflects the type of quality care we offer,” said Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, APD’s President and CEO. “Inviting our legislators to meet our Board members, medical staff and administration allows us to share our vision to improve our facility to be both energy efficient and allow us deliver the highest quality affordable care for our community.”