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APD Hosts New Hampshire Legislators

February 10, 2012—Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital invited local legislators to an annual breakfast session on Friday, February 3. Senator Matthew Houde and a number of NH State Representatives from the Upper Valley gathered at APD to discuss current state and federal legislation affecting hospitals in New Hampshire. Invited guests included Leslie Melby and Paula Minnehan from the NH Hospital Association.
 
APD President and CEO, Harry G. Dorman, III, FACHE, and other senior administrators brought the legislators up-to-day on the Hospital’s renovation project, new Electronic Health Record, the financial impact of New Hampshire’s Medicaid and uncompensated care legislation, and plans for the future.  Discussions focused on healthcare bills and proposals in the 2012 legislative session that would have a significant impact on the state’s hospitals.
 
“This is an exchange I look forward to every year,” says Dorman. “The issues facing healthcare today are more complex and politically-charged than ever before. This annual gathering is an opportunity for all of us to share information and provide some insight into how we can work together to build a healthcare system that is efficient, affordable, and equitable.”