Preparedness Day at Alice Peck Day Offers Hands-on Learning Opportunities

Preparedness Day

Lebanon, NH – On Thursday, September 21, Dartmouth Health’s Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital will be hosting its first annual Preparedness Day as part of September’s National Preparedness Month.

“We want to make preparedness training more enjoyable for people with hands-on offerings and options to see things live,” said Nicole Woods, Operations Support Manager in Quality Assurance and Patient Safety at APD.

Activities, held on the APD campus on the Lacoss Field between 10 am and 2 pm, include:

  • Live burn demonstrations with the Lebanon Fire Department. Participants will be able to use fire extinguishers.
  • Stop the bleeding training — learning how to use tourniquets — with certification options.
  • Seeing and using evacusleds and stair chairs, two products healthcare providers can use to help patients
  • Mac and cheese bar, catered by Dinner on Demand from Woodsville, New Hampshire, with gluten-free and add-in options

Local resources and service providers will also be on hand, including Lebanon Police Department and Upper Valley Ambulance.

Preparedness Day is open to any APD and APD Lifecare, Conifer, or Dartmouth Health employee. For more information, please contact Nicole Woods at

About Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (APD)

Known for highly personalized and high-quality care, APD is the community hospital of the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. Founded in 1932 and a member of Dartmouth Health since 2016, APD’s areas of clinical excellence include surgical services, primary care, geriatric care, sleep health, orthopaedics, and emergency services. The APD campus is also home to a senior living community with assisted and independent living facilities. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.