This past June, Southern New Hampshire Health signed a Letter of Intent with Elliot Health System in Manchester, NH, to begin the process of formal, exclusive discussions to form a new regional health care system. For more than 125 years, our organization has served greater Nashua, growing and adapting to meet the changing needs of our community. Looking ahead, we are faced with a number of changes that we will be better positioned to address through close collaboration and resource coordination with a regional partner. These changes include: (1) addressing the care needs of an aging population, (2) changes in healthcare financing, and (3) rapid technological advancements within the industry.
Topics: population health
Every year, Foundation’s Board of Governors brings together our medical community with administrative leaders to discuss our priorities, look back on our accomplishments and achievements against the prior year’s priorities, and to define new ones for the year ahead. In late 2016, this retreat focused enormous discussion on the stresses and challenges of our provider staff, managing a work-life balance and the challenges that come with practicing medicine in a difficult environment.
Topics: provider resources
Southern New Hampshire Health System is proud to be a leader in the fight to assure proper care for patients coping with mental health issues. Along with the many innovative programs in our health system designed to help improve care coordination for behavioral health patients, we are proud to be leading the Greater Nashua Integrated Delivery Network, a collaboration of 29 physical and mental healthcare, substance use treatment, and social service support providers and organizations whose goal is to improve the health of those in our community who struggle with mental and behavioral health issues.
Topics: greater nashua idn
In 2013, Gregory Mertz wrote an article for Physicians Practice that addressed the pros and cons of Hospital Employment vs. Private Practice. At the time, the Medical Group Management Association reported that more than 50 percent of physicians are now employed directly by a hospital(s) or by organizations affiliated with health systems. In fact, that number is even higher today.
Nashua, NH, located just 45-minutes from Boston is an ideal location for families who want to enjoy one of the country’s most desirable cities without the price tag of a major urban area. In New Hampshire, there is no state income or sales tax. In fact, those two facts alone have made many people originally from Massachusetts decide to relocate to southern New Hampshire to take advantage of the great cost of living.
Topics: Nashua, NH