Over the years, New Hampshire has consistently ranked high in national and local polls and it’s easy to see why. As New Hampshire residents, we don’t pay sales or income tax, we have some of the best schools in the country (both K - 12 and at the collegiate/university level), and our crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation. So it comes as no surprise that Nashua has earned a top spot in WalletHub’s 2018’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities piece (emphasis on the BEST section).
Our inaugural class of medical students from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE) is wrapping-up a successful year at SNHH. Eight medical students completed eight, six-week rotations in both inpatient and outpatient settings in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Behavioral Health, OB and Community Service.
Topics: Foundation Medical Partners
Our own Oncoplastic Breast Cancer, Dr. Salewa Oseni Surgeon published for research related breast cancer diagnosis across race/ethnicity in the United States.
From left, Elliot CEO Doug Dean; Dr. Praveen Suchdev, vice chairman of SolutionHealth; Hausmann; Diane Mercier, chairwoman of SolutionHealth; and Mike Rose, CEO of Southern New Hampshire Health.
The newly formed SolutioNHealth is a highly coordinated community-based regional healthcare network comprised of Elliot Health System and Southern New Hampshire Health, whose purpose is to better serve the healthcare needs of the region by improving and increasing access to care, enhancing quality, value and community benefit.
Our major milestones and accomplishments extended through our entire organization, from our people to our patients and the community we serve:
In late 2016, Foundation made a commitment to cultivate an environment that supports resiliency and prevents burnout for our physicians, allied health professionals and staff. We formed a Burnout Advisory Group to develop a multi-year framework for this initiative, and interviewed staff across the organization to understand concerns and generate ideas that translated into plans, programs and initiatives all focused on reducing stress and improving professional satisfaction. Initiatives included:
- Bringing in speakers and sending providers to workshops to learn about resiliency, tools for self-care and managing stress.
- Introducing pilot programs with Scribes and PA-Cs to increase professional satisfaction among our care teams.
- Additional centralized service support to our practices for prior authorizations, data entry, indexing and medical record releases.
- A new Emerging Leadership Program to support the development of providers in future leadership roles.
Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Matt Daily, patients struggling with migraine or other chronic headache disorders now have access to a clinically proven treatment for lasting pain relief.
Topics: Foundation Medical Partners
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.