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NLH Receives Most Wired Award
New London Hospital is the very first Critical Access Hospital in New England, to be named "Most Wired - Small and Rural" by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine, the journal of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Only 25 hospitals in the country received the award in 2012. Winners are recognized for excellence in Information Technology (IT) in four focus areas: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration. Specific requirements are set in each of these areas and organizations must meet all of them to achieve the "Most Wired" designation.

"Our effort to become fully electronic started in 2005," explained Dave Foss, Chief Information Officer. The "Most Wired" Award is a significant achievement for New London Hospital. It validates the work our staff has done collaboratively and will continue to do toward improving clinical quality and focusing on patient safety as our primary goal.

 

OCTOBER 2012

Make Sure Your Heart Medicines Help, Not Hurt
Heart patients don’t leave the hospital empty-handed. They go home with prescription drugs intended to help their health. But a new study finds that as many as half have trouble taking these medications correctly during the first month—and about one-third experience harmful effects.
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To Cut Back on Salt, Know Where to Look
If you’re trying to cut back on salt by hiding the salt shaker and avoiding snack foods like chips, you may need to rethink your strategy. Read on to learn the top sources of sodium in American diets.
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Got Back Pain? Add Water to Your Workout
Looking for a fun way to exercise that will help relieve lower back pain? Turn to your local pool. Many people with back pain find exercising in water less painful than land workouts. Find out how you can get started on your waterborne workout.
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Older Adults Reap Big Benefits from Joint Replacement Surgery
Are you or one of your parents an older adult who can’t find relief from joint problems? Think age prevents you from pursuing surgery? New research may be cause to reconsider. Recent studies show that people 75 and older who have joint replacement surgery experience similar benefits and recovery times as younger patients.
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New Approach to Hip Replacement Available at New London Hospital
If you think you may need a hip replacement, consider the new anterior procedure. Less pain and little or no physical therapy could make this option the right one for you.
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