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Henry Lipman of LRGHealthcare Named Chair of NH Hospital Association Board of Trustees



BRETTON WOODS  — Henry Lipman, Senior Vice President for Strategy and External Relations at LRGHealthcare has assumed the duties of chairman of the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA). His selection was announced recently during the NHHA's 80th Annual Meeting at the Omni Mount Washington Resort.

Lipman has previously served the NHHA in a number of capacities, including Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and chair of the Association's Advocacy Task Force.

He has spent more than 30 years at LRGHealthcare, the largest employer in Belknap County with more than 1,400 full-time equivalent jobs. In his time there, he has coordinated the merger of Franklin and Lakes Region hospitals, while also winning federal designations – for Franklin, Critical Access Hospital status, and LRGH, SOLE Community Hospital status.

Lipman also serves as a City Council member in Laconia.

"Henry is creative and tenacious, not letting any opportunity pass by without attempting to achieve what is in the best interests of the patients and communities served by his hospital and others across New Hampshire," said NHHA President Steve Ahnen. "We believe he is an exceptional choice to serve as board chair during an exceptional time for our hospitals.

Other new executive committee members announced at the NHHA Annual Meeting include:

· Vice Chair: Scott McKinnon, President & CEO, The Memorial Hospital/Maine Health;

· Secretary/Treasurer: Greg Walker, President & CEO, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital;

· Immediate Past Chair: Art Nichols, President, The Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene

· American Hospital Association Regional Planning Board Alternate Delegate: Peter Wright, President & CEO, Valley Regional Hospital.

Joining the board of trustees for new two-year terms are:

· Cynthia McGuire, CEO, Monadnock Community Hospital;

· Dr. Keith Shute, CMO & Senior VP, Androscoggin Valley Hospital;

· Robert Steigmeyer, President & CEO, Concord Hospital.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:51

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Tim Sample at Franklin Opera House on Saturday

FRANKLIN — New England humorist Tim Sample will make a return appearance at the Franklin Opera House on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Sample is known as New England's premier native humorist and as "Maine's humorist laureate." He is well known for stories that have been delighting audiences for many years.

Tickets are available by calling the Opera House box office at 934-1901 or on-line at franklinoperahouse.org

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:39

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Mentoring Together program entering 4th year


LACONIA — The Mentoring Together Program begins preparations for the 2014-2015 school year at Laconia Middle School. A number of current and new mentors gathered to welcome Nick Resca the new Site Director of Project Extra at LMS. The Mentoring Together Program focuses on the incoming 6th graders as a collaboration with members in our community, while enhancing the District's goals of building relationships between the school, families and community.

This is the fourth year of the Mentoring Together Programs at LMS and the program is growing through the support of its volunteers and community support. The Mentoring Together Program would like to thank all of the Mentors in the program and the Lakes Region Rotary Club for their contribution to this meaningful program. If you or someone you know are interested in mentoring visit the Laconia Middle School home page or contact Rebecca Sims at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-524-4632 x 2202.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:35

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Talk about N.H.’s champion trees Thursday at Laconia Public Library

LACONIA — Did you know New Hampshire has seven champion "National Big Trees"? Join us on Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. in the Rotary Hall at the Laconia Public Library as Kevin Martin, author of Big Trees of New Hampshire, takes us on a journey into the woods and into some cities all over New Hampshire to find these big trees of New Hampshire.

Martin will explain how he got involved with finding the trees, how lumber from similar trees is used in his boatbuilding work, and how wildlife will use these impressive parts of our landscape. The discussion will cover trees on public land in all parts of the state and how the curious can go see them for themselves.
Admission is free. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 09:31

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