2016

CMC Ready to Comply with New Opioid Prescribing Rules

12/31/2016

New Hampshire’s new Opioid Prescribing Rules take effect January 1, 2017, impacting the way healthcare professionals prescribe, manage, and approach opioid therapy. Catholic Medical Center is prepared and proud to have taken the lead in developing several tools to aid in compliance.

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Handle Holiday Stress

11/26/2016

Some of us – or even many of us – may feel a little extra stress this time of year. In addition to the pressure of Christmas to-do lists and family gatherings, shorter days and colder weather can trigger the blues.

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Working to Improve Preemie Outcomes

11/17/2016

There are too many babies born too early in the United States and around the world. November 17th marks World Prematurity Day, which raises awareness of this serious health crisis.

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Remembering the Importance of Diabetic Eye Exams

11/15/2016

Diabetic eye screening is an important part of diabetes care. People with diabetes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy.

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CMC’s Opioid Management Summit Draws Hundreds Looking to Share Solutions

11/11/2016

More than 200 healthcare professionals gathered at SERESC in Bedford Friday for Catholic Medical Center’s 2nd Annual Summit on Treating Opiate-Dependent Patients.

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Imaging Gently, Imaging Wisely

11/10/2016

The Image Gently Alliance is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to provide safe, high quality pediatric imaging nationwide while raising awareness within the imaging community of the need to adjust radiation dose while imaging children.

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CMC Provides Medical Support for Manchester Marathon

11/7/2016

When 1,800 participants gathered for the tenth annual Manchester Marathon on Sunday, November 6, CMC was there to support them.

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Radiology Week - History of the X-ray

11/7/2016

In November of 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen accidentally discovered x-rays while experimenting with an electron-discharge tube, which he had covered with black cardboard to block the distracting glow caused by electrons striking the tube’s glass walls.

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GraniteOne Health in Final Stages of Affiliating

11/7/2016

Catholic Medical Center (CMC), Huggins Hospital and Monadnock Community Hospital (MCH) are moving forward with their proposed affiliation after clearing a key milestone. The Director of Charitable Trusts Unit, part of the Office of the Attorney General, has completed his review and determined the proposed affiliation meets the requirements of state law.

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CMC to Provide Medical Support for Manchester Marathon

11/2/2016

CMC is proud to be providing medical support to the 10th annual Manchester City Marathon, coming up on Sunday, November 2.

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The Pregnancy Care Center at CMC Launches Innovative Program to Combat Addiction

11/1/2016

The Pregnancy Care Center at Catholic Medical Center (CMC), which cares for medically underserved pregnant moms and babies, is launching a new program to provide addiction treatment and recovery services to pregnant women in the greater Manchester area.

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Gala Raises Nearly $200K for CMC

10/25/2016

Catholic Medical Center extends its gratitude to the many donors, friends, and supporters who joined us Friday night at our 12th Annual Gala to support Maternal Health Services at CMC.

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SNHU Athletics Goes Pink for CMC

10/21/2016

28 SNHU cheerleaders painted 50 pumpkins for the Breast Care Center as part of a community service project and delivered them on the 13th.

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Patients and Families Put Focus on Care

10/19/2016

True patient-centered care, however, is a deeply focused endeavor. It’s one of CMC’s core values and, to be successful, requires caregivers to constantly check in and assess whether the patient’s input and welfare is at the core of their care plan.

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Advanced Tools that Save Lives

10/16/2016

Thanks to cutting-edge imaging technology, “We have saved lives,” says Elizabeth Angelakis, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging at the Breast Care Center at CMC.

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

10/13/2016

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about what sudden cardiac arrest is and how to respond in the event of cardiac arrest.

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CMC Breast Care Center Saved My Life

10/7/2016

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Service Awards presented to CMC Employees

10/7/2016

Annual ceremony celebrates employees with milestone service anniversaries

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What is PAD?

9/27/2016

September is PAD Awareness month. PAD, or peripheral arterial disease, is a form of vascular disease which affects the arteries outside the heart.

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Winning weeks for CMC!

9/23/2016

The Red Sox and Patriots are the only teams tallying a winning streak this month. CMC has been honored to earn several awards and recognitions over the last few weeks.

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CMC Recognized for Stroke Care

9/22/2016

Catholic Medical Center (CMC) has been recognized for implementing the latest research-based treatment guidelines for stroke patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke quality improvement program.

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Back to Basics

9/21/2016

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a magnificent stretch of interconnected rivers and lakes that offer breathtaking scenery of northern Maine. People travel from all around to explore the region. For those who wish to navigate the 65-mile guided tour by canoe, there is one undeniable requirement: a strong back.

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Allergies or a Cold?

9/16/2016

More sniffles around the house lately? Allergies are commonplace this time of year, but so are colds and coughs thanks largely to the germs kids are exposed to when they go back to school. So, how do you tell the difference?

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Exeter Health Resources joins Granite Health

9/14/2016

Exeter Health Resources and its operating affiliates announced it has joined Granite Health and its partnership of five of the largest community based health systems in New Hampshire including Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, Concord Hospital in Concord, LRGHealthcare in Laconia and Franklin, Southern New Hampshire Health in Nashua, and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover.

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20+ Years of Youth Suicide Prevention

9/10/2016

The saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child.” The community of Goffstown, New Hampshire could make that its motto after more than 20 years of committing shared resources to local children.

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Catholic Medical Center CEO Named Top Physician Leader

9/6/2016

Dr. Joseph Pepe listed on the Becker’s Hospital Review 110 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems|2016

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What a Pain!

9/2/2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions a full backpack should be no more than 20 percent of a child’s weight.

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Heartfelt thanks to the quick response of baseball trainer Lee Meyer

9/1/2016

CMC, the Bedford, NH Fire Department and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, took to the field on August 31 to recognize trainer Lee Meyer of the Trenton Thunder Minor League Baseball Team.

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Meet our New Chef!

8/30/2016

On Monday, Catholic Medical Center welcomed Chef Chris Walsh to the family.

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CMC to Honor Manchester Monarchs for Outstanding Philanthropy

8/17/2016

Catholic Medical Center (CMC) is proud to announce that the Manchester Monarchs will receive the 2016 Charles F. Whittemore Award.

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Catholic Medical Center Announces Clinical Affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital

8/10/2016

Building on each other’s strengths in delivering the most advanced patient care, Catholic Medical Center (CMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) are announcing a clinical affiliation that will increase access to certain highly specialized services and innovative treatments for New Hampshire residents.

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CMS Gives CMC 4 out of 5 Stars

7/28/2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday released their long-anticipated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings

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Happy Anniversary to CMC Urgent Care!

7/26/2016

Catholic Medical Center’s Urgent Care, conveniently located in the Bedford Medical Park at Washington Place, is marking its five year anniversary.

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Catholic Medical Center, Huggins Hospital, and Monadnock Community Hospital File Affiliation Agreeme

7/6/2016

Catholic Medical Center (CMC), Huggins Hospital, and Monadnock Community Hospital are submitting a filing with the Charitable Trusts Unit of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office detailing the terms of their affiliation.

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Major Weight Loss: A Winnable Marathon

7/1/2016

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IAC Accredited Facility

7/1/2016

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Best Hospital—Union Leader Readers’ Choice

6/30/2016

The Union Leader Readers’ Choice Poll results are in and CMC has won several distinctions, including Best Hospital, Best Childbirth Center and Best Cardiac Care.

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Make this Summer Heavy on Fun, Lighter on You

6/29/2016

With the 4th of July fast approaching, schedules are filling up, the grills are hot, and the beverage tubs are full. But summertime, with its many summer cookouts and days at the beach, can present challenging temptations for those who are trying to maintain or lose weight.

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CMC Welcomes Vascular Surgeon to the Team

6/21/2016

Dr. James Rothstein joins the Surgical Care Group and New England Heart &Vascular Institute; opens new Seacoast office

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Hooksett Fire Department Improves Emergency Response with New Equipment

6/17/2016

CMC is helping the Hooksett Fire–Rescue Department save lives thanks to a new device donated by CMC’s New England Heart and Vascular Institute Foundation.

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Hospitals Have Heart

6/4/2016

An eight week challenge among three of New Hampshire’s top hospitals resulted in more than $40 thousand dollars to support the life-saving work of the American Heart Association.

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CMC Helps Community Reclaim Summer Fun with Tick Watch Bracelets

6/2/2016

Summer is upon us and, with it, the renewed threat of Lyme and other disease carrying ticks. A mild winter combined with a relatively dry spring has experts predicting an especially severe tick season in New Hampshire, which consistently has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation.

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CMC Receives Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

5/31/2016

Catholic Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.

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Granite Health Announces Support for the Change Direction NH Campaign

5/24/2016

Granite Health and its partnership of five of the largest community based health systems in New Hampshire announced their joint support for the Change Direction New Hampshire Campaign, which aims to change the culture around mental health in America by increasing awareness of the issue and sharing the campaign’s “5 Signs of Suffering.”

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CMC Pioneers New England’s First Successful Operation for Life-Threatening Aneurysm

5/19/2016

The New England Heart & Vascular Institute at Catholic Medical Center continues to pioneer heart and vascular health, announcing the successful implantation of the new GOREÒ EXCLUDERÒ Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis (IBE).

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New Boston Fire Department Improves Emergency Response with New Device

5/12/2016

The New Boston Fire Department is better positioned today to save lives thanks to a new device donated by CMC’s New England Heart & Vascular Institute Foundation.

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What’s CMC’s Patient Transfer Center all about?

5/11/2016

For starters, it makes it much easier to move patients from other hospitals in the state to CMC for specialty care.

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The Mom’s Place at CMC Certified as a Safe Sleep Leader

5/2/2016

CMC is proud to announce that it has been certified by Cribs for Kids® as a Safe Sleep Leader in the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program. This award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant sleep related deaths by promoting safe sleep practices and by providing education on infant sleep safety.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Years of compassionate caring and listening

4/12/2016

Sometimes, the best medicine is a friendly face with a compassionate ear. That’s what Catholic Medical Center volunteer Pauline Lessard has offered to patients and their families for the last three years.

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CMC Achieves National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Qual

4/4/2016

The clear choice for patients in New Hampshire seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and

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CMC Celebrates Doctors’ Day, Congratulates Over 60 Top Docs

3/29/2016

Physicians in more than two dozen specialties recognized for excellence

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Annette Hebert has stories to tell.

3/21/2016

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Patients and Staff at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester and CMC Potentially Exposed to Scabies

3/4/2016

Some patients and healthcare staff in several Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Manchester clinics and Catholic Medical Center (CMC) may have been exposed to crusted (Norwegian) scabies by a patient treated at these facilities within the past several months. Crusted scabies is a more severe version of typical scabies and can be more easily passed to others than typical scabies.

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Six New Members Join CMC Board of Directors

2/17/2016

Catholic Medical Center proudly announces the addition of four new members to its 2016 Board of Directors.

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Newborn Babies in Tiny Red Hats help raise awareness of Hearth Month

2/11/2016

Tiny red hats, knitted and crocheted by volunteers for the American Heart Association, are being donated to all babies born at Catholic Medical Center’s (CMC) Mom’s Place and Special Care Nursery to celebrate American Heart Month throughout February.

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CMC balancing technology with patient-centered care

2/1/2016

CMC's New England Heart and Vascular Institute has found a balance in providing patients with the latest technologies, techniques and procedures in cardiac care

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Three NH hospitals to participate in American Heart Association's inaugural Hospital Cup Challenge

2/1/2016

The Hospital Cup is a challenge among hospitals and health-care professionals to raise lifesaving dollars to support cardiovascular research through the Heart & Stroke Walk.

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Granite Health and Tufts Health Plan team up to form Tufts Health Freedom Plan –What it means for yo

1/28/2016

Last year, Granite Health, a joint venture of five New Hampshire health systems, and Tufts Health Plan teamed up to form a new health insurance company in New Hampshire called Tufts Health Freedom Plan.

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St. A's hosts Pink in the Rink Weekend—Jan 22 & 23

1/22/2016

Tickets will be available at the door for all events.

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CMC and Monadnock Community Hospital Explore Affiliation to Enhance Patient Services in the Region

1/21/2016

CMC and Monadnock Community Hospital have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to explore an affiliation which will result in a more fully integrated, New Hampshire-based healthcare system.

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2016 Industry Forecast: Hospital Care

1/21/2016

CMC's Alex Walker, Jr, Executive Vice President, Operations & Strategic Development joined other local industry experts

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National Health Care Watchdog Group awards highest possible rating to CMC for Treating Heart Patient

1/8/2016

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), a national organization devoted to improving quality care for heart, lung and procedures within the chest, has recognized Catholic Medical Center with its rarely-issued “Three Stars”

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First Baby of the New Year—2016

1/1/2016

CMC proudly announces the birth of the first baby of 2016.

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