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AVH, UCVH Welcome Dr. Patrick Golden, General Surgeon

Patrick GoldenAndroscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, proud partners of North Country Healthcare (NCH), are pleased to welcome Dr. Patrick Golden, General Surgeon. 

Dr. Golden, most recently a Staff General Surgeon/NSQIP Surgeon Champion at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, is a Fellow, American College of Surgeons.

A graduate of both Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (Doctorate, Osteopathic Medicine) and University of New Hampshire (Bachelor of Science, Microbiology), Dr. Golden will offer, among other services, the following, close-to-home.

  • Breast surgery, including biopsies and lumpectomies
  • General surgery including stomach, colon, gallbladder, intestines, rectum and spleen
  • Hernia repairs
  • Removal of skin lesions and cancers
  • Scopes to evaluate and treat conditions of the esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum and lungs

Appointments with Dr. Golden are available at the AVH Professional Center in Berlin, and may be made by calling (603) 752-2300.  Appointments are also available at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and may be made by calling (603) 388-4333.

 

About North Country Healthcare

Named a 2020 Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare, North Country Healthcare (NCH) is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, medical laboratories, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster.  NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.

North Country Healthcare Welcomes Matthew Streeter, MBA, FACHE, FHFMA,

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North Country Healthcare (NCH), is pleased to welcome Matthew Streeter, MBA, FACHE, FHMA, Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Mr. Streeter earned a Master of Business Administration from Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in 2012, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, in 2003. His professional memberships include the American College of Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Finance Management Association.

Previously, Mr. Streeter served as the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer of Southwest Health, also in Wisconsin.  He provided direct operational oversight of numerous departments including, but not limited to, Accounting, Payroll, Patient Business Services, Health Information Technology, and Nutrition Services.

Most recently, Mr. Streeter served as CFO of Black River Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin, recognized in 2017 as the 5th Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.  There, he provided executive level leadership toward the business, financial, and strategic goals of the organization while leading multiple large initiatives including a $14M facility renovation and expansion project and an ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) implementation.

Mr. Streeter will hold a dual role, also serving as CFO of Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH), where his primary office will be located.

“I am pleased to welcome Matthew and look forward to his contributions as NCH continues its Mission of delivering high quality, accessible, and integrated healthcare in the communities we serve, while reinforcing our commitment to achieving the status of a High Reliability Organization,” commented Tom Mee, RN, BSN, MBA, Chief Executive Officer. 

About North Country Healthcare

Named a 2020 Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare, North Country Healthcare (NCH) is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, medical laboratories, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster.  NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.

For more information about NCH, please call (603) 389-2205 or visit www.northcountryhealth.org. 

Recall Information from the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH

An URGENT MESSAGE from the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH for CPAP AND BIPAP USERS. This only impacts users of some PHILIPS RESPIRONICS home respiratory equipment. RESMED units are NOT impacted.

Philips Respironics, a major manufacturer of home medical equipment, has issued a recall on several of their home respiratory therapy devices, including their popular DreamStation line, most commonly used for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. For patients on CPAP or BiPAP therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, the company recommends considering discontinuation of therapy until they can repair or replace your unit. Patients on life-sustaining ventilators should continue therapy but contact their healthcare provider to coordinate safe replacement. Detailed information from Philips Respironics can be can be found

here: https://www.usa.philips.com/healthcare/e/sleep/communications/src- update.

Philips Respironics can also be reached by phone at 877-907-7508.

If you need any assistance at all regarding this recall, including help determining whether or not to stop therapy temporarily, please call us at 603-752-2300. We can help by phone, video or in-person encounter.

Upper connecticut valley hospital to hold corporate retreat at the balsams

Dixville, NH – The Balsams Resort and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), a proud partner of North Country Healthcare, have announced that the hospital’s summer 2021 corporate retreat will be held on The Balsams property this July at the historic Hale House.

Earlier this year, The Balsams announced that for the first time in a decade it will make its property available for weddings and private parties this summer. While the resort is not currently open to the public, its Hale House, Captains Cottage and renovated Tillotson House are available for private rentals for special events. UCVH will be holding a one-day corporate retreat focused on team building and strategic planning away from the daily workplace.

Scott Colby, President and Chief Executive Officer for UCVH said, “We love The Balsams and want to see it succeed not only for future events, but because economic growth in the region will also tie back to healthcare and quality of life for the residents of the surrounding communities.”

Colby added that the Balsams’ setting is perfect for a retreat, as its majestic beauty and peaceful tranquility will foster innovation and creativity. The UCVH team will be utilizing the Hale House to separate from their busy work environment and focus on the hospital’s needs today and into the future. They will also enjoy having The Balsams private Chef available throughout the day.  Both UCVH and The Balsams team are thrilled to collaborate as UCVH is a major employer and The Balsams has potential to create thousands of good jobs in Northern Coos County. 

“We hope to continue this type of collaboration with local businesses and networks as we pursue opening,” said Les Otten, Principal Developer of Balsams Resort Holdings and the co-owner with Annmarie Turcotte, of The Balsams. “Our goal is and has always been to remain an integral part of the Coos County community which surrounds us, and we are excited to welcome Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital this summer.”

For details on UCVH’s healthcare and philanthropic work, visit UCVH.org.  For more information on private events or rentals on The Balsams property, see TheBalsamsHouse.com.

About The Balsams redevelopment:

The Balsams’ redevelopment proposal includes reconstructing the historic Dix House, and renovating the historic Hampshire and Hale Houses, as well as the acclaimed Panorama golf course and clubhouse designed by pioneering golf course architect Donald Ross. The Balsams Lake Village, which will encompass the Dix and Hampshire Houses, will feature a new Lake Gloriette House hotel, a 600-seat conference center, Nordic baths and spa, a performing arts center, and an open-air marketplace. The resort’s fine cuisine and chef training programs, known worldwide, will return through multiple culinary options around the resort. All will embrace the farm-to-table concept by sourcing locally grown meats, produce and dairy. The plan also includes expanding The Balsams Wilderness Ski Area into one of the largest, most technically advanced ski resorts on the East Coast.

More on The Balsams Resort redevelopment at www.thebalsamsresort.com. Contact Scott Tranchemontagne - 603-644-3200 x15 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

About UCVH

Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, an affiliate of North Country Healthcare, is a 16-bed critical access hospital serving 20 communities and 8,500 people in its service area which includes communities in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. UCVH provides over 4,000 emergency department visits, 325 outpatient surgeries, 300 inpatient admissions, 7,000 imaging studies and 140,000 laboratory tests annually.  UCVH offers a broad array of services including a 24/7 fully-staffed emergency department, outpatient surgical care, cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient care, ambulatory care, x-ray, MRI, CT scans, mammography, outpatient rehabilitation, laboratory services and more. 

About North Country Healthcare

Named a 2020 Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare, North Country Healthcare (NCH) is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, medical laboratories, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster.  NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.