Recently, the New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities held their Annual Meeting at the OMNI Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.  It is at this meeting that hospitals, healthcare leaders and community partners from across the state come together to celebrate the work being done by all, and to honor those who have made significant contributions to hospitals and the healthcare field.

This year’s annual meeting, Transforming Healthcare through New Partnerships, reminded us how partnering together is what makes our work so meaningful as leaders.  It’s also what makes possible the hospitals' ability to deliver on the goals we strive to deliver every day - accessible, high quality, affordable health care.  What we’ve learned together over the past several years reminds us how important it is that we work even more closely together across the health care system - from primary to acute care, rehabilitation to long-term care, and home care to chronic care management.

Transforming Healthcare through New Partnerships is a theme that speaks to the work that our hospitals and partners are doing every day to change the way health care is delivered and to improve the outcomes for every patient.  There was an extraordinary array of topics that were very timely and relevant, all of which were kicked off by Keynote Speaker, Ken Kaufman of Kaufman Hall, and the conversations throughout the annual meeting were thoughtful, collaborative and engaging.  

We’d like to congratulate our newly elected and re-elected board members, as well as celebrate our outgoing board members, for their commitment and dedication to their hospital, the healthcare field, the Association and its member hospitals.  Full press release highlighting incoming and outgoing board members can be seen here.

One of our favorite portions of the annual meeting is having the chance to honor New Hampshire’s healthcare leaders and executives who have made significant contributions to their hospital or the healthcare field, so congratulations again, to all of our award recipients.   For a full list of 2015 Award Recipients, please click here.

And of course, a big thank you to our sponsors, whom without their support the Annual Meeting wouldn’t be the same.

We look forward to continuing the great conversations and working together over the next year!

Steve Ahnen

President