The Feb. 19 edition is posted. Cardboard Sled Race fun, cafe project for airport still on tap, proposal to close portion of Half Mile Rd heard, VRH partners with Cheshire Medical for midwife services and more. Go to this link and click on Current Issue.
Herzog Named as New Director at Tech Center; Will Not be Running for School Board
The nomination of Dr. Alex Herzog as the new director of the Sugar River Valley Regional Tech Center in Claremont was unanimously accepted at tonight’s school board meeting. Herzog was one of two finalists for the position. A search committee, made up of a number of community residents, went through an application and interview process and presented Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin with the ...two finalists. McGoodwin said he chose Herzog, not having been told that he was the committee’s choice as well. Herzog succeeds Joel Schneid. Herzog has an extensive background in the community college field.
Before being chosen for the position, Herzog, who was a member of the Claremont School Board, had announced his intention to run for re-election. Although his name is on the ballot, he will not be running and his resignation from the school board was accepted this evening. His seat will remain unfilled until the district election in March.
Sunapee Roads Posted Today
Due to the recent warm weather, Sunapee roads will be posted starting today, February 21st, through May 14, 2018. All Class V Roads will be restricted to a maximum of 6 tons total weight of vehicle and load. All Class VI Roads will be closed to wheeled vehicles. Written exemptions may be obtained from Sunapee Highway Garage personnel.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Awarded $2.7 Million Grant to Treat Pregnant Women Using Opioids
LEBANON, NH - Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) has been awarded a $2.7 million federal grant under the 21st Century Cures Act to provide support to obstetrical practices across New Hampshire in implementing effective screening and treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorders.
In 2015, 7.8 percent of newborns to New Hampshire residents at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon were d...iagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), and rates of NAS in New Hampshire hospitals have increased nearly fivefold over the past 10 years. Untreated, perinatal substance use is associated with significant morbidity and mortality for women and their infants, including infectious disease, premature birth, poor fetal growth, and neonatal withdrawal leading to prolonged hospitalization.
D-H’s Center for Addiction Recovery in Pregnancy and Parenting (CARPP) will use its skills and experience to implement and nurture high-quality integrated services for this population across the state. CARPP will provide implementation support, a toolkit of resources for practices, some initial behavioral health staffing support, and ongoing clinical consultation to bolster practices as they get their programs started.
The two-year federal grant – disbursed to D-H through a contract with the NH Department of Health and Human Services and approved by the New Hampshire Executive Council in late January – allows D-H to assist seven maternity care practices around the state in developing their own integrated Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs within the maternity care setting, serving pregnant and newly postpartum women. The funding continues through June 2019.
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene is the first site and has already been offering components of such a program. Other maternity care sites include D-H clinics in Nashua and Bedford, as well as non-D-H practices in Berlin, Laconia, Littleton, and Dover.