The New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities recently held their Annual Meeting at the OMNI Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, where hospitals, healthcare leaders and community partners from across the state came together to hear from exceptional speakers on ways to move health care forward, and to network and share best practices with colleagues from around the state.  It is also where both organizations celebrate the work being done by all, and to honor those who have made significant contributions to hospitals and the healthcare field.

At this year’s Annual Meeting, we discussed the complex challenges our hospitals, providers and partners are experiencing in today’s healthcare environment, from the behavioral health and opioid crisis our state is currently facing, to the national political landscape and its impact on both local and national efforts to deliver quality, affordable care to our communities.

Every day, New Hampshire hospitals go above and beyond their mission of delivering high quality, affordable healthcare to their patients.  As places of health, healing and hope, they strive to improve the health and well-being of their communities while adapting to the challenging healthcare landscape so that they can meet the needs of their patients beyond the walls of their hospitals. 

Every day, we drive past the blue and white H signs that populate our highways and byways here in New Hampshire and the institution they represent to those in need.  While seemingly just a sign to those who see it, the blue and white H represents so much more – they are a promise our hospitals as institutions hold out to their communities that they will be there in times of need, wherever and whenever their community needs them.

As we collaborate across the continuum to address the challenges we face together, we remain proud of our hospitals that live out their promise to their patients, families and communities every day here in the Granite State.

Steve Ahnen

President, New Hampshire Hospital Association


2017 Annual Meeting Presentations

2017 Annual Meeting Awards