The New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities recently held their Annual Meeting at the OMNI Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, bringing together over 330 healthcare leaders and partners from across the state 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, Leading the Way to a Healthier New Hampshire, reminded us how leading together to find solutions to the challenges we face as a state is what makes our work so meaningful.  As community leaders, responsible for delivering high quality, compassionate care to the patients and communities who depend on you, there are multiple challenges and demands your organization must balance so that you can deliver on the promise of the blue and white H that we see in our communities of being there when patients and families need us most.

The challenges our state and healthcare system face today are many: a rapidly changing financial model as health care reimbursement moves from volume to value; a mental health crisis that continues to see dozens of patients in an acute psychiatric crisis wait days, sometimes weeks in hospital emergency departments while they await placement for the appropriate site of treatment; a substance use and opioid epidemic that is devastating New Hampshire’s citizens and families; a shift to a health care system that is focused on improving the health of the population, not just on taking care of patients when they are sick; addressing workforce shortages and many others.

The sessions and conversations throughout this year’s annual meeting were thoughtful, collaborative and engaging, and we’re grateful for the opportunity of bringing leaders throughout the state together around relevant topics that affect us all.  However, we wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of our sponsors who make this meeting possible, so we extend our deepest appreciation to our 2018 Annual Meeting Sponsors listed below.

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.  A full press release highlighting incoming and outgoing board members can be found here.

And finally, one of our favorite segments 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 our all of our award recipients.   For a full list of our 2018 Award Recipients, please click here.

We look forward to continuing these important conversations and working together over the next year to make New Hampshire healthier.

Steve Ahnen

President

 

2018 Annual Meeting Presentations

 

Leading the Way