Posted on December 6th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Helping Patients with Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders
Speare’s care management team was enhanced this year with the addition of Susan Laverack, M.Ed., community care coordinator. Susan’s position is funded through New Hampshire’s Medicaid Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) waiver program to combat the state’s opioid crisis. She is responsible for improving coordination between a patient’s healthcare providers and connecting patients to community support across Franklin, Laconia, and Plymouth (IDN 5). Her goals are to:
- Promote timely access to appropriate care.
- Increase access to and use of preventative care.
- Reduce emergency room visits and hospital readmissions.
- Increase a patient’s ability for self-management and shared decision-making.
- Facilitate medication management.
As a resource for Medicaid patients with behavioral health or substance use disorders, Susan dedicates her days to working on enhancing a patient’s health and well-being, increasing patient satisfaction, and reducing healthcare costs.
For more information visit our Patient Care Management page or call 603-238-6479.
Exercise For a Longer, Healthier Life
Posted on January 10th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
By RehabFit team members – Becky Chase MS, RCEP, and Leah Baron MS The effect of activity on mental and physical health is discussed frequently in today’s society. However, the benefits can be easily overlooked and taken for granted. A recent study done by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic has shown having a sedentary lifestyle is […]
Reflecting on Giving Birth at Speare
Posted on January 9th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
“My daughter Megan just delivered a baby at Speare and had the most wonderful experience. She was going to have her baby at LRGH and was one of those shocked to learn she would not deliver there. She was scheduled to go to Concord, but two days after her due date was told that her insurance wouldn’t be […]