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.
New Radiologists Expand Services for Central New Hampshire Communities
Posted on December 7th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Speare is now working with Southern New Hampshire Radiology Consultants (SNHRC) to provide increased services in Central New Hampshire. Dr. Kevin Rivera, chief of radiology at Speare, is leading the expansion with specialty training and the purchase of new equipment and technology. ABOUT SNHRC SNHRC is comprised of a group of highly trained board-certified radiologists, fellowship trained in […]
Reflecting On My Son’s Care
Posted on November 29th, 2018 by Speare Memorial Hospital
“My son had surgery at Speare Memorial Hospital and I can’t say enough good things about our experience! We received an excellent level of care, knowledge, and professionalism — Speare is an all-around five-star hospital. They were so gentle with my son and took extra measures to make sure he was comfortable and happy during the whole […]