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.
Hope and Healing from the Heart – Celebrating National Hospital Week
Posted on May 17th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
National Hospital Week 2019 celebrates hope and healing, and the hospitals, health systems, and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and care from the heart. Celebrating National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service […]
Celebrating our Volunteers
Posted on May 16th, 2019 by Speare Memorial Hospital
Speare Memorial Hospital volunteers were honored at their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, April 24th. Volunteers serve in many capacities which include the Front Desk, Gift Shop, Inpatient Unit, various offices, Environmental Services, and Therapy Dog Services. Volunteers also serve on various Hospital Committees including the Patient Family Advocacy Council and the Patient Experience […]