John Clayton, NHHA

Guy Woodland, NHAB

For Immediate Release
September 16, 2011

Hospital Association Applauds New Training Video

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Hospital Association is pleased to announce its strong support of a new training video produced by the New Hampshire Association for the Blind and Concord Hospital.

“The men and women of New Hampshire’s hospitals strive to treat all of their patients with the highest amount of caring and respect,” said Steve Ahnen, president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. “This new resource developed in collaboration between Concord Hospital and the NHAB will help volunteers, caregivers and staff members at all New Hampshire hospitals to better serve those patients and family members who are blind or visually impaired.”

“The Advocacy Committee identified the need and sought out the assistance of Concord Hospital,” added Amy Nichols, who serves as treasurer for the NHAB. “This wonderful collaboration produced this educational/training DVD. Our hope is that this common-sense approach will enhance the lives of our clients whenever they use a health care facility.”

“Concord Hospital was pleased to collaborate with the NHAB and New Hampshire Hospital Association in an effort to increase awareness of the special needs of blind and low-vision community members,” noted Mike Green, Concord Hospital president and chief executive officer. “Our hope is that the training video, which we helped produce, will be used by healthcare facilities and providers in New Hampshire to improve medical care and services.”

The NHAB is making this training video available at no cost to any health care provider in New Hampshire. For more information about the training video or to receive a copy, please contact Guy Woodland at the NHAB at 603-224-4039 x310.

Hospitals have been collaborating through the New Hampshire Hospital Association since 1934. The association's mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems in delivering high quality health care to the patients and communities they serve.