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NH DHHS - Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Give Third Annual Immunization Champion Award

Concord, NH - The Immunization Program in the Division of Public Health

Services at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) celebrates the third New Hampshire Childhood Immunization Champion,

Dr. Everett Lamm. He is a pediatrician at Core Pediatrics in Exeter, New


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization

Champion Award is an annual award given jointly by the CDC Foundation and

CDC to recognize individuals who are doing an exemplary job or going above

and beyond to promote or foster childhood immunizations in their


Dr. Lamm is a respected pediatrician and vaccine advocate who has worked

tirelessly to immunize his patients and spread the word about the

importance of vaccinations. Dr. Lamm is a sought after speaker who has been

educating parents, educators and healthcare providers through conferences,

community forums and panels for years. He also serves on the New Hampshire

Immunization Advisory Committee and the New Hampshire Vaccine Association.

He is always working to dispel fear and misunderstanding about vaccines to

parents, grandparents, teachers, aunts, uncles, and caregivers.

“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award as New Hampshire leads

the nation in immunizing children.” said Lamm, “My colleagues and I work

hard to immunize all of our patients to reduce their risks of getting

disease. Talking with families about vaccines is always time well spent.”

“It is dedicated physicians such as Dr. Lamm on the front lines of patient

health who make New Hampshire’s state-wide immunization program a success,”

said Dr. José Montero, Public Health Director at DHHS. “We are grateful for

his creative thinking and willingness to be a role model and spokesperson.

His hard work and dedication are a tremendous asset to the greater Exeter

region and the State.”

For more information about the Childhood Immunization Champion Award, go to For more information

about immunizations in New Hampshire, contact the DHHS Immunization Program

at 603-271-4482 or visit the DHHS website at

L to R in photo: Marcella Bobinsky, NH DHHS Immunization Section Chief; Dr.

Everett Lamm, Pediatrician, Core Pediatrics Exeter; Dr. Jose Montero, NH

Public Health Director


NH Sen Stiles receives Impact Award for leadership on Special Education 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

SB 414 benefits Special Education students and local taxpayers


Concord, NH – Sen. Nancy Stiles (R-Hampton) today received the Impact Award from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center. Stiles was recognized for her leadership on SB 414, which allows local school districts to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools Program.


“I am honored to receive the Impact Award. SB 414 will mean that New Hampshire special education students can benefit from the Medicaid-in-Schools program, and provides significant relief for local taxpayers who would otherwise have to shoulder the cost,” Stiles said. “I want to thank the Parent Information Center, our Special Education Administrators, and our Special Educators for all they do for our state’s special education students.”


Stiles was the lead sponsor of the legislation, chairs the Senate Education Committee that approved it, and shepherded SB 414 to the Governor’s desk. Without SB 414, federal Medicaid regulators would have ceased reimbursement for individualized education services geared to the needs of the child. SB 414 will save schools in Senator Stiles district over $475,000 a year.


The award inscription reads “Presented to Senator Nancy Stiles from the NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for making a difference in NH schools, children, and communities. In appreciation for your leadership on SB 414 to ensure that NH schools, children, and communities continue to benefit from the Medicaid-to-Schools program that provides millions of dollars of federal funding to NH school districts that otherwise would have to come from state or local sources.”

Caption- Sen. Nancy Stiles receives Impact Award from NH Association of Special Education Administrators and the Parent Information Center for her leadership on SB 414.


NH DHHS - Four Critical Access Hospitals in New Hampshire Honored for Quality

Concord, NH – The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) recently

announced its annual ranking of critical access hospitals in the country

and four in New Hampshire were honored; Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro,

Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, and The Memorial Hospital in North

Conway were named Top Critical Access Hospitals and Cottage Hospital in

Woodsville was recognized for Best Practice in Quality. The top 20 critical

access hospitals are named annually as well as 20 in each separate category

of quality, patient satisfaction and financial stability.

“The Department of Health and Human Services is very pleased to recognize

the good work of these hospitals in serving their communities,” said Dr.

José Montero, Director of Public Health at DHHS. “Our public health

partners work tirelessly every day to serve the needs of the people of New

Hampshire so it is great to see some of their efforts recognized.

Congratulations to Huggins, Speare, Memorial and Cottage for a job well


The rankings are determined through data analysis by iVantage Health

Analytics and the determining factors for the top 20 critical access

hospitals were based on ten indices of strength including competitive

strength, competitive intensity, market size and growth, population risk,

cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial

stability. The data gathered is also distributed to the hospitals NHRA

serves to help them better their practices.

All the hospitals will be formally recognized during NRHA’s Critical Access

Hospital Conference in October. To read more information, visit or the NH Department of Health and Human Services at


StayWorkPlay - Nomination Deadline Approaching for NH’s Rising Stars Awards

Submit your nominations in one of six categories before the July 25 deadline



Manchester, N.H. -- New Hampshire’s Rising Stars Awards, honoring New Hampshire’s young professionals, community organizations and businesses for five years, is calling for nominations for the 2014 awards before the July 25 deadline.


Nominations are welcome in six categories for individuals, leadership programs and businesses across New Hampshire, including:


·             College Student of the year

·             Young Professional of the Year

·             Civic Leader of the year

·             Coolest Companies for Young Professionals

·             Leadership Development Program

·             Young Entrepreneur of the year (New!)


Winners will be honored at a celebratory event on October 6. Reserve your ticket here.


The Rising Stars Awards are an initiative of Stay Work Play, in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, to celebrate and recognize New Hampshire’s remarkable young professionals, entrepreneurs, and college students, initiatives to keep them here, and the businesses and programs that go the extra mile to recruit and retain them.


 “I am thrilled that this year marks the fifth year that Stay Work Play will honor individuals, businesses, and leadership programs with the Rising Stars Awards recognizing their dedication to creating a positive environment across the state for young people to live, work and find success in New Hampshire,” said Kate Luczko, Executive Director of Stay Work Play.


“However, we still need your help in finding this year’s honorees and we hope you will consider nominating a deserving individual, business or leadership program for an award before the July 25th deadline.”


This year’s newest award, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, will be presented in partnership with the Alpha Loft and the New Hampshire High Tech Council.


More information about The Rising Stars Awards and nomination forms for the awards can be found at: .

PHOTO: (RisingStars_Portraits_Oct 2013)


The 2013 Rising Stars Awards “ Young Professional of the Year” finalists standing with Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, Governor Maggie Hassan and Stay Work Play Executive Director, Kate Luczko.

Pictured left to right: Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas; Tonya Rochette, Partner & VP HR Solutions, Human Resource Partners LLC; Steve Smith, Owner, Main Street Radio LLC; Ashley Conley, Epidemiologist, City of Nashua Division of Public Health & Community Services; Ryan Barton, Founder & CEO, Mainstay Technologies; Kate Luczko, Executive Director, Stay Work Play NH; Governor Maggie Hassan.

Photo credit: Matthew Lomanno Photography

About Stay Work Play: Stay Work Play is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is “To work collaboratively across New Hampshire to support ongoing economic, workforce, and community development by promoting the state as a favorable place for young workers and recent college graduates to stay, work and play, when considering employment and lifestyle opportunities.” Additional information on the organization can be found on the website, or by contacting Executive Director, Kate Luczko,  or (603) 860-2245.


About New Hampshire Public Radio: Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Their mission is to help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national, and world events, ideas, and culture. NHPR is broadcast from thirteen different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week NHPR is the choice of more than 184,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage. Each day New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by NHPR’s award-winning News Department, locally produced shows such as The Exchange and Word of Mouth, and national and world news from NPR and the BBC. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcast national weekly programs such as Car Talk, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and This American Life.



Scott Brown Gives Awards To Business Owners

 By Ed Pierce, Citizen of Laconia
May 31, 2014

U.S. Senate Republican candidate Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, stopped in at the resort on their way to an evening cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee to meet Hope and Cynthia and present them with "Women for Brown Hero Awards" to recognize their persistence in keeping their business strong in a challenging environment.

The "Women for Brown Hero Awards" are intended to single out women who are making contributions to the economy of New Hampshire, helping the community thrive and to build strong families in challenging times.


He praised Cynthia for her devotion to charitable causes such as the Land and Lake Poker Run and other charity motorcycle rides to support Easter Seals.

"Naswa Resorts opened in 1935 and the Makris Family has done an extraordinary job growing the business and contributing to New Hampshire's tourism industry," Brown said.


"It is unfair that Washington regulations are forcing Cynthia to make tough choices, and it is time for new leadership to reduce the size of government and to encourage entrepreneurial success for New Hampshire," Brown said.


Brown said he is keenly aware of what the Makris Family faces in trying to keep their business viable.


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