Advance Directives Empower Patients - Dartmouth-Hitchcock News January 2019

Advance Directives Empower Patients to Make and Share Critical Health Decisions

Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Honoring Care Decisions program in the Center for Shared Decision Making empowers families to create plans for their future health care. The objective is to create a plan that respects your goals, values and wishes, and to designate a health care agent, such as a family member or friend, to communicate your decisions in…

Interpreter Services at DH medical centers

Providers and Patients Both Benefit from Improved Access to Interpreter Services

Translator Mirian Garcia, center, and Traci Duncan, LNA, talk with a patient. Good communication between doctors and their patients is critical to providing the greatest benefits of quality, safety and wellness. For a patient with limited English proficiency, having an interpreter present to explain important medical information in their preferred language reduces stress and transforms…

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U.S. Surgeon General Tells Dartmouth-Hitchcock Forum Stigma and Ignorance Are Biggest Killers in Opioid Crisis

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, told participants in the forum, “Our Families, Our Children, Our Future,” that “drug addiction is a chronic disease and not a moral failing.” Dr. Adams, an anesthesiologist, told the forum that stigma and ignorance are the greatest killers of the opioid epidemic. He spoke of…

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D-H CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy, MD, Named One of 50 “Most Influential” Leaders by Modern Healthcare

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health and Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy, MD, has been named one of the 50 “Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare magazine. Conroy, who arrived a little less than a year ago and has ensured the $58 million turnaround in the health system’s finances, is featured in the June…

D-H Researchers, Providers to Receive $5.3 Million Award to Study Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders in Pregnant Women

A research team led by Sarah Lord, PhD, and Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been approved for a $5.3 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)—to conduct comparative clinical effectiveness research on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for pregnant women with opioid use disorders (OUD). The award is…