Your contributions provide the patient support, training and technology we need to help people live their healthiest lives. We look forward to sharing your impact as we establish the initial fund for the Legacy Trust. Read below about recent ways Southern New Hampshire Health has improved the community’s health.
Pet Safety Net Program Expands to Serve SNHH Patients
In October 2019, the Humane Society for Greater Nashua expanded its pet Safety Net program at Southern New Hampshire Health’s request. Patients are now able to access short term pet foster care when they need an inpatient stay or a rehab facility. This allows patients to get the care they need knowing their 4-legged loved ones are well cared for in their absence.
Insulated Grocery Totes Help City Bus Shoppers
In summer 2019, Southern New Hampshire Health donated 2500 insulated tote bags that were given out in local grocery stores. Through our partnership with United Way of Greater Nashua and Nashua Transit, shoppers going to grocery stores on the bus were given a coupon to exchange for two free bags. This project allowed people to safely transport dairy and frozen foods, and easily carry several days of groceries in one trip.
Helping Cancer Patients Reduce Hair Loss
Men and women undergoing chemotherapy in southern New Hampshire now have access to a groundbreaking treatment to help reduce their hair loss. The Paxman Scalp Cooling System, also known as the ‘cold cap,’ alleviates the damage chemotherapy causes to hair follicles, reducing the likelihood of hair loss in cancer patients with solid tumors, such as those from ovarian, breast, colorectal, bowel, and prostate cancer.
Children Drive Themselves to OR
The Preop Unit staff at Southern NH Medical Center consistently looks for ways to put pediatric patients at ease throughout their entire stay in Surgical Services. Not only can every child pick out their own handmade surgical cap, children can play age appropriate games or watch their favorite video to reduce anxiety. As of fall 2018, children can drive themselves to the OR before surgery with our electric cars. Now the entire experience from beginning to end is friendly, welcoming and fun! Kudos to the Preop Team for going above and beyond for our patients!