Dartmouth-Hitchcock ranked among America’s best hospitals by US News

first_imgDartmouth-Hitchcock has again been ranked among the best hospitals in the nation in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010-11 Best Hospitals, online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals(link is external) and featured in the August print issue of U.S. News, available on newsstands July 27.Best Hospitals 2010-11 includes rankings of 152 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties. For the fourth straight year and for the eighth time since 1995, Dartmouth-Hitchcock has been recognized for its care in Gynecology.”Dartmouth-Hitchcock is pleased to once again be recognized among America’s best health care institutions,” says Nancy Formella, M.S.N., R.N., co-president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock. “This recognition is a fitting acknowledgement of the excellent care our nurses, physicians and other clinical staff provide each and every patient. Our commitment to providing the highest quality, compassionate care is recognized every single day, but having this prestigious honor is a meaningful achievement.’Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology provides comprehensive services for women throughout New Hampshire and eastern Vermont including general gynecology, obstetrics, maternal-fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, gynecologic oncology, and urogynecology and reproductive pelvic surgery. Physician specialists from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon also see patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock practices in Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and Keene, NH.‘I am honored to be part of such a talented team that delivers outstanding care for the entire spectrum of gynecologic issues,’ says Dr. Richard Reindollar, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ‘We are committed to improving the lives of women in our communities and training the next generation of world-class gynecologic specialists.’Dartmouth-Hitchcock is New Hampshire’s only academic medical center. Internationally renowned, nationally ranked, and regionally respected, Dartmouth-Hitchcock integrates high-quality patient care, advanced medical education, and translational research to provide a full spectrum of health care.”Across Dartmouth-Hitchcock, our focus in on providing patient-centered care that is truly value-based: high-quality, safe, and effective,’ notes Dartmouth-Hitchcock co-president Dr. James N. Weinstein.‘Although our patients are the ultimate and most important judges of our performance, it is gratifying to have this national recognition by U.S. News. I am especially pleased for the physicians and staff of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, whose high standards of excellence have resulted in this honor.”The rankings in 12 of the 16 specialties were driven by hard data such as death rates, procedure volume, and balance of nurses and patients. In the four remaining specialties–ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, and rheumatology–hospitals were ranked on reputation alone.‘When the stakes are high, you want the best care you can get for yourself or someone close to you,’ said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. ‘These hospitals are accustomed to seeing the sickest patients day in and day out.’Source: D-H. 7.15.2010last_img read more

Hurricane Florence: Are you covered?

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Hurricane Florence What you don’t know about your homeowners insurance may cost you when disaster strikes.According to the Insurance Information Institute, you can count on the majority of homeowners’ policies to cover the structure of your home, personal property, detached units and any living expenses. Everything else may require special policies or may be excluded.Take natural disasters like hurricanes. To limit their exposure to catastrophic losses from these events, insurers offer deductible plans that, depending on the state, will determine the level of hurricane, windstorm or wind/hail deductibles.The III says there are two kinds of wind damage deductibles: hurricane, which covers just damage from hurricanes, and wind/hail, which exclusively covers wind damage. In general, these are percentage deductibles, which can range from 1% to 5% of a home’s insured value.So if your house is insured for $300,000 and has a 5% deductible, you’re responsible for the first $15,000 of your claim. You’ll find details of hurricane deductibles on the declarations page of your homeowners policy.Believe it or not, while the National Flood Insurance Program reports that 90% of all natural disasters involve flooding, you won’t find flood coverage in standard homeowners’ or renters’ policies. You’ll need a separate policy for that from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program and/or a few private insurers.NFIP offers up to $250,000 to cover your home’s structure and $100,000 for your personal property. According to FEMA, it’s not just homes in flood zones at risk. In fact, more than 20% of flood claims come from properties outside high-risk federal flood zones.Need more incentive to do your homework instead of skimming your policies? NFIP flood insurance policies may cover up to $1,000 spent to protect your property like sandbags or water pumps. The III advises homeowners to keep copies of all receipts and time spent to do the work so it’s easy to ask for reimbursement.last_img read more