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May 15, 2014

HEALTH BRIEFS

Parkland breaks ground for new unit

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center will host a groundbreaking ceremony May 15 at 3 p.m. to celebrate plans for its new emotional and behavioral health wellness unit.

The hospital is at One Parkland Drive.

Call 421-3770 for information. The event will be held rain or shine.

Parkland honored with award

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center recently was named as a Center of Distinction. An award was given to the Parkland Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine. The honor was given by Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Parkland Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction over 92 percent, a minimum 91 percent wound healing rate within median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. There were 511 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, only 157 achieved the honor, and only two in New Hampshire.

The Parkland Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds which have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. Advanced treatments include: hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, biological and biosynthetic dressings and growth factor therapies.

For more information, visit parklandmedical.com.

Tai chi program for seniors offered

DERRY — A program “Tai Chi for Seniors” is offered every Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. at Birch Height retirement facility, 7 Kendall Pond Road.

The exercises can be done in a chair or standing. The program is free.

Learn how to navigate dementia

DERRY — Birch Heights retirement facility, 7 Kendall Pond Road, offers a program “Caregiver Keys to Navigate the Dementia Journey” May 17 from 10 a.m. to non.

The program is for family and professional caregivers to learn how to build a better relationship with loved ones and ways to recognize signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Call 483-8999 to register or for information.

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