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May 22, 2014

HEALTH BRIEFS

Parkland gets stroke treatment certification

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center has recently received stroke certification that ultimately benefits residents that experience a stroke event.

The hospital received is honor from the Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center.

Chief nursing officer Eileen Keefe said the hospital is proud to receive the certification.

“We are proud to be named a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center,” she said. “This award reflects our ongoing commitment to excellence and our mission to improve care for this community as a whole.”

Parkland Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site assessment. A Joint Commission expert reviewed compliance with the requirements for the Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification program, as well as primary stroke center prerequisites such as collecting Joint Commission core measure data and using if for performance improvement activities. Other requirements included an interdisciplinary commitment to evidence-based practice, community and patient education and annual education of key personnel.

Visit parklandmedical.com for information.

Parkland nursing staff honored

DERRY — Parkland Medical Center honored its nursing staff during a special National Nurses Week schedule of events May 6-12.

The week included presentations, luncheons, web conferences and raffles.

There were also special Reiki sessions for nurses, along with an ice cream social to honor the hospital’s nurses.

Three blood drives set in June

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in communities throughout New Hampshire during the month of June. Every day this summer is a chance to give hope. By giving blood at a Red Cross Blood Drive, donors will give patients in need hope and a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Throughout June, all donors can enter for a chance to win two Boston Red Sox tickets and be honored at Fenway Park as the Blood Donor of the Game.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.

The local drives include: June 10, Londonderry Lions Hall, 256 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 1 to 6 p.m.; June 13, St. Mark’s Church, 1 South Road, Londonderry, 1 to 6 p.m.; June 25, Promises to Keep 199 Rockingham Road, Derry, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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