Updated April 4, 2020
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain →
LRH Makes Adjustments to Hospital Operations Due to COVID-19 →
NHIAC PASS-THROUGH COVID19 AVOIDING SCAMS 3.26.20 [555 KB pdf]
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR THE COMMUNITY 3.25.20 →
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE FOR EMPLOYERS 3.25.20 →
A Message of Gratitude from Robert F. Nutter, President & CEO of Littleton Regional Healthcare
MASK USAGE UPDATE 3.31.20 If you are a patient at LRH or one of the limited number of visitors we are allowing at LRH, please note that all individuals will be wearing masks while in our facility. We continue to work hard to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and want to keep our patients, limited visitors and staff safe. Thank you for your understanding of the work we are doing at Littleton Regional Healthcare to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
In an effort to preserve medical resources at LRH, the NH Division of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control urge that only individuals seeking emergency medical care come to the hospital. If you are seeking care for a non-emergent condition, call your doctor prior to coming to the hospital.
PLEASE NOTE: The LRH Emergency Department is NOT CLOSED to emergency cases. Patients seeking emergency care will be seen in the emergency department.
Like hospitals across the US, LRH does not currently have enough resources for general COVID-19 testing. Patients who require emergency care and are evaluated and deemed appropriate by our clinical staff may receive testing. The CDC does not recommend that employers require negative COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work. All individuals who have a respiratory illness are safe to return to work if they are symptom free for 24 hours. Employers can call the LRH COVID-19 hotline at 603.575.6400 with questions.
Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and/or have been told by a provider they are presumed to have the COVID-19 should be in home isolation. Home isolation can be discontinued if:
- There is no fever for at least 72 hours (that is, three full days of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) AND;
- Other symptoms have improved (for example, when your cough or shortness of breath have improved) AND;
- At least 7 days have passed since your symptoms first appeared.
The CDC does not recommend that individuals require negative COVID-19 testing prior to returning to work.
Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions →
UPDATED VISITOR POLICY EFFECTIVE 3.23.20 →
LRH LABORATORY REVISED HOURS 3.23.20 →
RURAL HEALTH CLINIC HOURS 3.22.20→
Cloth Face Coverings
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
VIRTUAL VISIT RESOURCES
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR THE COMMUNITY
March 25, 2020
The goal of Littleton Regional Healthcare COVID-19 Response is to follow strategies to promote social distancing, reduce transmission, reduce demand on the health care workforce, and promote the health and safety of patients and staff. Toward this end, we are making the following service line changes:
Cardiac Rehabilitation Services
Effective Monday, March 30, 2020 Cardiac Rehabilitation Services are suspended.
Echocardiograms, EEGs, and EKGs remain available upon provider orders.
North Country Pharmacy
- Please limit to only one person in the Pharmacy at a time.
- Please wait to be called upon.
- While waiting, please stand on the "X" to help keep appropriate physical distance.
- Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 curbside service will be available.
- Please call ahead for curbside service, 603 444 9024.
Pulmonary Function Testing & Sleep Lab Services
In accordance with current guidance from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the United States National Library of Medicine we are suspending Pulmonary Function Testing and Sleep Studies.
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE FOR EMPLOYERS
March 25, 2020
CDC recommendations for maintaining healthy business operations include the following:
- Employers should not require a positive COVID-19 test result or a healthcare provider's note for employees who are sick to validate their illness, qualify for sick leave or to return to work.
As LRH continues to adjust our patient care model to accommodate demands of the COVID-19 situation, we are not providing return to work notes for patients who have been seen or advised to self-isolate at home based on symptoms.
UPDATE MARCH 23, 2020
LRH Visitor Policy Change
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and exercise the utmost caution for the health of our workforce and community, effective Friday, March 20, 2020 Littleton Regional Healthcare is no longer allowing visitors with a few exceptions. Exceptions are below:
- Pediatrics - one parent or guardian only
- Maternity - one support person only
- Oncology - determined on a case by case basis
- Patients at end of life -- determined on a case by case basis
- Patient here for OB ultrasound - one support person only
- Patients with cognitive or mobility impairment may be accompanied by one support person who passes screening
We will screen all visitors for respiratory symptoms at the Main Hospital and Medical Office Building entrances. Prior registration and approval is required for visitors to the Sauter Birthing Suite, pediatric patients, and end of life patients. Any visitor with mild respiratory symptoms (cough, fever, or shortness of breath) will be denied entry to our facility. If symptoms warrant, visitor will be directed to the Emergency Department Respiratory Triage Area.
Anyone bringing a patient for outpatient services (emergency care, x-ray, laboratory, procedures, and same day surgery) will need to drop off and pick up the patient, and should plan to wait in the parking lot in their personal vehicle in the designated waiting area. We will take a cell phone number and call you when the patient is ready for pick up.
We understand this decision will be difficult for patients, their families, and friends. Please know that we make these decisions to preserve the ongoing wellness of our patients and staff.
North Country Primary Care: Rural Health Clinic
PEDIATRICS - NO OFFICE HOURS
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 -- 10am - Noon
Parents/patients can call the provider on call at 603.444.7070 as needed.
LRH LABORATORY REVISED HOURS
Until further notice Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020
The Littleton Regional Healthcare Laboratory will be open Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm only.
We will be CLOSED on weekends
PLEASE NOTE: Only OUTPATIENT laboratory services are restricted to 7:00 am - 3:30 pm on Monday - Friday ONLY.
Thank you for your understanding.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
A Letter To The Community
Dear LRH Community:
As you are aware, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused our entire country to work on efforts to limit this escalating public health emergency. Here in New Hampshire, in the last few days, we have seen recommendations for social distancing, closing of schools and restaurants, and cancellation of events in an effort to protect public health and slow the spread of the virus to avoid over burdening the healthcare system.
Read Full Letter....
A message to expectant families from the Sauter Birthing Suite
Dear Expectant Family:
At LRH, we are working to ensure that we make every effort to protect our patients, our community and our workforce in preparation for the impacts of the Covid-19 public health emergency. LRH is restricting obstetrics patients to one support person throughout the stay. Upon admission, the OB nurses will ask you to name your support person and this name will be written down and an identification bracelet placed on your person of choice.
It is essential that these bracelets remain intact throughout the stay as they cannot be passed from person to person. Our goal is to limit the amount of visitors who are coming on to the unit. We understand that this may decrease the feeling of family support that we always try to convey, however, our goal is to protect our patients.
Also, if patients are coming for routine outpatient testing, we will ask any support people who may be with you to wait in the family room or in your vehicle with our goal being to limit the number of people coming and going on the unit.
March 17, 2020 Updates:
As Littleton Regional Healthcare continues our preparations for a response to the evolving COVID 19 situation, we want to provide our patients and community members a contact number for LRH specific questions related to seeking services or visiting our facility. Please call 603.575.6400 to reach a clinical staff member at LRH for assistance.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, and NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, announced that 211NH has been mobilized to handle all COVID-19 related calls from New Hampshire residents. All residents with questions or concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak can call 2-1-1.
If you have other, general questions regarding COVID19 please contact the NH Division of Public Health Services at 603.271.4496 or the VT Department of Health at 802.863.7240, to discuss your questions or concerns.
We want to make you aware that all LRH scheduled appointments and procedures will proceed as follows.
PUBLIC USE OF CONFERENCE, CAFETERIA AND COMMUNITY SPACE
We are discontinuing all public use of our cafeteria, conference and community space effective immediately and until future notice. This includes cancelling all events open to the public and/or community groups, as well as LRH sponsored events.
LRH Cafeteria operations for employees have been adjusted to minimize exposures.
Thank you all for your understanding and adherence to these temporary restrictions as part of our efforts to keep our patients, visitor and workforce healthy during this time.
More information & FAQs →
Littleton Regional Healthcare... where good health begins.
Welcome to the Littleton Regional Healthcare website offering information for patients, their families and visitors to our beautiful campus located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We have made significant improvements in your Hospital - including expanding our campus and adding the latest in technology. More importantly we have increased our specialty services provided by highly skilled physicians and clinicians. We continue to work hard to meet the growing healthcare needs of those we serve.
Women's Health Conference
LRH Annual Women's Health Conference
CANCELLED more info →
LRH Welcomes Dr. Jonathan Lamphier
Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jonathan Lamphier, Gastroenterologist, to LRH's Gastroenterology Department. • more info →
LRH Announces Planned Facilities Enhancements
Littleton Regional Healthcare plans strategic investments in the facility, focusing on the emergency and medical/surgical departments. • more info →
New Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Daniels, NRP as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator. • More info →
Volunteer Recognition Corner
Littleton Regional Healthcare has over 200 volunteers that donate their time, skills and services to the hospital. Each month we will recognize a fantastic volunteer that is part of this amazing team.
More Info →
Red Cross Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will host seven Blood Drives at LRH throughout 2020. All drives are from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm in Conference Rooms 1, 2 and 3. More information on 2020 dates →
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