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NH DHHS Division of Public Health Presents Immunization Excellence Awards at Annual Conference
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Publish Date:
March 23, 2018

Concord, NH – More than 400 healthcare providers, health educators, and public health professionals discussed trends, recommendations and best practice strategies at the 2018 New Hampshire Immunization Conference at the Manchester Downtown Hotel this week, presented by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS.)

For several years, New Hampshire's childhood immunization rates have ranked among the top in the nation. Each year at the conference, DHHS recognizes New Hampshire medical practices, individuals and organizations that achieve a standard of excellence in immunization and vaccine management standards. Lisa Morris, DPHS Director, and Colleen Haggerty, who leads the DPHS Immunization Program, presented Excellence in Immunization awards to recognize the outstanding efforts of healthcare providers in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult vaccination, as well as vaccine management and education.

“We are proud to work with the more than three hundred medical practices that care deeply about protecting their patients through immunization. They are all to be commended for their commitment to creating healthy communities,” said Morris. “Parents, health care providers, school nurses and pharmacists all work collectively to assure the opportunity for a lifetime of protection from vaccine preventable diseases.”

Barbara Rouleau, of Lilac City Pediatrics in Rochester, received the 3rd Annual Trisha McGuire Memorial Award, which recognizes individuals that have made exceptional contributions toward improved vaccination rates and vaccine management in their organizations. The award honors the contributions of vaccine advocate Tricia McGuire of Indian Stream Health Care, who passed away in 2014.

Awards were also presented to the following community partners:

  • Foundation Medical Partners, Department of NursingExcellence in Vaccine Management
  • Holly Beam, LPN, Alice Peck Day Multi-Specialty Clinic, Primary CareExcellence in Vaccine Management
  • Division of Public Health, City of Nashua, Public Health NursesExcellence in Immunization Education
  • Manchester Health Department, Division of Community Health, Neighborhood Health Community Schools ProjectExcellence in Adult Immunization
  • Walgreens CompanyExcellence in Adult Immunization
  • Angel Ekstrom, Regional Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator/School Based Flu Clinic Supervisor, Central NH Public Health NetworkExcellence in Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations
  • Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, Cottage Hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Elliot Healthcare Systems, Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Lakes Region General Healthcare, Southern NH Health, Valley Regional Hospital, CORE Physicians, LLC, Manchester Community Health Center, Southern NH Internal Medicine AssociatesExcellence in Influenza Vaccination

To learn more, visit the DHHS Immunization Program.

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