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OSSIPEE — Mountain View Community’s administrator says the county nursing home has prepared for the consequences of a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to move forward with a vaccine mandate for nursing home staff.

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CONWAY — While hospitals throughout the MaineHealth system continue to see a rise in cases of COVID-19 among employees as well as patients, Memorial Hospital officials said this week that the hospital is continuing to meet the challenge of providing staff to care for its patients.

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CONWAY — It’s a boy! Memorial Hospital’s first baby of the New Year, Bruno James Bell, arrived at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 2. Bruno’s parents are Carly Kobs and Malachi Bell of Fryeburg, Maine.

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CONWAY — Memorial Hospital is seeing a high number of positive COVID-19 patients coming through its drive-thru testing center. It said demand for testing is also high, with tests scheduled about two days out.

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BRIDGTON, Maine — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Bridgton Hospital has been named to the list of Top Rural Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group.

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Have you ever wanted one central place to find all the resources you are looking for? The Mt. Washington Valley Age-Friendly Community Task Force recently announced that it has created such a comprehensive directory.

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NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a statewide non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of Granite Staters affected by mental illness and suicide, has welcomed their first public policy director.  

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DURHAM — Faculty experts in the fields of microbiology, immunology and public health at the University of New Hampshire have developed a free online training to help participants gain an understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and become better consumers of health information.

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WOLFEBORO — Over the past few weeks, Huggins Hospital has experienced an unprecedented number of patients and extremely high numbers of COVID-19 positive cases, according to a news release put out by the hospital last week.

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CONWAY — With high numbers of COVID-19 cases and people trying to get tested as part of their vacation plans, COVID testing services in the valley are very busy, and Memorial Hospital says people should plan ahead if they need to be tested for travel, school or holiday gatherings.