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TogetherCare Stories

The core belief that the health and wellness of every member of our community matters is at the heart of Cheshire Medical Center’s mission and goals.  TogetherCare Stories highlight programs, teams, and individuals bringing action to this belief.

An unconventional “prescription” program

An unconventional “prescription” program

A bridge connecting healthcare with patients’ social and environmental needs Led by Rudy Fedrizzi, MD, Director of Clinical Integration, Center for Population Health (CPH), Cheshire Medical Center, Prescribe for Health is a pilot program that aims to empower medical...

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Living tobacco-free

Living tobacco-free

Tobacco users can overcome addiction with programs and resources to help More than 50 years ago, the Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service declared smoking is hazardous to our health. Over the following decades countless studies have corroborated and...

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Patient Perspective: Expert Cancer Care with a Personal Touch

Patient Perspective: Expert Cancer Care with a Personal Touch

It’s like being part of a family. When Jina Church found a lump in her left breast in September 2015, the then-36-year-old didn’t think anything of it. But a month later, it had grown larger, and she realized she should get it checked. “I went to [the Dorothy Penniman...

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Patient Perspective: The Work Hardening Program

Patient Perspective: The Work Hardening Program

It keeps members of our community productive. If you live or work in Keene, NH, chances are you might recognize Gary Moreau, 42. He’s worked as a driver-deliveryman for United Parcel Service (UPS) in this city for 23 years. But when he hurt his back last December—the...

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Caring for a loved one with dementia: You’re not alone

Caring for a loved one with dementia: You’re not alone

Cheshire County leads our state in the percentage of residents diagnosed with dementia. More than 15% of the Medicare recipients over age 65 in Cheshire County are living with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia, greater than both national and...

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