AVH NEWS

5k Route Announced

The route for the 3rd Annual AVH Leading the Way 5k has been revealed. More...

New Health Lectures Announced

A pair of AVH Health Education Lectures have been added to this season's schedule.  For a complete list, please click here. More...

AVH Staff Celebrate Wear Red Day

AVH staff recently celebrated Wear Red Day. More...

AVH Part of Harvard Pilgrim LP Provider Network

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has just added Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) to its Low-Cost Provider Network in New Hampshire.   Harvard Pilgrim members with Low-Cost Provider (LP) plans have no cost sharing for laboratory services and pay only a copayment (no deductible) for ambulatory surgery at AVH.  They also have access to Harvard Pilgrim’s extensive network of participating primary care physicians, specialists and other hospitals throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  “We are very pleased to welcome Androscoggin Valley Hospital into our network of low-cost, high value providers, “ said Eric H. Schultz, president and CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. “The addition of Androscoggin Valley means more options for employers to offer high quality care at lower cost in northern New Hampshire.”  “This is just one of many patient-focused financial options that we are pleased to offer residents of and visitors to the Androscoggin Valley,” commented Russ Keene, AVH CEO.  “By providing efficient, high quality care, we remain committed to make care convenient and accessible to those whom we are so fortunate to serve.”  About Androscoggin Valley Hospital  Androscoggin Valley Hospital, in Berlin, provides high quality inpatient and outpatient care.  Recently selected as a semifinalist for the Business of the Year Award by Business NH Magazine, the hospital also provides physician outreach to communities including Colebrook, Lancaster and North Conway.  Its physician practice, AVH Surgical Associates, provides specialty care in areas including Audiology and Hearing Aids, Sleep Medicine, Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy, General Surgery, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pulmonology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Pain Management and Urology.  About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care  Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is a not-for-profit health plan serving more than one million members in New England.  Founded in 1969, the health plan has built its reputation on pragmatic innovation with a goal of lowering costs, improving care and enhancing the overall member experience.  Harvard Pilgrim is known for its excellent clinical programs, customer service, health improvement strategies and innovative tools that offer consumers greater transparency and empower them to make better decisions about their health care.  Harvard Pilgrim is the #1 private health plan in America again according to an annual ranking of the nation’s best health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Harvard Pilgrim is the only private health plan in the nation to be named #1 for member satisfaction and quality of care for ten consecutive years.*  *NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2011-14, HMO/POS. NCQA’s Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11 – Private. U.S.News/NCQA America’s Best Health Insurance Plans 2005-2009 (annual). America’s Best Health Insurance Plans is a trademark of U.S.News & World Report. NCQA The State of Health Care Quality 2004. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, Harvard Pilgrim’s New Hampshire affiliate, is the top-ranked plan in New Hampshire and the seventh highest-ranked private health plan in America. More...

Sleep Center Accredited

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). More...

New Emergency Department Physician

AVH is pleased to welcome Tanya Tupick, DO, as an Emergency Department physician. More...

Danielle Roy Earns Certification

Danielle Roy of the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH recently earned the Polysomnographic Sleep Technologist credential. More...

Ann Morin Earns Heart Failure Certification

Congratulations to Ann Morin, RN, BSN, CHFN on this certification. More...

AVH to Be Anthem Site of Service Option

Effective January 1, 2014, AVH will serve as a lower cost option. More...

Sleep Services Now Offered in Lancaster

Dr. Joseph DellaValla, Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH, now welcomes patients at our new Lancaster Clinic within Weeks Medical Center.  He welcomes patients who suffer from symptoms related to insomnia, restless legs/periodic limb movements, narcolepsy and more.  For an appointment, please call (603) 788-5296.  Appointments are also available at the Center for Sleep Medicine at AVH, by calling (603) 326-5848, and at our clinic within Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, by calling (603) 237-8652. More...