|Quality care close to home.|
About Cottage Hospital
Cottage Hospital is 25-bed critical access hospital located in Woodsville, NH serving the beautiful Upper Connecticut River Valley. The Cottage family has just over 250 employees, 37 active medical staff providers and 35 volunteers.
Cottage Hospital has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation which was designed to bring clinical services together for easier patient access. Areas revamped to become more patient-friendly include: Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Day Surgery and The Pain Clinic.
Cottage’s IT department has been working to strengthen networking to accommodate cutting edge technology, including soon-to-be implemented Tele-Psych bringing specialty physicians to patients’ bedsides. In Radiology, reporting is faster with the addition of Voice Recognition technology. Reports previously generated in two days by onsite Radiologists are now completed, on average, in less than 5 minutes. In the Emergency Department, a computer system called MEDHOST allows nurses and physicians to place orders and chart at the patients’ bedside. For patients who have been admitted, a new medication dispensing system, EMAR, designed for patient safety and to prevent medication errors has been implemented.
So what’s next for Cottage Hospital? More patient focused care initiatives including transparency quality care measures, improving patient stays and patient outcomes, and of course, continued collaboration among staff and a dedication to provide quality care…close to home for our friends, neighbors and visitors.