COTTAGE HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH
November 21, 2012
Cottage Hospital, a critical access hospital based in Woodsville, NH, was recently honored by the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for taking a leadership role in a collaborative outreach program centered around cancer prevention and early detection.
In collaboration with the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Cottage Hospital piloted a robust community outreach program that began four years ago. In the initial program, Cottage Hospital partnered with schools, local businesses, and other area organizations to provide education on tobacco cessation, sun safety, and colorectal cancer screening and prevention.The success of the program, led to a second phase in which Cottage Hospital and other leading area employers launched a second, similar campaign, focused on disseminating messages at the work place. Based on its leadership role in the development and execution of the programs, Norris Cotton Cancer Center recognized Cottage Hospital with a community outreach award.