With modern medical facilities, fitness programs, and healthy living initiatives, Lakes Region residents have everything they need to live fit and healthy lifestyles.
Comprised of Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH), Franklin Regional Hospital (FRH), and 22 affiliated medical providers and service programs in the Lakes and Three Rivers regions, LRGHealthcare's goal is “strengthening the community’s well-being by providing patients with the highest quality health care.” LRGHealthcare offers state-of-the-art medical facilities and the services of more 200 physicians representing 35 medical specialties. LRGHealthcare also employs 1,600 people, making it the largest employer in the Lakes Region area.
In an attempt to meet the growing health care needs of the community and stay on the forefront of patient care, LRGHealthcare recently opened the new Interlakes Medical Center in Meredith, expanded the emergency department at Franklin Regional Hospital, and completed a 97,000-square-foot addition to Lakes Region General Hospital.
Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)
A collaborative effort of numerous nonprofit foundations and state agencies, Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) is an initiative intended to decrease obesity rates and improve the health and quality of life of Lakes Region residents. The program seeks to advance and encourage changes that promote healthy people and places in New Hampshire. HEAL links the Lakes Region community to the resources needed to create healthy environments through its schools, worksites, health care, food outlets and more.
Granite United Way
Granite United Way proudly supports activities, events and initiatives intended to promote the overall well-being of community members across the region. By supporting, planning, and implementing programs, such as the grassroots neighborhood effort “Better Together” or “Got Lunch!” school lunch program for disadvantaged kids, the United Way brings together multiple community sources to provide a safe, healthy environment for all.
“We define health here as a healthy community,” says Alan Robichaud, community development director for Granite United Way, Lakes Region. “The more you become engaged, the safer communities become, the healthier they are.”
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