Essent Healthcare's Merrimack Valley Hospital Recognized in Advance Nurses Magazine

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The Merrimack Valley Hospital's Orthopedic Center of Excellence was featured as the cover story of Advance for Nurses magazine, a national publication geared toward registered nurses.

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We are thrilled to be featured in Advance for Nurses magazine. Our nurses and medical staff have done an exceptional job implementing the center for excellence concept and they deserve this national recognition

    "We are thrilled to be featured in Advance for Nurses magazine. Our nurses and medical staff have done an exceptional job implementing the center for excellence concept and they deserve this national recognition," said Michael Collins, CEO of Merrimack Valley Hospital.

The article's focus was on the emphasis the orthopedic center places on empowering the patients with pertinent information that allows them to be active participants in their care and the role that nurses play in the process.

"The center for excellence is a collaboration between our patients and the healthcare team, specifically our nurses. It's about an active conversation that provides both participants the knowledge on the best way to achieve the common goal- helping the patient get well again," continued Collins.

Merrimack Valley Hospital is owned and operated by Essent Healthcare.

About Merrimack Valley Hospital's Orthopedic Center of Excellence

Merrimack Valley Hospital Orthopedic Center of Excellence, an Essent Healthcare facility, provides patients with the latest advances in orthopedic medicine, including a specialized Total Joint Replacement. A team of highly trained and experienced orthopedic surgeons, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses and case managers stand ready to provide patients with exceptional care in one convenient, state-of-the art location. The center offers all private rooms and comfortable surroundings. For physician referral, call 978-420-1167.

About Merrimack Valley Hospital

Merrimack Valley Hospital (MVH) is a comprehensive medical facility featuring an award-winning 24-hour emergency department, inpatient acute care, and comprehensive diagnostic and outpatient services. MVH maintains 108 acute care beds, 16 transitional care beds, and 17 adult behavioral medicine beds; all are private rooms. More information can be found at http://www.merrimackvalleyhospital.com.

About Essent Healthcare

Essent Healthcare was founded in 1999 with the mission of acquiring community hospitals and providing them with the financial resources and the expertise they need to grow. Thomas Cressy Bravo was an original investor in the company, joined by Vestar Capital Partners in 2004. Essent hospitals include Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Mass., Sharon Hospital in Sharon, Conn., Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, Mass., Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg, Pa., and Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas.

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