Your Hospital: April 2024

News and Notes from Monadnock Community Hospital

April 2024


Happy Spring To All!

Cyndee McGuire in a white coatAs we step into the vibrant season of spring and enter our second century of service to our community, I am thrilled to share some exciting developments at MCH that reaffirm our commitment to our mission to improve the health and well-being of our community. As you will see in this newsletter, we are excited to announce that we have opened our own Gastroenterology services practice at MCH. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Michael J. Gilbert to our new practice, Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates. Dr. Gilbert has been a member of our Medical Staff for 10 years in his affiliations with Concord GI, New Hampshire GI, and Catholic Medical Center, so he will be a familiar face to many of you. We’ve also welcomed new providers in other departments, further strengthening our team’s capacity to deliver comprehensive care.

Our Mobile Integrated Healthcare program has garnered national attention, being featured on the television series “World’s Greatest,” showcasing our creative approach to assuring accessible health care. Additionally, we eagerly anticipate the opening of our Rehabilitation turf area in May, an innovative outdoor space aimed at supporting your recovery journey and helping you get back to the activities that are important to you.

We often get compliments on the cleanliness and appearance of our campus and facilities. Our most recent effort is the renovation of our Window Shop. The Window Shop is staffed entirely by MCH volunteers and is a fun, welcoming and comfortable space for our patients, community and employees to visit and shop.

I am very proud of every member of our staff at MCH. Health care is all about people, and I could not ask for a more compassionate and dedicated team. I am inspired every day by their commitment to caring for every patient who comes through our doors.

As the spring bulbs start to pop up and the world reawakens, we are reminded of the beauty of renewal and growth. Thank you for your support and advocacy throughout the seasons. I wish you all a Happy Spring!

Cynthia McGuire in a white suit
Cyndee McGuire, FACHE
President and CEO
Monadnock Community Hospital

Introducing Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates

MCH welcome Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates
The month of March began with excitement, as MCH hosted an open house for our brand-new practice, Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates (MGA).

On March 1st, the MGA team welcomed community members to see their new space in Suite 107 of the Medical Arts Building. The celebration included refreshments, a ribbon cutting presented by the Monadnock Collaborative, giant inflatable colon, guided tour, patient education, and the introduction of Dr. Michael Gilbert to the MCH family.

Dr. Gilbert, former Chief Medical Officer at Catholic Medical Center, is a board-certified gastroenterologist who is excited for this new chapter caring for a wide range of GI conditions.

This new service line is part of the hospital’s ongoing efforts to expand specialized medical offerings to our community and we are proud to bring this new service to our patients. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gilbert and the MGA team to the hospital!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates Open House!

Collage of photos from MGA open house

Welcome New Providers!

Welcome Dr Brian Kwitkin to Monadnock Surgical Services

The Birthing Suite: Your Life. Your Baby. Your Way.

Step into a world of comfort, care, and joy as Monadnock Community Hospital invites you to explore our state-of-the-art Birthing Suite. Experience a journey tailored to embrace your family’s precious moments. Join us in ensuring your birthing experience is safe, memorable, and filled with warmth.

Ready to explore more? Visit our website at or call us at 603-924-4699 ext. 4170 to schedule a personal tour, get all your questions answered, or sign up for our birth education classes. We look forward to being a part of your beautiful birthing journey.

Click the video links below for a virtual tour of the Birthing Suite as well as comfort measure options for your birthing journey:

Family-Focused Care: Birthing at Monadnock Community Hospital’s Birthing Suite

Empowering Your Birth Experience: Choose Your Path at Monadnock Community Hospital’s Birthing Suite

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Health and Wellness Seminars

An opportunity for individuals like you to join MCH clinicians for FREE educational seminars where they discuss wellness topics and provide preventative techniques, alternative treatments, and more!

Parkinsons Disease Strategies for Enhanced Well-Being Seminar

Move with Confidence: Parkinson’s Disease Strategies for Enhanced Well-Being

Thursday, April 18
5:30 – 6:30 PM


Elizabeth Robitaille, PT, DPT, MCH Rehabilitation Services
The Bond Wellness Center Conference Room

Discover a path to greater mobility and well-being at our Parkinson’s seminar led by a skilled physical therapist. Learn practical strategies, exercises, and personalized insights to enhance your quality of life on this journey.

Embracing Hope Together: A Community Seminar on Suicide Prevention

Embracing Hope Together: A Community Seminar on Suicide Prevention

Thursday, May 9
5:30 – 7:00 PM


Monadnock Family Services:
Kevin Stevenson, Director of Acute Care Services
Monadnock Behavioral Health:
Samantha Johnson, LICSW
Karen Langley, LICSW
Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center for History & Culture

Learn how your actions can help prevent suicide through this informational session, including: warning signs, communication tools, and community resources regarding suicide. Hear from local experts on mental health, emotional well-being, and timely interventions. “Embracing Hope Together” is a community-driven seminar, uniting us to create a safer, more supportive environment for our loved ones. Together, we can make a difference.

Monadnock Family Services (MFS) is a nonprofit Community Mental Health Center that has provided mental and emotional wellness services to Cheshire County and surrounding areas for over a century, offering comprehensive programs to support individuals of all ages in their journey towards healing and recovery.

Unlocking Opioid-Free Pain Management Seminar

Unlocking Opioid-Free Pain Management

Thursday, June 6
5:30 – 6:30 PM


Terrence McNamara, DO, FAAPMR, FABPM, Monadnock Orthopaedic Asociates
The Bond Wellness Center Conference Room

Explore a holistic approach to opioid free chronic pain management at our Health and Wellness Seminar. Dr. Terrence McNamara is a distinguished Physiatrist and Pain Physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This session will provide insightful strategies to enhance your well-being by providing education on non-opioid solutions for effective chronic pain management.

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Perspectives on Cardiac Health: Nourishing Your Heart Seminar

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