Your Hospital: May 2024

News and Notes from Monadnock Community Hospital

May 2024


outdoor physical therapy space with green turf and mch logo in the middle  Lynne and Josh

Recover Faster, Train Smarter: Bond Wellness Center Expands Rehabilitation Services

Pictured above: Drone photo of turf. From left to right: Lynne Maloney, Director of Rehabilitation Services and Joshua Paradis, Senior Physical Therapist

Physical therapy just got a whole lot bigger (and better) at Monadnock Community Hospital!

Patient demand for rehabilitation is soaring, with a 23%increase since 2018. To meet this growing need, we’ve invested in expanding both our capabilities and our physical space.

We’re thrilled to unveil a brand new 3,500 square foot outdoor rehabilitation area in the lower level of the Bond Wellness Center.

This exciting addition features:

  • Outdoor athletic turf: Perfect for practicing sport-specific movements and getting you back to the activities you love.
  • Rubberized matting: Provides a safe and comfortable training environment for all patients.

Join us for an Open House on Saturday, May 18th, to tour the new space and experience the future of rehabilitation at MCH (NO RSVP Needed!)

Grand Opening flyer

MCH Rehabilitation Services

Welcome New Providers!

Dr Gilbert

Welcome Michael J. Gilbert, MD, MHCDS

Introducing Michael Gilbert, MD to Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates

Please join MCH in welcoming Dr. Michael Gilbert to the new Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates (MGA) practice! Board-certified in gastroenterology. Dr. Gilbert provides exceptional care for a wide range of digestive conditions and disorders alongside the team at MGA. Dr. Gilbert served as the Chief Medical Officer at Catholic Medical Center, as well as the Medical Director at Dartmouth Hitchcock Concord. He has also worked at MCH as the Medical Director of the Endoscopy Unit since 2013. He is a graduate of Jefferson (now Sidney Kimmel) Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, along with a fellowship at the University of Rochester. Dr. Gilbert says
“I’m my patient’s advocate. My job is to ensure you’re comfortable and informed, so you can be in control of your health.”

Dr. Gilbert is excited to bring expert Gastroenterological care to the MCH community.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Gilbert!

To schedule an appointment, please call 603-924-2600 or visit

Monadnock Gastroenterology Associates

Garden Fresh exhibition at the Healing Arts Gallery Opening April 18

Healing Blooms: Celebrate Spring at the Garden Fresh Exhibition!

Art heals. Community connects. Join us at MCH.

Join us at the MCH Healing Arts Gallery for the vibrant Garden Fresh exhibition, opening with a reception on Thursday, April 18th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature through the works of talented local artists Soosen Dunholter, Karen Fortier, Stacy Hannings, Deirdre Oliver, Amy McGregor-Radin, Jan Reiss, and Candace Talley.

Blooming with Benefits:

  • Enhance your well-being: Art can promote healing and reduce stress.
  • Support local talent: Discover the work of gifted artists from our community.
  • Connect with your neighbors: MCH Healing Arts Gallery fosters a welcoming space for all.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will be on display through June25th, 2024. Enjoy live music by Larry Ahern and light refreshments at the opening reception.

The Healing Power of Art:

Monadnock Community Hospital believes in the transformative power of art. The Healing Arts Gallery serves as a bridge, connecting healthcare and artistic expression. We showcase a variety of mediums, creating a visual experience that promotes well-being.

The Healing Arts Gallery is conveniently located at the entrance near the Sarah Hogate Bacon Emergency Department and is open 24/7/365.

Let art brighten your day!

For more information or to inquire about purchasing artwork, please contact Katharyn Ernst at 603-924-4682 or

Mark your calendars and join us for the Garden Fresh exhibition!

Virtual Gallery Winter Rest

NEW! See a virtual gallery of our previous exhibition – Winter Rest

Healing Arts Gallery at Monadnock Community Hospital

Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates Blog

Mending Broken Paths: A Guide to Wrist Fracture Surgery and Recovery-Learn about wrist fracture surgery recovery and tips for speedier healing Dr Harrington

A Guide to Wrist Fracture Surgery and Recovery

Provider Spotlight: Dr. Shawn P. Harrington from Reefs to Rehabilitation: Dr. Harrington’s Unexpected Journey to Healing

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MOA Blog

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!

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. Hear from local experts on acute care, 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.

Please note this extended format seminar will be held at Ball Hall in the Monadnock Center for History and Culture.

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.

Space is limited – register now!

Unlocking Opioid-Free Pain Management Seminar

Unlocking Opioid-Free Pain Management

Thursday, June 6
5:30 – 6:30 PM

Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates
Terrence McNamara, DO, FAAPMR, FABPM

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.

Space is limited – register now!

MCH Health and Wellness Seminars

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