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DHMC opens new patient pavilion, Barnes & Noble returns to Upper Valley … and more
Dhmc Pavilion

Shown at an April 14 ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of the new five-story patient pavilion at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon are, from left: David Duncan, vice president of facilities management at Dartmouth Health; Dr. Edward J. Merrens, chief clinical officer, Dartmouth Health; Susan A. Reeves, executive vice president of DHMC; Roberta Hines, chair of DHMC trustees; Joanne M. Conroy, CEO and president of Dartmouth Health; Edward Stansfield, chair of Dartmouth Health trustees; Jeff O’ Brian, chief operating officer at DHMC; and Scott T. Slogic, director of patient pavilion activation at DHMC.

DHMC opens new patient pavilion

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 14 to mark the opening of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s new 240,000-square-foot patent pavilion, a 64-bed facility that marks the first major expansion of the healthcare provider’s Lebanon campus.

Work on the building began in July 2020. Besides the 64 single-occupancy inpatient rooms, there are new medical specialty care and heart and vascular units, and a new Nursing Education Center. The building also includes two floors that have been “shelled” to accommodate future needs with an additional 64 rooms, which will allow DHMC space to grow as complex medical care increases with northern New England’s aging population, official said.

Patients will be admitted into the pavilion at the beginning of May.

Sheehan Phinney named LRCD Housing Champion

Lakes Region Community Developers has announced that the law firm of Sheehan Phinney is its Housing Champion for April.

The Housing Champion program recognizes companies committed to LRCD’s mission of creating new affordable housing opportunities. LRCD features a different housing champion each month.

AHEAD Inc. awarded $500,000 in tax credits

AHEAD Inc., the Littleton-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing, has been awarded $500,000 in tax credits through the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority to support construction of the Peeling Village project in Woodstock.

Peeling Village will consist of 29 units in two buildings: a 20-unit, three-story apartment block and a nine-unit, two-story town-home style apartment block.

The Peeling Village project is designed to include two phases with 59 total units, and will be family housing (basic rental) serving a range of income-restricted households. The buildings will include one, two and three-bedroom units.

Construction is expected to start in mid-2024 pending remaining funding approvals with units being available in mid to late 2025.

AHEAD currently owns and manages over 500 rental units throughout Grafton and Coos counties and into Vermont. Its most recent project, Community Living at Lloyd’s Hills in Bethlehem, was completed in 2018 creating 28 new units of workforce housing.

DEW Construction announces 5 promotions, 6 additions

DEW Construction has announced the promotion of Dan Riley to vice president of operations, Chris Bertrand to vice president of field operations, Ben Laflam to superintendent, Josh Deutsch to project engineer and Chantel Crawford to marketing specialist.

In addition, DEW has hired Kamron Bushway as safety manager, project managers Kevin Hoard and David Dalton, assistant superintendent Andrew Hoogeboom, and accounts payable associates JoAnne Silloway and Alex Chappell.

Horizons Engineering adds three to team

Horizons Engineering Inc., Littleton, has added three employees: Jack Young, a licensed senior engineer with 12 years of experience in the structural design of residential and commercial projects using timber, concrete and steel; Travis Letellier, licensed in multiple states and a senior engineer with 18 years of experience in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts; and Rachel Hastings, an engineer in training who has published several technical papers detailing her experience and knowledge of stormwater engineering and drainage calculation with the U.S. Army Engineer Research & Development Center and the Mt Bank Harbor CareUniversity of New Hampshire.

M&T Bank supports Harbor Care

Harbor Care has received a $10,000 donation from M&T Bank in support of the nonprofit’s efforts to end veteran homelessness in New Hampshire.

Shown at the donation ceremony at BAE Independence Hall in Manchester – one of Harbor Care’s three transitional housing facilities for veterans – are, from left: Harbor Care CEO Henry Och; Tim Wade, M&T Bank regional president; and David Tille, Harbor Care’s director of veteran services.

Outdoor Pride expands leadership team

Hooksett-based Outdoor Pride Landscape & Snow Management, recently promoted three employees and added a new member to the leadership team.

Dylan Clark, the company’s new financial controller, previously worked as an audit supervisor at Baker Newman Noyes;’ Degen Kelly, director of operations, has worked for Outdoor Pride since as area manager of New Hampshire; Ross Roberge, new area manager of New Hampshire properties, joined the company in 2021 as an operations manager in New Hampshire; and Ron Nestor, the new area manager of Massachusetts properties, also joined the company in 2021 as an account manager.

Barnes & Noble returns to Upper Valley

Over five years after Barnes & Noble College closed the Dartmouth Bookstore in downtown Hanover, the national bookstore chain will open a new shop along the busy Route 12A commercial strip in West Lebanon.

Signs in the windows of the former Party City space announced that a new Barnes & Noble store will be “coming summer 2023,” the Valley News reported.

The bookstore chain says it has been “experiencing a period of tremendous growth” in recent years and opened more new bookstores in 2022 “than it had in the decade since 2009,” when the Great Recession, coupled with a sharp rise in online shopping, devastated the traditional brick-and-mortar retail industry.

The chain plans to open more than 30 new stores in 2023.

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