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Elisa Lafayette, PA-C Joins Emergency Department at CMC/DHK

October 07, 2014
Keene, NH

Elisa Lafayette

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) is pleased to welcome Elisa Lafayette, Physician Assistant, to our Emergency Department.  Ms. Lafayette completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire.  Her clinical rotation training included elective/trauma surgery, urgent care, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and other specialties. Ms. Lafayette enjoys working in community based medicine and provided care for uninsured patients in Brattleboro, where she will continue volunteering.

The Emergency Department (ED) at CMC/DHK has fourteen ‘emergency’ bays, including two specially equipped trauma rooms designed for multiple providers to resuscitate a patient simultaneously. The ED is currently under renovation and redesign to provide more private and universal treatment rooms and accommodate enhanced technology, such as Telemedicine, which will allow our Board Certified Emergency Medicine Providers to consult with colleagues at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and the Mayo Clinic. Renovations are expected to be complete in 2015. Coordination with DHMC provides air transport via DHART helicopter, allowing optimum management of patients with acute myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) and those in need of neuro and vascular surgery.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/DHK, Healthy Monadnock 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation’s healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit cheshiremed.org.

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