Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital to hold corporate retreat at The Balsams
June 23rd, 2021
From The Coos County Democrat
“DIXVILLE – The Balsams Resort and Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital (UCVH), a proud partner of North Country Healthcare, have announced that the hospital’s summer 2021 corporate retreat will be held on The Balsams property this July at the historic Hale House.
Earlier this year, The Balsams announced that for the first time in a decade it will make its property available for weddings and private parties this summer. While the resort is not currently open to the public, its Hale House, Captains Cottage and renovated Tillotson House are available for private rentals for special events. UCVH will be holding a one-day corporate retreat focused on team building and strategic planning away from the daily workplace.
Scott Colby, President and Chief Executive Officer for UCVH said, “We love The Balsams and want to see it succeed not only for future events, but because economic growth in the region will also tie back to healthcare and quality of life for the residents of the surrounding communities.”
Colby added that the Balsams’ setting is perfect for a retreat, as its majestic beauty and peaceful tranquility will foster innovation and creativity. The UCVH team will be utilizing the Hale House to separate from their busy work environment and focus on the hospital’s needs today and into the future. They will also enjoy having The Balsams private Chef available throughout the day. Both UCVH and The Balsams team are thrilled to collaborate as UCVH is a major employer and The Balsams has potential to create thousands of good jobs in Northern Coos County.
“We hope to continue this type of collaboration with local businesses and networks as we pursue opening,” said Les Otten, Principal Developer of Balsams Resort Holdings and the co-owner with Annmarie Turcotte, of The Balsams. “Our goal is and has always been to remain an integral part of the Coos County community which surrounds us, and we are excited to welcome Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital this summer.”
About The Balsams redevelopment:
The Balsams’ redevelopment proposal includes reconstructing the historic Dix House, and renovating the historic Hampshire and Hale Houses, as well as the acclaimed Panorama golf course and clubhouse designed by pioneering golf course architect Donald Ross. The Balsams Lake Village, which will encompass the Dix and Hampshire Houses, will feature a new Lake Gloriette House hotel, a 600-seat conference center, Nordic baths and spa, a performing arts center, and an open-air marketplace. The resort’s fine cuisine and chef training programs, known worldwide, will return through multiple culinary options around the resort. All will embrace the farm-to-table concept by sourcing locally grown meats, produce and dairy. The plan also includes expanding The Balsams Wilderness Ski Area into one of the largest, most technically advanced ski resorts on the East Coast.
Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, an affiliate of North Country Healthcare, is a 16-bed critical access hospital serving 20 communities and 8,500 people in its service area which includes communities in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. UCVH provides over 4,000 emergency department visits, 325 outpatient surgeries, 300 inpatient admissions, 7,000 imaging studies and 140,000 laboratory tests annually. UCVH offers a broad array of services including a 24/7 fully-staffed emergency department, outpatient surgical care, cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient care, ambulatory care, x-ray, MRI, CT scans, mammography, outpatient rehabilitation, laboratory services and more.
About North Country Healthcare
Named a 2020 Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare, North Country Healthcare (NCH) is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, medical laboratories, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, and Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster. NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.”