May 21, 2014

Concord Hospital Honored for Training Video that Helps Blind and Visually Impaired

- Future In Sight

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The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has honored Concord Hospital for helping produce an innovative new video being used around the country to train caregivers, volunteers and hospital staff members to better serve persons who are blind and visually impaired.

The Hospital earned the Association’s 2013 Access Award for its 18-month collaboration with the Association to produce “How Can I Help You?” The video initially was intended to be distributed to all New Hampshire healthcare facilities and hospitals, but it proved so popular and effective, it now is being widely used nationwide. It also is available worldwide on the Association’s website.

“The commonsense DVD has enhanced access and eliminated barriers to patients and visitors at medical facilities around the state,” said Amy Nichols, of the NHAB. “This new training tool focused specifically for healthcare facilities demonstrate how to assist a person who is blind or visually impaired.”

The Association’s Access Award honors a New Hampshire individual, corporation or organization that has demonstrated exceptional and innovative effort to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers to those who are blind or visually impaired.

The Association’s Advocacy Committee identified the need for the specialized training to help its clients and sought the assistance of Concord Hospital, which wholeheartedly supported the important project.

“Concord Hospital was pleased to collaborate with the Association to increase awareness of the special needs of blind and visually impaired,” said Pamela Puleo, Concord Hospital Vice President of Community Affairs. “We are very proud that our joint effort is helping healthcare facilities and providers improve medical care and services in New Hampshire and throughout the country.”

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind is making this training video available by download on our website. Click here to view the “How Can I Help You?” video.