Holiday Appeal

Lancaster Patient Care Center

Holiday Appeal & Thank You Message



Dear Friends,

Thank you for reviewing the 2022 annual Weeks Medical Center Holiday Appeal. Please take a moment to reflect on key achievements that your support made possible and which resulted in providing the dedicated Weeks Medical Center team the ability to expand care locally over the last six years.

Please let me highlight notable achievements that you generously sponsored.

2017      Partnered with the New England Heart and Cardiovascular Institute at Catholic Medical Center, to provide cardiology and vascular providers in the North Country.

Expanded inpatient and outpatient care coordination services.

Opened first substance misuse treatment program in Lancaster, partnering with North Country Health Consortium.

Installed state-of-the art Computerized Tomography, CT scanner.

2018      The Androscoggin Valley Hospital and Littleton Regional Hospital Doorway Programs began, treating patients with substance misuse disorder.

2019      The Lancaster Patient Care Center opened, expanding space for:

  • oncology and infusion services, partnered with Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
  • the Weeks Wound Care Center, partnered with Healogics, with hypobaric chambers
  • Primary Care, Behavioral Health and Specialty Services; and
  • the Beatrice Weeks Community Conference Room which hosts up to one hundred people, with tele-conferencing capabilities.

Opened the Behavioral Health and Podiatry Clinics at our Mount Eustis location.

A new C-arm imaging scanning intensifier began service in our operating rooms.

2020      Opened Primary Care and Specialty Care in North Country Home Health and Hospice location, Cottage Street, Littleton.

The Modular Colebrook Patient Care Center began seeing patients.

Launched 3D Mammography Equipment with stereotactic biopsy capabilities.

Initiated multidisciplinary pain management program.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Respiratory Clinics initiated.

2021     North Country Healthcare Pharmacy in Colebrook began filling prescriptions.

Second general x-ray opened to reduce patient wait times.

Diabetes Education Program certified by the American Diabetic Association.

2022      Unveiled the new state-of-the art Laboratory. Thank you for your support of last year’s annual appeal.

Expanded primary and specialty care in Colebrook in the newly renovated Indian Stream building.

Expanded the space of the Behavioral Health and Podiatry Clinics at our Mount Eustis location to support additional patients.

Weeks Medical Center’s employed, extraordinary medical staff grew rapidly from 32, in 2016, to 60, by the end of 2022. This includes expansion of primary care, specialty care and behavioral health services. Additionally, outpatient sites expanded to eight sites from four sites in 2016.

Another extremely exciting improvement in services that occurred this year is the installation and operationalization of new stationary Open-Bore MRI machine that cost $3.6 million dollars. The new MRI better suits people who are claustrophobic, and/or above average size. It operates five days per week, instead of two days per week of which our prior-leased MRI was available. The nearest open bore MRIs are located in Manchester, NH, Burlington, VT, and Portland, ME.

This holiday season I ask that you please consider making a gift to Weeks Medical Center to support our MRI acquisition. With your support over the past six years, amazing things have happened, and will continue happen in the future. I am so grateful for all our community partners, patients, outstanding staff, and families who benefit from your consideration and support.

Best regards and happy holidays to you and your family.

Mike Lee

President and Chief Executive Officer