November 14, 2016

In speaking with friends who were devastated by the election results, I was impressed at how quickly they moved through the stages of grief. My friends made several good points in conversation: we have an opportunity to evaluate our priorities, we can't have everything and we need to act. We need to have an agreed upon focus that will help set the path forward. I think about how this applies to the New Hampshire Medical Society.

The NHMS has a clearly defined mission: At the New Hampshire Medical Society we are dedicated to representing the medical profession as a whole—advocating for physicians, the medical profession, and for the betterment of public health in the state of New Hampshire. Uniting together as physicians and healthcare advocates with one voice, we play an important role in helping to shape the future of medicine.

It has never been more important for physicians to pay attention to local and national changes to healthcare. I commit to you that I will do my best this coming year to keep you informed and engaged as the landscape shifts. I ask of you to keep the communication bi-directional, professional and focused on our mission. Together we will succeed.

Regards,

Deb Harrigan, MD

Please send your comments and questions to president@nhms.org.