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Our members know their states! New Hampshire is a beautiful place to call home for many reasons! Learn more from our NH Member, Mandi Gingras:

Name: Mandi Gingras

City, State: Bow, New Hampshire

Organization: Bi-State Recruitment Center

How long have you lived in New Hampshire? Why do you choose to live there?
I moved to New Hampshire in 1994 with my family. We were drawn to the area because of the quality of life that New Hampshire has to offer. New Hampshire consistently ranks highly for low crime rates, health, education, and low unemployment rates. New Hampshire is a small state and we really appreciate that living in a central community here provides easy access within an hour drive to the seacoast, lakes region, white mountains, Vermont, Maine or Boston. We are also fortunate to enjoy tax-free living with no state income or sales tax. We thoroughly enjoy the culture and lifestyle here, the beautiful season changes, and the many recreational activities that New Hampshire offers year-round.  

How is 3RNet impacting New Hampshire?
Last year, a total of 50 registered candidates from the 3RNet database found positions in New Hampshire. This included 27 physicians, 14 dentists, 8 advanced practitioners, and 1 behavioral health professional. An average of 64 vacancies with New Hampshire Federally Qualified Health Centers, community hospitals, critical access hospitals, rural health clinics, hospital-supported practices, community mental health centers and substance use treatment facilities are posted on the 3RNet job board each year. The 3RNet platform gives our facilities and communities exposure with providers nationwide who have a particular interest in practicing in rural and underserved communities in this area of northern New England.

What are the best cultural events that happen in New Hampshire? Why do people travel to New Hampshire? What is New Hampshire best known for?
Some of the things New Hampshire is well known for include maple production, pumpkin festivals, vacationing around “On Golden Pond”, whale watching at the Isle of Shoals, as well as hiking and skiing the 48 mountain peaks over 4,000 feet in the Granite State. Take a sneak peek at www.visitnh.gov 

Why should a health professional choose New Hampshire over surrounding states?
We offer a variety of collaborative and comprehensive Patient-Centered Medical Homes with modern facilities, integrated electronic health records and engaged communities.

What loan repayment programs does New Hampshire have? Anything that makes those programs unique?
Many of our opportunities qualify for NHSC loan repayment and we offer a very generous state program that incentivizes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists and behavioral health professionals who work in either federally designated areas of the state, or with state-funded primary care and community mental health centers located throughout the state.

How is the J-1 Visa Waiver program utilized in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire’s J-1 Waiver program is administered through the Division of Public Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section. The Recruitment Center helps physicians seeking J-1 waivers identify opportunities in New Hampshire that are eligible for visa sponsorship. Last year, 22 physicians received J-1 waivers to practice with New Hampshire facilities.

Are healthcare professionals valued in New Hampshire? Do you have any examples?
Here’s what Ammonoosuc Community Health Center has to say: “We foster a climate of warmth, friendliness, and kindness. Here you’ll find a culture more of a big extended family than a typical business organization. We’ll support your ideas and encourage you to 'think out of the box'."

How is the weather/climate in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire offers four season, year-round beauty. Maple trees are abundant here and provide a spectacular fall color display. While our winters bring picturesque New England snowfall for every skier’s delight, we’re also equipped with reliable crews to keep the roads clear for safe passage.

 

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