Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Strafford County Courthouse will be closed to the public, with the following exceptions:

  • Individuals who need to do business with Circuit and Superior Court clerk’s offices;

  • Individuals involved in court hearings permitted by the New Hampshire Supreme Court Order dated March 16, 2020; and

  • Individuals with pre-approved business with County or State personnel.

For those entering the Courthouse, a brief survey will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of yourself and personnel.

All essential State and County personnel will be allowed into the building to conduct business. Please be supportive and patient as we work together to fight this pandemic and keep our personnel safe. We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

Based on the potential devastating effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), we are taking all steps suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to deter the disease’s progress. Strafford County’s Team has been working diligently and the closure of the Courthouse was determined the best course of action to continue to protect staff from the likely spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19).

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        Raymond F. Bower

                                                                        County Administrator


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Raymond Bower Receives ACHCA’s Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award
Washington, DC – April 29, 2016 – The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Raymond
Bower, Administrator of Riverside Rest Home in Dover, NH with the 2016 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The
leadership award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCA’s 50th Annual Convocation and Exposition in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Two hundred and eighty-eight administrators were awarded
leadership awards nationally, 42 of which were at the awards luncheon.
Mr. Bower was one of 42 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award recipients recognized by 215 peers at the luncheon. Based
on the premise that facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence, this award recognizes the administrator of
record who provided that leadership throughout the award year. Eligibility for this award is based on three years of
skilled nursing facility (SNF) survey data, including the Health, Fire (Life Safety), and Complaint Surveys, as well as top
quartile performance on designated Quality Measures. The criteria also include an 80% or greater facility occupancy
and a three year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status. This prestigious award is made possible with the support
of eHealth Data Solutions.
This award is in memory of Eli Pick who was a consummate member of ACHCA, dedicated to advancing
professionalism and leadership in long term care.
Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association
devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of today's post-acute and aging services leaders. Focused on
advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from
across the spectrum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA, contact the national office at (202) 536-
5120 or visit www.achca.