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Memorial Hospital Recognizes Employees and Medical Staff at Annual Employee Awards Banquet

May 18, 2017

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Last week Memorial Hospital hosted its annual Employee Awards Banquet at the Attitash Grant Summit in Bartlett, NH, to recognize staff for years of service and to honor staff with accolades from Employee of the Year to a Teamwork Award. The western themed event saw over 200 employees and guests turn out to celebrate.

All employees were invited to nominate their peers for the annual Excellence Awards recognizing those who exemplify Memorial’s values of Patient Centered Care, Excellence, Respect, Integrity, Ownership and Innovation, plus other awards for leadership, teamwork and peer recognition. Those being honored included:

Patient Centered Champion - Nancy Massucco
Spirit of Excellence - James Love
Spirit of Respect - Michael Poirier
Spirit of Integrity- Vilma Staples
Spirit of Ownership - Emma Bell
Spirit of Innovation - Nursing Education Committee
Spirit of Teamwork - Med/Surg & ICU
Leader of the Year - Shauna Ross
Provider of the Year - Dr. Rachel Hamilton
Employee of the Year - Leigh Copsey

Brightest Stars (those receiving the most peer recognition “stars” in the preceding year):
Deb Mulvey
Steve Evans
Lauren Hurteau
Logan Leach
Molly Mullins
Alen Lepir

Memorial also honored long-term employees with its annual Service Awards, where staff receive service pins marking years of service ranging from 5-50 years.

Emergency Department RN Carol Edmunds reached the 50 year mark and received a standing ovation from the room as she was presented her award from President & CEO Scott McKinnon and Hospital Board Member Tino Fernandes. “Carol exemplifies dedication to caring for our community. She has dedicated her life to her patients, her community and our hospital and we are all so lucky to work with her,” stated McKinnon.

Employees were recognized as follows:

50 Years
Carol Edmonds, Emergency Department

35 Years
David Riss, MD, Primary Care
Joanne LeFurge, Emergency Dept
Beverly Wilson, Med/Surg

25 Years
Brenda McKay, Diabetes Center
Valerie Rothen, Laboratory
Roxanne Major, Oncology & Infusion

20 Years
Robert Cawley, DO, Laboratory
Mark Bormann, Laboratory
Margaret Cotton, Merriman House
Karen Poland, Imaging
Carol Straw, Surgical Services
Douglas Jones, ICU
Bozena Michalczuk, Family Birthing Ctr
Lisa Guppy, Laboratory

15 Years
Angus Badger, MD, Primary Care
Mark Kelly, MD, Specialty Care
Katie Graziano, Merriman House
Joann Brisson Fongemie. Med/Surg
Jeff Garcia. ICU
Beth Satter. Med/Surg
Linda Cain, Med/Surg
Valerie Smith, Surgical Services
Cheryl Battles, Heart Health & Wellness

10 Years
Mark Daigle, MD, Hospitalist
Kim Goodwin, MD, Emergency Dept.
Nelle Killourie, PA, Orthopedics
April Waggener, Pharmacy
Dianna Duemler, Surgical Services
Matthew Leavitt, Med Surg
Lori Farrington, EVS
Ashlee Chaine, Case Management
Margaret Driscoll, Health Info Mgmt
Molly Foudriat, Imaging
Rebecca Johnson, Materials Mgmt.
Emma Bell, Patient Financial Svcs.
Shauna Ross, Med/Surg
Kathy Caplan, Laboratory
Elizabeth Liebmann, Health Info Mgmt
Deb Mulvey, EVS
Dawn Landers, Primary Care
Christine Laffin, Merriman House
Anne Edmunds, Oncology & Infusion

5 Years
Bryan Curtis, Materials Mgmt.
Stacey Clifford, Family Birthing Ctr.
Susan Allen, Merriman House
Eileen Daggett, Surgical Services
Jennifer Grise, Case Management
Erin Power, Emergency Dept.
Robert Campbell, Primary Care
Jennifer Macomber, Merriman House
Karen Derouin, Walk-In
Sarah Murch, Primary Care
Julie Ferland, Merriman House
Kimberly Jensen, Med/Surg
Kim Riddensdale, Cardiopulmonary
Michele Keenan, Heart Health & Wellness

For more information about Memorial Hospital and to discover their latest job openings, visit them on their website:

About Memorial Hospital
Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in North Conway, NH, and is a member of the MaineHealth family. Its hospital services include a 24-hour emergency department, surgery center, clinical laboratory, heart health & wellness programs, family birthing center, sleep center, wound care center, oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services and the Miranda Center for Diabetes. Physician practices include primary care and family medicine, women's health, orthopedics and sports medicine. The Merriman House, a 45-bed nursing home specializing in Alzheimer's and other memory disorders, is also located on the hospital campus. Together, our staff and providers are committed to meeting the health needs of the Mt. Washington Valley and surrounding communities by collaborating with community partners in the delivery of accessible, comprehensive, compassionate, and quality health care.

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