At the Hospitals: Jan. 20, 2013
Plastic Surgeon Joins
Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Windsor — Gerald A. Drabyn, a plastic surgeon, has joined Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. In this role, Drabyn is responsible for plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Drabyn has 35 years of experience in hand, skin, burn and other cosmetic surgeries. He also specializes in eyelid surgery for seniors and breast reconstruction and reduction.
“The addition of Dr. Drabyn to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Medical staff provides us a new service and a better opportunity to keep care local for our patients,” Kevin W. Donovan, CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, said in a news release last week.
Drabyn is a member of the American Medical Association, Ohio State Medical Association and American Society of Plastic Surgery. He has also contributed to medical literature, including the American Journal of Plastic Surgery and Ohio State Medical Journal.
He lives in Grafton.
Lake Sunapee VNA Sets Annual Meeting
New London — Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice will hold its annual meeting on Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. at Wilmot Community Center, 64 Village Road, Wilmot, N.H. Dr. John “Jack” Kirk will introduce a video presentation called “Consider the Conversation” and facilitate a question and answer session about end-of-life conversations and choices. The association will recognize new and departing trustees and present its annual awards. Refreshments will be served, and admission is free.
To RSVP, contact Cathy Raymond, Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice development officer, at 603-526-4077, ext. 231.
New London Pediatric Care Center
New London — Dr. Brenda Foley, of Derry, N.H., has joined New London Hospital’s Pediatric Care Center.
Foley has practiced pediatrics for more than 20 years, including 13 in New Hampshire. Before joining New London Hospital, she worked at Pediatric Health Associates in Bedford, N.H., Lilac City Pediatrics in Rochester, N.H., and Derry Pediatrics. Before coming to New Hampshire, Foley worked as a staff pediatrician at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
A longtime volunteer, she has participated in medical missions for Outreach360, a nonprofit that supports education and community health for disadvantaged communities in the Dominican Republic.
Foley earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi.
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso