At the Hospitals

APD Health Systems Announces
Board Appointments

Lebanon — The Alice Peck Day Health Systems board of incorporators and the Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp. board of trustees have announced new members and officers.

Newly elected to the board of incorporators were Michael Long, Robert Bauman, Jim and Brooke Adler, Deming Holleran, Susan Almy, Lemont Richardson, Steve Silver, Dennis Mitchell, Terry Boone, Margaret Cheney, Paul and Wendy Manganiello, and Allan and Myra Ferguson.

Newly appointed to the Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp. board of trustees and to the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital board of trustees for three year terms: Hildegard Ojibway and Wendell Smith.

Ojibway, of Hartford, has served as executive director of the Good Neighbor Health Clinic and Red Logan Dental Clinic and previously with Listen Community Services. She was a founding member of Twin Pines Housing Trust and Good Neighbor Health Clinic and served in the Vermont House as a member of the Health Care Committee. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University.

Smith, of Enfield, is founder and president of Polestar Ltd., a Bermuda-based international investment and advisory firm. He has served on the Stamford (Conn.) Hospital Board and is now active with the Shaker Museum and the First Congregational Church of Lebanon. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College.

Confirmed to the 2013 slate of officers for the Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp. board of trustees: Edward Kerrigan, chairman; Mark Melendy, vice chairman; Judson Pierson, treasurer; and Karen Kayen, secretary.

Confirmed to the 2013 slate of officers for the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital board of trustees: Michael R. Harris, chairman; Guy J.D. Collins, vice chairman; Judson Pierson, treasurer; and Karen G. Kayen, secretary.

Confirmed to the 2013 slate of officers for the Alice Peck Day Lifecare Center Inc. board of trustees: Richard Jennings, chairman; Roney Hoffman, vice chairman; Judson Pierson, treasurer; and Guy Collins, secretary.

Reappointed to the Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp. board of trustees and to the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital board of trustees for three-year terms: Judson Pierson, Karen Kayen, Richard Jennings, Bruce Johnstone and Mark Melendy.

Randall Lea, vice president and chief medical officer, joined the Alice Peck Day Health Systems Corp. board of trustees and the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital board of trustees. Corinne McCandless, administrator of Harvest Hill, joined the Alice Peck Day Lifecare Center board of trustees.

Free Heart Health Series at Gifford

Randolph — A free educational series on heart health, Matters of the Heart, kicks off Wednesday, from 1-2 p.m., at Gifford Medical Center. Behavioral health specialist Samantha Medved, a licensed social worker, will lead “Stress 101,” the first talk in the series. Created by Gifford Medical Center, the series continues throughout the year on the third Wednesday of each month. The series covers topics including diet, exercise and stress management.

Upcoming talks include “Heart Healthy Oils,” March 20; “Cardiac Medications,” April 17; and “Reducing Salt,” May 15.

For more information, call 802-728-2191. For a complete schedule, go to www.giffordmed.org.

Wellness Program Starts in Wilmot

Wilmot — A new health education program will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the WCA Red Barn, 64 Village Road. The free program is sponsored by Wilmot Community Association and Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice.

Each session will include “ask-a nurse” and preventive health services, such as blood pressure and glucose screenings, followed by a short program presented by a health care professional.

Organizers say reservations are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Ellen Brownson at 603-526-4077.

Facilities Director, Project Manager Join New London Hospital

New London — Two new employees are joining New London Hospital.

Ken Bakke, of Spofford, N.H., has joined the hospital as a project manager. In the role, he will be responsible for coordinating renovation projects at New London Hospital and construction and renovation projects at Newport Health Center. Bakke has 39 years of project management and field experience and has been the project manager and owner’s representative for hospital construction projects totaling more than $125 million. Most recently, he managed multiple renovation and major expansion projects for Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. His other experience includes 17 years as president and owner of a retail and office construction company that built facilities throughout the United States.

Alan Owens will join the hospital in March as director of facilities. He will be responsible for directing the operational activities of the Facilities and Environmental Services departments and ensuring that quality and compliance standards are met. Before joining the hospital, Owens was director of facilities at Valley Regional Hospital for eight years. During that time, he oversaw the planning, design and construction of a $25 million renovation and addition project.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Names Employee of the Month

Windsor — Nancy McCullough, of Hartland, has been named Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center employee of the month for January.

McCullough has worked for the hospital for six years as a registered nurse and community health team coordinator. She works with patients who suffer from chronic disease and is a certified diabetes educator for the hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program. In this role, she provides participants with assessments, one-on-one education and follow-up instructions. She also conducts an annual review of the program’s effectiveness and coordinates continued education for hospital personnel.

— Compiled by Aimee Caruso