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At the Hospitals

  • Plant<br/><br/>(from left to right):  Gail Matthews, Event Founder, Andi Steel, Event Chair and Jeanie Plant, winner of the 2013 Woman Who Makes A Difference Award.  photo by Annette Vogel.

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    (from left to right): Gail Matthews, Event Founder, Andi Steel, Event Chair and Jeanie Plant, winner of the 2013 Woman Who Makes A Difference Award. photo by Annette Vogel.

  • Plant<br/><br/>(from left to right):  Gail Matthews, Event Founder, Andi Steel, Event Chair and Jeanie Plant, winner of the 2013 Woman Who Makes A Difference Award.  photo by Annette Vogel.

Valley Regional to Host Open House with New CEO

Claremont — Valley Regional Hospital will host an open house to introduce its new president and CEO on June 4 from 5-7 p.m.

Peter J. Wright, who joined Valley Regional in March, will share his early impressions of the hospital, along with his emerging ideas for the future. Wright is eager to meet people from throughout the region and to learn more about what they expect from the community hospital, Valley Regional said in a news release last week.

Tours of the hospital will also be available.

Massages Will Benefit Healing Arts Clinic

Windsor — Massage therapy students at River Valley Community College will offer one-hour massages for $20 during the next few weeks. Proceeds will benefit the massage therapy program and the Healing Arts Clinic at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.

Appointments are available on May 28-29, June 3-5, and June 10-12 at 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on the RVCC campus, Route 120, Claremont.

To schedule a massage, contact the college at rvccmassage@gmail.com or 603-542-7744, ext. 5511.

The students will also offer free massages to golfers playing in the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Golf Classic on June 14. Supervised practice massage is part of the students’ curriculum.

Alice Peck Day Names Nurse of the Year

Lebanon — Heather Bonneau, a registered nurse, was recently named Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital Nurse of the Year.

Beverley Rankin, the hospitals’s vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, presented the award earlier this month at the annual APD nurses’ luncheon.

“Heather goes above and beyond, every day, to make her patients’ experiences special,” Rankin said in a news release last week. “We are truly fortunate to have Heather here at APD.”

Bonneau’s interest in nursing began when she was 8 years old, after her brother was born two months early.

“The nurses in the NICU at Dartmouth-Hitchcock let our family be involved in his care all that we could,” she said. “To me, they were angels.”

Bonneau completed the licensed practical nurse program and earned an associate degree in nursing from New Hampshire Technical College (now River Valley College) in Claremont. Before joining APD, she worked at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Her experience includes positions in acute care, hospice care, same day surgery, post-anesthesia care, the pain clinic and the operating room.

HCRS Golf Tournament Set for June 21

Springfield, Vt. — The sixth annual Health Care and Rehabilitation Services Golf Tournament for Autism is set for June 21 at Tater Hill Golf Club in Windham, Vt.

The mixed-scramble tournament has a shotgun start at 1 p.m. A silent auction will be held throughout the day, and players will be able to compete in hole-in-one, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests. The tournament will be followed by an awards banquet and buffet dinner. The entry fee is $125 for registrations received by May 31. Proceeds support local individuals and families living with autism.

To register, contact Alice Bradeen 802-886-4567, ext. 2191 or abradeen@hcrs.org. For more information, go to www.hcrs.org/golf.

The nonprofit HCRS provides mental health services to residents of Windham and Windsor counties.

New London Hospital To Host Golf Invitational

New London — The 10th annual New London Hospital Golf Invitational is set for June 24 at Baker Hill Golf Club in Newbury.

Throughout the years, the tournament has raised more than $275,000. The proceeds support charity care and financial assistance programs; education and training for the hospital’s physicians, nurses, emergency health providers and other clinicians; and equipment and technology upgrades.

The entry fee, $250 per player, includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, player gift, prizes and a post-tournament reception. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For sponsorship information or to register, contact Christina O’Halloran at 603-526-5526 or christina.ohalloran@newlondonhospital.org.

Lake Sunapee VNA Honors Local Women, College

New London — Jeanie Plant, of New London, was named the 2013 Woman Who Makes a Difference by the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice. The award honors women who exemplify the spirit of service and giving back, the agency said in a statement.

Stephanie Fulton, who attends Newport High School, was named the 2013 High School Student Who Makes a Difference.

The agency also honored Colby-Sawyer College, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary, and Annette Vogel, owner and publisher of the InterTown Record.

— Compiled by Aimee Caruso