At the Hospitals
Mt. Ascutney Hospital Names
Chief Financial Officer
Windsor — David Sanville was recently named chief financial officer at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. As the organization’s financial management leader, Sanville is responsible for keeping the hospital in accordance with local, state, and federal finance laws and regulations. He oversees daily operations in receivables, registration, health information, accounting, reimbursement and investments.
Before joining Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Sanville worked for 25 years in health care finance and operations throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. He is familiar with hospital, physician, rehabilitation, nursing home and free-standing specialty services.
“David’s experience in health care financial management will allow him to seamlessly integrate his expertise into the hospital,” Kevin Donovan, CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, said in a recent news release. “He will undoubtedly contribute to our administrative operations and aid in our future prosperity.”
New London Hospital Names
Director of Clinical Services
New London — Cindy Howe, of Springfield, N.H., has joined New London Hospital as director of clinical services. Howe will focus on patient care delivery, staff development and overseeing the nursing staff and all clinical aspects of the practices at NLH.
Prior to joining New London Hospital, Howe was a nurse manager for the Department of Orthopedics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. There, she was responsible for standardizing nursing clinical practices across the department’s various divisions. She also worked on the strategic plan and helped initiate the general orthopedic clinic to increase patient access to orthopedic services.
Howe previously served as director of nursing for the transitional care unit at West Virginia University Hospitals-East. For nine years, se managed the day-to-day operations of the hospital’s skilled nursing facility.
Howe is board certified in orthopedic nursing and has served as the president of the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from Mountain State University in Martinsburg, W.V., and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from State University of New York, Brockport.
Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare Employees Honored
Lebanon — Keri-Ann Coutu, activities director at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare, was recently named New Hampshire Activity Professional of the Year for 2012. The award, from the New Hampshire Health Care Association, recognizes Coutu’s role in providing residents with a diverse activity program. The Lebanon Center program has featured visits to Northern Stage, snowmobile rides, airplane flights and train trips.
Heather Impey, a licensed practical nurse at Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare, was recently named New Hampshire Geriatric Nurse Manager of the Year for 2012. The New Hampshire Health Care Association honored Impey, who runs the center’s long term care unit.
APD Names Employee of the Quarter
Lebanon — Donna Leonard, of Lebanon, was recently named employee of the quarter by Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.
Leonard, an environmental services technician, has been with APD for more than 10 years. Her primary responsibility is housekeeping within the hospital’s new Medical-Surgical Unit.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital
Windsor — Kathy Castellini, of Hartland, was named employee of the month for November at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. The monthly award recognizes employees who have demonstrated service excellence, continuous hard work and compassion in their department.
Castellini has worked for Mt. Ascutney Hospital for 13 years. She is the coordinator of the Windsor Community Health Clinic, a center for uninsured and underinsured patients. Her role includes offering patients support and access to the hospital’s resources on a case-by-case basis.
Adrienne Perry has been named employee of the month for December at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Perry has worked for Mt. Ascutney Hospital for three years as a registered nurse in the Acute Care unit. Working with patients and their families, she assesses physical, spiritual and psychological needs and plans the necessary care.
Crowd Attends Cottage Hospital
Woodsville — Cottage Hospital’s third annual open house drew a record-breaking crowd. More than 500 people turned out for the holiday event last month, five times last year’s number.
Maryanne Aldrich, community relations director, said the hospital had expected about 100 children would attend the two-hour event. Instead, around 250 children and their families turned out. The hospital was “pleasantly overwhelmed by the wonderful response,” Aldrich said in a recent news release.
“We distributed over 250 toys, decorated 200 cookies and made 300 ornaments.”
She attributes the surge to the activities offered this year and the economy. “With these economic times, people really wanted to take advantage of that opportunity for their kids,” Aldrich said in an interview.
To prepare, the hospital collected about 150 toys; others were donated by the national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, she said.
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso