At the Hospitals: July14, 2013
APD Technician Earns Sleep Educator Certification
Lebanon —Wayne Shadowens, a sleep technician at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, has been certified as a clinical sleep educator by the state of New Hampshire.
Shadowens is the third sleep technician at APD to earn the credential. He joins Lisa Stebbins, director of the Sleep Health Center, and Lori Moore, registered poylsonomographic technologist, who were recently certified.
Shadowens has been with APD since 2011. Before joining the hospital, he worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Sleep Disorders Center, where he completed his initial training in sleep technology.
“Clinical sleep education is a relatively new training program that prepares sleep technicians who have been primarily hospital-based to play an expanded role in other health care settings, like primary care practices, off-site testing and provision of sleep education to the public,” Dr. Adam J. Sorscher, director of APD’s Sleep Health Center, said in a recent news release. “Wayne’s new expertise will make it easier for individuals to get the help they need in way that’s convenient for them. It also enables him to better support the sleep health of our community.”
In the release, Alice Peck Day said it is the only hospital in the state whose staff members have achieved the certification.
Anesthesiologist Joins Gifford Medical Center
Randolph — Anesthesiologist Madeline Waid has joined the Surgery Division at Gifford Medical Center.
Waid has worked as an anesthesiologist for 23 years. She provides a wide array of anesthesia services but has a special interest in pediatrics and sedation.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., and a medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. She completed a general surgery internship at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y., and an anesthesiology residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
After finishing her residency in 1990, she worked in Albuquerque, N.M. at Lovelace Medical Center, and in Plattsburgh, N.Y. at Champlain Valley Medical Anesthesia Services and CVPH Medical Center.
Waid is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Medical Examiners. She lives in Randolph.
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso