Quechee Physician Joins Gifford
Randolph — Emergency medicine physician Nicole Thran, of Quechee, has joined the emergency department at Gifford Medical Center. Thran has been in emergency medicine since 1991, working at hospitals in Connecticut, Virginia, Rhode Island, Oklahoma and Vermont.
Thran earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and her medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She completed her internship and residency in emergency medicine at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester.
Thran is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians as well as a subgroup, the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians, and a second subgroup involving ultrasound.
Her clinical interests include emergency medicine, ultrasound, women’s issues and indigent care.
A native of New York City, Thran has been visiting Vermont since she was a child. This fall, she became a full-time resident.
Health and Rehabilitation Center Names Director of Nursing
Springfield, Vt. — Doreen Stoodley has joined Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center as director of nursing. In that role, Stoodley is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the center’s nursing program. She is charged with “achieving positive patient outcomes” and developing programs to educate staff members about nursing best practices and provide patients with comprehensive, quality-driven care plans, the center said in a recent news release. Stoodley will serve as a mentor for the nursing staff and work closely with the management team and patients’ families to provide a continuum of care.
Stoodley began her career as a licensed practical nurse at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. She later became a registered nurse and was promoted to director of nursing at the hospital’s skilled nursing facility.
She holds an associate degree in applied science from Regents College in Albany, N.Y. She is a Vermont Nurse Internship Project Certified Preceptor, a certified rehabilitation registered nurse and the recipient of a 2005 Nursing Excellence Mentorship Award.
Newport Nurse Receives Scholarship
New London — Jennifer Sanderson, of Newport, recently received a scholarship from the New Hampshire Long Term Care Foundation to pursue advanced education in long-term care. Sanderson, a licensed nursing assistant at the William P. Clough Extended Care Center at New London Hospital, has worked in long-term care for three years.
She was selected for the scholarship based on her dedication to providing compassionate care for Clough Center residents, the hospital said in a recent news release. Sanderson, who plans to become a registered nurse, is pursuing an associate degree in nursing at Horry Georgetown Technical College.
The nonprofit New Hampshire Long Term Care Foundation works to promote the wellness of elderly New Hampshire residents through the education of long-term care providers and individual caregivers. To be eligible for scholarships, recipients must be employed by a skilled nursing facility, assisted living facility or other residential health care facility in New Hampshire. Recipients have demonstrated a commitment to long-term care, dedication to their careers and a desire to pursue a higher education. — Compiled by Aimee Caruso