At the Hospitals: Aug. 24, 2014
Motorcyclists wind their way through central Vermont as part of Gifford's last Mile Ride last Saturday Alison White photograph
APD Names Woodlands Administrator
Lebanon — Timothy Martin, of Quechee, was recently appointed administrator of The Woodlands.
The Woodlands is a 66-unit independent living facility on the campus of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. It is part of APD Lifecare, which also includes Harvest Hill, an assisted living facility on the APD campus.
Before joining The Woodlands, Martin was president and CEO of Taylor Community, a retirement community with more than 400 residents in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. He previously served as executive director of Milton Residences for the Elderly in Massachusetts, where he worked for 28 years.
Martin has been involved with a number of professional associations concerned with retirement communities, including LeadingAge, a national association with more than 6,000 member facilities. He most recently served on the board of the local regional affiliate LeadingAge-NH/ME and was chairman of the board of the Massachusetts affiliate prior to coming to New Hampshire.
New London Hospital Team Competes in 5K Road Race
New London — New London Hospital was well represented in the Cigna/Elliot 5K race on Aug. 14 in Manchester with 17 employees and family members taking part.
The hospital’s employee team included Lisa Seymour, Jennifer Keyser, Nicole Busch, Lauren Conkey, Trina Dawson, Holly Lansdale, Sarah Lester, Elke Melody, Michael Willitts and Karen Zurheide.
The NLH women’s team, which finished 10th out of 145 teams, included Busch, Conkey, Dawson, Keyser, Lansdale, Lester and Melody. Conkey, of Hartford, was the fastest woman finisher for NLH was, with a time of 19:36.
Family and friends participating were Jen Braley, Jordan Busch, Curtis Cabaniss, Evan Conkey, Robert Freitas, David Reynolds and Anthony Tadakowsky.
Evan Conkey was the fastest male for NLH, finishing at 19:33.
Gifford’s Last Mile Ride Raises $60,000
Randolph — Gifford Medical Center’s Last Mile Ride last weekend raised a record-breaking $60,000 to support free services for Gifford patients at the end of life and their families.
The event, which expanded to include two days of activities this year, also attracted a record number of participants: 154 runners and walkers, 201 motorcyclists and 38 cyclists.
Money raised at the ride helps patients with comfort measures, provides financial support to patients and families, and grants special wishes, the hospital said in a recent news release.
Various raffle prizes were awarded during the event, including a queen-size quilt made by Gifford nursing staff won by motorcyclist Cherry Lloyd, of Randolph. Prizes were also given to the event’s top fundraisers and fastest 5K runners.
The top three male runners were Christopher Gish, of Sharon (16:37); David Mattern, of Tunbridge (18:47); and Zachery McDermott, of Randolph (20:26). The fastest female finishers were Margaret Gish, of Sharon (20:49); Becky Olmstead, of Bethel (23:58); and Stacy Pelletier, of Braintree, Vt. (24:11). The complete race results are posted online at www.begoodsports.com/race-results/.
The top fundraisers included Kyla Grace, of Randolph, and Reg Mongeur, of Randolph.
The 10th annual Last Mile Ride is set for Aug. 14 and 15, 2015.
Pulmonary Disease The Topic of Lebanon Center Talk
Lebanon — A free talk about pulmonary disease is set for Sept. 24, at 5:15 p.m. at Lebanon Center, 24 Old Etna Road.
Dr. Donald Mahler will discuss pulmonary disease, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a breathing disorder that worsens over time. Mahler is a pulmonologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and professor of medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.
For more information, call 603-448-2234.
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso