Woodstock Pediatrician Joins Mt. Ascutney Hospital Pediatrics
Woodstock — Dr. Clare Drebitko, of Woodstock, has joined Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center’s Pediatrics Department at Ottauquechee Health Center. Drebitko provides preventative and acute care services for infants through adolescents, focusing on all aspects of health and wellness, from nutrition to behavior and development.
Drebitko was previously a pediatrician at South Royalton Health Center. In addition to her role there, she instructed medical students during their outpatient and community pediatrics rotations and oversaw first- and second-year medical students during the clinical portion of their “On Doctoring” course.
In a recent news release, Drebitko said joining the Pediatrics Department at Ottauquechee Health Center affords her a unique opportunity to provide highly personalized care to families within her own community.
“The joy of pediatrics for me is offering excellent continuity of care and developing long term relationships with my patients and their families,” she said. “I believe that the highest quality of care is achieved when a physician knows their patients well and is aware of the unique medical, social, emotional and cultural factors they encounter.”
Drebitko is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Lebanon Center Physical Therapist Receives Board Certification
Lebanon — Dr. Brent Perdrizet, of Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare, recently received board certification in orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy.
To be eligible for the certification, a physical therapist must hold a current PT license and have completed at least 2,000 hours of clinical practice in orthopedics, with at least 500 hours during the past three years. Then, the therapist must pass a rigorous examination assessing competency in current concepts of orthopedic physical therapy, including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention. The examination covers knowledge of every joint, including the spine, for the pediatric, geriatric and adult populations. The results are determined by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Perdrizet joined the Lebanon Center Rehab Department in 2011. He is assistant program manager and oversees the Balance in Action program, which uses the Otago Exercise Program for fall prevention in the elderly. He holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.
Hanover Terrace to Host Memory Walk
Hanover — A walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association is set for Sept. 28, from 9:30-11 a.m., at Hanover Terrace, 49 Lyme Road.
Sponsorship forms for the second annual memory walk are available at Hanover Terrace. The forms will also be available on the day of the walk. For more information, call 603-643-2854.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital Honors Claremont Resident
Windsor — Gale Delaney, of Claremont, has been named employee of the month for August at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. The award recognizes employees who have demonstrated service excellence in their respective departments and displayed compassion, a caring approach and continuous hard work in their communities.
Delaney is a licensed practical nurse and a surgical technician in the operating room. She works with patients of all ages and uses the registered nurses’ assessments of patients’ physical, spiritual and psychological needs in planning patient care. She provides skilled and compassionate care throughout the duration of a patient’s surgical procedure, the hospital said in a recent news release.
“Gale is recognized for her dependability and care for all patients and hospital staff she works with,” said Kevin W. Donovan CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital. “She is a ‘go-to’ person in the operating room and is greatly appreciated for her dedication to the hospital community. Her experience and expertise in surgical services is admired by peers and surgeons alike.”
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso