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At the Hospitals: Jan. 11, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015
HCRS Recognizes Staff 
At Annual Meeting

Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services recently presented length of service and other awards to employees and community partners.

Lynn Boyle, field services director for the Vermont Agency of Human Services, received the agency’s annual Community Partnership Award for being a “remarkable partner” with HCRS for more than 25 years, HCRS said in a recent news release. “Her commitment to collaboration and teamwork, as well as her positive, ‘can do’ attitude, have been the hallmark of her style.”

The awards were given out at HCRS’ annual meeting in November, which was attended by more than 150 employees, trustees and community members. Inspiring Hope , a new documentary about the agency, was also presented.

Staff members receiving year-end Encore Awards for “going above and beyond in demonstrating HCRS’ values” were Jennifer Chambers, Eric Dickson, Kathy Duhamel, Becky Gilbert, Jillian Holden, Jayne Stout and Jenny White.

The following employees received length-of-service awards: Dr. Theodore Robbins, 40 years; Teresa Boni, 30 years; Lynn Burdette, 25 years; Katherine Duhamel, 25 years; Daniel Piteau, 25 years; Lori Schreiner, 25 years; Brad Sewall, 25 years; and Greg Veresan, 25 years.

Karen Aldrich, Robert Burdette, Joan Egbert, George Karabakakis and Shirley Roy were honored for 20 years of service; Stuart Copans, Karon Eagles, Hiromi Komura, Philip Sharp, Jane Smith and Julie Taylor were honored for 15 years of service.

Ten-year service awards went to Dr. Kathleen Allden, Jeanette Austin, James Bartley, Veronica Colby, Earl W. Cook, Paul Cooper, Judith DeLance, Terence Flood, Greg M. Fuller, Anthony Gillam, Shannon P. Lamb, Heather Lockwood, Rick Logan, Jennifer Marandino, Emily Mastaler, Edmund H. Moore IV, Tamara Simmiolkjier, Nancy Sirlin, Jayne Stout, Rose Wheeler, Cora Willis-Cooper and Pamela Young.

Awards for five years of service were given to Erin Boxer, Jennifer Chambers, Kenneth Colburn, Cindy Dominique, Travis Finn, Shaun Frazee, Amy Graves, Jillian Holden, Vanessa Lane, Keryn LaVarnway, Eric Luebbert, Jamie McClelland, Janet Potter, Mary Rasco, Stefanie Rosso, Shammi Shoemaker and Jenny White.

Ostomy Support Group 
Starting in Lebanon

Lebanon — A new ostomy support group will hold its first meeting on Jan. 21 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

The group is open to people who have or will have an ostomy, their significant others, and those who care for someone with an ostomy. The free meetings will be held the third Wednesday of each month in Auditorium A. The main entrance is the closest entrance.

People can share experiences and offer and receive support at the meetings, which will be facilitated by an ostomy nurse from DHMC’s Comprehensive Wound Healing Center. For more information, go to or call Elaine Walker at 802-633-2360. 
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso

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