Employee Service and Awards Celebration

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In early May, we held our Annual Employee Service Awards Celebration at the Omni Mount Washington Resort to honor the many LRH family members who reached anniversaries of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years with LRH in 2023. 61 staff members were recognized for their collective 720 years of dedicated service to our organization. While not everyone being recognized was in attendance that evening, we extend our sincerest gratitude to each of them for their countless contributions throughout their respective tenures.

That night, we presented three special awards as follows:

We were thrilled to reintroduce the LRH Employee of the Year Award this year and even more excited to present it to Tracy Fillion, RN, a long-time member of the LRH family.

Our workforce is responsible for submitting award nominations and then voting on five finalists. Unsurprisingly, Tracy received several nominations from her colleagues in perioperative services, including members of our Medical Staff.

In the write-ups, Tracy is described as selfless and kindhearted, full of positive energy, always willing to go above and beyond, and a true role model for those around her. Her devotion to LRH, her peers, and, above all else, ensuring positive patient outcomes and experiences is inspiring. These reasons and more are why Tracy was an obvious choice for Employee of the Year and a past recipient of other awards at LRH, such as the Nursing Excellence Award and Above & Beyond Award.

Please join us in congratulating Tracy on this much-deserved recognition!

New this year was the LRH Leader of the Year Award. Our workforce was tasked with submitting nominations for leaders they felt most deserved recognition. It was our honor to present the first-ever LRH Leader of the Year Award to Ryan St. Cyr, Senior Director of Support Services.

Ryan received numerous nominations from fellow leaders, his staff, and many who don’t work directly for him but have felt his impact through other interactions. The multiple nominations received did an excellent job of capturing what makes Ryan a strong leader. He has an incredible ability to think outside the box and find innovative yet practical solutions. He leads with integrity and humility, truly caring about those around him.

Ryan is an integral part of the LRH Senior Leadership Team and a beloved member of the LRH family. Please join us in congratulating him on being named LRH’s first-ever Leader of the Year!

The final award presented was the CTW Award, in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Carlene Whitcomb, who passed away last December after a courageous battle with cancer. Carlene’s nearly 30-year legacy at LRH is a testament to her dedication and impact. Her work and who she was as a person left an indelible mark on everyone she interacted with, and her absence is deeply felt each day.

The three pillars of the award were determined using Carlene’s initials, CTW: Committed, Trustworthy, and Wholehearted, three attributes Carlene herself very much possessed. With members of Carlene’s family in attendance on Thursday, Carlene’s close friends and long-time colleagues, Jody and Koren, introduced the award with a beautiful and touching tribute to Carlene before presenting it to Cindy Fagnant, RN.

Just like Carlene, Cindy has an incredible passion for caring for others and always gives her all and then some. She is trusted by patients, respected by colleagues, and a valued member of LRH. We firmly believe Carlene would have selected Cindy for this award if she had the opportunity.

Please join us in congratulating Cindy as the first-ever recipient of the CTW Award, something that will allow us to forever remember and honor our beloved Carlene.

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