LRH Recognizes Long Time Employees and Employee of the Year

April 15, 2016

Warren West, CEO and Kimberly Force, RNC-MNN, MSN
Warren West, CEO and Kimberly Force, RNC-MNN, MSN and Assistant Nurse Manager for Inpatient Services and Employee of the Year at LRH.

Littleton, NH - Kimberly Force, RNC-MNN, MSN and Assistant Nurse Manager for Inpatient Services at Littleton Regional Healthcare was named employee of the year at the LRH Employee Gala event held on April 2nd at the OMNI Mt. Washington Resort. The prestigious Employee of the Year award is given to an employee who makes patients at LRH their highest priority, demonstrates quality customer service, and treats others with dignity, respect and courtesy. Force was among many others nominated this year. Kim is recognized by her peers as someone with the utmost integrity, and someone who is always there when a peer or coworker needs help regardless of how busy she might be. Kim is sought after for information and assistance because of her "can do" attitude. According to one of Kim's peers, "No one is more reliable than Kim, she provides excellent customer service to patients and their families, She is a manager that is willing to jump in when needed, and can always be counted on to assist with whatever needs to be done on the management and patient care side."

Celebrating 45 years of service: Anne McLachlin; 40 years of service: Cindy Richards; 35 years: Darlene Coursey, RN; Tina Crowe, Deborah Tewksbury; 25 years: Sharon Bolton, CRNA; Linda Gilmore, RN; David Saikin; 20 years: John Scott; 15 years: Meg Amadon, RN; Pamela Ashford, RN; Brandy Becker; Jody Brusseau; Barry Giampietro; Virginia Meier; Tara O'Neil, RN; Stephen Phipps, MD; Deane Rankin, MD; Peggy Saltmarsh; Stefanie Wilcox, RN; 10 years: Richard Blanchard; Vicki Brodeur; Michelle Decker; Michele Hannon, CRNA; Philip McMahon; Melanie Millette; Georgene Novak; Rebekah Reeves, MD; Linda Schmidt; Jane Stauffer, RN; Nicole Tholl; Patricia Venus; 5 years: Mary Barrett, RN; Cynthia Clements; Audrey Dunn; Kimberly Ennis, RN; Patrick Fitzpatrick, DO; Catherine Flores, RN; Patricia Halpin; Nancy Hamilton; Melissa Haney; Serena Leeman, RN; Katherine LeHoskey, RN; Cynthia Martin; Gibb McLain; Melissa Miller; Wendy Mitchell; Sheryl Moss, RN; Timothy Murray; David Nelson, DO; Ashley Wentworth; Meghan Wentworth; Donna Wiley, RN.

Nursing Staff receiving Clinical Advancement Program awards in two different categories were: Clinical Nurse III: Christa Simmons-Beniash, RN; Patricia Belanger, RN; Cori Elliott, RN; Kristina Harris, RN; Stefanie Wilcox, RN; Kersten Briggs, RN; Pamela Bullock, RN; Cindy Fagnant, RN; Clinical Nurse II: R. Dan Saxon, RN. Kiersten Hasselbarth, RN from the Surgical Services Department was named as 2016's Nursing Excellence Award winner. This award is presented annually to a Littleton Regional Healthcare nurse that exhibits the attributes of compassion and excellence, as exemplified by its inspiration, Linda Clark, RN.

Warren West, CEO states, "This year we recognized 53 employees who have collectively provided 675 years of service to LRH. It is this demonstration of dedication, commitment, professionalism New Hampshire. I am particularly pleased to see Kim Force recognized for her outstanding work ethic, and am proud to have someone as dedicated and caring on staff at LRH."

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