Littleton Regional Healthcare Appoints New Clinical Director of Critical Care Services

December 20, 2021

LITTLETON, NH - Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce Riley Vashaw, RN, BSN has accepted the position of Clinical Director of Critical Care Services. Riley initially joined LRH in May of 2011 as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. Since then, Riley has served in a dual role as a Clinical Supervisor and Emergency Department Registered Nurse, as Assistant Manager of Outpatient Services, and again as a Clinical Supervisor and Registered Nurse in LRH's Emergency Department.

Riley graduated with his degree in nursing from University of New Hampshire in 2006. He then worked in two Level I Trauma Centers - University of Vermont Medical Center's Medical Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Maine Medical's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Riley started his career in Emergency Nursing at Eastern Maine Medical in a 39-bed Emergency Department before returning to Northern NH. As a Whitefield native, Riley was eager to return home and serve patients of the North Country. In his spare time, Riley enjoys spending time with his wife, two young children, and their two dogs.

Riley Vashaw, RN, BSN
Riley Vashaw, RN, BSN, Clinical Director of Critical Care Services at Littleton Regional Healthcare

Since stepping into his new role in September, Riley continues to cover nursing shifts as well due to the high demand for nursing staff to care for LRH's significant volume of COVID-19 positive patients. When asked about his immediate goals as Clinical Director of Critical Care Services, Riley said recruitment, retention, team-building, and staff development were at the top of his list. Riley has been a long-time contributor to LRH's Nursing Transition to Professional Practice Program, bridging the gap between education and real-world application for LRH's newly graduated Registered Nurses.

Riley is confident that his 10 years of nursing at LRH gives him an advantage of knowing the needs of the frontline staff, which is more critical now than ever. His colleagues clearly feel the same, encouraging Riley to pursue this new position at LRH in the first place. Riley feels honored that staff have such faith in his abilities to further develop critical care services at LRH. When compared to other healthcare organizations that Riley has worked at in the past, he feels LRH's strong sense of family and togetherness sets it apart, mentioning he never expected to enjoy small community medicine as much as he does.

Koren Superchi, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at LRH, noted, "Riley's extensive background and commitment to patient care makes him an invaluable addition to the nursing leadership at LRH. His clinical skills, combined with his leadership and connection to his fellow nursing staff, will allow him to really succeed as Clinical Director of Critical Care Services."

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