CMC/DHK Presents Iola Hubbard Nursing Award
July 02, 2013
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) recently presented The Iola Hubbard Nursing Award. Established in March 1987 by Iola Hubbard’s husband, this prestigious nursing award recognizes nurses who “consistently demonstrate compassion for patients, sensitivity to their needs and excellence in the practice of nursing.” Seventeen nurses were nominated this year: Liz Lajoie, RN, Case Management; Jamie Ou, RN, Farnum; Diane Lauer, RN, Radiology; Katherine McGuire, LPN, GI; Terri Skantze, RN, Administrative Clinical Supervisor/ECC; Amoriel Robinson, RN, Float Pool; Joan Fletcher, LPN, Cardiology; Beverly Griffin, RN, Oncology; Patricia Abrams, RN, Special Services; Ruth Gilchrist, RN, ECC; Tiffany French, RN, Family Medicine; Matthew Case, RN, Thompson; Sherry Mattson, RN, ECC; Jeannine Lucius, RN, ICU; Jenn Diluzio, RN, ECC; Lori Stevens, RN, Farnum; Pamela Merritt, RN, Administrative Clinical Supervisor.
From the 17 nominees, two nurses received the 2013 Hubbard Award: Katherine McGuire and Terri Skantze.
For seven years, Katherine McGuire, LPN, GI, has modeled and inspired a culture of team spirit, healthy work ethics and professionalism. Using a sharp sense of humor and creative thinking, Kathy has improved office efficiency for staff and providers, who note a decrease in tasking work load due to implemented process improvements. Always willing to go the extra step to make sure patients’ needs are met, she is greatly appreciated by her co-workers and a crucial element to patient satisfaction.
Terri Skantze, RN, Administrative Clinical Supervisor/ECC has been with CMC/DHK for five years and consistently demonstrates clinical and leadership skills to facilitate effective staffing, patient flow and cooperation among departments. Terri always puts patients and their family first, listening attentively and coordinating with staff and providers within a rapid and ever changing environment. She is approachable, collaborative and respectful, and facilitates effective communication among patients, staff and providers.
The quality and expertise of those nominated and the evolving excellence in nursing practice at CMC/DHK instills a sense of pride for all who are associated with our organization. Please join us in congratulating the Hubbard Award recipients and nominees, and extend sincere thanks to the nurses who work together to help provide quality care to our patients.
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/DHK, Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. For information, please call (603) 354-5400 or visit cheshiremed.org.