CMC/DHK Presents Iola Hubbard Nursing Award

May 23, 2012
Keene, NH

Back Row - Left to Right: Nicole D'Atri, RN; Kerry Mogan, RN; Elizabeth Barry, RN; Patricia Abrams, RN; Darlene Smith, RN; Barbara Staples, RN; Angela Lefebvre, RN; Theresa Hebert, RN; Jamie Ou, RN. Unavailable for photo: Alison Cuomo-Nason, RN and Nancy Niemi, RN

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene 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." Eleven nurses were nominated this year: Patricia Abrams, RN, Special Services; Elizabeth Barry, RN, Thompson Inpatient Unit; Alison Cuomo-Nason, RN, Emergency Care Center; Nicole D'Atri, RN, Kingsbury Inpatient Unit; Theresa Hebert, RN, Farnum Inpatient Unit; Angela Lefebvre, RN, Emergency Care Center; Kerry Mogan, RN, Family Medicine Satellite Offices; Nancy Niemi, RN, Kingsbury Inpatient Unit; Jamie Ou, RN, Farnum Inpatient Unit; Darlene Smith, RN, Intensive Care, Critical Care, Telemetry; and Barbara Staples, RN, Surgical Services.

From the 11 nominees, two nurses received the 2012 Hubbard Award: Theresa Hebert and Angela Lefebvre.

Theresa Hebert, RN, Farnum Inpatient Unit

Theresa Hebert has provided more than 30 years of service excellence to both our patients and our organization. She takes on extra work and stays until her work is completed after she has transferred the care of her patients to the next shift of staff members. Ms. Hebert is recognized for her professional knowledge by both patients and staff members and is often consulted regarding patient care, hospital policies and systems. In her leadership role, Ms. Hebert is described as being thorough and patient. She has a wonderful sense of humor combined with patience and compassion, all of which help her patients stay hopeful and motivated.

Angela Lefebvre, RN, Emergency Care Center

Since joining our medical staff in June 2007, Angela Lefebvre has gained the respect of all those who work with her. She brings positive energy to her work and supports both the needs of the patients and the goals of the organization. Ms. Lefebvre treats everyone with respect and is a strong advocate for her patients and their families. She is a kind and compassionate nurse with a positive attitude and willingness to help. She shares her knowledge and expertise as a member of organizational committees, helping to establish and improve patient care and policies. Ms. Lefebvre recently took a leadership role as one of the ER charge nurses and successfully completed certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse.

The quality and expertise of those nominated and the evolving excellence in nursing practice at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene 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

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