CMC/DHK Presents Iola Hubbard Nursing Award

June 05, 2014
Keene, NH

Kate Ingram

Catherine “Kate” Ingram, APRN

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: Connie Vincent, RN, MHU; Catherine “Kate” Ingram, APRN, Hospitalist Group; Sharon Larson, RN, Special Services; Donna Rose, RN, Thompson; Eleanor Cochrane, RN, Family Medicine; Kendra Severance, LPN, Family Medicine; Sandy Raabe, RN, Short Stay; Margaret Bard, RN, Float Pool; Terry Clough, RN, Family Medicine; Jennifer Delano, RN, ICU/CCU; Karl Balling, RN, ICU/CCU; Jenna Balling, RN, ICU/CCU; Diane Lauer, RN, Radiology; Kelly Canfield, RN, Farnum; Pam Merritt, RN, Administrative Clinical Leader; Christine Driscoll-Carignan, RN, ECC; Kelly Chamberlain, RN, ECC

From the 17 nominees, three nurses received the 2014 Hubbard Award for their passion, engagement and commitment to our patients:

Catherine “Kate” Ingram, APRN, Hospitalist Group - Kate has been with us as a Hospitalist for 1.5 years and she also works as a nurse with Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services. Kate is often mentioned in thank you cards, and just a few weeks ago some dear friends of a Comfort Care patient came back to thank us for the excellent care we provided, and asked to specially recognize Kate. She is a true team player, collaborates with others, and is passionate about our patients and their care. She is an asset and a joy to work with!

Sharon Larson

Sharon Larson, RN

Sharon Larson, RN, Special Services - Sharon has been a nurse at CMC/DHK since 1987.  She is always recognized by patients as providing them with excellent service. They all note her “sparkly” and “bubbly” personally; excellent nursing care and her ability to calm their fears and relax them. She is always a patient advocate. Sharon helps to maintain the latex allergy protocol for CMC/DHK and is ACLS and AORN certified. Her positive attitude and her infectious smile and laughter help lighten the unit. We are fortunate to have her working in GI Services and she always goes above and beyond for her co-workers and the unit! Sharon is the epitome of what it means to be a team player.

Sandy Raabe, RN, Short Stay - Sandy has worked in Medical Records, Medical Surgical Nursing, Operating Room and in Short Stay for the past 14 years. She has helped developed the pre-admission testing program, as well as, the expansion of the unit.  Adapting to change is a hallmark of her career and with technology, Sandy stays current. She is always a super-user of some sort, ably assisting numerous surgeons and anesthesiologists with each new implementation. It is with pride we recognize Sandy Raabe for her dedication, commitment and passion for excellent patient care.

Sandy Rabbe

Sandy Raabe, RN

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

Hubbard Group

Standing (L-R): Donna Rose, RN, Thompson Unit; Terry Clough, RN, Family Medicine; Eleanor Cochrane, RN, Special Services; Kendra Severance, LPN, Family Medicine; Diane Lauer, RN, Radiology; Pam Merritt, RN, Administrative Clinical Supervisor; Kelly Canfield, RN, Farnum; Connie Vincent, RN, MHU; Seated (L-R): Kelly Chamberlain, RN, ECC; Christine Driscoll-Carignan, RN, ECC; Kate Ingram, APRN, Hospitalist (RECIPIENT); Sandy Raabe, RN Short Stay (RECIPIENT); Jennifer Delano, RN, Thompson Unit; Margaret Bard, RN, Float Pool; Missing from photo: Jenna Balling, RN, ICU/CCU; Karl Balling, RN, ICU/CCU; Sharon Larson, RN, Special Services (RECIPIENT)

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