Nurses Recognized for Excellence at APD


The nurses of APD gathered at Whaleback Mountain Lodge in Etna, NH, on May 10th for a reception and celebration during National Nurses Week. Jean Ten Haken, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Nursing, presented certificates to the following RNs who were nominated by their peers for Excellence in Nursing in these categories:

Passion for Nursing:

These nurses were recognized for providing the best patient care possible at all times, in partnership with coworkers and other members of the health care team. 

  • Rebecca Desrosiers, RN
  • Jodi Hoyt, RN
  • Irit Librot, RN
  • Amy Stephens, RN
  • Laura Williams, RN
  • Laura Hamilton, RN

Expert Preceptor:

This nurse was recognized for their commitment to teaching and coaching peers in a supportive and collegial manner. 

  • Holly Beam, LPN

Notable Nurse Leader:

This nurse was recognized for excellence in performing the role of Charge Nurse. She is a strong leader who promotes the best in quality patient care and fosters team work amongst her staff.  This is the nurse others strive to emulate.

  • Susan Odden, RN

Notable Novice Practitioner:

As members of the nursing profession for less than two years, these nurses were recognized for standing out above other recent graduates for their enthusiasm, caring, clinical curiosity or ability to transition easily into the role of a professional nurse.

  • Caitlyn Bandy, RN
  • Jodi Hoyt, RN
  • Megan Wallace, RN

“I’m incredibly proud of the nursing team we have here at APD,” Ten Haken said. “In addition to being committed to our mission and providing the best care for our patients, they show dedication and respect to one another.”

The Nurses Week activities at APD also included a college fair with Colby Sawyer College, Franklin Pierce University, Rivier University, University of Phoenix and Vermont Technical College; a scrubs and shoe sale; and healthy snacks and recognition gifts for the nursing staff.