White Mountain Community Health Center honors dedicated employees
Employees were thanked for their dedication to the health center's mission of ensuring that all women, men and children of Mount Washington Valley have access to comprehensive, high-quality primary care services and health education regardless of ability to pay.
Sharyn "Shawn" Rogers was honored for serving as the health center's pediatric nurse practitioner for twenty-five years. Shawn started with the Children & Youth Project in 1991, before it merged with the Family Health Centre in 2001 to become White Mountain Community Health Center. She is beloved by her patients and their parents for the time she takes to understand their individual needs, and for her warm and genuine manner while providing quality care. Beyond her work at the health center, Shawn travels to Haiti regularly to volunteer her medical services there.
Sarah Wright was honored for serving as the prenatal social worker for twenty years. Sarah began with the Family Health Centre in 1996. She meets with every prenatal patient to support them through their pregnancy and help them obtain any extra assistance they may need to ensure a healthy pregnancy and stable environment for the new baby. She is known for her straightforward and personable manner, and for regularly going the extra mile for the patients she serves.
Front Office Manager Diane Brothers, Nutritionist and Navigator Mary Jane Jarrett, Partners In Health Coordinator Leslie Stanicki, and Nurse Zoe Weisenkail were each honored for serving the health center for ten years. Mary Jane's retirement this year was also celebrated, and she was thanked for her role in helping to pioneer the health center's Health Insurance Navigation program, which provides free help to Carroll County residents in understanding, enrolling in, and using affordable health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Partners in Health is a state program that supports the families of children with chronic illness, and Leslie runs the Carroll County branch out of the health center.
Medical Assistant Linda Cooper, Medication Bridge Coordinator Deb Drouin, and Medical Assistant Bethlynn Wilson were honored for each serving the health center for five years. The Medication Bridge program provides needed medication to uninsured and underinsured patients at a very reduced cost through arrangements with major pharmaceutical companies.
Executive Director Patricia McMurry commented, "Each team member makes a positive difference in people's lives. It is an honor for us to recognize longevity within our team of compassionate staff." White Mountain Community Health Center thanks all of its employees for the work they do to keep the Mount Washington Valley community healthy, and for all of the ways in which they make the health center a pleasant place to work and to receive health care.