Special Awards Presented at Lake Sunapee VNA Annual Meeting

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) presented its annual volunteer and staff excellence awards at its Annual Meeting on March 6. New London resident Pat Dazet, who has been an administrative volunteer at LSRVNA for more than 20 years, was honored with the 2018 "Joanne Hughes Volunteer Excellence Award." During the presentation, it was noted that, "Pat's attention to detail and dependability are of significant help to office staff, who are responsible for the agency's business operations as well as supporting direct caregivers in the field. She never seeks attention or praise, but instead shows through her actions that she believes in the mission of LSRVNA."

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Pat Dazet Receives Volunteer Excellence Award

The 2018 "Imagine the Possibilities Staff Award" was presented to Sue Phillips-Young, RN-BC, CHPN, Hospice Clinical Performance Improvement Coordinator. Sue was described as having "the heart of a lioness. She is a brave advocate for all patients and works tirelessly to meet their needs. Her compassion shines through everything she does, and she is a model of what hospice care should look like."

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Sue Phillips-Young Receives Staff Excellence Award

The Annual Meeting also included an overview of the results of the LSRVNA 2017 Community Health Needs Assessment. "It is our hope that individuals and organizations throughout the area will find the needs assessment report to be an informative and useful tool for planning and collaborative purposes," says Jim Culhane, President and CEO. "Though we as an organization can’t address every issue, we can work with community partners on those needs where we can have the greatest impact." The final report is available online at www.lakesunapeevna.org or in hard copy by request.