Pediatric Nurse Team is named Employee of the Month

WINDSOR, Vt. – For many years, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has honored individual employees for outstanding performance with its Employee of the Month award. But guidelines for the award have always allowed for a team nomination as well.

The Hospital is pleased to announce its first team nomination of caregivers. For February 2017, MAHHC is honoring its Pediatric Nurse team, with the Hospital’s Employee of Month Award.

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Pediatric nurse team is named Employee of the Month. Photo provided

The team, consisting of Lily Burke, RN; Chelsea Melendy, LPN; and Melissa Hall, LPN, were recognized for their commitment to young patients and their families.

“Lily, Chelsea, and Melissa are all experienced professionals with outstanding nursing skills and caring hearts,” says Anel Siriois, CMA, Nurse Manager/Clinical Leader at MAHHC.

“They are consistently warm, kind, and supportive of our young patients and their families. Lily is the kind of nurse who just keeps going, with boundless energy and dedication to getting the job done well. And Chelsea and Melissa are so deeply committed to vaccinating kids that our community now has the highest vaccination rate in the state of Vermont. That’s the power of teamwork.”

Chelsea is a tobacco cessation specialist and is attending college to obtain an RN credential. Lily is a certified lactation consultant and devotes time to helping with vaccinations at the annual MAHHC flu clinic program. Both Chelsea and Melissa are certified preceptors, participants in the Clinical Advancement Program, active members of the Windsor Regional Ethics Committee and help out in the MAHHC medical tents serving local athletic events. Melissa recently completed yellow belt training that will enhance her expertise in the creation and delivery of quality improvements throughout the hospital.

Lily Burke has worked at MAHHC since May 2016 and lives in Hartland Four Corners; Chelsea Melendy lives in Windsor and joined MAHHC in March 2015. Melissa Hall has worked at MAHHC since July 2015 and lives in Claremont, N.H.

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