SVHC honors employees with 2017 Putnam Awards
"We achieve remarkable success through the hard work and dedication of employees who come to work each day with our mission in mind," said Thomas A. Dee, SVHC's president and CEO. "Our Putnam Awards honorees live our mission of exceptional care and comfort and help set SVHC apart as one of the best health systems in New England."
The 2017 Putnam Award honorees are:
Quality: Bentley Munsell, ED technician, Emergency Department
Empathy: Virginia Ritchie, administrative assistant, Medical Staff Office
Dr. Richard Guerrero Patient Safety Award: Elizabeth Bessette, RN, Medical Surgical
Teamwork: Christopher Callanan, Caf cook, Nutrition and Dining Services
Stewardship: Ron Keefer, buyer, Materials Management
The evening also honored those celebrating employment anniversaries. Many were honored for 10, 20, and 30 years of employment with SVHC. Fourteen employees were noted for 40 or more years of service, and Christine Bacon, who works in the lab, was honored for 52 years of service. Altogether, the group represented more than 1,400 years with the organization.
The awards were presented during an Oct. 18 ceremony at the Mount Anthony Country Club.
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