Celebrating Nurses Week 2023

Nurses Week: YOU make a difference

Nursing is the heart and soul of compassionate care at Cheshire Medical Center. Caring for our community and providing exceptional specialized care, we are proud to highlight a few special Team Cheshire nurses during National Nurses Week. 

Kelsey Trombley: Remembering your 'why'

Giving back to the community who supported her is how this new nurse practitioner—and Keene area native—shows her gratitude.

Donna Beckwith: Caring for patients, pugs, and everything in between

Sometimes called "the animal whisperer," Beckwith's care begs the question: "Is it easier to look after a person or a pug?"

Sara Gilbert: Supporting behavioral health in our community

Driven to integrate medical and psychiatric care over the past three decades, Gilbert has inspired more compassionate Emergency Department care.

Sam Field and Ryan Hornblower: Answering the call of nursing at Cheshire

Inspired by the passion and commitment of their nursing colleagues, these professionals are shifting careers to become nurses themselves.

Bridey Shepardson, RN Tamika Marciniec, BSN, RN, CPAN Danielle Drigotas, BSN, RN Nicole Cusack, BSN, RN

Certified nurses—gaining specialized skills for exceptional care

Building robust knowledge of their specialties, these nurses demonstrate their expertise and elevate their careers through professional certifications.

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Previous Cheshire Medical Center nursing features 

Els Dignitti, RN-BC, Jennifer Kelliher, RN and Marielle Drew, BSN, RN

Home Away From Home

Reassigned Cheshire nurses rose to meet the moment during the most recent COVID-19 surge. Many loved their new positions: they stayed, or expanded their own.

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Angie LeFebvre, MSN, BSN, RN, Deb Chamberlain, MSN, Ellen Loughney, BSN, RN

Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Not All Nurses Wear Scrubs

While Cheshire boasts many scrub-wearing superheroes among our nursing ranks, many nurses report to work wearing “normal” clothes—and all sorts of different hats.

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Mike West, RN, and Kylee West, RN stand outside Thompson Unit at Cheshire Medical Center where they met

Mike and Kylee West: Finding love and adventure in the Monadnock Region

A travel nurse who lives life one adventure at a time, Mike West, RN, returned to Cheshire Medical Center—and Kylee—for the biggest adventure of his lifetime.

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Lindsey Cushing, WHNP, SANE-A, and Kelsey Page, RN, SANE-A, work in Cheshire's OB/GYN department and are part of a team providing medical forensic exams in the Emergency Department.

Raising Awareness About Sexual Assault: Medical Forensic Care

The nurses who form Cheshire's Medical Forensic Care team provide specialized, trauma-informed care to people who have been sexually assaulted.

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Pauline Johansen stands next to the chapel window at Cheshire Medical Center

Pauline Johansen: Surviving to meet her guardian angels

A nurse for five decades, Johansen survived a sudden cardiac arrest thanks to chest compressions from a young neighbor and a skilled team of first responders.

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Tanis Ferreira, MSN, APRN

Tanis Ferreira: Growing up at Cheshire to ‘provide care for my community’

Reaching a new level in her nursing career with Cheshire and Dartmouth Health, Ferreira, MSN, APRN joins our Family Medicine department as a new nurse practitioner.

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Darby Demoura

Darby Demoura: I Matter More Here

A Cheshire nurse comes home to a culture of caring and teamwork.

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Nurse talking with a patient

Forensic Nursing

Victims of violence require care from nurses specially trained to treat trauma, collect evidence and provide legal testimony, when necessary. Cheshire’s forensic nurses take a holistic, respectful, trauma-informed approach to caring for survivors.

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