Culture

A commitment to excellence. A commitment to you.

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Cheshire takes its commitment to our community seriously, so we hire team members who believe in our mission and want to make a difference. For our team members, working in a hospital environment isn’t just demanding—it’s also exceptionally rewarding and meaningful.

We also take our commitment to our employees seriously.  Quality and safety—for employees as well as patients—are our number one concern.

Team Cheshire

Across every department and every job description, our team members not only depend on one another—we look after one another. We inspire each other to attain high standards of professional behavior.

We strive to collaborate effectively, maintain a sense of goodwill and good humor, and seek opportunities to go the extra mile.

Meet some of Team Cheshire

Who are we and how do we look after each other?

Find out in our recent Reports to the Community

2020-2021 Annual Report

2019-2020 Annual Report

Every voice matters

We value people and families of all backgrounds, and individuals representing every form of cultural and racial heritage, religious belief, and gender expression. Our non-hierarchical approach to sharing input helps create an environment where innovative ideas can originate from every area of the organization. 

Equal opportunity employer

Cheshire Medical Center, like all Dartmouth Health members, does not discriminate in the terms or conditions of employment or in the recruitment, hiring, promotion, demotion, training, transfer, discipline, or discharge of any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, or any other category protected by law. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities, as well as business and operational needs. Visit our equal opportunity policy.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB)

We understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, colleagues, and communities. We all work better when we interact with others in a respectful and open-hearted manner.

We also understand that to appreciate individualities, nurture differences, and to cultivate and maintain a respectful work environment takes ongoing commitment and effort. From sponsoring Keene's first Pride Festival to tackling discriminatory behavior from patients, learn more about what Cheshire's DEIB committee has been up to lately.

Learn more about how Dartmouth Health is cultivating a respectful work environment and how Cheshire participates in the system-wide Diversity and Inclusion Task Force.

 

Justin Lyons, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN, AEMT

Committed to Serving His Home Community, at Work and Beyond

Achieving his childhood aspirations of working in emergency medicine, Justin Lyons' dedication to helping his neighbors doesn't stop when his shift is over.

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Ann Ihekoronye, RN and Felecsha Cohall-Johnson, RN

Embracing a New Home in New Hampshire

Building an international workforce: Two nurses navigate their way with the help of a welcoming community — and each other.

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Cheshire Medical Center nurses Tami Renken, BSN, RN; Michael McLeroy, RN; Eric Hood, BSN, RN; and Catherine M. Smith, RN

Four Perioperative Nurses Lead by Stepping Up and Giving Back

All following distinct career paths, nurses from Cheshire Medical Center's Surgical Services team commit to encouraging and mentoring others in their field.

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