Team Cheshire

Jennifer McCalley

Jennifer McCalley: Offering compassion and empowerment in the face of serious illness

Returning to Cheshire, Jennifer McCalley, LICSW, ACHP-SW, now serves in a newly created social worker and program manager position for Palliative Care and Oncology .

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Erik Pattison

Erik Pattison: Returning to Cheshire’s Urology team and his heart’s home

His team's capacity now matching our region's demand, this popular surgeon's return is welcomed by patients and colleagues.

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Don Caruso receives award and gives video address to KSC graduates

Dr. Caruso Among Honorees at Keene State Commencement May 6

The annual Granite State Award is given for outstanding achievement and significant contributions to the welfare of the state.

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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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Sara Gilbert stands in the Emergency Department hallway

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

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Sam and Ryan

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.

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Kelsey Trombley sits at her desk in Cheshire's Family Medicine Department

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.

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Donna stands in her office full of pug ornaments holding a pug plush toy

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?"

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Amanda Smith, RRT, and Lynn Strickland, RRT

Amanda and Lynn's farewell: A heartfelt thank you to Cheshire's Respiratory Therapy team

The mother and daughter RRT duo recount the personal experience that inspired their shared career cultivating compassionate care.

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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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