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Volunteer Spotlight: 	

	 Doreen Gareau

For the past five years, Doreen Gareau has donated her       Doreen Gareau (L) and Nancy Collins, NLH Manager
time and organizational skills as a volunteer at NLH. She    of Volunteer Services
has provided invaluable assistance to both the Accounting
department and the Community Relations and Development
office by helping to organize and file documents.

“I absolutely love working with Doreen and look          for 18 years—first in Patient Billing and then in Accounts
forward to every visit that we have with her,” says      Payable and even spent time in both Human Resources
Pallah Stimpson, NLH Community Relations and             and the Emergency Department. “There were 35 patient
Development Coordinator. “While she is the queen of      beds when I first started working at the hospital,” recalls
organization, it’s her heart and demeanor that make      Doreen. “I remember working in the billing office, and
her such a love to work with. Her presence alone is      often times, after I completed a patient’s paperwork, I
uplifting, but combined with all the organization she    would have to admit the patient as well.”
brings, it’s an incredibly positive experience for our
entire team.”                                            After almost two decades of service at NLH, Doreen
                                                         went on to work for Barton Insurance and eventually
A Massachusetts native, Doreen first started traveling   Colby-Sawyer College where she worked in Accounts
with her family to their summer home at Blodgett         Payable for 21 years before retiring.
Landing when she was 12 years old. Many years later,
in 1966, Doreen and her husband Leo decided to move      Not long after retirement, NLH volunteer and friend Ann
with their two daughters to Sunapee as full-time         Linehan asked Doreen to return to the hospital to help out
residents. Leo worked at King Ridge Ski area before      with a filing project. Five years later, Doreen is a valued part
starting his own construction company. They bought and   of the volunteer team. “It really is a great benefit to have
remodelled houses, moving from Sunapee to Springfield    this hospital in our community,” says Doreen. “I enjoy being
and eventually to Sutton. During this time, Doreen also  a part of it and the entire process of helping people. It’s
became an employee of NLH. She worked at the hospital    very satisfying.”

 Thank You                            NLH held its Annual Golf Invitational fundraiser on Monday,
                                      June 20 at Montcalm Golf Club in Enfield. We would like to
 to the                               thank all of the committed players, dedicated sponsors and
 2016 Golf                            in-kind donors for their generosity. This important event
 Invitational                         would not be successful without your support!
                                      Par Sponsors           Cart Sponsors           Tee Sponsors
6 | Friends NEWSLETTER | SUMMER 2016  Dartmouth-Hitchcock    Citizens Bank           Carroll Concrete
                                      Hinckley Allen         Health Plans Inc.       Fulcrum Associates
                                      Ledyard National Bank  TDS Telecom             Jake’s Market & Deli
                                      Mascoma Savings Bank   Upper Valley Neurology  Lake Sunapee Bank
                                      McKesson                Neurosurgery           Lavallee Brensinger
                                      Workplace Benefit                               Architects
                                       Solutions                                     Principal Financial Group
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