Page 6 - NLH Friends Newsletter Winter 2016
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NH Hospital Association Honors
                                      Anne Holmes for Her Outstanding
                                      Service in Healthcare

                                      The New Hampshire Hospital Association presented
                                      Anne Holmes, immediate former Chair of the NLH
                                      Board of Trustees, with the Outstanding Trustee
                                      of the Year Award during the Association’s Annual
                                      Meeting in October 2015.

Anne served on the Board of Trustees since 2006,        she headed the Friends of New London Hospital
including as Chair for the past two years. In addition  committee, a renamed iteration of the former NLH
to her role as Chair, she led the Executive Committee   auxiliary organization. For years she was also among
and served on the Audit, Community Relations,           the community volunteers who work on the Annual
Governance (Chair), Human Resources and Strategic       Benefit event, assisting the Community Relations
Planning committees of the Board.                       and Development Office in those friend-and-fund-
                                                        raising efforts, as well as serving on the Hospital Days
“As Board Chair, Anne faced particular challenges       planning committee.
and opportunities, including a formal affiliation with
an academic medical center, a financial downturn        “It has been my privilege to work so closely with
and subsequent recovery, and the development of         Anne, especially these past two years,” said NLH
a $9 million rural health center scheduled to break     President and CEO Bruce King. “Her leadership has
ground this fall,” stated NHHA President Steve Ahnen.   been invaluable, and together we have worked to
“And she did so with a commitment to the pursuit of     address challenges in the rapidly changing present,
excellence for her hospital.”                           while at the same time preparing intelligently for
                                                        the years ahead, to help assure a strong community
Anne’s volunteer involvement with NLH stretches         hospital far into the future.”
back even before her Trustee experience. Previously,

In remembrance of

                       Hoyt Chapin, Longtime NLH Trustee

                                                  In addition to other NLH volunteers identified in this newsletter, we
                                                  mourn the passing of Hoyt Chapin, who died on July 16, 2015. Hoyt
                                                  was a longtime NLH Trustee and staunch supporter of our work over
                                                  the decades. We miss him, as do the many from near and far who have
                                                  made donations to NLH in Hoyt’s memory. With the approval of his wife,
                                                  Marybelle Chapin, who with us knows of the enthusiasm Hoyt always
                                                  had for our rural health center in Newport, we will apply those memorial
                                                  funds to our Building for Health project and name an appropriate space
                                                  in our new Newport Health Center in memory of Hoyt.

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