D-H nurses are truly extraordinary. I am very proud to see six of our nurses receive this professional recognition from their peers.Karen F. Clements, RN, FACHE, D-H Chief Nursing Officer
As the nation prepares to celebrate National Nurses Month in May, six nurses from Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) have been honored for their work with Excellence in Nursing Awards from New Hampshire Magazine and the New Hampshire Nurses Association. These peer-nominated awards recognize the state’s very best nurses in 14 categories—those who go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate.
D-H winners, by award category, include:
- Advanced Practice Nursing: Jillian C. Belmont, MSN, DNP, APRN, AGACNP
- Ambulatory Nursing: Lisa J. Wesinger, BSN, RN, BMTCN, OCN
- Cardiovascular Nursing: John T. Flynn, BSN, RN-BC
- Emergency Nursing: Janet L. Carroll, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P
- Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Evelyn M. Stacy, MS, APRN
- Senior Nursing Leader: Margaret R. Georgia, BSN, MBA, RN, CCM
Each award nomination included answers to five essay questions to describe and demonstrate how the nurse met award category criteria. Nurses from the New Hampshire Nurses Association’s Excellence in Nursing Task Force developed the award category criteria and reviewed and rated nominations to select the winners.
Award winners will be featured in the June edition of New Hampshire Magazine and celebrated during the 2021 Excellence in Nursing Awards virtual celebration on May 20 as part of National Nurses Month.
“D-H nurses are truly extraordinary. I am very proud to see six of our nurses receive this professional recognition from their peers,” said Karen F. Clements, RN, FACHE, D-H Chief Nursing Officer. “More than 80 New Hampshire nurses were nominated this year and the selection process was quite rigorous. To have so many award winners after such an unprecedented and challenging year is a testament to the exceptionally high caliber of nursing professionals in our organization.”
DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK HEALTH (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across Northern New England. D-H provides access to more than 2,400 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named in 2019 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 13 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health also includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; affiliated member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-H system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.