The Elliot Hospital Associates held its Annual Meeting on Friday, November 16 in the Elliot Hospital Conference Center. It was a fine event in spite of an early New England snowstorm!
The event was led by the Associates’ team of Board members. Maryann Leclair opened with a warm welcome and her farewell as President.
Mary Ellen Biser, Parliamentarian installed the new officers, Dottie Kelley, President, Priscilla Webler, Vice President and the Director position, Amy Jenkins, representing the Elliot Hospital Gift Shops. She then introduced the Elliot Associates Board.
Dr. Greg Baxter, President of the Elliot Health System gave a very informative update. Through a slide presentation, he explained the connection of Elliot Health System, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and Solution Health.
Alix Guerin introduced the new members in attendance. The Associates gained 13 new members this year! The Associates are excited to welcome the new members.
The new Education scholarship of $2500 was awarded to Jessica Katiaj. Jessica is a student at
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Along with her studies, she works in the Elliot Pharmacy and is an Ambassador in the emergency department. Her goal is to become a clinical pharmacist. Congratulations to Jessica and best wishes in your health studies!
The President’s award was awarded to the surprised team of Kelli Rafferty, Annie Hurwitz, Rachael Rafferty and Karen Cookson. This team was a huge support and help at the very successful first annual Associates Trivia Night. The Associates greatly appreciate their dedication to our mission to raise funds to support the Elliot. Thank you and congratulations!
It was an honor to present the Associates Award to Maryann Leclair for her many years of service to the Associates. For 15 years, Maryann has been dedicated to the mission of the Associates and its impact on the Elliot Hospital. She accepted the position of Finance Chairperson in 2004 until 2018. She held the position of President for 8 years. Included in that time she also held the role of Treasurer. Maryann was always one to roll up her sleeves to do whatever it took to help the Associates run smoothly.
Along with her surprise in receiving the reward, Maryann delighted by the surprise presence of her husband Marc and daughter Jackie to see her receive her well-deserved award! Maryann expressed her heartfelt appreciation to the Associates. Congratulations Maryann!
The meeting concluded with the distribution of awards from the various fundraising efforts and financial accounts that the Associates’ manage. Recipients of gifts this year included Women’s and Children’s Services, Respiratory Care and Nursing.
Over $115,000 supported Indigent patient accounts at the Elliot Hospital from the Varick Fund. Over $97,000 was given to the John Elliot Charitable Foundation for the first year of the Associates pledge of $500,000 to the Elliot Regional Cancer Center. The total funds distributed this year was $228,648.80.
All the activities of the Associates are for giving to the Elliot Health System.
The Elliot Hospital Associates’ 2018 Annual Meeting ended with a time of sharing and warm camaraderie.
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