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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - Gretchen Canfield, R.N., named Carroll Hospital Center September Associate of the Month

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121

Westminster, Md. – (September 10, 2013) — Gretchen Canfield, R.N., was named Carroll Hospital Center’s September Associate of the Month. A member of the Carroll Hospital Center staff for four years, Canfield was nominated for her compassion and tenderhearted care of a patient who was admitted to the hospital on the patient’s birthday.

With the patient’s family members so focused on the patient’s hospital stay, they were unable to find ways to celebrate the patient’s birthday. As a result, after her shift, Canfield went to the store and returned to the patient’s room with a small birthday cake, a beautiful flower arrangement and a thoughtful birthday card to brighten the patient’s day.

“Gretchen is an outstanding nurse who is loved by all her patients,” Stephanie Reid, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., Carroll Hospital Center’s vice president of quality and chief nursing officer, said. “Her compassion and kindness always have a huge impact and truly exemplify what our SPIRIT values represent.”

Each month, Carroll Hospital Center recognizes the extraordinary achievements of members of the Carroll Hospital Center staff with a program called Associate WOW Service Awards. From those who are nominated to receive Associate WOW Service Awards each month, one Associate of the Month is chosen. And, from a year’s worth of Associate of the Month winners, one Associate of the Year is selected.

Community members and hospital staff members are encouraged to nominate a hospital staff member who has demonstrated a special dedication and devotion to his/her job in a variety of ways. For more information on how to nominate a Carroll Hospital Center staff member, contact the Human Resources Department at 410-871-6833.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: Carroll Hospital Center September Associate of the Month, Gretchen Canfield, R.N.