Congratulations to the Medical Center & Foundation 2018 Employees of the Year!


Tanya Hedquist, RN, Women’s Care of Nashua, was named Southern NH Medical Center’s 2018 Employee of the Year!

Tanya (pictured above) was the March 2018 Employee of the Month while working at The Birth Place however recently moved to Women’s Care of Nashua.

“Tanya performed a routine screening on a newborn that she has done hundreds of times before. This screening is for all newborns 24 hours after birth. Most newborns pass the screening, but in the case of this particular infant, Tanya noticed immediately that the results needed urgent attention and alerted the Nursery RN who assessed the infant and contacted the NICU right away.

Following an immediate evaluation, the infant was transported to a Boston hospital and was found to have a life-threatening condition. Surgery was performed by the end of the day, and the infant began recovery.

Thank you, Tanya, for being such a caring, conscientious and astute member of our team! You strive for excellence in all of your encounters, and you lead by example.”

Maria Mireles, Office Coordinator, Foundation Radiology, was named the Foundation’s 2018 Employee of the Year!

“We are pleased to nominate Maria Mireles, Office Coordinator for Foundation Radiology, as the Foundation Employee of the Month. Maria is reliable, dependable, responsive, and attentive to the needs (and wants!) of the division and department as a whole. A valued member of the team, many of the operations of the division flow through Maria. She tends to issues that arise with speed and fine attention to detail. Most importantly, she effectively communicates the various on goings promptly to those involved – both within and outside the division.

When our practice manager is out of the office or tending to other matters, Maria has time and again assumed the role and responsibilities of a practice manager. The rapid professional growth of Maria is primarily what motivates us to nominate her for Employee of the Month. She has led with dignity, honesty, and humility, traits that are found in people we look to as role models.

Maria’s commitment to the patients of the organization is commendable. Maria works extremely hard to ensure the patients’ needs are always accommodated, that we are delivering a higher a level of care. No matter how complicated or stressful the situation is Maria always manages to have a smile on her face! Maria takes on any task that is requested of her without question. We are proud to work with Maria every day and wish to recognize her contributions to the organization through this nomination.”

Pictured above are the 2018 Employee of the Month winner and nominees (from bottom to top): Maria Mireles, Verenise Hidalgo, Kristy Bauer-Trombley, Shannon Hansen, Susan Bury, Kayla Anzalone, Pamela O’Hara, Kim McLaughlin. Missing from photo: Jennifer Moran, Kristina Gorgone.

Great job all and big congratulations to Tanya and Maria!