NH Healthcare Heroes recognized for dedication, courage and commitment

During the last few years, those working in our healthcare community under extraordinary and unimaginable circumstances have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make sure New Hampshire’s healthcare system works and that Granite State residents are safe and well-cared for. For its second year, the NH Healthcare Heroes effort will recognize the dedication, courage and commitment of the professionals making up our healthcare community.

Seven healthcare hero winners and two runners up for each of the seven regions throughout the state were selected by nominations submitted by colleagues, family, friends and patients. A volunteer committee made up of healthcare professionals across the state ran the effort, which was developed by the New Hampshire Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI) to shine a light on the essential roles and opportunities of those working in the healthcare field.

“We continue to see how critical the healthcare workforce is to New Hampshire,” said Roxie Severance, healthcare sector advisor for the New Hampshire Sector Partnership Initiative (SPI). “It takes a full community of professionals – from nurses and Licensed Nursing Assistants to cooks, maintenance technicians and dentists – to run our healthcare system. We’re excited to honor each of them and share their unique stories, so they serve as inspiration to those in or considering a healthcare career.”

Below is a list of all winners and runners-up. Winners will be honored during pinning ceremonies with each of their employers in January and February, and runners-up stories will be shared on social media at Facebook.com/HealthcareHeroesNH.

Healthcare Hero Winners

Concord Region Winner

Lakes Region Winner

Monadnock Region Winner

North Country Region Winner

  • Laurie Fellows, Director of Environmental Services, Cottage Hospital in Woodsville

Seacoast Region Winner

Southern NH Region Winner

Upper Valley Region Winner


Healthcare Hero Runners Up

Concord Region Runners Up

Lakes Region Runners Up

Monadnock Region Runners Up

North Country Region Runners Up

Seacoast Region Runners Up

Southern NH Region Runners Up

In 2020, the healthcare sector team at the New Hampshire Sector Partnerships Initiative (SPI) developed the NH Healthcare Heroes effort to shine a light on the essential roles and opportunities to help others by working in the healthcare field. SPI is a collaborative, industry-led program that provides funding, training expertise and other resources to help companies within a growing industry sector collaborate on workforce development needs together.

The NH Healthcare Heroes effort is sponsored in part by the NH Bureau of Economic Affairs through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and through the support of our generous sponsors, which include the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire Health Care Association, the New Hampshire Sector Partnership Initiative (SPI), North Country Healthcare, Northeast Delta Dental, NH Needs Caregivers! initiative, Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center and River Valley Community College.

For more information on this effort or to become one of our critical sponsors, please contact Roxie Severance at roxie@rsconsulting.services.