Thursday, July 5, 2012
Angela Williamson was presented with the Dr. John Elliott Community Service Award for employees of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital at the NVRH Recognition Dinner on June 28.
Dr. John Elliott joined what is now Corner Medical in Lyndon in the 1970’s. Dr. Elliott passed away unexpectedly in 2008. This award was created by employees at NVRH in his memory to recognize a current employee who exemplifies Dr. Elliott’s quiet dedication to community. “This award is especially meaningful to all of us who knew and worked with Dr. Elliott,” said Paul Bengtson, CEO at NVRH.
Williamson works as the Office Manager in Dr. Craig Dreisbach’s orthopedic practice. She was nominated for this award by four separate NVRH employees. Pam Smart, one of those who nominated Williamson, spoke at the award dinner. “Much like Dr. Elliott, Angela is so humble many of you may not know all she does for this community,” said Smart.
This award rewards employees of the hospital for their volunteer and community work outside of their normal job responsibilities. Williamson is most known for her work with the local March of Dimes campaign, and for her willingness to pitch in and fundraise for a variety of local organizations and charities.
After the award dinner, Williamson said “I’m honored to receive this award. It means a lot to me because I worked with Dr. Elliott for six years at Corner Medical.”
The Dr. John Elliott Community Service Award is rewarded annually. Past winners were Linda Garey, Donna Racine, and Ramona Letourneau.