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March 7, 2013

Penacook honors employees for service

The Haverhill Gazette

---- — Penacook Place Nursing and Rehabilitation Center recently honored several employees for their decades of service.

They include an Atkinson woman who has served the facility and its residents for 35 years.

Certified Nursing Assistant Linda Schettino of Atkinson was recognized as the longest-tenured employee at Penacook during Penacook’s 41st annual Staff Recognition Ceremony.

Schettino began working at the facility, then known as the Union Mission Nursing Home, in 1976, seven years after it was founded by a group of citizens who wanted to provide medical care for the elderly.

Schettino has progressed to the highest level of the career ladder for certified nursing assistants. Her supervisor, Director of Nursing Lisa Salterio, received an award for 30 years of service at Penacook.

Salterio, who was trained at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing and Regis College, started working at Penacook in 1983 as a nurse. She served as supervisor of nurses before being named director of nursing nearly a decade ago.

Penacook President and CEO Julian Rich was among the employees recognized for 15 years of service.

Other employees who were recognized for reaching employment milestones include: Donna Rawding, Marie Timothee, Marilyn Banks and Kathy Keefe (25 years); Jennifer Gillan and Charles Carrozza (20 years); Tracy Ramos, Veronica Rodriguez, Elizabeth Torla, Tania Sullivan, Dale Clayton, Kimberly Dulong, Brenda Nowers, Dorothy Stewart and Rich (15 years); Lucy Garcia, Miguelina Fernandez, Patience Mujuru, Jasmin Mendoza, Scott Lynch, Nadine Parker, Rosanne Estep and Elizabeth Salois (10 years); and Deborah McCoy, Laura Maynard, Gail Cogliano, Donna Grossimon and Timothy Cusick (five years).

Located at 150 Water St., Penacook Place is the only not-for-profit nursing and rehabilitation facility in Haverhill. Penacook has a professional staff of 225 employees.