Deborah Poretto, BSN, RN

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Deborah Poretto, BSN, RN

Unit Manager, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

I greet all patients with a smile.

Deborah Poretto, BSN, RN

Unit Manager, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

“I enjoy the challenges my work provides. I have a unique privilege that allows me to change workflows and processes with the end goal being better outcomes for patients and staff. It amazes me how a simple gesture like a smile can completely change the dynamic of the patient experience. When things run smoothly, I feel I made a difference.

I believe that to be a respected effective leader, you need to possess intimate knowledge of the work your team does. I would never ask anyone to do something I would not do myself. I work right alongside my team, setting an example and creating a culture of teamwork, which is vital to a respectful work environment.”

Kelsey Lee, RN, BSN

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Kelsey Lee, RN, BSN

Labor and Delivery, Birthing Pavilion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

Empowering women in motherhood gives my life purpose.

Kelsey Lee, RN, BSN

Labor and Delivery, Birthing Pavilion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

“I wear a pin that reads, ‘We can do it!’ I try my best to uphold this attitude in all aspects of my work. Not only do I want my patients to feel they are strong and capable, I want my coworkers to know I always have their backs. When we create a work environment that is positive and supportive, we provide better care to our patients.

I am witness to one of the most vulnerable, transformative moments in a woman’s life. Supporting that transformation and empowering women in their new role of motherhood gives my life purpose. When a woman and her partner have the tools and resources to provide care for their newborn –everybody wins.”

Elizabeth Hernberg, BSN, RN

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Elizabeth Hernberg, BSN, RN

Urology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

I find joy in receiving a “Thank You” from patients.

Elizabeth Hernberg, BSN, RN

Urology

Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

“I find joy in receiving a ‘Thank You’ from patients and knowing that I helped them in some way—no matter how big or small. I feel like I’m making a difference in our patients’ lives by showing them compassion, listening and advocating for their needs.

I like working in an academic health center that provides tertiary care. My colleagues and I work well as a team—the administrative staff, nurses and doctors—we all help each other get through any challenges that may arise.”