Tripp wins Franklin Memorial Hospital Excellence in Nursing Award

Franklin Memorial Hospital maternal and child health nurse Annette Tripp was awarded the organization’s Excellence in Nursing Award at a May 5 awards ceremony.

She was one of five nurses at the Farmington hospital who were nominated for the award, which was established to recognize contributions by FMH nurses that support the advancement of nursing, according to a hospital news release.

Other nominees were Mary Cyr, wound care; Valerie Farrington, intensive care unit; April Smith, medical/surgical unit; and Tammy White, day surgery.

Tripp’s nomination said that she was being recognized “for her positive attitude, outstanding professionalism, altruism and compassionate delivery of nursing care. Annette has truly committed herself to Franklin Memorial Hospital for many years and we want her to know how important she is to our team. We describe her as the glue that keeps our unit together, our rock.”

Special recognition also was given to Scott Foster, director of environmental services and food and nutrition, who was declared honorary nurse for the support he and his staff have given to the nursing staff.


Administrator of Waterville’s Lakewood center wins award

The American College of Health Care Administrators recently honored Shannon Lockwood, administrator of Lakewood, a rehabilitation and nursing care center in Waterville, as a 2016 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. The leadership awards were given to 288 administrators nationally.

The award recognizes administrators who provided leadership throughout the award year. Eligibility is based on three years of skilled nursing facility survey data, including the Health, Fire (Life Safety), and Complaint Surveys, as well as top quartile performance on designated quality measures. The criteria also included an 80 percent or greater facility occupancy and a three-year avoidance of a Special Focus Facility status.

Mid-Maine Chamber hires DeRoche to boost marketing

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce has hired Brittnae DeRoche to help grow its regional marketing efforts.

DeRoche will focus on updating social media pages and all Chamber websites and help member businesses network through chamber events and activities.


She was scheduled to graduate this month from Kennebec Valley Community College with a degree in business marketing and management. She has worked for several Chamber members, such as KSW Federal Credit Union as the member services representative, a manager of Jokas’ Discount Beverages, at The Last Unicorn, and most recently Amici’s Cucina, the 2015 Business of the Year Award recipient from the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.

Waterville Country Club plans centennial celebration

The Waterville Country Club is planning a celebration for this July in Oakland to marks the 100th anniversary of its founding.

The club was established in 1916 by Nathaniel Barrows and many area residents and businesses. Memberships started at $25 and were limited to a total of 300. Starting with the original nine holes, the club expanded in 1965 to the full 18 holes that its golf course has today.

Over the years, the club has shared its course as a venue for a long list of notable golf events. Hundreds of players come to Waterville for statewide events. The club hosts a number of annual charity events.

In July, the club expects to host a variety of tournaments, dinners and entertainment. More information is available on the club’s website,, or by calling 465-8238.


Central Maine schools win Campbell’s True Value paint grant

Messalonskee High School in Oakland and China Middle School will get 40 gallons of paint through the Campbell’s True Value Painting a Brighter Future grant program, the Winslow-based business announced.

The grant awards up to 40 gallons of EasyCare paint to one winner from each store. A total of 100 schools a year get the grants from the True Value Foundation, part of the Chicago-based True Value company.

The company notes on its website that more than 14 million American children attend deteriorating schools, and about 30 percent of rural, 38 percent of urban and 29 percent of suburban schools have at least one building requiring extensive repair.

Schools that win the grants are public, private or parochial schools served by a True Value retailer and must need 40 gallons or less of paint in one of the colors offered through the program. Additional criteria include whether the school serves a low-income population, condition of the school and whether other resources, when added to the paint grant, will increase the grant’s effect.

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice honors Wilton hospice aide

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Lewiston presented Kathy Gould, a hospice aide in the company’s Wilton office, with an Employee of the Year Award at the agency’s gathering in April. Gould was one of seven recognized at the event.

Each year, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice recognizes and honors employees who have made outstanding contributions to the agency throughout the year. The recipients were nominated by their peers for exemplifying one or more of the agency’s values — integrity, stewardship, accountability, compassion, quality and trust.

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