September 11, 2015
Cheryl is a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department. She has worked for Portsmouth Regional Hospital since 2010. Cheryl is highly respected among her peers for her work performance, work ethic and willingness to help colleagues when needed.
It is important to note that Cheryl’s humanitarianism reaches beyond her responsibilities as a nurse at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Cheryl takes pride in her involvement and support of numerous volunteer and community organizations. When not at the hospital she can often be found giving time to The Pease Greeters, an organization that welcomes troops passing through Pease International Airport on their way to, or from Afghanistan, Iraq or any other areas of conflict throughout the world. No matter the time of day or night The Pease Greeters can be found giving a warm, patriotic welcome to our service members, Cheryl is honored to give her time and support to this organization.
Cheryl is also involved with a community charity that was created in honor of a local Portsmouth, NH firefighter who lost her long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Firefighter Sarah Fox was a young mother of three who battled cancer for four years while serving our community. As her battle neared its end the community rallied around her to show their support and encouragement for her family who would be left to move forward without her, Cheryl was there to help assisting in any way she could. Cheryl is still active in Sarah’s cause, each year Cheryl continues to lead volunteer efforts in Sarah’s Ride, an event created to raise money in her honor for the Portsmouth Firefighters Charitable Association.
Cheryl can often be found supporting members of her community that are in need. For example, she volunteered her time to provide home medical care for a fellow Emergency Room Nurse that is affiliated with another local community hospital who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. This act among many others speaks to Cheryl’s compassion and giving nature. Whether it is to a large national cause or a fellow colleague in need of help no cause is too small for Cheryl to lend her support.
In addition to the community volunteering Cheryl has demonstrated, she is also dedicated to advancing the nursing profession and growing young adults in the field of nursing. Cheryl is one of the appointed instructors for University of New Hampshire nursing students at the hospital. She has continuously received very positive feedback for her efforts with the students.
Pictured with Cheryl Thibodeau, RN, as she receives her $1,000 check as the Frist Humanitarian Award Winner are John Skevington, VP of Operations and Lauren Caldwell, Human Resources Manager.
Watch as Rep. Frank Guinta praises our very own Cheryl Thibodeau Frist Award Winner.