Portsmouth Regional Hospital February 06, 2017


Portsmouth, NH, February 6, 2017 – Portsmouth Regional Hospital is proud to announce Susan Rolls, RN, as its first-ever Employee of the Year. Susan is a registered nurse on Portsmouth’s Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU). She has worked for Portsmouth Regional Hospital since 2000 and for HCA since 1989.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital began its Employee-of-the-Month recognition program in January 2016 and it culminated in its first Employee of the Year being named from the 12 outstanding Employees of the Month. The criteria for Employees of the Month/Year are based upon an employee’s attitude and commitment, interpersonal skills, work performance and personal character. The Employee of the Month/Year nominating committee is made up of staff from all departments of the hospital.

“Susan’s role as a registered nurse on our IMCU tasks her with very complex patients. No matter how challenging her assignment is, Susan always remains professional and puts her patients’ needs first. Her dedication is uncompromising and her consistent willingness to go above and beyond is recognized by staff and patients alike,” stated Krystal Atkinson, chief nursing officer (CNO) at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

“Susan is the embodiment of Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s mission and vision. The respect she garners from her peers for her nursing expertise is palpable. Her experience and skill coupled with her work ethic and tireless pursuit of providing the best care possible to our patients is what made Susan the obvious choice for employee of the year,” stated Dean Carucci, CEO of Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Susan is a resident of Rochester, NH and when she isn’t at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, she is spending time with her children and three grandchildren, as well as her mother and extended family.

About Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA - the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the Seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and also is one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. For more information about Portsmouth’s services and physicians, visit www.portsmouthhospital.com.