WDH's Roger Dionne receives national recognition for outstanding community service
Floor Care Specialist Roger Dionne received the J. Owen Flynn Memorial Award from the Association for Healthcare Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association for performing outstanding community service without compensation or personal gain.
The award was presented at the AHE’s national conference in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 17, 2013.
The nomination submitted by his coworkers in Environmental Services cited Roger’s numerous community activities and volunteer work for the Hospital. An employee of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) for over 26 years, he has worked as a volunteer assistant coach for the Marshwood High School Wrestling Team for the past 30 years, donating 30 hours weekly during the wrestling season. On his days off, he spends up to 10 hours a week donating his time at the South Berwick Senior Center working in the kitchen and dining room and has served as a President of the Rollinsford/South Berwick Lions Club for ten years donating his time to help others. He has also volunteered with the South Berwick Fire Department and one of his favorite activities is preparing strawberries for shortcakes served at South Berwick’s annual Strawberry Festival.
Roger is a positive role model who is actively involved in hospital and outside community activities which further advance the mission of the WDH “to partner with individuals and families to attain their highest level of health.” His numerous volunteer efforts have made him a well-known and respected community figure.
Roger donates both his time and money to support the Hospital through the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital & Health Foundation. He serves on the Employee Annual Fund Committee and recently donated $25,000 to name a conference room in the new Garrison Wing. He also serves on the Hospital’s Wellness Committee and the Picnic Committee and was recognized with the Hospital’s distinguished President’s Award in 2004.