WINDSOR, VT – Kevin W. Donovan, President and CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced the appointment of Deanna Orfanidis, RN to the position of Interim Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. Ms. Orfanidis had previously been Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Orthopaedics and other service lines at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (DH).

“Deanna is stepping in to fill the position of Jill Lord, RN, who served as Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services at the Hospital from 1992 to 2016,” said Donovan. Recently, Lord was named Director of Community Health at MAHHC.

Donovan noted that Ms. Orfanidis, who started her career at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, where she rose to the position of Associate CNO, “brings a wealth of outstanding nursing experience to MAHHC.”

Ms. Orfanidis will lead nursing and patient care services at MAHHC until the Hospital determines a permanent leadership plan, a process for which there is no current timeline.

“For the foreseeable future, we look forward to working with Deanna as CNO, and providing her with the support and teamwork she needs

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