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NO. R-258.  House concurrent resolution congratulating Cathy Howland of Springfield on her receipt of commendations as a registered nurse.


Offered by:  Representatives Emmons of Springfield, Martin of Springfield, Obuchowski of Rockingham and Partridge of Windham.

Whereas, Cathy Howland, a native of Townshend, is a graduate of Leland & Gray Union High School, and

Whereas, after earning her nursing degree at the University of Vermont, she decided to specialize in emergency medical care, and

Whereas, in her role as nurse manager of the emergency department at Springfield Hospital, Cathy Howland’s performance on the job has been one of professional excellence and dedication to the immediate medical requirements of her patients, and

Whereas, her colleagues at Springfield Hospital can always rely on her professional expertise and sound judgment, regardless of the sudden crisis that may arise, and

Whereas, outside the emergency room, Cathy Howland participates in public programs to educate the community about safety and about emergency and injury prevention, and

Whereas, she has played an integral part on the state level in emergency preparedness activities as the organizer of both drills and roundtable discussions, and

Whereas, in recognition of her considerable contributions to the provision of emergency health care services in this state, the Vermont Emergency Medical Services has named Cathy Howland as the organization’s Emergency Nurse of the Year for 2005, and

Whereas, Springfield Hospital has also recognized her stellar professional accomplishments in and out of the emergency room by presenting her with its Eileen Austin Wilson Award, and

Whereas, Cathy Howland is a model for other emergency room nurses in Vermont, and

Whereas, her professional associates at Springfield Hospital, and her family, including her husband Philip Howland and daughters Elizabeth and Chelsea, are all proud of her recent awards, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates Cathy Howland of Springfield on her receipt of commendations as a registered nurse, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Cathy Howland in Springfield.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont