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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  49

House concurrent resolution honoring Carole Lechthaler on her retirement as the outstanding area director of the central region of the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire

Offered by:  Representatives Hube of Londonderry, Emmons of Springfield, Martin of Springfield, Pellett of Chester, Chen of Mendon and Shand of Weathersfield

Offered by:  Senators Campbell, McCormack and Nitka

Whereas, the area directors of the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire (VNA) supervise the planning, coordination, and delivery of high quality health care to home-bound individuals residing in 70 Vermont towns, and

Whereas, the health, safety, and comfort of its patients are always foremost in the minds of the VNA staff, and

Whereas, since 1969, Carole Lechthaler has provided exemplary services to the VNA staff and to the citizens of the 25 towns within her region, and

Whereas, Carole Lechthaler’s outstanding leadership ability and superb nursing skills resulted in her appointment to important positions within the VNA, most recently as the agency’s central area director, and

Whereas, desiring to enhance her knowledge and skill, she pursued graduate studies at the University of Vermont, and, in 1992, earned a master’s degree in community health nursing with a minor in education, and

Whereas, Carole Lechthaler has dedicated countless hours to serving as a visiting nurse and teaching the critical skills required for nurses to thrive in the unique environment of home health care, and 

Whereas, in 1993, she became the first community health clinical specialist in Vermont, and

Whereas, it takes a special person to work as a home health care nurse and an extraordinary person to devote nearly four decades to this profession, and

Whereas, during her tenure with the VNA, Carole Lechthaler has been the recipient of several honors, including the citizen of the year from the Londonderry Grange, and

Whereas, despite her busy professional schedule and personal life as a wife and mother, she has served on the boards of the Mountain Valley Medical Clinic and West River Sports, and as the town of Weston’s health officer, and

Whereas, in October 2006, Carole Lechthaler retired from the VNA as area director, and her patients and colleagues will retain fond memories of their encounters with this much-respected nurse, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Carole Lechthaler on her retirement as the outstanding central region area director of the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire and extends best wishes to her for the years ahead, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Carole Lechthaler and to the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire’s central region office in Springfield.


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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont