Caregiver Superstar of the Year Award

We Have a Winner!
The Phaneuf Family Foundation’s 501(c)(3) board of directors announced Betsy Ann Pelletier of Community Hospice House in Merrimack as its first Caregiver Superstar of the Year.

“While there were many strong candidates we looked at for our first award, it became clear to us that Betsy Ann is a shining example of a compassionate and dedicated caregiver who goes above and beyond for hospice patients in NH,” said Buddy Phaneuf, president of the Foundation.

Pelletier was nominated by Barbara Lafrance, president and CEO of Community Hospice House.

“Betsy has compassionately provided bedside care at the Community Hospice House for over 21 years. She demonstrates excellence in care as well as teamwork to ensure the patients have comfort and the family is able to have cherished lasting memories,” Lafrance wrote in her nomination. “Betsy is the first one to organize a final wish for her patients and families. She has gone on several outings with more than one patient and often volunteers her time to go on days she is not scheduled.”

Phaneuf’s entire board of directors was very impressed with Betsy Ann’s nomination, and are excited to award her the $500 prize. The foundation also awards $500 to Community Hospice House for something that will benefit the organization’s entire team.

News about the 2024 Caregiver Superstar of the Year will be available on this page soon, and we’ll also share the information in our newsletters and social posts.

Hospice caregiving is a demanding and emotionally taxing job

It takes an extraordinary individual to assist someone through their final days. It’s work that we are in awe of. That’s why the Phaneuf Family Foundation created the Caregiver Superstar of the Year Award in 2023. We want to acknowledge, honor and celebrate hospice caregivers who go above and beyond for their patients. 

What is the award?

$500 for the caregiver and $500 for the caregiver’s organization* 

Nominations will be reviewed using the following criteria: 

  • Individual demonstrates exceptional commitment to those entrusted to their care 
  • Individual goes above and beyond normal care for enhancing and enriching the quality of life and/or living conditions of hospice care patients

*To be spent on something benefiting the organization’s employees

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