Addison County Home Health and Hospice announced that Tim Hanson of Ripton was the 2007 recipient of the Jan Gardner award for clinical excellence. Three new board members were also elected at the annual meeting and recognition night held recently at the Vergennes Opera House. It gives me enormous pleasure to be able to present this years Jane Gardner Award said Michele Hadeka, R.N., quality assurance coordinator at the agency. The clinical staff recognizes the vital role Tim plays in providing coverage and clinical visits with patients of every age, said Hadeka. Hadaka said that Hanson had been her student during her first year as an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Vermont. The Jane Gardner Award is named for Jane Gardner, a Community Health Nurse and Health Educator who died in 2003. Barbara Gevry and Healther Davio were corecipients of the the 2007 Mary Ellen Burpee Award for excellence, chosen by the clinical staff of the agency and given to a home health aide who most exemplifies the unique and outstanding qualities necessary of a home health aide. The Burpee Award is made in memory of Mary Ellen Burpee of Cornwall, who died in 2003 and was with the agency for seven years. Each year Addison County Home Health and Hospice recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication by staff members. This year sixteen staff members were recognized. Charlene Remick, physical therapist and Tim Hanson, R.N., were recognized for 25 years with the agency; Fifteen years: Brenda Owen; Ten years: Paige Gallo, Jane Kearns, R.N., Joan Audet, Mary Emmons, Helen Putnam; Five years: Judy Bragg, R.N., Stephanie Stoddard, R.N.; Barbara Beatty, physical yherapist; Cathy Desjadon, Jill Derosa, Snezana Sujic, Jeannettee McCormick, and Karen Larrow. Three new board members began their terms of office they are: Bridport resident, Louise Sandberg; Bristol resident, Elizabeth Farr and Monkton resident Helen Bowers.