Suzanne Nevins, a veteran neonatal nurse at North Shore Medical Center in Salem and a resident of West Peabody, was selected as one of the five finalists for the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare's prestigious Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Award. The finalists were selected by a review committee based on how well they embody the characteristics of compassionate care, which include effective communication and emotional support, mutual trust and respect, involving patients and families in health care decisions, and treating patients as people, not just illnesses. Nevins has worked as a neonatal nurse in the Special Care Nursery at NSMC for 36 years.
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Janet Glasser of Beverly was appointed to the role of music director at Calvary Episcopal Church in Danvers. Glasser will also serve as musical director for Calvary's Perfect Paws Pet Ministry, a people-and-pets worship service. Glasser holds a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and a master's degree in conducting from East Carolina University in North Carolina. She also serves as the voice instructor at Landmark School in Prides Crossing and maintains a private vocal and piano studio for 32 students in Beverly.
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Dorothy Goudie, a full-time real estate agent on the North Shore, joined J. Barrett & Company in the Beverly office. Goudie is a native of Scotland and has lived in Wenham for almost 20 years. She is also active in various organizations.
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