Brattleboro Memorial Hospital named Denny Rivers, MLT, its 2013 Employee of the Year during an employee appreciation event held May 16.

A member of the Laboratory Services secretarial staff since 1995, Rivers was nominated for the award in recognition of her problem-solving abilities, among other qualities. She holds a Medical Laboratory Technician certification from University of Vermont, which her peers say makes her a fast worker and thinker while guiding patients.

Her nominators say Rivers is committed to life and the hospital. She is the first person that pops into your mind when anyone is looking for someone to help solve a problem. The staff in the laboratory thinks of Rivers as a “human physician’s desk reference,” and if you need a witty response she always has one.

Denny Rivers and Steve Gordon
Denny Rivers and BMH CEO/President Steven Gordon

“She encourages improvement and progress while adhering to the letter with all policies and operating procedures. No matter what the subject or task, one can be sure that Denny will see that it’s handled timely and done well,” said BMH President and CEO Steven R. Gordon upon presenting Rivers with the award.

Outside of BMH, Rivers is an active member of her church and volunteers time with the Girl Scouts of America and the Humane Society. She and her husband, Mark, have two children, Janelle and Ben.