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Hospital Corporate Communications director receives lifetime achievement award

New Britain [June 01 2011] - Helayne Lightstone, director of Corporate Communications at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, recently won a lifetime achievement award for her work in healthcare communications.

The New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCo) presented Lightstone with the Evans F. Houghton Award at its spring symposium May 17 in New Hampshire. The award recognizes exemplary performance in, and significant contributions to, healthcare public relations.

“I am honored to have been recognized by my professional society, and my peers across New England, with this prestigious award,” Lightstone said. “I could not be more grateful.”

Lightstone has more than 20 years experience in healthcare communications, serving previously as director of marketing for Apple Health Care Inc. and director of Public Relations and Marketing at the the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven. She also worked at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She has served as Corporate Communications director at The Hospital of Central Connecticut since 2005. She has won numerous awards for her work in healthcare marketing. Lightstone has been a NESHCo board member since 2006 and has held other leadership positions in the organization.

Created in 1975, the Evans F. Houghton Award was established by NESHCo’s board of directors to honor the memory of Evans F. Houghton, one of the Society’s founders and a longtime director. While NESHCo acknowledges the many healthcare professionals who skillfully perform their duties every day, the Evans F. Houghton award is designed to reward those contributions that rise ‘above and beyond’ the norm.

Contact: Nancy Martin, (860) 224-5900, X4366

Helayne Lightstone

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