20 CONCORD HOSPITAL TRUST InherjobasConcordHospital’sInfection PreventionOfficer,LyndaCaineworkshardto stopthespreadofinfection.Sheisknownfor offeringfistbumpsinsteadofhandshakesto avoidsharinggerms. InheraddedroleasamemberofConcord HospitalTrust’sBoardofTrustees,she’lltry tospreadinfectioninagoodway–making charitablegivingtotheHospitalinfectious amonghercolleagues. Lyndaispassionateaboutherworkandthe Hospital.She’sknownbyherlicenseplateand e-mailsignature‘Wash‘em,’asinwashyour handstopreventspreadinggerms.Whenher termbeganinJanuary,shebegansharing herpassionwiththeTrustBoard,whichis responsibleforattractingcharitablegiftsand distributingtheminaccordancewithdonors’ intenttosupporttheHospital’smissionof meetingthehealthneedsofindividualsinthe communitiesitserves. Shesaidtheaddedresponsibilityisanhonor. “ItrulybelieveIamblessedtohavewhatI have,soifIcandoalittlebitmore,yeah,I’ll doit,”saidLynda. BeingpartoftheTrustisnothingnewfor Lynda.Shebegandonatingaspartofthe Trust’sPresident’sSocietywhenshejoinedthe Hospitalstaffsixyearsago. TrusteeLyndaCaine INSPIRED TO BUILD ON A REPUTATION OF CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY “Thatwasarealbigdealtome,”shesaid. “WhenIstartedin2012,Iwantedtostart contributingrightawaybecausethisismy hospital,mycommunity.” She’sbeenamemberoftheTrust PhilanthropyCommitteesince2017andis anambassadorintheTrustAmbassadors Program,whichrepresentstheTrustto coworkersfortheEmployeeAnnualGiving Campaignandisaliaisonbetweenemployees andtheTrust. Asaboardmember,Lyndahopestoincrease donationsfromHospitalemployees.She wasdisappointedtolearnthatonlyasmall percentageofhercoworkerscontributeto theTrust. “Tome,thatisreallysad,soIwouldliketo increasethenumber,togetthewordoutthat wearedoinggoodwork,wearemakinga difference,”shesaid. LyndacomestotheBoardofTrusteeswith importantcorevalues:Dountoothersasyou wouldhaveothersdountoyouandpay itforward. “Wecanalwaysmakethingsbetterandif youmakethingsbetterforsomeone,maybe they’lldothatforsomeoneelse,”shesaid. ConcordHospitalTrustisaperfectfitfor Lyndabecauseitprovidessupportthatthe Hospitalhasreliedontoachievearespected reputationofcaringforthecommunity.She seesherroleascontinuingthatimportant legacyandbuildingonpastandcurrent achievements. “Mychildrenwerebornhere36and39years ago,”Lyndasaid.“TheHospitalwashere becauseofeveryonebeforewhogave,who cared.Iwouldliketobepartofthefuture aswell.” “Evenadollarcan makeadifference.” ~ConcordHospitalTrustBoardmemberLyndaCaine, ontheimportanceofsupportingtheHospital.