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Best in State

Nurse and alumna Danielle (Salvas) Cantin was named Direct Care Nurse of the Year for the state of N.H.Clearly, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was the right place for Danielle (Salvas) Cantin '07 to begin her nursing career. She was thrilled when she was hired, since she had completed her senior practicum at the Lebanon, N.H., hospital. Recently, she was honored by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing as the state's Direct Care Nurse of the Year.

The dedicated nurse works on the pediatric/adolescent unit, which serves oncology, surgical and medical patients. Since joining the unit she has developed a special interest in oncology cases.

"I always sign up to be on the primary care team for oncology patients," she says. "I talk about the kids I'm treating to my co-workers all the time. They're really my kids; they teach me a lot."