Ogdensburg hospital names three as 'Defenders'
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:12 pm

From left, Ken Hilborne, Aliza Armstrong and Mary Burwell.

OGDENSBURG -- Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center recently recognized three employees as “Claxton Defenders.”

They named medical/surgical nurse Aliza Armstrong a “Brawler.” A news release from CHMC says she “a Brawler effectively manages challenge and hardship; is strong and confident, and empowers others.”

Pharmacy technician Mary Burwell was named a “Renegade.” A news release from CHMC says “a Renegade is a troubleshooter and problem solver; an innovator; and continuously seeks improvement.”

Family nurse practitioner Ken Hilborne, who works in internal medicine, was named a “Warrior.” A news release from CHMC says “a Warrior is a team player; is fully engaged in their role; and dependable and has the power to endure.”

Each winner received flowers, a recognition certificate, gift cards, a special parking space, and lunch with Claxton-Hepburn CEO Chuck Gijanto at a restaurant of their choice. New Claxton Defenders will be recognized each quarter. Employees are nominated by co-workers and supervisors.

The terms “Defender,” “Brawler,” “Warrior” and “Renegade” are part of a CHMC marketing campaign.