PORTLAND – Jeannine Greenleaf of Minot, an LPN at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, received the prestigious Buzz Fitzgerald Award for 2006 at an employee recognition ceremony held in May. The award is presented annually to an NERHP staff member in recognition of their outstanding leadership, dedication, integrity and enthusiasm.

Friends and family members created the award in memory of Buzz Fitzgerald, former president of Bath Iron Works. Fitzgerald was a patient at NERHP and touched the lives of many of its employees.

Judy Ordway of Poland, administrative support to the in-patient rehabilitation department, was presented with the “Maggie” recognition award.

This award was established through an anonymous donation in memory of a parent to provide recognition to non-licensed and non-exempt employees for their outstanding knowledge of their job, willingness to go above and beyond, and positive attitude in interactions with others.

New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, 335 Brighton Ave., is Maine’s only free-standing acute rehabilitation hospital. It specializes in physical rehabilitation for stroke, orthopedic, brain injury, amputee, spinal cord injury, oncology and general rehabilitation in both inpatient and outpatient settings.