Making a difference

Michael Moore / Sentinel Staff

Cheshire Medical Center patient Denise Isakson greets Charlie and his owner, Stephanie Baute, in 2013.

Two Keene residents will be recognized by the Cheshire Health Foundation for the contributions they’ve made to the health and wellness of the Monadnock Region.

Stephanie Baute and Dr. Roger Hansen were named the honorees for the fifth annual Caring, Candlelight and Community: Celebrating Our Healthcare Legacy event, which takes place on Dec. 2 at the Keene Country Club. The foundation gives financial support to Cheshire Medical Center in Keene through community activities that advance the center’s health and wellness mission.

Baute and her standard poodles Maggie, Lucy and, most recently, Charlie have volunteered at Cheshire Medical Center for 13 years, visiting with countless numbers of patients and their families, according to a news release from the hospital.

She is also a founding member of The Samaritans of the Monadnock Region, a member of the Monadnock United Way’s board of directors and allocations committee and a board member of Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services. She was named one of 17 Extraordinary Women by The Sentinel in 2016.

Hansen, who joined the Keene Clinic in 1980, was a key player in forming Monadnock Sports Medicine in 1984, according to the news release. An orthopaedist, Hansen retired after 25 years at the clinic. For the past five years, he has served on the medical center’s board of trustees and was a founding member of the Cheshire Health Foundation’s board. He has also served on the boards of the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities; N.H. Public Radio; Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services; the Monadnock United Way; and the Christian Camp Meeting Association.

Tickets to the Dec. 2 dinner honoring Baute and Hansen are $100 per person and available online at CHFTribute.org. Sponsorships and donations in their honor can be made through the website or by calling Jim Boden at 354-6810. Proceeds benefit the Cheshire Health Foundation.