<ul><li>It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and working with you. Your leadership of Fletcher Allen has given ...
 
 
<ul><li>Thank you for bringing so much integrity to the leadership of Fletcher Allen. All the best in this next chapter.  ...
 
 
<ul><li>“ I've been volunteering in hospitals most of my life . . . I can't say enough about Fletcher Allen.  Patients DO ...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you so much for all you have done for our community.  You leave a wonderful legacy, big shoes and will be ...
 
 
<ul><li>“ You have transformed our organization, restored pride and refocused our goals on patient care and quality.” </li...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for your support of our Patient-Centered Medical Home efforts over these years.”  </li></ul><ul><li>Je...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Your wisdom and willingness to share it have been instrumental in my becoming a better person and businesswoman....
 
 
<ul><li>“ On behalf of all at CVMC, we’ll miss you!” </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Tarr   </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>“ I have always been proud of my affiliation with this institution . . . I knew that hopefully it would work out i...
 
 
<ul><li>“ What a fabulous job you have done in steering Fletcher Allen through a very difficult time and setting Fletcher ...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thanks for all or your efforts in making Fletcher Allen a better place to help patients and to practice medicine...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm and dedicated service to Fletcher Allen.”  </li></ul><ul><li>David Adams  ...
 
 
<ul><li>“ My favorite saying is, ‘Every new adventure begins with a goodbye.’ Mindy has achieved more than many of us coul...
 
 
<ul><li>“ As a parent of a child who has received much medical care at Fletcher Allen, I commend you on your service to ou...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Where we are now is a credit to your leadership and willingness to take a stand on hard issues.” </li></ul><ul><...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for helping to make Fletcher Allen the strong entity it is today and for bringing stability to its lea...
 
 
<ul><li>“ I have enjoyed working with you in my UVM role . . . You have contributed immensely to the partnership and the s...
 
 
<ul><li>“ You did your work, and you did it well. After 33 years here I never saw anyone come in and do it all so well and...
 
 
<ul><li>“ My first reaction when I heard the news was ‘Say it ain’t so!’ You’ve had such a remarkable impact on Fletcher A...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for providing the strong leadership we needed over the last eight years.” </li></ul><ul><li>Steven Bra...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Sincere thanks for your work here.  You are leaving us in a better position than you found us.” </li></ul><ul><l...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for your unwavering commitment to improving quality and safety during your tenure. Your support has ma...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for your vision and leadership.” </li></ul><ul><li>David Schneider   </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>“ Health care in Vermont is better because of your presence and work here.” </li></ul><ul><li>Claudio Fort   </li>...
 
 
<ul><li>“ YOU ROCK. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for all that you've done to make Fletcher Allen a great place to work.   ....
 
 
<ul><li>“ Your leadership has shown this hospital and this state the meaning of ‘best practice!’” </li></ul><ul><li>John P...
 
 
<ul><li>“ You have been an inspiration to me, especially because you have been ‘one of us’ and not ‘above us.’  Your Becom...
 
 
<ul><li>“ It has been an honor to know you and to watch the wonderful work you have done at Fletcher Allen.” </li></ul><ul...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Sincere thanks for all you have done here at Fletcher Allen and best wishes for your future endeavors!” </li></u...
 
 
<ul><li>“ It’s hard to imagine anyone working harder for, or making a bigger difference in, Fletcher Allen than you.” </li...
 
 
<ul><li>&quot;Through your guidance, steadfast leadership, and using your strong moral compass, Fletcher Allen is not only...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thanks so much for all you have done for Fletcher Allen and the State of Vermont.”   </li></ul><ul><li>Anya Rade...
 
 
<ul><li>“ In many ways, you are leaving the larger community a much better place because of your contributions.” </li></ul...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for all you’ve done in restoring the reputation of the organization in the community, improving the cu...
 
 
<ul><li>“ You have been a great leader and a great friend and I will miss you, but wish you every success in your next adv...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for all you have done for Vermont.”   </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Meyer  </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for the grace and dignity with which you did your job.  By your work and actions you restored the grac...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for your vision for Fletcher Allen and your personal support of the folks who work here.” </li></ul><u...
 
 
<ul><li>“ It has been a real privilege to watch your leadership in your role at Fletcher Allen and to watch you really mak...
 
 
<ul><li>“ As an Auxilian and a member of this community, we thank you for all you have done to restore our hospital to som...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Many thanks for the terrific job you have done shepherding Fletcher Allen through a difficult time and setting a...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Great job!  We will miss your vision, leadership and steady hand.  Our very best wishes.” </li></ul><ul><li>Phil...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thank you for all you have done for our hospital and community.  It has been a fantastic 8 years.” </li></ul><ul...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Your dedication, work ethic and leadership are an inspiration to all in health care, particularly other women le...
 
 
<ul><li>“ You leave a tremendous footprint, not only at Fletcher Allen but on the Vermont health care system.” </li></ul><...
 
 
<ul><li>“ You have changed us all for the better.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Schubart  </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>“ You added mightily to the prosperity of the region by making one of Vermont’s most important institutions what i...
 
 
<ul><li>“ I have admired your leadership style, integrity and quiet tenacity as you have led our institution through many ...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thanks for being an amazing leader and showing by example that no job is too small to achieve our vision of Beco...
 
 
<ul><li>“ Thanks so much for transforming the organization into something we can all take pride in.  Your legacy of leader...
 
 
<ul><li>“ With heartfelt thanks for restoring our organization and setting us on the path for future success.  Your impact...
 
 
<ul><li>“ What a gift you have been to Fletcher Allen, our community and our state!” </li></ul><ul><li>Molly Lambert  </li...
 
 
<ul><li>“ For the community physicians, you have been very supportive of our efforts to enhance relations with Fletcher Al...
 
 
<ul><li>“ May the road rise to meet you </li></ul><ul><li>May the wind be always on your back </li></ul><ul><li>May the su...
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Please enjoy this slideshow celebrating Melinda L. Estes' eight years leading Fletcher Allen. It includes photos highlighting her time here, as well as quotes from employees, physicians, and community leaders honoring her service to this organization.

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  1. 2. <ul><li>It has been such a pleasure getting to know you and working with you. Your leadership of Fletcher Allen has given the community a sense of pride and respect in its medical system - and we are tremendously grateful for that I wish you the best of luck and continued success in all that lies ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>Marilyn Cormier </li></ul>
  2. 5. <ul><li>Thank you for bringing so much integrity to the leadership of Fletcher Allen. All the best in this next chapter. </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Sorrell </li></ul>
  3. 8. <ul><li>“ I've been volunteering in hospitals most of my life . . . I can't say enough about Fletcher Allen. Patients DO notice the quality of the food served, the cleanliness of the hospital, the compassion of the nurses and the quality of care from an outstanding roster of physicians! You leave a legacy in Fletcher Allen that could & should, be a model for the country and the world.” </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Bloom </li></ul>
  4. 11. <ul><li>“ Thank you so much for all you have done for our community. You leave a wonderful legacy, big shoes and will be missed!” </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Rachelson </li></ul>
  5. 14. <ul><li>“ You have transformed our organization, restored pride and refocused our goals on patient care and quality.” </li></ul><ul><li>MaryAnne Waters </li></ul>
  6. 17. <ul><li>“ Thank you for your support of our Patient-Centered Medical Home efforts over these years.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Gilwee </li></ul>
  7. 20. <ul><li>“ Your wisdom and willingness to share it have been instrumental in my becoming a better person and businesswoman.” </li></ul><ul><li>Stacey Hamblett </li></ul>
  8. 23. <ul><li>“ On behalf of all at CVMC, we’ll miss you!” </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Tarr </li></ul>
  9. 26. <ul><li>“ I have always been proud of my affiliation with this institution . . . I knew that hopefully it would work out in the end. That didn’t happen by coincidence or luck, but because of good people, namely you, who came in to right the ship, steer a course out of the storms, and hold others accountable to a vision of where we wanted to be in the future.” </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Leach </li></ul>
  10. 29. <ul><li>“ What a fabulous job you have done in steering Fletcher Allen through a very difficult time and setting Fletcher Allen on a good path for the future.” </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy de Tarnowsky </li></ul>
  11. 32. <ul><li>“ Thanks for all or your efforts in making Fletcher Allen a better place to help patients and to practice medicine.” </li></ul><ul><li>Keith Nagle </li></ul>
  12. 35. <ul><li>“ Thank you for your energy, enthusiasm and dedicated service to Fletcher Allen.” </li></ul><ul><li>David Adams </li></ul>
  13. 38. <ul><li>“ My favorite saying is, ‘Every new adventure begins with a goodbye.’ Mindy has achieved more than many of us could have imagined while at the same time capturing our collective admiration and respect.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ron Boucher </li></ul>
  14. 41. <ul><li>“ As a parent of a child who has received much medical care at Fletcher Allen, I commend you on your service to our hospital. You have accomplished many projects that have and will continue to benefit our community.” </li></ul><ul><li>Debra Poplawski </li></ul>
  15. 44. <ul><li>“ Where we are now is a credit to your leadership and willingness to take a stand on hard issues.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sue Goetschius </li></ul>
  16. 47. <ul><li>“ Thank you for helping to make Fletcher Allen the strong entity it is today and for bringing stability to its leadership. We needed you!” </li></ul><ul><li>Allan Charron </li></ul>
  17. 50. <ul><li>“ I have enjoyed working with you in my UVM role . . . You have contributed immensely to the partnership and the state. You will be missed.” </li></ul><ul><li>John Bramley </li></ul>
  18. 53. <ul><li>“ You did your work, and you did it well. After 33 years here I never saw anyone come in and do it all so well and so quickly.” </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Roland </li></ul>
  19. 56. <ul><li>“ My first reaction when I heard the news was ‘Say it ain’t so!’ You’ve had such a remarkable impact on Fletcher Allen and the wider community.” </li></ul><ul><li>Ted Adler </li></ul>
  20. 59. <ul><li>“ Thank you for providing the strong leadership we needed over the last eight years.” </li></ul><ul><li>Steven Braff </li></ul>
  21. 62. <ul><li>“ Sincere thanks for your work here. You are leaving us in a better position than you found us.” </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Ricci </li></ul>
  22. 65. <ul><li>“ Thank you for your unwavering commitment to improving quality and safety during your tenure. Your support has made our progress in these domains possible.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anna Noonan </li></ul>
  23. 68. <ul><li>“ Thank you for your vision and leadership.” </li></ul><ul><li>David Schneider </li></ul>
  24. 71. <ul><li>“ Health care in Vermont is better because of your presence and work here.” </li></ul><ul><li>Claudio Fort </li></ul>
  25. 74. <ul><li>“ YOU ROCK. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for all that you've done to make Fletcher Allen a great place to work. .” </li></ul><ul><li>Kathryn Heath </li></ul>
  26. 77. <ul><li>“ Your leadership has shown this hospital and this state the meaning of ‘best practice!’” </li></ul><ul><li>John Powell </li></ul>
  27. 80. <ul><li>“ You have been an inspiration to me, especially because you have been ‘one of us’ and not ‘above us.’ Your Becoming One philosophy has definitely turned this institution around and I am proud to have been part of it for 15 years.” </li></ul><ul><li>Llyn M. Ellison </li></ul>
  28. 83. <ul><li>“ It has been an honor to know you and to watch the wonderful work you have done at Fletcher Allen.” </li></ul><ul><li>Timothy Davis </li></ul>
  29. 86. <ul><li>“ Sincere thanks for all you have done here at Fletcher Allen and best wishes for your future endeavors!” </li></ul><ul><li>Lois McClure </li></ul>
  30. 89. <ul><li>“ It’s hard to imagine anyone working harder for, or making a bigger difference in, Fletcher Allen than you.” </li></ul><ul><li>Russell Tracy </li></ul>
  31. 92. <ul><li>&quot;Through your guidance, steadfast leadership, and using your strong moral compass, Fletcher Allen is not only back on track but has wind in its sails.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Ann R. Dubois </li></ul>
  32. 95. <ul><li>“ Thanks so much for all you have done for Fletcher Allen and the State of Vermont.” </li></ul><ul><li>Anya Rader Wallack </li></ul>
  33. 98. <ul><li>“ In many ways, you are leaving the larger community a much better place because of your contributions.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Ventriss </li></ul>
  34. 101. <ul><li>“ Thank you for all you’ve done in restoring the reputation of the organization in the community, improving the culture and improving the quality of care we provide.” </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Vincent </li></ul>
  35. 104. <ul><li>“ You have been a great leader and a great friend and I will miss you, but wish you every success in your next adventure.” </li></ul><ul><li>Spencer Knapp </li></ul>
  36. 107. <ul><li>“ Thank you for all you have done for Vermont.” </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Meyer </li></ul>
  37. 110. <ul><li>“ Thank you for the grace and dignity with which you did your job. By your work and actions you restored the grace and dignity back to Fletcher Allen.” </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Purcell </li></ul>
  38. 113. <ul><li>“ Thank you for your vision for Fletcher Allen and your personal support of the folks who work here.” </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Macauley </li></ul>
  39. 116. <ul><li>“ It has been a real privilege to watch your leadership in your role at Fletcher Allen and to watch you really make a difference for Vermont and its health care community.” </li></ul><ul><li>Patricia Prelock </li></ul>
  40. 119. <ul><li>“ As an Auxilian and a member of this community, we thank you for all you have done to restore our hospital to something this region can be proud of.” </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Robinson </li></ul>
  41. 122. <ul><li>“ Many thanks for the terrific job you have done shepherding Fletcher Allen through a difficult time and setting a constructive course for the future.” </li></ul><ul><li>Edwin Bovill </li></ul>
  42. 125. <ul><li>“ Great job! We will miss your vision, leadership and steady hand. Our very best wishes.” </li></ul><ul><li>Phil and Ann Mead </li></ul>
  43. 128. <ul><li>“ Thank you for all you have done for our hospital and community. It has been a fantastic 8 years.” </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Leffler </li></ul>
  44. 131. <ul><li>“ Your dedication, work ethic and leadership are an inspiration to all in health care, particularly other women leaders. You go girl!” </li></ul><ul><li>Bea Grause </li></ul>
  45. 134. <ul><li>“ You leave a tremendous footprint, not only at Fletcher Allen but on the Vermont health care system.” </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Peterson </li></ul>
  46. 137. <ul><li>“ You have changed us all for the better.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Schubart </li></ul>
  47. 140. <ul><li>“ You added mightily to the prosperity of the region by making one of Vermont’s most important institutions what it should be.” </li></ul><ul><li>Angelo Pizzagalli </li></ul>
  48. 143. <ul><li>“ I have admired your leadership style, integrity and quiet tenacity as you have led our institution through many improvements over the past years.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gail Ewell </li></ul>
  49. 146. <ul><li>“ Thanks for being an amazing leader and showing by example that no job is too small to achieve our vision of Becoming One.” </li></ul><ul><li>Margaret Laughlin </li></ul>
  50. 149. <ul><li>“ Thanks so much for transforming the organization into something we can all take pride in. Your legacy of leadership will continue and help us further the mission and vision of Fletcher Allen in ways that should always make you proud.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis First </li></ul>
  51. 152. <ul><li>“ With heartfelt thanks for restoring our organization and setting us on the path for future success. Your impact has been enormous and your leadership will be greatly missed.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Goodrich </li></ul>
  52. 155. <ul><li>“ What a gift you have been to Fletcher Allen, our community and our state!” </li></ul><ul><li>Molly Lambert </li></ul>
  53. 158. <ul><li>“ For the community physicians, you have been very supportive of our efforts to enhance relations with Fletcher Allen, and from this our patients have improved care.” </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Landry </li></ul>
  54. 161. <ul><li>“ May the road rise to meet you </li></ul><ul><li>May the wind be always on your back </li></ul><ul><li>May the sun shine warm on your face </li></ul><ul><li>And the rain fall softly on your fields </li></ul><ul><li>And until we meet again: </li></ul><ul><li>May the Sacredness of Life hold you, and sustain you, </li></ul><ul><li>May your feet be blessed to keep you grounded and moving </li></ul><ul><li>May your mind be blessed with clarity and wisdom, </li></ul><ul><li>May your heart be blessed with compassion and generosity. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Fletcher Allen Spiritual Care </li></ul><ul><li>Department Chaplains </li></ul>
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