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Sarah Sterling of NMC Receives Spirit of ADA Award

November 03, 2018

St. Albans– Sarah Sterling, a Human Resources Advisor at Northwestern Medical Center, was recently recognized for reflecting the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the employment practices of Northwestern Medical Center (NMC).  The 2018 “Spirit of the ADA” award recipients were announced by the Vermont Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) on October 18.
Sterling was commended for going above and beyond to consider Vermonters of all abilities for employment at NMC.  “We thank you for the contributions you make in being a model employer,” said GCEPD Chair, Donna Curtin.
The “Spirit of the ADA” award is presented to individuals and businesses who successfully meet the following criteria:
1)    Recruitment outreach and equal accessibility in the application, interviewing, and hiring procedures for people with disabilities;
2)    Use of on-the-job accommodations, modifications, progressive employment methods, and/or creative solutions for successful training and employment of people with disabilities;
3)    Accessible physical structures, buildings, work stations and equipment, and services;
4)    Support for the employment of a person(s) with a disability as an overall employment strategy.  
“Northwestern Medical Center is proud to use an employment strategy that includes accessibility, recruiting, hiring, accommodating and support of persons with disabilities,” said NMC’s Vice President of Human Resources, Tom Conley.  “We are grateful for staff members like Sarah Sterling and our Human Resources Team for adhering to this strategy and serving as a valuable resource for employees of all abilities.”
Photo caption:  NMC Human Resources Team (left to right) Jessica Remillard, Naomi Wright, Sarah Sterling, Erin LaRocque, and Tom Conley