Press Release

Cottage Hospital’s Holly McCormack, MSN, RN, CNO, named Nurse Leader of the Year

Holly McCormack, MSN, RN, CNOCottage Hospital’s Holly McCormack, MSN, RN, CNO, has been honored as Nurse Leader of the Year by The New Hampshire Nurses’ Association.

McCormack has worked at Cottage Hospital for over seven years. She first started at Cottage as the Director of Medical Surgical Department, later becoming Chief Nursing Officer in 2016. As CNO, Holly heads numerous departments, including: Emergency Department, Pharmacy, Ray of Hope Geriatric Behavioral Health, Infection Prevention, Inpatient Services, Perioperative Services, and Quality Risk Management.

McCormack lives in Lisbon with her husband and recently graduated triplets, all of whom will be attending colleges in New Hampshire this fall.

“We are so thrilled Holly has been recognized as Nurse of the Year,” said Maria Ryan, PhD, CEO of Cottage Hospital. “Her incredible dexterity in handling the many day-to- day challenges are second to none and we’re proud to have her lead our nursing team at Cottage Hospital. She’s smart, personable and simply unstoppable.”

The New Hampshire Nurses’ Association Annual Awards Program provides a prestigious opportunity to recognize outstanding performance by Registered and student nurses, as well as exceptional support on the part of others in regard to the profession of nursing. The awards are presented in October.

The NHNA Leadership award is given to the Nurse Leader candidate who positively impacts their healthcare organization by converting the challenges encountered in the workplace into great opportunities using leadership skills. Eligibility for this award includes those employed in leadership roles as well as those who volunteer for leadership positions within organizations.