Jun 12, 2023

Capstone Project Benefits Children At NVRH

Director of Perioperative Services Pete Tomczyk, RN accepts pediatric gowns from St. Johnsbury Academy student Erin Langlais on May 11. (Courtesy photo)

ST. JOHNSBURY — As part of her senior Capstone project, St. Johnsbury Academy student Erin Langlais researched different non-pharmaceutical methods to minimize preoperative anxiety in children. Her childhood experiences in hospitals inspired her to create, then donate five bright-patterned surgical gowns to local pediatric patients at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH). Because of Erin's project, "children at NVRH will get to choose their own surgical gown," said director of perioperative services Pete Tomczyk, RN, in accepting the gift. In addition to Tomczyk, Albert Fisher, CRNA, and Deane Rankin, MD assisted Langlais throughout the project.

Log In

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd,racist or sexually-oriented language.PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming anotherperson will not be tolerated.Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyoneor anything.Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ismthat is degrading to another person.Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link oneach comment to let us know of abusive posts.Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitnessaccounts, the history behind an article.

Success! An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup.

Error! There was an error processing your request.

Today's top headlines from the Caledonian-Record.

Breaking News alerts from The Caledonian-Record news team.

The latest business news from the Northeast Kingdom, North Country and beyond.

Recent Advertisements from our partners.

Stories we think you'll like - Editor's Picks from The Caledonian-Record

The most read stories of the week from

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

Keep it Clean. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Be Truthful. Be Nice. Be Proactive. Share with Us. Success! Error!