July 28, 2023

Staff Spotlight: Theresa Lavoie

Administrative Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Anyone who visits the Administrative Offices in the Admin 1 building of Lamprey Health Care's Center in Newmarket is immediately met with a warm smile and a quick greeting, "How can I help you?" That isn't just a question; it's a deep-seated desire to help everyone find the right person or resource. It's Teri's sincerity and positivity that shines through in all aspects of her work.

LHC: Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? How did you get here?

Teri: I was raised as what is often called a “military brat”. My father was in the service and, although I was born in Newport, RI, the oldest of five children, we lived in California (four different bases), Kansas, Iowa, Virginia and back to Rhode Island.  When my father retired he started working at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard so that is how we ended up in New Hampshire.

LHC: What do you like most about working at Lamprey Health Care?

Teri: What is not to like about working at Lamprey Health Care? Everyone here has one goal in mind…our patients health and wellbeing! Every single person here works toward the same goal. Be it in management, administration, medical, every single position is focused on how LHC takes care of those who have entrusted us with theirs, and their family’s’, care.

LHC: Did you always want to work in healthcare? What would you do if you weren't doing this?

Teri: I actually come from a Facilities Planning/Scheduling  background that required strong administrative skills. When I was last ready for a change there was a vacancy for an Administrative Coordinator here at Lamprey. My son, and his family, have been patients here for years and they raved about the kindness and care they always received here, so I thought, sounds like a great place to work. I was blessed to be selected for the position and absolutely love everything about it.

LHC: What are some of your favorite things to do outside of work?

Teri: Outside of work I spend quality time with my husband, Ron, our two dogs Marley and Bailey and all the time we can with our children and (12) grandchildren. We enjoy camping, craft fairs and trying new places to eat.

LHC: What advice would you give to others to be healthy?

Teri: Until a few years ago I led a pretty sedentary life. Then, a health scare woke me up to the need to better care for myself.  I tweaked my diet and began building up a walking routine that now includes a minimum of 10 thousand steps a day, a minimum of six days a week, and my doctor was amazed at the improvement in so many areas. Do yourself a favor, get a Fitbit, a Smartwatch or download an app to your phone. The benefits you reap, from your new routines, will reward you!!!