Elliot Health System announces that Carol Furlong, LCMHC, MAC, MBA of the Substance Use Services Department at Elliot Hospital, is recognized by Rivier University as its 2022 Outstanding Nurse/Healthcare Professional. Carol graduated from Rivier University with an MBA in Healthcare Administration and she has served at The Elliot since 2018. In her role, she trains staff and providers on the latest information and research about substance use, and engages with the Manchester community in promotion of Elliot’s Substance Use programs and efforts to address, prevent and treat co-occurring disorders.


Martha Leighton, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer with Elliot Health System said, “Carol is amazing, she is passionate about providing the best services to patients and families who need help with their Substance Use Disorder. Her dedication is evident in her daily work. She is always willing to help and share information with everyone from patients, to colleagues around the state, to students who are looking to obtain a degree so they can work in this field. We are so fortunate that she is part of our healthcare team.”


The honor is given to alumni who utilize their education to make a difference in their profession. The healthcare award from Rivier University specifically goes to healthcare employees who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and service to patients, as well as demonstrate professional achievement in their profession.


“It is an honor to be noted for the work that I enjoy and is fulfilling to me. I am humbled and deeply appreciative to Rivier University for selecting me for this recognition,” said Carol.


“Rivier is pleased to recognize outstanding alumni who represent the University with distinction and pride,” says Karen Cooper, Vice President for University Advancement. “We are proud of Carol’s significant contributions to mental healthcare services throughout her extensive career, as well as her role as a mentor and advocate within the community.”