At Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, we are proud to be a small, community based hospital committed to improving the lives of those we serve. Mt. Ascutney was founded in 1933 through the efforts of local citizens determined to keep a hospital and high-quality medical care in the community.
Since that time we have continued to achieve this mission through our commitment to excellence and to partnership with our community.
Our awards and accreditations speak to our success.
The 2011 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
This important national award recognizes Mt. Ascutney’s innovative programs and efforts that significantly improve the health and well-being of our community. Some of the programs recognized by this award include:
- The Windsor Community Health Clinic, which provides free health care and case management for uninsured and under-insured patients.
- The Substance Abuse Prevention Program, which has made significant progress in decreasing tobacco use and high-risk behaviors among 8th through 12th graders in four area towns.
- Historic Homes of Runnemede, which provides licensed residential care and independent living for seniors in historic buildings right in the heart of our community.
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Our outpatient clinics—at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vermont, and the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock, Vermont—have won recognition from the NCQA as part of the its "Patient-Centered Medical Home” program. Our clinics met a wide range of goals designed to improve patient care such as providing better access to care, planning and coordinating services for patients, and measuring performance and improving quality. In Vermont, just 29 of more than 230 clinics statewide have received recognition from the NCQA.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital is a critical access hospital accredited by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare of the federal government.
American College of Radiology (ACR)
ACR accreditation requires that our Radiology Department meet high practice standards in a review conducted by physicians and medical physicists who are experts in radiology. Our radiological services include Diagnostic Radiology, Mammography, Ultrasound, CT Scan, and Bone Densitometry, and we also offer MRI and Echocardiography one day a week.