Each year, healthcare organizations across the nation recognize the contributions of physicians to patients and communities by celebrating Doctors’ Day. This year, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center honored the occasion by making a donation on behalf of its medical staff to two Woodstock community groups: the Spectrum Teen Center, and Thompson Senior Center.
The Spectrum Teen Center provides young people with a safe space for meetings and recreation, as well as opportunities for fun and personal growth through volunteering, athletic and educational programs.
The Thompson Senior Center’s mission is to promote physical, intellectual and social wellbeing of seniors through programs that enhance dignity, self-worth, and independence, including exercise classes, educational programs, health screenings, financial counseling, healthy meals, volunteer opportunities and more.
“We could think of no more meaningful way to honor our dedicated doctors than to donate $500 each to these two vital organizations,” said William Palmer, MAHHC Medical Staff President. “Both the Spectrum Teen Center and Thompson Senior Center share our doctors’ mission of working for the health and wellbeing of the people in our community.”
“Young people today need opportunities for healthy recreation,” said Joni Kennedy, who along with co-director Heather Vonada, accepted MAHHC’s donation on behalf of the Spectrum Teen Center. “We are touched and honored to be receiving this gift which will help us make a difference for the teens we serve.”
Deanna Jones, Executive Director of the Thompson Senior Center expressed gratitude to MAHHC for its donation to the organization. “Many of the seniors we serve rely on Mt. Ascutney Hospital and its facility in Woodstock, the Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC), for quality medical care. We are very grateful for their support, on Doctors’ Day and every day.”
Photo Caption: Mt. Ascutney Hospital CEO, Joe Perras Presents Check to Spectrum Teen Center
Photo Caption: Check Presented to Thompson Senior Center