Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), a not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital located in Windsor, Vermont, has received $25,000 from the Hospital’s Auxiliary. The funds were presented to Hospital CEO Dr. Joseph Perras at a luncheon in the Hospital boardroom on Friday, June 2, 2017, and represent the Auxiliary’s final payment on their pledge of $100,000 to the Positively Vital capital campaign.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) welcomed nine new Members of the Windsor Hospital Corporation at its annual meeting recently held at the Hospital.
“Our Members are vital to the success of MAHHC’s mission,” said Joe Perras, CEO and Chief Medical Officer. “They fulfill many critical functions for the Hospital, from being ‘brand ambassadors’, to helping raise funds, to cultivating awareness and support for MAHHC in the community.”
This July, two Windsor High School students who have participated in anti-tobacco programs administered by Mt. Ascutney Hospital attended the weeklong National Summit on Youth Activism in Orlando, Florida. The summit was sponsored by the youth anti-tobacco group Truth Initiative, an organization dedicated to preventing tobacco usage among teens.
Each year on National Doctors’ Day, March 30th, Americans take time to honor the skilled physicians who make a difference in all our lives. This year, Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) took the opportunity to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the many primary and specialty care providers on the Hospital’s medical staff. In honor of these exceptional physicians, MAHHC also made a donation to the Windsor Connection Resource Center (WCRC).
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Kevin W. Donovan, President and CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) recently announced the appointment of Jill Lord, RN, as the Hospital’s Director of Community Health. Lord’s new position reflects her long commitment to community health and her effectiveness in leading initiatives aimed at improving public health in Windsor, Woodstock and the surrounding region.
The Primary Care Physicians Practice at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recently announced that Elisabeth Haeger, MD, has joined the practice. In addition to her background in primary care, Dr. Haeger, who was most recently employed at Harbor Care Health and Wellness Clinic, is also an internist with experience in treating addiction, acute drug withdrawal, obesity, and behavioral health issues. “Dr. Haeger’s experiences with a wide range of patients make her a key addition to our practice,” said Kevin W. Donovan, CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital.
Daring to Care, a Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center program that introduces young teens to health care careers, recently held a graduation ceremony for four students who successfully completed the program. The graduates included Olivia Johannensen of Taftsville, who participated in the 2015 summer program, and three other students who completed the 2015 spring program: Ella Jaarsma of Cornish, and Madison Putnam and Ariel Lapine, both of Windsor.
Left to right: Lucia Blanchard, Windsor, VT; Jaznele LaRoche, Claremont, NH, and Matilda Caldwell, Springfield, VT.
Daring to Care, a program that introduces young teens to health care careers, graduated three students this spring.
Members of the Windsor Fire Department performed double duty recently as they took part in training activities at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center’s former Skilled Nursing Home facility. The training, which entailed breaking down walls and doors and simulated rescue situations, was also part of the construction project currently underway at MAHHC to remodel the old nursing home into a new state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation center.