Tick bites are common and with the increasing prevalence of Lyme disease in our area, tick bites cause a lot of worry for parents and children. If you or your child gets a tick bite don’t panic, it is important to make note of the size, color and shape of the tick and to remove the tick promptly.
Mt. Ascutney Prevention Partnership (MAPP) is a substance abuse prevention and health promotion coalition serving the towns of Weathersfield, Windsor, West Windsor, and Hartland, VT. Initiatives are aimed at decreasing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse, protecting youth from the dangers of tobacco smoke, increasing opportunities for physical activity and promoting the availability of healthy foods.
The Community Outreach department at Mt. Ascutney Hospital has a variety of workshops and programs to help individuals to lead fuller, healthier lives through self-management of chronic conditions. People struggling with ongoing health issues, addictions, chronic pain, depression or anxiety learn how to overcome these challenges through empowerment and skill building. Learn how to build your confidence one small step at a time and improve your health and outlook on life.
Smarter use of energy and natural resources has long been a priority at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and working closely with Efficiency Vermont helped the Hospital significantly reduce our energy usage. Other major efforts currently underway at Mt. Ascutney Hospital include a partnership with Springfield Net Metering and Green Mountain Power in which a portion of the Hospital’s energy is produced by solar panels.
In order to further distinguish ourselves as an organization focused on best practices in acute rehabilitation care for both inpatient and outpatient services, we have begun implementation to obtain CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation.
The MAHHC Golf Classic returns on June 16, 2014. Join us at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Golf Club. With the sustained help of numerous businesses and friends of the Hospital, the Classic has provided more than $600,000 in critically needed support for the Hospital since its inception. To learn more, contact Tony Tremblay, Director of Development at (802) 674-7321.
Winter is a fun time for outdoor activities in the snow and on the ice, and the Upper Valley is the perfect place to enjoy this festive season. We encourage everyone to get lots of exercise even in the winter months; skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating are all great ways to stay active. Here are some tips from our pediatrics department and the American Academy of Pediatrics for staying safe while enjoying these pastimes, while out in the cold.
Each year, our Radiology Department organizes a fundraiser for staff participation in Lee National Denim Day, an awareness event dedicated to breast cancer education, research, prevention, treatment and support. This year, Terri Demond and Sara Gosselin, both from our Radiology Department, put together a strong campaign, selling awareness pins, t-shirts and beverage cups, raising over $800 in sales and donations.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital provides certifi ed hand therapy to address hand, wrist and elbow issues.
A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a
minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice of hand therapy. In addition to experience, the Certified Hand Therapist has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Because of changes in the profession, every CHT is required to demonstrate continued
Our expert team of surgeons and GI specialists offer a range of health care needs for our community—from consultation and diagnosis, to surgery and follow up care, all close to home. Our Board Certified Specialists do more than 1500 minimally invasive surgical procedures each year for adults and children.