WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a non-profit community hospital, recently held its annual Mt. Ascutney Hospital (MAH) Golf Classic at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Club, an 18-hole masterpiece designed by legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., surrounded by panoramic views of the Kedron Valley. The tournament attracted 115 golfers and raised over $40,000 for Mt.
The Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting the Hospital since 1983
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On June 19, continuing a tradition that began 35 years ago, the Woodstock Country Club hosted the annual MAH Classic golf tournament. More than 80 golfers participated in a day filled with challenges and fun to raise funds for Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) in Windsor and the Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) in Woodstock.
“The MAH Classic brings people together for a great cause and a good time,” said Charles Clement, Director of Development for the Hospital. “Golfers enjoy playing at one of New England’s premier golf resorts while raising funds to support quality health care in our communities.”
Joseph Perras, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center noted that the MAH Classic has become the Hospital’s most important fund raising event, generating more than $750,000 to date. “Funds generated by the tournament have helped MAHHC and OHC with important projects including facilities upgrades and construction, new patient care services, and our newly modernized Rehabilitation Center.”
The day’s events included a luncheon at the country club, two raffles (including one for an autographed photo of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady), as well as a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, gift cards, and a variety of merchandise and services from local and regional businesses.
An awards presentation followed the tournament. Top honors were awarded to “Marasa’s Masters” – Dr. Rick Marasa, Dr. Rich Lane and Tim Kangas, who were low gross winners. D.E.W. Construction was the event’s low net winner with a team consisting of Don Wells, Pete Kelly, Rachel Lombard, and Ingrid Nichols. Individual prizes were awarded to Carolyn Coker and John Illick for Longest Drive and Amy Main and Dr. Rick Marasa for Closest to the Pin. The 2017 MAH Classic was sponsored in part by Sodexo, Incorporated, Great Eastern Radio Group, Cerner Corporation, Mascoma Savings Bank, The Richards Group, Edward "Bud" Kissel, Richard A. Marasa, MD, Red River, ReArch Company. Other sponsorship support was provided by the Principal Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, D.E.W. Construction Corp., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, PC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Chroma Technology Corp., Medline, Mr. Al Keiller, Loewen Window Center, and Windsor Pizza Chef.
Many thanks go to all of the players and sponsors who return year after year to support the Hospital, and its services and programs that are so vital to our community.
21st Annual Rehabilitation Reunion
As part of the nationwide Rehabilitation Awareness Week, our 21st annual Rehabilitation Reunion was held on September 18th. The event celebrated the survival, recovery and ongoing functional improvements of patients who have experienced an injury or illness and received rehabilitation services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. In addition, patients,
their guests and families shared their success stories and spoke about the benefits and impact rehabilitation has had on them by helping them return to daily activities and full productive lives.
Widely recognized and respected for our comprehensive Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine facilities, we serve approximately 275 inpatients and over 7,500 outpatient visits annually in the Rehabilitation Unit. The Hospital offers extensive inpatient and outpatient services that treat a full range of conditions including neurological disorders such as stroke or brain injury, accident- and work-related injuries and musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. During hospitalization, Rehabilitation Nurses assist patients to learn how to function as independently as possible through Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy as well as Therapeutic Recreation.
In order to bring our rehabilitation facilities in line with our progressive and top-notch care, we made the difficult and painful decision to close the skilled nursing facility, creating the space and opportunity for us to build a new, state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Facility that will serve our patients for many decades to come. This will give us more capacity for healing and more focus on our patients and their unique needs.
This year’s featured speaker was Forrest “Joe” Williams, a physician’s assistant for over four decades. Williams suffered a stroke in October 2012 and underwent a significant rehabilitation program at Mt. Ascutney Hospital to regain the use of his left side. Williams spoke to the crowd about the high-touch treatment he received at the Hospital and how wonderful the staff was to him during his stay. “After I took the first step after my stroke, I don’t know who was more excited, me or the staff.”
“The annual Rehabilitation Reunion is a celebration of each patient’s recovery and progress and the commitment and care our staff offers to them and their families,” stated Belinda Needham-Shropshire, Director of Rehabilitation Services. “It takes a team of dedicated and motivated individuals to help patients reach for and achieve their rehabilitation goals, and we are proud to offer these services to our community.”
WINDSOR, VT—Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recently provided medical services at the Long Trail Century Ride and the Vermont 100 Endurance Race to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the state’s largest nonprofit organization that provides year-round, daily sports and recreational programs and events to people with disabilities.
A fixture on the regional sports scene every summer since 1983, the MAH Classic, Mt. Ascutney Hospital’s largest fundraiser, will be held this year on Friday, June 14th, 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.
WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a non-profit community hospital, hosted a legislative breakfast meeting with State dignitaries and local leaders on January 28th. Changes within the healthcare industry were examined including proposed 2% Medicare cuts, Nursing Home reimbursement rates and Medicaid cost shifts.
WOODSTOCK, VT – Ottauquechee Heath Center (OHC), a department of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, recently held its second annual community fair. The event was free to the public and featured educational screenings and demonstrations focused on healthy lifestyles. Attendees also learned about the Hospital’s services including hand therapy, same day surgery and hospice care. In addition, the fair held activities for children including face painting, magic shows and games.
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Second annual community fair to be held August 25th
WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a nonprofit community hospital, will hold its second annual Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) Community Fair on Saturday, August 25th from 11am- 3pm. The event is free to the public and will feature educational demonstrations focusing on healthy lifestyles. The fair will also have activities for children including face painting, magic shows and games.
WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recently donated time and services at the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of America’s original 100 mile runs. The event is part of the Grand Slam Series of Ultra-running and benefits Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. Doctors, registered nurses and physician assistants from Mt. Ascutney staffed a medical tent and first aid stations and treated racers with minor injuries throughout the 30-hour race.
The Hospital provided a medical tent and personnel to ensure rider safety