The Hospital provided a medical tent and personnel to ensure rider safety
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, a nonprofit hospital, recently held its annual Mt. Ascutney Hospital (MAH) Golf Classic at the Woodstock Inn and Resort Club, one the world’s top 100 golf resorts as rated by Golf Magazine. The tournament attracted 120 golfers and raised $43,000 for Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. Proceeds generated from the event will allow the hospital to continue providing outstanding health care services, including the Hospital’s highly regarded rehabilitation services, to residents from throughout the region.
Employees completed an eight-mile trip to promote alternative transportation
WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, a not-for-profit community hospital, recently participated in National Bike to Work Day as part of its ongoing commitment to provide employees with tools to become active and stay engaged in wellness activities. The organization arranged an eight-mile round trip route for participants from Paradise Sports to the Hospital.
The MAH Classic, Mt. Ascutney Hospital's largest fund-raiser, will be held Friday, June 3, at the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Through the years the event has been supported by businesses and friends throughout the community and beyond.
The money raised helps Mt. Ascutney Hospital grow and maintain our facilities and services.