Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Brittany Walth, Float Clinical Secretary for the Rehabilitation Center at Mt. Ascutney Hospital, has been selected as Employee of the Month for May, 2021. The monthly award recognizes employees who have demonstrated sustained service excellence in their respective departments and have displayed compassion, a caring approach, and continuous hard work within their community.
As a Clinical Secretary in the Rehabilitation Center, Walth greets people, answers calls, registers patients, and verifies demographic and insurance forms and information as needed. She schedules requested referral appointments and performs final insurance-related duties during check-out following appointments.
Belinda Needham-Shropshire, her supervisor, says “Brittany has worked in Outpatient Therapy for only a short time but has made such a difference in the department atmosphere, in patient care, and with process improvement. She frequently covers various desks at a moment’s notice, all with positivity and a smile on her face. She is willing, happy and eager to learn new tasks while keeping up with her normal assigned duties. Brittany has a contagious, upbeat attitude and is always willing to help her coworkers and patients. She has been a wonderful addition to our department. Congratulations Brittany, and thank you for all you do!”
Walth is a resident of Perkinsville, Vermont. She has been a member of the MAHHC staff since August 5, 2019.
About Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
Founded in 1933, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is a not-for-profit community hospital network in Vermont including the critical access-designated Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Historic Homes of Runnemede, a senior residential care campus, in Windsor, as well as the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock. A member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system, MAHHC provides primary care and a comprehensive suite of specialty services, along with 25 inpatient beds, a therapeutic pool and an acclaimed, fully modernized 10-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center. Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is dedicated to improving the lives of those it serves and is at the hub of a wide network of community resources that have partnered to cover gaps in services, and improve overall population health. One of the largest employers in the area, MAHHC acknowledges its employees as its greatest asset and has been recognized by the Governor’s Office with an Excellence in Worksite Wellness award.
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is a recent recipient of Best Practice recognition by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) for health care quality, and is recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals for integration of technology to boost clinical performance. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded MAHHC with Level 3 status, the highest level of medical home designation.