Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Dawn Ranney, a registered nurse at the Hospital, has been selected as Employee of the Month for November 2020. 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 registered nurse, Ranney provides nursing triage to patients via telephone, quickly and accurately assessing conditions to help patients determine the kind of care they need, from doctor visits to emergency treatment to self-care at home. In addition and when requested to do so, Ranney will monitor patients, administer medications, update patient records and educate patients and families on conditions and post-hospital treatment, as part of the care team.
According to Suzanne DelloRusso Clinic RN supervisor, Ranney "goes above and beyond not only during our normal day-to-day life in the Clinic, but even more so since the "new normal" of the COVID pandemic. She is always helpful, willing to field any phone call sent her way and she does so with a sense of humor and finesse. The patients who interact with Dawn are fortunate to have her expertise and compassionate care. Even through the stress of never-ending phone calls, Dawn remains cheerful and never appears stressed. Dawn is bubbly, affable, unflappable, knowledgeable and down to earth, she is truly an asset to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and especially the primary care clinic. Thank you, Dawn, for all you do!"
Ranney resides in Claremont, New Hampshire. She has been a member of the MAHHC staff since January 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.