James Newhall, Housekeeper/Janitor is named Employee of the Month by Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

James Newhall

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that James Newhall, a Housekeeper and Janitor at the Hospital, has been chosen as Employee of the Month for June, 2021. This is Newhall’s second time receiving the honor; he was first selected as Employee of the Month in January, 2017. 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 Housekeeper/Janitor, Newhall performs a variety of general cleaning tasks to maintain patient rooms, offices, hallways, and other assigned Hospital areas.

According to his supervisor Rebecca Chase, “James has gone above and beyond. His hard work and dedication to keeping our patients safe and the hospital clean are an example of his work ethic. Recently, James has also become a Respiratory Fit Test Ambassador and has exhibited incredible effort to ensure staff are fitted safely with the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, even when the supply chain changes unexpectedly. He unselfishly spends time training and connecting with employees from all departments to conduct fit testing. James has a humble manner with everyone at MAHHC and never makes anyone feel rushed or less deserving of his time. He is always willing to put in extra hours to get the job done and his hard work does not go unnoticed. Congratulations and thank you, James!”

Newhall resides in Springfield, Vermont. He has been a member of the MAHHC staff since January 27, 2016.

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.