Jan Stryker Earns October Employee of the Month Honors from Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Jan Stryker

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Jan Stryker, a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and Prospective Payment system Coordinator (PPS) at the Hospital, has been selected as Employee of the Month for October 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 Prospective Payment system Coordinator Stryker is critical to the accurate compilation of data that is essential to successful processing of payment methodology used by Medicare for the Hospital's acute rehabilitation program.

Belinda Needham-Shropshire, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Stryker's supervisor says that she deserves Employee of the Month recognition because she "collaborates well across all disciplines with a positive attitude. She works with our electronic medical records (EMR) with tenacity to fully understand how parts of the chart work, and she is then able to explain how to make EMR work better for all of us. Her coworkers appreciate her willingness to track progress and work on solutions. She is truly committed to excellence in care, compliance, and ensuring that our documentation fully captures the good work we do. Jan is a wonderful team player and an asset to our Hospital. Thanks, Jan, for all you do!"

Stryker, who resides in Windsor, has been a member of the MAHHC staff since February 2013.

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.