Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Janet Buik, a member of the Hospital’s Food Service staff, has been selected as Employee of the Month for September 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 Cook, Buik is responsible for preparing and serving healthy, nutritious hot food items for the Hospital’s many patients, staff members, and visitors, including baking and next day production for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She supervises kitchen staff in the absence of the Food Service General Manager, Chef, Dietician, and Diet Tech on duty.
Buik’s supervisor, John Frisbee, says that she “is dedicated to providing good food and excellent customer service. She spends extra time in organizing, cleaning and problem solving in her area. It has been noticed that she goes above and beyond in preparing the dishes she serves and she always serves the food with a smile. She genuinely enjoys making others happy and we appreciate her personality and her work ethic. Janet, thank you for all you do!”
Buik, a resident of Springfield, Vermont, has been a member of the MAHHC staff since November, 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.