Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Kevin Sweeney, a General Maintenance Technician at the Hospital, has been chosen as Employee of the Month for August, 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 member of the Maintenance and Engineering team, Sweeney is responsible for maintaining Hospital heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilations systems. He handles safety checks, and makes general repairs inside and outside of the facility. In addition to his maintenance duties, he also spends time providing security services in the Emergency Department.
His supervisor Tyson Taft, Director of Plant Operations, says “We have come to rely on Kevin heavily lately and he has stepped up in a huge way. Kevin is a great asset, not only for his physical presence but he is also compassionate and gifted in his ability to work under high-tension situations and bring calmness to others while providing security assistance. Thank you, Kevin for all you do for hospital maintenance and especially for showing up every day with a pleasant attitude.”
Sweeney resides in Windsor, Vermont. He has been a member of the MAHHC staff since April of 2017.
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.