Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has announced that Lauren Greene, a registered nurse at the Hospital, has been chosen as Employee of the Month for January 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 registered nurse, Greene monitors patients, administers medications, updates patient records, and educates patients and families on conditions and post-hospital treatment, as part of the care team. Over the past year, she has been highly involved in multiple aspects of the Hospital's COVID-19 response.
MAHHC Director of Nursing, Amy Visser-Lynch, MSN-ED, RN, says "Lauren has been working tirelessly to educate staff throughout the organization about new COVID protocols. She often comes in early or stays late to assist off-shift staff so there is continuity with education. She worked on a Saturday to teach a family how to administer CPR to children so the family could have peace of mind being at home. Now that we have the COVID clinic, Lauren is there helping where she can, and she helped administer the first doses. She is a hard worker, kind and compassionate. We are fortunate to have her at Mt. Ascutney. Congratulations on an honor well earned, Lauren!"
Greene has been a member of the MAHHC staff since May 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.