MAHHC Celebrates Doctors’ Day With Donations to Community Organizations That Assist With Financial Stability for Workers and Food Security

Dr. Perras and staff

Each year, Doctors’ Day celebrates the contributions that physicians make to their patients and the communities they serve. This year, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) marked the occasion by making financial contributions on behalf of its medical staff to the Work United program of Granite United Way.

Work United, an initiative convened by Granite United Way, is an Upper Valley employer collaborative dedicated to improving workplace productivity, retention, advancement, safety, and financial stability for employees. Through the sharing of resources among leading area employers, it works to minimize barriers to consistent employment for low-to-moderate income workers, which can include childcare, reliable transportation, and unexpected financial crises.

“As caregivers, we know that good health and wellness depend on factors far beyond the doctor’s office,” said Dr. Joseph Perras, President, CEO, and Chief Medical Officer of MAHHC. “Access to stable employment is a cornerstone of a healthy life and a vibrant community. We’re proud to honor our providers by contributing to such a worthy organization that supports our own work in their own way.”

“As one of the ten original Champion companies whose collaboration has made Work United a reality, Mt. Ascutney Hospital understands the broader importance of solving an employee’s resource challenges,” said Work United’s Director of Community Impact, Elizabeth Craib “Helping someone find a safe daycare, or figure out what to do when their car breaks down, doesn’t just solve that employee’s problem. It strengthens the business by ensuring attendance, reducing tardiness, and aiding retention. And it makes our communities stronger and more stable. Thanks to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and its providers for supporting our efforts.”