Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Announces “It’s Rally Time” in March 2022, a Celebration of Employees

It's Rally Time: MAHHC 2022

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is celebrating the accomplishments and resilience of its employees in March with “It’s Rally Time,” a robust schedule of wellness activities, food, games, and more for the MAHHC staff. Part of the Hospital’s Wellness Matters at MAHHC program, the event kicks off on Thursday, March 3rd, on the eve of Employee Appreciation Day across the United States.

Throughout March, Hospital employees will get to participate in special activities including exercise classes, massage therapy, walking groups, and stress-reducing games and relaxation activities.

MAHHC CEO and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Perras says the event is one way that the Hospital is expressing its’ gratitude to staff members who have demonstrated their commitment to local health care throughout the COVID pandemic. “For two years and counting, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center employees have rallied for our communities, going above and beyond their normal responsibilities in order to ensure that the towns and people we serve are as safe and well cared for as possible, so this month we’re rallying for them,” said Dr. Perras.

Hospital Human Resources Director Victoria Mesropian added, “Our employees have taken on extra duties and often additional hours in the face of changing guidance and ongoing stress. Through it all they’ve been unflagging in their dedication to providing high quality care with compassion.”

Dr. Perras explained, “If you see a Hospital staff member coloring a mural or out back toasting a s’more over a bonfire during March, please know that this is our way of caring for them as they care for you.”

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 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.

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and is recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children's, which includes the state's only children's hospital and multiple locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory and specialty services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.