Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center names Amanda Allen as February Employee of the Month

Amanda Allen
Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) named Nutritional Services team member Amanda Allen of Windsor, VT, its Employee of the Month for February 2024.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), a Dartmouth Health member, has announced that Amanda Allen, a dietary aid for MAHHC’s Nutritional Services department, who supports the kitchen staff by cleaning and sorting dishes and silverware, has been named the hospital’s Employee of the Month for February 2024. The hospital recognizes employees who consistently exceed expectations, with reliability and daily dedication to their work.

Allen has been employed by MAHHC for 20 years. With ongoing workforce challenges in the healthcare and other service industries, Allen is often called upon to take on additional duties in the kitchen. Hospital cooks and dietary staff rely on Allen’s precision and timeliness, making sure their tools are cleaned properly, organized and ready for use. Allen’s colleagues in the Dietary Team nominated her for this recognition.

“We are extremely lucky to have Amanda on our team. Whether it is ensuring the pans and pots are spotless and ready to go, the food carriers are clean, or the silverware is rolled, we can always rely on Amanda,” said Bernardo Coelho, general manager of Nutrition and Environmental Services. “Amanda meets every challenge with a smile or a laugh, always ready to help no matter what the task is. Amanda is truly our unsung hero. Without her, none of us could do our jobs.”

Allen is a resident of Windsor, Vermont.

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.