Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center names Tayo S. Kirchhof as Director of Development

Tayo S. Kirchhof

Tayo S. Kirchhof has been appointed Director of Development by Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), a member of Dartmouth Health.

In this role, Kirchhof will work with individuals and organizations in Windsor, Vermont, and surrounding areas to steward programs and gifts that support MAHHC’s mission.

“We are delighted to have Tayo on board as our Director of Development,” says CEO and Chief Medical Officer Joseph L. Perras, MD. “We look forward to drawing from her fundraising, leadership, and strong relationship-building skills and experience as we continue to build greater awareness and increase support for our services across the communities we serve.”

Kirchhof will serve as the principal fundraising leader at MAHHC focusing on individual giving, capital campaigns, donor appreciation, and the grateful patient program. She will also work collaboratively with colleagues to support annual giving, gift planning, and corporate and foundation relations.

"I am honored to represent Mt. Ascutney through this role,” says Kirchhof. “My strong commitment to philanthropy will support the advancement of healthcare in our region—a vital component to our care network and the services it provides.”

Prior to this role, Kirchhof served as Executive Director at the Ottauquechee Health Foundation working with communities, organizations, individuals, and donors to meet the needs of those unable to pay for the rising cost of health and wellness care. Additionally, she served on the Ottauquechee Health Center's (OHC) Advisory Committee and participated in MAHHC's Community Health Improvement Planning initiatives for many years.

Kirchhof has a long history of forging deep relationships in the communities of this region and brings with her a passion for health and wellness and a commitment to the mission of the Hospital. She has well-established working relationships with community partners in the networks within the MAHHC and OHC service areas and extensive knowledge of the resources available in the communities served.

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.