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-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.