Mt Ascutney Hospital to host 25th anniversary rehab reunion Sept 19

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Mt Ascutney Hospital to host 25th anniversary rehab reunion Sept 19

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:24pm -- Anonymous

Vermont Business Magazine Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) will hold their 25th Anniversary Rehabilitation Reunion on Tuesday, September 19 from 2-4 PM at the Acute Rehabilitation Center at the Hospital, located at 289 County Road in Windsor. The annual public event will honor and celebrate those who have completed physical rehabilitation as it brings together former patients, their families and the MAHHC caregivers who have been instrumental in their recoveries.

“For 25 years, the MAHHC Rehabilitation Reunion of patients and caregivers has been a highlight on our calendar,” says Joe Perras, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of MAHHC, who will deliver opening remarks at the reunion. “We’re excited to once again provide the chance for attendees to meet, mingle and share their rehabilitation stories and experiences here at MAHHC and at home.”

This year’s reunion highlights include a commemorative “hands-on” canvas that attendees will have the opportunity to help create while they learn more about MAHHC’s 25-year journey through remarks by special guest speakers, inspirational stories from MAHHC Acute Rehabilitation Center patients and other activities.  Attendees will be able to tour the Hospital’s state-of-the-art Acute Rehabilitation Center, which recently earned renewed 3-year CARF accreditation. Refreshments will be served.

“The MAHHC Rehabilitation Reunion is always a joyful and positive gathering,” says Belinda Needham-Shropshire, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Mt. Ascutney Hospital.  “Our staff loves to have the opportunity to catch up with former patients and see first hand how they’re doing. It’s inspiring to hear patients share their success stories about living independently again and enjoying life.”

The event is open to the public but RSVP for the reunion is encouraged and is necessary for anyone requiring special assistance. For more information and to RSVP, please call (802) 674-7088.

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.  Affiliated with 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.

Source: Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

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