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Charity art auction raises money for Mt Ascutney health and wellness programs

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Photo courtesy of Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center: Charity art auction raises money for health and wellness programs and clinical services.

Vermont Business Magazine Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), a member of Dartmouth Health, hosted a successful charity art auction featuring work by prolific artist Deborah K. Ellis, originally donated to the hospital by Ellis’ husband, Sarwar Kashmeri.

The auction, led by auctioneer Bill Smith, raised proceeds that go toward health and wellness programs and clinical services at MAHHC.

Before the auction, a reception was held to remember and celebrate Ellis’ life and work. It was well attended by Ellis and Kashmeri’s friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

“We are grateful to the organizations who, through their sponsorships, provided the gift of healing with the art they selected from the collection for display in our public spaces and who helped defray the expenses for the event. Thanks also to the auctioneers, who were generous with their bids, and to Bill Smith, who provided his expertise and time to help us make this fundraiser as successful as possible,” said Joseph L, CEO and Chief Medical Officer. said. Perras, managing director.

Sponsors of the event were Hall Art Foundation, Woodstock Terrace Communities, Mount Ascutney Hospital Medical Staff, Dr. Joseph Perras, New England Air Systems, LaValley Building Supply, Communicators Group, Great Eastern Radio, The Framery of Vermont and the Valley News.

About Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Centre
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC), founded in 1933, is a nonprofit community hospital network in Vermont, including the 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 offers primary care and a comprehensive range of specialty services, along with 25 inpatient beds, a therapeutic pool and an award-winning, fully modernized 10-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is dedicated to improving the lives of those it serves and is the center of a wide network of community resources that have joined together to close gaps in services and improve overall population health. One of the largest employers in the area, MAHHC recognizes its employees as its greatest asset and has been recognized by the Governor’s Office with an Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award. Mount 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 healthcare quality, and is recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA ) as one of the “Most Wired” hospitals for integrating technology to improve clinical performance. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded MAHHC with Level 3 status, the highest level of medical home designation.

Windsor, VT – Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

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