Photo by Hospital and Health Center Mt. Ascutney: Charity art auction raises money for health and wellness programs and clinical services.
Vermont Business Journal Hospital and Health Center Mt. Ascutney (MAHHC), a member of Dartmouth Health, hosted a successful charity art auction featuring works by prolific artist Deborah K. Ellis, which were originally donated to the hospital by Ellis’ husband, Sarwar Kashmeri.
The auction, led by auctioneer Bill Smith, raised proceeds that will go toward health and wellness programs and clinical services at MAHHC.
Prior to the auction, a reception was held to remember and celebrate Ellis’ life and work. It was well attended by friends, family, neighbors and co-workers of Ellis and Kashmeri.
“We are grateful to the organizations that through their sponsorships gave the gift of healing with art they selected from the collection to display in our public spaces and that helped offset the costs of the event. Thanks also to the auctioneers who were generous with their bids, and to Bill Smith, who gave his expertise and time to help us make this fundraiser as successful as possible,” said CEO and Chief of Medicine Joseph L. Perras, MD.
Event sponsors were the Hall Art Foundation, Woodstock Terrace Communities, Medical Staff of Mt. Ascutney, Dr. Joseph Perras, New England Air Systems, LaValley Building Supply, Communicators Group, Great Eastern Radio, The Framery of Vermont and Valley News.
About Hospital and Health Center Mt. Ascutney
Founded in 1933, Mt. Windsor, as well as the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock. A member of the Dartmouth Health System, MAHHC offers primary care and a comprehensive suite of specialty services, along with 25 inpatient beds, a therapeutic pool and a renowned, fully modernized 10-bed Acute Rehabilitation Center. Hospital and Health Center Mt. Ascutney is dedicated to improving the lives of those it serves and is at the center of an extensive network of community resources that have collaborated to close gaps in services and improve the overall health of the population. 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 Workplace Wellness Award. Hospital and Health Center Mt. Ascutney is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), is a recent recipient of Best Practice recognition from 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 integrating technology to enhance clinical performance. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded MAHHC Level 3 status, the highest level of medical home designation.
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