2017 MAH Classic golf tournament a success for community health care

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2017 MAH Classic golf tournament a success for community health care

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On June 19, continuing a tradition that began 35 years ago, the Woodstock Country Club hosted the annual MAH Classic golf tournament. More than 80 golfers participated in a day filled with challenges and fun to raise funds for Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) in Windsor and the Ottauquechee Health Center (OHC) in Woodstock. “The MAH Classic brings people together for a great cause and a good time,” said Charles Clement, Director of Development for the Hospital. “Golfers enjoy playing at one of New England’s premier golf resorts while raising funds to support quality health care in our communities.”

Joseph Perras, MD, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center noted that the MAH Classic has become the Hospital’s most important fund raising event, generating more than $750,000 to date. “Funds generated by the tournament have helped MAHHC and OHC with important projects including facilities upgrades and construction, new patient care services, and our newly modernized Rehabilitation Center.”

The day’s events included a luncheon at the country club, two raffles (including one for an autographed photo of New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady), as well as a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia, gift cards, and a variety of merchandise and services from local and regional businesses.

An awards presentation followed the tournament. Top honors were awarded to “Marasa’s Masters” – Dr. Rick Marasa, Dr. Rich Lane and Tim Kangas, who were low gross winners. D.E.W. Construction was the event’s low net winner with a team consisting of Don Wells, Pete Kelly, Rachel Lombard, and Ingrid Nichols. Individual prizes were awarded to Carolyn Coker and John Illick for Longest Drive and Amy Main and Dr. Rick Marasa for Closest to the Pin.

The 2017 MAH Classic was sponsored in part by Sodexo, Incorporated, Great Eastern Radio Group, Cerner Corporation, Mascoma Savings Bank, The Richards Group, Edward "Bud" Kissel, Richard A. Marasa, MD, PC, Red River, ReArch Company. Other sponsorship support was provided by the Principal Financial Group, Northeast Delta Dental, D.E.W. Construction Corp., Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, PC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Chroma Technology Corp., Medline, Mr. Al Keiller, Loewen Window Center, and Windsor Pizza Chef.

Many thanks go to all of the players and sponsors who return year after year to support the Hospital, and its services and programs that are so vital to our community.

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 WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Care Center 9.6.2017