At the Hospitals: Sunday, Aug. 11

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Staff
Helps at Vermont Races

Windsor — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recently provided medical services at the Long Trail Century Ride and the Vermont 100 Endurance Race to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the state’s largest nonprofit organization that provides year-round, daily sports and recreational programs and events to people with disabilities.

During both events, the hospital provided a team of staff members, doctors and nurses at medical aid stations along the race routes, treated participants with minor injuries and provided health assessments.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital also provides medical support during the Vermont Adaptive September event, the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run.

New London Hospital
Hosts Hospital Days

New London — New London Hospital hosted its 89th Hospital Days event Aug. 1-3.

Activities included a community bake, knitting and jewelry sale held by the Friends of New London Hospital, a New London Garden Club flower arrangement sale, family fun activities and a food tent with homemade meals hosted by the Rotary Club and Lions Club of New London.

The Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce sponsored the midway and the Upper Valley Humane Society held an onsite mobile adoption.

Hospital Days is a long-standing community fundraiser, and proceeds collected from many of the activities are donated to New London Hospital and Newport Health Center.

The weekend festivities concluded with the 30th annual New London Triathlon last Sunday. More than 300 athletes swam, biked and ran in and around Little Lake Sunapee.

In 1924, New London Hospital and the community celebrated the first annual Hospital Days.

LPN is Employee of the Month
At Mt. Ascutney Hospital

Windsor — Ascutney Hospital and Health Center has named Paula Basso of Springfield, Vt., as employee of the month for July. The monthly award recognizes employees who have demonstrated service excellence in their respective departments and displayed compassion, a caring approach and continuous hard work within their community.

Basso is a licensed practical nurse on the inpatient medical-surgical unit. She was recognized for her attention and caring attitude while meeting patients’ physical and psychosocial needs during the planning, delivery and evaluation of their care. She also plays a key role during the admission process to orient patients and engages both patients and their families to ensure they understand instructions.

“Paula is admired for her perseverance in her work,” said Kevin W. Donovan, the hospital’s chief executive officer. “She embodies what it means to be a team player and contributes selflessly to the good of the unit.”

— Staff reports