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At the Hospitals: October 6, 2013

Free Flu Clinics at Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Ottauquechee Health Center

Windsor — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor and the Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock are offering the flu vaccine during free flu clinics starting Oct. 15 and running through Nov. 23.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Health Department recommend that everyone age 6 months and older receive a flu shot.

The nationwide standard flu vaccine is available free of charge.

Registration is not required, but children 17 and under must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

The clinic will also be providing a “navigator” at each clinic who will help families sort through the health care options now available with the Vermont health care exchange.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital flu clinic dates:

∎ Oct. 19, 8 a.m.-noon

∎ Oct. 23, 5-8 p.m.

∎ Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-noon

∎ Oct. 14, 5-8 p.m.

∎ Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-noon

Ottauquechee Health Center flu clinic dates:

∎ Oct. 15, 5-8 p.m.

∎ Nov. 9, 8 a.m.-noon

∎ Nov. 12, 5-8 p.m.

∎ Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-noon.

For more information about the Mt. Ascutney Hospital clinics, call 802-674-6711. For the Ottaquechee Health Center clinics, call 802-457-3030

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Honors Employee

Woodstock — Wanda Huff, of Woodstock, has been named Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center employee of the month for September. The award recognizes employees who demonstrate service excellence in their respective departments and display compassion, a caring approach and continuous hard work in their communities.

As the lead clinical secretary at Ottauquechee Health Center, Huff schedules primary and specialty care appointments for patients. During the scheduling process, she determines the need for insurance referrals and helps patients with the pre-certification required for MRIs and special diagnostic tests.

“Wanda excels at customer service and creates a welcoming environment for all patients at Ottauquechee Health Center,” said CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital, Kevin W. Donovan. “She is kind, caring and collaborative with patients and staff and demonstrates excellence in her attitude, work ethic, and expertise.”

— Staff reports