n order to continue to provide quality care to our patients while maintaining a safe workspace for our staff, we have made temporary changes to our Porter Hospital visitor policy.
A Statement from UVM Health Network President and CEO, Sunny Eappen, MD, MBA As a physician and health care administrator, I am devastated by the violence and loss of life […]
Every month, PMC hosts the Vermont Foodbank’s VeggieVanGo in Bristol, VT with its latest crop of healthy produce and other groceries. Community members are invited to pick up free, fresh produce and other staples from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. by drive up distribution at Mt. Abraham Union High School.
As of March 1, 2024, UnitedHealthcare will no longer cover care at the UVM Health Network as in-network for commercial plans.
Hearing Focused on Preparedness for Cyberattacks, Ransomware Washington, D.C. – Dr. Stephen Leffler, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Vermont Medical Center, appeared last week on […]
Bob Ortmyer to Serve as Interim in Addition to Current Role at Elizabethtown Community Hospital Middlebury, VT – The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center announced today […]
Based on Survey of More than 70,000 People in All 50 States Burlington, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network has been named one of America’s Best Employers on […]
High quality, lower-than-average cost of care highlighted in rankings Burlington, Vt. – The University of Vermont Medical Center and UVM Health Network – Porter Medical Center have earned a 5-star […]
Plans Developed in Partnership with Vt. Department of Mental Health Burlington, Vt. – On Wednesday, the University of Vermont Health Network filed a proposal with the Green Mountain Care Board […]
CEOs Highlighted Unique and Growing Challenges of Rural Northeast, Innovative Solutions, Need for Support Lebanon, NH – University of Vermont Health Network President and CEO Sunny Eappen, MD, MBA, joined Dartmouth […]
Lebanon, NH – Rural healthcare systems continue to face unique and growing challenges. To highlight and address critical concerns, CEOs from Dartmouth Health, MaineHealth and the University of Vermont Health […]
Initiative represents continued crucial investments to recruit and retain employees; Nurses, Nutrition Services and Facilities staff among those moving in. Burlington, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network today […]
Network will launch national search for successor Burlington, Vt. – After nearly four years as the Executive Vice President for Operations and Chief Operating Officer for the University of Vermont […]
Report Analyzed Hospitals, Health Systems Nationwide on How Well They Follow Federal Requirements Burlington, Vt. – A report released in April recognized the University of Vermont Health Network as one of the […]
New York hospitals continue to require masking in accordance with New York State Department of Health
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Latest initiative represents continued crucial investments to recruit and retain staff Burlington, Vt. –The University of Vermont Health Network today breaks ground on a second investment in new housing in […]
Middlebury- UVM Health Network – Porter Medical Center, in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health – Middlebury Office of Local Health, was recently awarded with the Vermont Community Health […]
Addison County Community Health Equity PartnershipCommunity Project Funding to Address Health Inequities In December 2022, the Addison County Community Health Equity Partnership invited proposals from local organizations and individuals in […]
Burlington, Vt. – A report released last week recognized the University of Vermont Health Network as one of the most transparent health systems in the country based on its efforts […]
Burlington, Vt. – Following an extensive national search, The University of Vermont Health Network has named Sunil “Sunny” Eappen, MD, MBA, as the health system’s next President and Chief Executive […]
Expanded Services Include Mental Health, Telehealth and Medication Management Middlebury, VT – The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center has recently hired nine new health care providers […]
Vaccinating Children Now, Getting Tested Early Among Most Important Recommendations
Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., was recognized as high performing for hip fracture.
“As a health care safety net provider for more than 1 million people, including critical services that our patients cannot receive elsewhere in our region, the UVM Health Network supports […]
Porter Medical Center is inviting community members to apply for two upcoming openings on its Board of Trustees. The new members will replace outgoing Trustees who will reach the end […]
COVID testing moves to by-appointment only Middlebury, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center today announced updates to its visitor policy and scheduling for COVID […]
What any given day might hold for medical professionals on the front lines of the pandemic is uncertain. With the highest sustained rates of COVID in Addison County since the […]
Across the UVM Health Network, we are doing everything we can to respond to the ever-changing challenges of COVID-19. Today, nearly two years into this pandemic, we continue to fight […]
New Porter Program Leader Hired to Help Lead Palliative and End of Life Care Middlebury, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center and End of […]
Porter Medical Center and Central Vermont Medical Center are now fully live with Epic, connecting patients and providers across the Network BURLINGTON, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network […]
Dr. Heather Stein Brings Community Experience to Critical Hospital Leadership Position BURLINGTON, Vt., – The University of Vermont Medical Center medical staff has elected Dr. Heather Stein, the chief medical […]
Dr. John Brumsted, president and CEO of the UVM Health Network, comments on access to care in our Vermont hospitals. These are unprecedented times for the UVM Health Network. After […]
Learn more about job opportunities at Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing by walking into Helen Porter (30 Porter Drive in Middlebury) any Wednesday in August between 10AM and 4PM! You […]
Addison Independent Article By: John Flowers There are a lot of folks here who would like to serve in the health care ministry, but it’s hard for them to do that […]
Middlebury–The Turning Point Center of Addison County has developed and expanded access to peer-based recovery support for individuals dealing with substance use issues by establishing a new virtual waiting room […]
On June 14, 2021, Philips issued a voluntary recall for several of its Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiLevel PAP) and Mechanical Ventilator devices. What is Philips […]
Randy Bigelow served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy for 24 years, zigzagging across the U.S. and Japan before returning to his roots, right here in Middlebury. […]
Pioneering approach reduces stigma, increases access to mental health treatment Middlebury–Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and substance use disorder are among the most common and disabling health conditions […]
By: John Flowers, Addison Independent 03/11/2021 MIDDLEBURY — There’s never been a better time for some people to enter the health care field if they live in Addison County. Helen […]
Dear Members of our Porter Medical Center Community, Racism is a public health issue. Black communities and other communities of color have higher rates of newborn death, childhood illness, women […]
Year-end membership fund drive builds on $50,000 investment in Porter Medical Center for COVID-19 preparation MIDDLEBURY—The Porter Medical Center Auxiliary has raised $14,000 through a special membership fundraising drive for […]
MIDDLEBURY— Dr. Elizabeth Coogan has joined the staff of Porter Pediatric Primary Care and is now accepting patients in their new office on the campus of Porter Medical Center. Prior […]
The University of Vermont Health Network continues to make steady progress toward recovering systems from the cyberattack. We are very grateful to our staff for their extraordinary work throughout the […]
The University of Vermont Health Network has experienced a significant and ongoing system-wide network issue. The Network is investigating all possible causes, including a malicious cyberattack, and we do not […]
MIDDLEBURY— Tom Thompson, who has been serving as the interim president and chief operating officer of UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center since last February has been selected as the […]
Assuring equity and respect for diversity is necessary in order to improve the health of our community and fulfill our Mission. Keeping diversity, equity, and inclusion front and center in […]
MIDDLEBURY— The Porter Pediatric Primary Care practice will soon be moving from their current location at 1330 Exchange Street to a newly available space on the Porter Medical Center campus. […]
Last week one of our Helen Porter residents received a positive COVID-19 test result. In response, and in keeping with our protocols and state requirements, Helen Porter quickly engaged the […]
MIDDLEBURY— A resident of Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The facility is notifying residents, family members of residents and staff of the case, which […]
For More Information Contact:Ron Hallman, 388-4744 MIDDLEBURY— A recent donation of $50,000 from two long-term supporters of Porter Medical Center has given a boost to an ongoing and vitally important […]
Budget Aims to Get CVMC, Porter, UVM Medical Center on Path to Recovery MONTPELIER – Last Friday, the Vermont-based hospitals of the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont […]
For More Information Contact:Ron Hallman, 388-4744 MIDDLEBURY—The Porter Medical Center Auxiliary voted on June 18 to donate $50,000 to the UVMHN Porter Medical Center as an unrestricted contribution to assist […]
MIDDLEBURY— The UVM Health Network- Porter Medical Center announced this week the establishment of a new recognition program to honor Porter nurses for outstanding patient care in collaboration with the […]
The Vermont Department of Health that an individual in Addison County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
University of Vermont Health Network CEO Dr. John Brumsted issued the following statement today in response to Governor Phil Scott’s Emergency Declaration and Measures to Limit Social Gatherings: “Governor Scott’s […]
Find out what your options are when a new Vermont State Law goes into effect on March 1 changing how your health information can be shared.
Major depression affects heart attack survivors at nearly three times the rate of the average U.S. adult. If you or someone you know is living with heart problems, it’s important to watch for signs of depression and seek help if needed.
Managing stress and making choices that contribute to our well-being is a foundation for good health. Learn more about how you can better manage stress.
A less invasive cardiac care procedure is allowing patients with a structural heart abnormality called aortic valve stenosis to avoid open-heart surgery, decreasing their hospital stay to just 24 to 48 hours.
As a caregiver, the prospect of helping someone with a heart condition may feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to make this important role easier for you and the cardiac patient in your care.
Feeling cruddy with the flu or maybe a bad cold? Sarah Spengler, RN, offers practical advice about home remedies that can help you feel like you again.
Last year, Frankie was a 14-year-old Rwandan with a million-dollar smile and a death sentence due to rheumatic heart disease. But the teen’s life changed when he crossed paths with volunteers from the medical nonprofit Team Heart, including Bruce Leavitt, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon at University of Vermont Medical Center.
With Cindy Dion Noyes, MD, University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group UVM Medical Center Infectious Disease Influenza has arrived in our region and is considered to be widespread at […]
Join thousands of people across the country and let the Great American Smokeout event on November 21 be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life.
Compared with young, healthy adults, older individuals are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu because our immune systems become weaker as we age.
In this interview with Dr. Kathy Mariani, Medical Director at Family Medicine South Burlington at the UVM Medical Center, learn about what happens when you get the flu and how to reduce your chances of getting it.
Middlebury-The UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center has recently acquired the new Philips Ingenia 1.5 Tesla MRI system, the first digital broadband MR scanner. According to Michelle Aines, Radiology Director at […]
An anonymous donation of more than $1.1 million will be divided between the UVM Health Network-Porter Medical Center and the UVM Foundation as the result of a collaborative proposal to […]
Middlebury—Dr. Diana Barnard, a palliative care physician and long-time member of the Addison County medical community who works at both Porter Medical Center and the UVM Medical Center, has been […]
MIDDLEBURY—UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Anna Benvenuto as its new Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Benvenuto will replace Dr. Carrie Wulfman who announced her […]
MIDDLEBURY—Dr. Melissa L. Clark will join the team at Porter Ear, Nose & Throat in June and will be offering expanded audiology services to patients of all ages, including a […]
Bug bites can be a real pain! While most mosquito, fly, and tick bites cause only mild irritation, they can also cause more serious reactions and, rarely, lead to diseases such as Lyme disease.
The best way to deal with a tick bite….is to not get one in the first place! Here are some tips for preventing tick bites.
BURLINGTON, VT – Sivan Cotel of Vergennes, VT has joined the University of Vermont Health Network Board of Trustees. He is Co-Founder and Director of Operations for Stonecutter Spirits in […]
MIDDLEBURY— The annual state-wide conference of the Vermont Chapter of the Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) will be hosted by Porter Medical Center in Middlebury on April […]
MIDDLEBURY — Local residents who have experienced a heart attack, heart failure or heart surgery soon won’t have to travel outside Addison County for medical rehabilitation appointments. Porter Medical Center […]
MIDDLEBURY—UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center President, Dr. Fred Kniffin, has announced that Dr. Elya Vasiliou has accepted a general surgery position with the UVMHN Medical Group-Porter Medical Center and […]
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center (PMC) on Monday officially launched its search for a new leader to replace Dr. Fred Kniffin, who will be vacating the post next spring to […]
Middlebury–The UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Board of Directors elected a new slate of officers at its monthly meeting in September. Elected to the position of board Chairman was […]
MIDDLEBURY—UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Board Chair Maureen McLaughlin has announced that Porter’s President, Dr. Fred Kniffin, will step down from his leadership role next spring. The search for […]
High School graduate Andi Boe was well on her way to soccer season-high goal and assist totals last fall before suffering a season-ending injury in the fifth game of her senior year.
Our patients are able to access their health information, review test results and pay bills online via the Porter MyHealth Portal.
MIDDLEBURY– After many months of planning, fund-raising, and anticipation, a major renovation project was launched this week at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing. This $900,000 project will result in a […]
MIDDLEBURY– After many months of planning, fund-raising, and anticipation, a major renovation project was launched this week at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing. This $900,000 project will result in a […]
PORTER MEDICAL CENTER in August will launch a new series of classes aimed at weaning Addison County residents off of tobacco products. Porter Tobacco Treatment Specialist Jessica Stocker, right, will […]
MIDDLEBURY– The UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center has recently expanded clinical services and added new providers at its Brandon Primary Care office according to Porter President and CEO Dr. Fred […]
Decision by Green Mountain Care Board Supports High Quality Care BURLINGTON, VT — The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has approved the implementation of a new electronic health record system […]
MIDDLEBURY– The first offering in a six part community health series sponsored by UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center will feature Dr. Ben Rosenberg who will present: “Advances in Knee Replacement […]
MIDDLEBURY — “We’re trying to turn the earth in a different direction.” That’s how Susan Bruce describes what the state is doing with healthcare reform in Vermont. Bruce directs Addison […]
MIDDLEBURY–A two year commitment of $150,000 from the Porter Auxiliary has capped off an impressive two month fund-raising campaign that has attracted more than $320,000 in community donations in support […]
A community-wide town hall meeting will take place on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Middlebury Regional EMS Conference Center for a six-month progress report and update on […]
MIDDLEBURY–On Friday September 22, the University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center announced a new three-year contract with the union representing the Porter nursing staff that will run through September 30, 2020. […]
The Full Community Is Invited To The Kick-Off Event And Free Community Dinner September 18 MIDDLEBURY – Vermont Council on Rural Development, joined by partners Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain […]
MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Health Care & Rehabilitation Center (HPH&R) will soon undergo around $850,000 in renovations that will make the facility better equipped to serve patients rehabbing from serious […]
MIDDLEBURY — Addison County will soon see a substantial expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment services for locals who are addicted to narcotic painkillers. That treatment — which includes the prescribing […]
MIDDLEBURY–The new UVM Health Network/Porter Express Care clinic will open in early June, in the Collins Building on the main Porter campus. “This location offers easy access to a variety […]
Burlington(VT) – The University of Vermont Health Network has named Jerald Novak as the network’s chief people officer, effective, May 1. He most recently led Human Resources for Global Assets […]
MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has begun construction on a new clinic that will serve people requiring immediate medical services, but who do not require the resources of an emergency […]
MIDDLEBURY-Porter Medical Center will hold a special community celebration on May 11 to formally announce and celebrate the recent affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network. Although the affiliation […]
MIDDLEBURY-The members of Porter Medical Center voted unanimously at the PMC annual meeting on March 15 to approve necessary amendments to the Porter bylaws representing the final step for Porter […]
Middlebury–During the week of November 14th, healthcare professionals from across Vermont, including 12 staff members from Porter Medical Center, will be traveling to a national emergency preparedness training facility in […]
MIDDLEBURY–The Porter Medical Center Board of Directors and the University of Vermont Health Network Board of Trustees voted unanimously on October 5th to sign a non-binding “Letter of Intent” to […]
MIDDLEBURY— Today, Dr. Fred Kniffin shared with Porter Medical Center employees that the PMC Board of Directors has identified the University of Vermont Health Network as their potential partner, should […]
The Porter Medical Center Board of Directors is pleased to welcome four new members who will join the board this summer, two of whom fill vacant board positions prescribed by […]
Middlebury–The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating last week, similar to the long-standing 5-Star CMS rating used for nursing homes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]
Community discussions, advisory committees and an online questionnaire designed to receive public feedback Middlebury, Vt. – Porter Medical Center’s Board has launched a community conversation including community forums and an […]
Dr. Fred Kniffin, Interim CEO of Porter Medical Center, discusses the need for a new patient monitoring system with PMC Auxiliary President, Jan Bark. Last week, the PMC Auxiliary Board […]
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation of Vermont has awarded a grant to Porter Hospital to support nutritional counseling for cancer patients. The $3,700 grant will be available to offset any […]
MIDDLEBURY—The Porter Medical Center Auxiliary Board of Directors has approved a contribution of $131,000 to Porter Hospital in support of a state-of-the-art patient monitoring system upgrade project. The total cost […]
MIDDLEBURY–Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing has achieved it’s first-ever “5- Star Rating” from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the highest CMS level of rating for […]
The Annual Meeting of Porter Medical Center, Inc. will take place on March 30, 2016, at 7:00 pm in Bicentennial Hall, Room 216. The Meeting Agenda is now available here. […]
By Dr. Fred Kniffin, Interim President and CEO At our recent Porter Medical Center Annual Meeting I announced that I had learned that morning that Porter Internal Medicine would be […]
MIDDLEBURY–Porter Medical Center Interim CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin sent a letter this week to the patients of Porter Internal Medicine formally announcing the plans for closing this practice. “I am […]
By Maureen McLaughlin, Porter Medical Center Board Chair The future of Porter Medical Center has never been brighter. That is a very broad, potentially provocative, statement – especially in light […]
MIDDLEBURY–By early spring, Porter Medical Center will be introducing a new “Porter Access Center” to facilitate faster and better access to care for all Porter patients. “Our Mission is to […]
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Only minutes after welcoming the New Year, the staff at the Porter Hospital Birthing Center welcomed the first baby born in a Vermont hospital. Gary Augustus Brodowski, […]
MIDDLEBURY–Since 1990, Porter Hospital has been providing free screening mammograms to area women who do not qualify for the “Ladies First” program or who have high deductible insurance plans. Thanks […]
MIDDLEBURY–Porter Medical Center is preparing to open a new “Infusion Center”, a clinical space designed to address the medical needs of hundreds of area patients who currently have to travel […]
Montpelier, VT – After completing its review of Vermont’s hospitals’ budget requests for fiscal year 2016, the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has set the total fiscal year 2016 budget […]
MIDDLEBURY–Dr. Carrie Wulfman, a family practice physician who sees patients at Primary Care – Brandon in Brandon and is also the Medical Director of Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, […]
In an effort to improve quality, enhance efficiency and facilitate greater collaboration within our organization, the two Nutrition Services Departments at Porter Hospital and at Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing […]
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In recognition of Jim Daily’s thirty-one years of service and commitment to Porter Medical Center, the PMC Board of Directors announced last week the re-dedication of the hospital’s “North Wing” […]
Porter hospital now offers The C.A.R.E channel for patients and family. It is a soothing addition to the TV channels currently offered. More Information.
Middlebury–Porter Medical Center Board Chair, Bill Townsend, announced today that Lynn Boggs, MBA, MSN, RN, will be Porter’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding James L. Daily who will […]
Middlebury– As part of the Vermont Regional Perinatal Health Project, representatives of the Porter Hospital Birthing Center recently reviewed the 2014 Perinatal Statistics for Vermont Community Hospitals at a May […]
MIDDLEBURY–As of March 30th, Podiatry became the newest area medical practice to join the Porter Hospital network of practices according to PMC spokesperson Ron Hallman. “We are excited to welcome […]
MIDDLEBURY–The 2015 Annual Meeting of Porter Medical Center will be held on Monday evening, March 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the McCardell Bicentennial Hall (Room 216) on the campus of […]
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home™ standards emphasize enhanced care through patient-clinician partnership WASHINGTON, DC—The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recently announced that Primary Care – Middlebury, Primary Care – […]
Second long term care facility in the state to participate in a network managed by Vermont Information Technology Leaders BURLINGTON, VT – Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) today announced […]
MIDDLEBURY–Building upon a collaboration which has already resulted in the creation of three “home-like” end-of-life rooms for area residents, Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing (HPHRC) and Addison Respite Care Home […]
During their trip to the AHCA conference in Chicago, Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing has also recognized as one of the 2009 recipients of the Step I National Quality Award […]
MIDDLEBURY–Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing has received a grant of $23,700 from the State of Vermont in support of its efforts to pursue a new “transformational project” to define, implement […]