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UVM Health Network’s Three Vermont Hospital Affiliates Submit FY2021 Budget Request

Posted in News on August 3, 2020

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 Medical Center, Porter Hospital, and the University of Vermont Medical Center – submitted a collective fiscal year 2021 budget to the Green Mountain Care Board […]

COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Posted in News on July 9, 2020

July 6, 2020 The University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center announced a revised Welcoming Policy for visitors this week. “At Porter Medical Center we recognize that family members/support people are valued members of the health care team who play a key role in the healing process. Back in March, in response to the […]

PMC Auxiliary Donates $50,000 to Porter

Posted in News on June 22, 2020

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 Porter during this unprecedented and challenging time, as the organization continues to transition to re-establishing elective services and procedures under strict protocols. “We are deeply […]

New Recognition Program: National DAISY Foundation

Posted in News on June 10, 2020

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 national DAISY Foundation. The not-for-profit DAISY Foundation is based in Glen Ellen, CA, and was established by family members in memory of J. Patrick Barnes.  […]

Statement of University of Vermont Health Network on State of Vermont Emergency Declaration

Posted in News on March 14, 2020

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 emergency declaration is a significant action that will allow the State of Vermont and health care providers to act quickly and decisively to reduce the […]

Graphic with megaphone shouting flu is here Flu Season Has Arrived!

Posted in Family Health on January 28, 2020

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 this time. This means that at least half of the regions in the state of VT and NY are reporting laboratory confirmed influenza (usually with […]

Porter Hospital Acquires New wide bore MRI System

Posted in News on August 15, 2019

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 Porter, the new unit features faster scans, excellent image resolution, and a more open patient-centered experience. “Our new MR unit can scan patients of varying […]

Porter Medical and UVM Foundation share $1.1 million donation

Posted in News on August 5, 2019

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 an Addison County supporter of both entities. The donation will provide $575,000 for a new air handling system at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing, as well […]

Local Physician Earns Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care

Posted in News on June 18, 2019

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 awarded the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Madison-Deane Award for Excellence in End-of-Life Care. This annual award is given by the Madison-Deane Education […]

Photo of Dr. Anna Benvenuto UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Names New Chief Medical Officer

Posted in News on April 22, 2019

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 resignation from this post in order to focus on her work as a primary care physician in Brandon and as Porter’s Regional Physician Leader for […]

Photo of Dr. Melissa Clark Porter to Expand Audiology Services in June

Posted in News on April 22, 2019

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 full range of diagnostic hearing tests and hearing aids, in the Middlebury office. Dr. Clark is originally from Ohio and received her Bachelor of Science […]

holding hands Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

Posted in Classes & Events, Support Groups, Wellness Events on April 19, 2019

In a self-management program, you can develop strategies to manage your life.  Each program is evidence-based and facilitated by trained leaders.  These workshops address a range of conditions and topics, including Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention, Chronic Pain, Tobacco Cessation, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and any type of Chronic Disease.  Workshops are offered on days and […]

broken cigarette Free Tobacco Cessation Program

Posted in Classes & Events, Support Groups on April 19, 2019

Free Tobacco Cessation Program to begin Wednesday, May 22nd, at Primary Care – Brandon. Learn how to make practical lifestyle changes with the support of a trained facilitator and a small group of other people looking to make a change too. Nicotine Replacement Therapy available at no cost. This workshop is open to everyone in […]

dad son on tablet Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs

Posted in Classes & Events on April 19, 2019

In a self-management program, you can develop strategies to manage your life.  Each program is evidence-based and facilitated by trained leaders.  These workshops address a range of conditions and topics, including Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention, Chronic Pain, Tobacco Cessation, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, and any type of Chronic Disease.  Workshops are offered on days and […]

mother daughter Breast Cancer Screening Project

Posted in Classes & Events, Support Groups on April 19, 2019

An in-house mammography program which offers reduced cost mammograms to eligible women living in our area. Workplace presentations regarding good breast health (self-breast exam, clinical breast exam, and mammogram) are available. For more information contact Lisa Burritt at 802-388-4757.

stethoscope CPR Courses

Posted in Classes & Events on April 19, 2019

American Heart Association CPR courses taught by certified instructors. May be geared to specific requirements. 802-388-4723

newborn baby and mother Breastfeeding Class

Posted in Classes & Events, Expectant Parent Classes on April 19, 2019

A two-hour evening class for new or expectant mothers to discuss the benefits of breastfeeding to mother and baby, deciding whether or not to breastfeed, returning to work, and more. Meets 6:00-8:00 p.m. See schedule for dates.  Pre-registration required. Your partner is ALWAYS welcome at the prenatal classes. Schedule and Registration Form (to print out and mail […]

preganant mom Condensed Weekend Expectant Parents’ Class

Posted in Classes & Events, Expectant Parent Classes, Support Groups on April 19, 2019

This weekend course covers pregnancy, labor, birth, breathing/relaxation skills, care of the newborn, and family changes. The class meets two mornings in one weekend. Meets 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday of one weekend. See schedule for dates. Pre-registration required. Your partner is ALWAYS welcome at the prenatal classes. Schedule and Registration Form (to print out […]

Sivan Cotel photograph Vermont Entrepreneur Sivan Cotel Joins UVM Health Network Board

Posted in News on April 4, 2019

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 and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at UVM Health Network – Porter Medical Center.  Cotel was previously the Chief Operating Officer […]

UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center to Host State-wide Conference in Middlebury

Posted in News on April 1, 2019

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 4 at the Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College. The event will bring together nurses from throughout our region for a full day program featuring […]

Porter plans new cardiac rehabilitation services

Posted in News on December 13, 2018

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 next spring will begin offering cardiac rehabilitation services at its Middlebury campus, a new service that’s expected to extend lives and offer greater convenience to […]

Porter to Welcome New General Surgeon to Community

Posted in News on November 1, 2018

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 will start this December. “Dr. Vasiliou is a Johns Hopkins fellowship-trained head and neck surgeon and will continue Porter’s long tradition of outstanding general surgery […]

Search is on for new Porter Medical Center Leader

Posted in News on October 25, 2018

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 resume more fully his duties as an Emergency Department physician. The search is being guided by an 11-member committee led by former PMC Board Chairwoman […]

Sivan Cotel photograph UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Elects New Slate of Board Officers

Posted in News on September 21, 2018

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 Sivan Cotel, the Co-Founder and Director of Operations for Stonecutter Spirits. A craft spirits veteran focused on growing startups into businesses, Sivan was previously the […]

Dr. Fred Kniffin UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center Announces Plans for Leadership Transition

Posted in News on August 17, 2018

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 a new leader for Porter will begin shortly. “We will always be deeply grateful to Fred for answering our call two years ago and serving […]

Patient Stories

Posted in Orthopedics on July 5, 2018

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.

MyHealth Portal

Posted in Orthopedics on June 17, 2018

Our patients are able to access their health information, review test results and pay bills online via the Porter MyHealth Portal.

Major Renovation Project Launched at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing

Posted in News on April 23, 2018

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 state-of-the-art post-acute unit for residents recovering from surgery or other conditions requiring short-term rehabilitation, and a new end-of-life suite offering a comfortable and family-centered environment […]

Helen Porter New plan drawing Major Renovation Project Launched at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing

Posted in Helen Porter on April 23, 2018

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 state-of-the-art post-acute unit for residents recovering from surgery or other conditions requiring short-term rehabilitation, and a new end-of-life suite offering a comfortable and family-centered environment […]

Tobacco Treatment Specialist Jessica Porter Programs Help Residents Quit Tobacco Products

Posted in News on April 17, 2018

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 lead the “Let’s Quit!” program. Michele Butler, left, Porter’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program coordinator, was also instrumental in setting up the program. MIDDLEBURY — Randy […]

UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center Extends Specialty Services to Brandon

Posted in News on March 19, 2018

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 Kniffin. Earlier this year, Brandon Primary Care welcomed Todd Smith, APRN and Renee Bratspis, MD to their primary care staff, and starting in April the […]

New Electronic Health Record System Approved For University Of Vermont Health Network

Posted in News on January 9, 2018

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 (EHR) across four hospital affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network, a significant step that will enhance the delivery of high quality care with […]

Dr. Ben Rosenberg to Present Free Community Program on Knee Arthritis

Posted in News on January 9, 2018

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 Surgery” on Tuesday, May 15 from 4 to 5 PM at the Middlebury Regional EMS headquarters on Porter campus. Dr. Rosenberg, who has been practicing […]

County takes a shot at a new approach to health care; coordination, prevention, and access are key

Posted in News on January 4, 2018

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 County’s Blueprint for Health, which coordinates the numerous caregivers that connect the dots outside the doctor’s office. Bruce says the state’s journey into “uncharted territory” […]

Major Commitment by Porter Auxiliary Caps Off Successful Campaign for Helen Porter Nursing Home Project

Posted in News on December 11, 2017

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 of a special renovation project at Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing. “We have been overwhelmed by the response of our community to this appeal to […]

UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center and Nurses’ Union Ratify Contract

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

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. “We are very pleased to have successfully concluded these negotiations which I would characterize as a respectful process, where both sides listened to each other […]

VCRD Announces Middlebury As The Next Climate Economy Model Community

Posted in News on September 21, 2017

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 Power, announces that Middlebury will be the second community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. The program, named by a local planning […]

Helen Porter ARCH room Helen Porter rehab, ARCH rooms to be upgraded

Posted in News on September 21, 2017

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 injuries and illnesses, as well as those who are in the final stages of their lives. The repairs, to begin as soon as next February, […]

Addiction treatment team Local addiction treatment options expand: Services growing in three area towns

Posted in News on August 10, 2017

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 of Suboxone — is now being offered in Middlebury and will soon take root in Vergennes. And leaders of Mountain Health — a Federally Qualified […]

New “UVM Health Network–Porter Express Care” Clinic to Open in early June

Posted in News on May 29, 2017

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 of hospital support services including lab and radiology, while providing convenient, high-quality healthcare services to our community, said UVMHN-PMC President Dr. Fred Kniffin. “We have […]

The University of Vermont Health Network has named Jerald Novak as the network’s chief people officer, effective, May 1.

Posted in News on May 11, 2017

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 at Biogen in Cambridge, MA. The position replaces the former chief human resources officer function. As chief people officer, Novak will not only provide strategic […]

Porter Building ‘Express’ Clinic for Urgent Care

Posted in News on April 24, 2017

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 department. It’s going to be called “Porter Express Care,” and it is now being built into a 1,600-square-foot space within Porter’s Collins Building. Porter officials […]

Porter Plans Community Celebration to Formally Announce UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on April 24, 2017

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 became effective in April following a vote at the PMC annual meeting in March, a community launch celebration is planned for May 11 during National […]

Porter Community Members Vote in Support of UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on March 16, 2017

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 to complete an affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network. The affiliation will become effective in April, and the formal community launch is planned […]

Photo of Vermont Hospital Porter Staff to Participate with other Vermont Hospitals in Week-Long Disaster Response Training

Posted in News on November 10, 2016

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 Anniston, Alabama under a federally-funded program to train at the “Center for Domestic Preparedness” (CDP). In 1998, the Center for Domestic Preparedness opened its doors […]

Porter Board Votes to Sign Letter of Agreement to Explore UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on October 7, 2016

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 formally negotiate terms under which Porter Medical Center would join the University of Vermont Health Network. Although not a binding contract, the Letter of Intent […]

Porter Enters New Phase of Planning in Evaluating Independence or UVM Health Network Affiliation

Posted in News on August 15, 2016

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 they choose affiliation at the conclusion of Porter’s ongoing strategic planning process. The UVM Health Network was selected from among four institutions that responded to […]

Porter Medical Center Welcome Four New Board Members

Posted in News on August 2, 2016

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 the PMC Bylaws. Anne Collins, by virtue of her election as President of the Porter Medical Center Auxiliary Board of Directors will be joining the […]

Porter is one of Three Vermont Hospitals to Earn CMS Four Star Rating for Quality

Posted in News on August 2, 2016

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 (CMS) based the star ratings on 64 individual measures that are published on its Hospital Compare website. The number of stars each hospital receives depends […]

Porter Medical Center Launches Community Conversation about the Future of Health Care in our Community

Posted in News on June 28, 2016

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 online questionnaire as part of their strategic planning process regarding the future of Porter and health care delivery in our community. According to PMC spokesperson […]

Fred and Jan using the new system Porter Auxiliary Donates $131,000 to Hospital for State-of-the-Art Patient Monitoring System Upgrade

Posted in News on June 21, 2016

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 of Directors approved a contribution of $131,000 to Porter Hospital in support of a state-of-the-art patient monitoring system upgrade project. The Porter Medical Center Auxiliary […]

Porter Receives Grant to Support Nutrition Counseling for Area Cancer Patients

Posted in News on June 20, 2016

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 out-of-pocket expenses cancer patients might otherwise incur and “fund gaps in insurance reimbursement for nutritional counseling and other supportive services” according to a letter from […]

Porter Auxiliary Donates $131,000 to Hospital for State-of-the-Art Patient Monitoring System Upgrade

Posted in News on June 9, 2016

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 of the project is $350,000 with the Auxiliary donation providing the final funding portion of what Porter’s interim CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin has called “one […]

Helen Porter Achieves CMS Five Star Performance Rating for the First Time

Posted in Helen Porter on June 9, 2016

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 quality of care, staffing and results from health department inspections. In addition to notifying the facility, the data is published on the CMS “Nursing […]

Annual Meeting of Porter Mecial Center, Inc.

Posted in News on April 7, 2016

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. Also, the proposed changes to the Bylaws are also available here.

Community Commentary: Porter and Primary Care

Posted in News on April 7, 2016

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 closing soon. Since then, I have received numerous calls and letters from community members who are deeply concerned by the closing of this practice and […]

Porter Reaches out to Patients about Closing of Internal Medicine Practice

Posted in News on April 7, 2016

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 writing to share with you the news that Dr. Naomi Hodde and Dr. Cynthia Smith will be leaving our practice to pursue professional opportunities outside […]

Porter Medical Center: The Path Forward

Posted in News on February 4, 2016

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 of all of the recent changes, challenges, and difficult decisions our community has been hearing about. Nevertheless, it is a statement that is embraced by […]

Porter Announces Plans to Create new “Porter Access Center” to Better Serve Patients

Posted in News on January 6, 2016

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 provide excellent healthcare services, create an exceptional patient/family experience and do so without waste and excessive cost. In assessing areas for improvement that enhance attainment […]

Photo of the New Year's Baby New Year’s Baby

Posted in News on January 2, 2016

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, a 9-pound, 3-ounce baby boy, arrived at 12:07 a.m. on January 1 and was Vermont’s “New Year’s Baby” for 2016. The family lives in Rutland […]

Komen Grant Supports Porter Initiative to Provide Free Screening Mammograms

Posted in News on November 30, 2015

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 to a recent grant from the Susan G. Komen foundation and in concert with the Ladies First program and the Open Door Clinic, Porter has […]

Infusion Center to Open at Porter Medical Center

Posted in News on November 18, 2015

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 outside of Addison County for many types of therapeutic services required to treat a wide-range of diseases. “Infusion (IV) therapy involves the administration of medication […]

Green Mountain Care Board Announces 2016 Hospital Budget Decisions

Posted in News on September 9, 2015

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 increase for Vermont’s hospital system at 3.5%, including 0.5% that qualifies as investments in health reform. This marks the third year in a row that […]

Porter Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Posted in News on September 9, 2015

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, has been appointed to serve as the next Chief Medical Officer of Porter Medical Center effective January 1, 2016. Her new role will begin as […]

New Campus-Wide Nutrition Service Department at PMC

Posted in News on August 5, 2015

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 Center are being consolidated into a single, campus-wide PMC Nutritional Services Department as of Monday, August 3rd. The department will be led by the new […]

Porter Dedicates North Wing in Honor of Retiring CEO James L. Daily

Posted in News on June 16, 2015

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” as the “James L. Daily North Wing”. “The North Wing exists due to Jim’s foresight and leadership.” said Maureen McLaughlin, Porter Medical Center Board Chairperson. […]

Porter Medical Center Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

Posted in News on May 31, 2015

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 retire this spring after 31 years in this role. “After a comprehensive national search for a new leader for Porter Medical Center, we are absolutely […]

Porter Hospital Birthing Center Earns State-Wide Recognition

Posted in News on May 19, 2015

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 meeting sponsored by the Vermont Child Health and Improvement Program (VCHIP).” This annual meeting of hospital providers of maternity care focuses on ways to continuously […]

Podiatry Joins the Porter Hospital Network of Practices

Posted in News, Podiatry on March 30, 2015

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 Podiatry to our Porter Practice Management family of practices and to play a role in ensuring the continued success of this practice supporting the outstanding […]

Speaker Shap Smith to Provide Keynote Address at Porter Medical Center Annual Meeting

Posted in News on March 5, 2015

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 Middlebury College. The meeting is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker will be Vermont House of Representatives Speaker Shap Smith, who will […]

Area Medical Practices Earn National Recognition for Patient Centered Care

Posted in News on October 6, 2014

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 – Bristol, Porter Internal Medicine Middlebury Family Health and Pediatric Primary Care have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that […]

Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing Joins Vermont’s Health Information Network

Posted in Helen Porter on September 4, 2014

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 Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing located in Middlebury is Vermont’s second long term care facility to connect to the state’s health information network. Through a […]

ARCH “Family Center” addition planned for Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing (HPHRC).

Posted in Helen Porter on July 18, 2014

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 (ARCH) have agreed to move forward with another community service project— the construction of a new “Family Center” addition at Helen Porter. This project, which […]

National Quality Award and Recognition

Posted in Helen Porter on April 7, 2010

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 presented by the AHCA and the National Center for Assisted Living. Last year 664 nursing and assisted living facilities from across the nation applied for […]

Helen Porter Receives Grant for New Culture Change Efforts and Programs

Posted in Helen Porter on April 7, 2010

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 and evaluate an innovative model of resident care. The grant comes from the “Enhancing Quality of Life” program via the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging […]