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Porter Medical Center to integrate mental health care into primary care

Posted in News, Uncategorized on April 1, 2021

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 worldwide. And yet, according to the University of Washington, 50% of individuals who are referred to mental health specialists by their primary care doctor never […]

Local organizations team up to address nurse shortage

Posted in Helen Porter, News on March 12, 2021

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 Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing and the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center are collaborating on a new course offering aspiring Licensed Nursing Assistants (or LNAs) not […]

PMC Announces Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Posted in News on February 16, 2021

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 dying in pregnancy and childbirth, and shorter lives with higher rates of severe illness. Porter, as a healthcare organization, has an imperative to address the […]

PMCAuxiliary raises more than $14,000 for new outdoor COVID-19 testing center

Posted in News on February 16, 2021

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 a winter COVID-19 testing center at the University of Vermont Porter Medical Center. The new fundraising drive follows the Auxiliary’s 2020 investment in Porter of […]

Porter Pediatric Primary Care Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Coogan

Posted in News, Pediatric Primary Care on February 8, 2021

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 to coming to Addison County, Dr. Coogan served as a pediatrician with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group.  She is a native of Concord, Massachusetts, and […]

Cyberattack Update

Posted in News on November 16, 2020

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 challenge. We thank our patients and communities for their ongoing support and patience and apologize for any concern and distress this event is causing. Here […]

Network-Wide Systems Issue

Posted in News on October 29, 2020

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 currently have a timeline for when systems will be restored. The outage has led to a variable impact on each affiliate as to how patient […]

Tom Thompson Appointed Porter President and Chief Operating Officer

Posted in News on September 30, 2020

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 permanent President/COO of Porter by the UVMHN and Porter boards. Thompson joined Porter last winter to help lead the organization through the implementation of the […]

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Our Network

Posted in News on September 28, 2020

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 our daily work helps us best serve our roles as care provider, employer and community leader. Thomas R. Thompson, Interim President and COO We welcome […]

Pediatric Primary Care Moving to PMC Main Campus

Posted in Family Health, News, Pediatric Primary Care on August 31, 2020

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. According to PMC spokesperson Ron Hallman, this is a multi-phase project that involves major renovations as well as relocations of three different medical practices. “Rainbow […]

No COVID Cases Found During Facility Wide Testing at Helen Porter

Posted in Helen Porter, News on August 28, 2020

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 Vermont Department of Health to investigate and act to prevent any potential outbreak in the facility. These actions included facility-wide testing of all residents and […]

Helen Porter Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

Posted in Helen Porter, News on August 25, 2020

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 was discovered as a result of a facility-wide Phase 1 testing initiative as prescribed by the Vermont Department of Health. The resident is asymptomatic at […]