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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 […]

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 […]