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Helen Porter Hosts “Walk-In Wednesdays”

Posted in Helen Porter, News on August 4, 2021

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 will receive a facility tour and an on-the-spot interview. For more information on job openings, visit

Porter Increases Base Wages & Bonuses

Posted in News on July 8, 2021

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 if they’re making less than $15 an hour. Now, maybe we can be a viable option for them. Porter Medical Center President Tom Thomson MIDDLEBURY […]

Turning Point Center of Addison County Expanding Services to Porter & Larger Community

Posted in News on July 6, 2021

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 and on call support that is available 24-hours a day/7-days a week. Recovery coaches meet people where they are on their journey to recovery and […]

Philips CPAP/BiLevel PAP Recall

Posted in News on June 28, 2021

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 doing in response? The UVM Health Network is working with Philips to make sure our patients receive timely and accurate information. Based upon what we know […]

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 […]