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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]