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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 […]

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 […]