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Community Meeting in October to Provide Update on Porter – UVM Health Network Affiliation

A community-wide town hall meeting will take place on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Middlebury Regional EMS Conference Center for a six-month progress report and update on the recent affiliation by Porter Medical Center with the University of Vermont Health Network.

Dr. Fred Kniffin, President of Porter Medical Center, and Dr. John Brumsted, President and CEO of the UVM Health Network will provide brief remarks and offer their perspectives on the progress and collaboration that has occurred since Porter joined the Network on April 1 of this year.

“We have so much to share about specific initiatives now underway here in Addison County that will improve access to the highest quality of care for our community,” said Dr. Kniffin. “This special meeting will provide an opportunity for us to highlight our progress as we continue to benefit from our affiliation with the UVM Health Network.”

“Gatherings like these make it possible for us to have face-to-face conversations that help us learn more about what’s important in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Brumsted. “We’ll talk about our work with the outstanding health care providers at Porter and how we are working together to make a positive difference in people’s lives.”

The meeting is free and open to the entire community. For more information call the UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center Public Relations office at 388-4744.

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is a six-hospital system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. The partners are:

 Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.