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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

High Blood Pressure Management Workshop

Posted in Classes & Events on July 12, 2021

The High Blood Pressure Management Workshop offered by My Healthy VT (also known as Health Coaches for Hypertension Control) is a proven, small group program developed to help participants ages 45 and older take control of managing their high blood pressure at home. This workshop meets weekly for 1.5 hours, for 8 weeks. Your trained […]

My Healthy VT

Posted in Classes & Events, My Healthy VT on July 12, 2021

Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs 2021 Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs offered virtually: Chronic Disease Chronic Pain Diabetes Management Diabetes Prevention Tobacco Cessation Anyone interested in registering for these free programs can view detailed descriptions and class schedules by visiting Registration for all programs listed is open to anyone in the state, regardless of location. Contact […]

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 […]

‘Like Magic’: Visit to Porter ExpressCare Changes a Life

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2021

Randy Bigelow served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy for 24 years, zigzagging across the U.S. and Japan before returning to his roots, right here in Middlebury. Born at Porter Hospital, raised in Middlebury and a graduate of Middlebury Union High School, Bigelow was happy to be home, but he didn’t feel […]

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 […]