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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 […]

preganant mom Education for Expecting Parents

Posted in Classes & Events, Expectant Parent Classes on January 19, 2021

Childbirth Preparation and Breastfeeding Classes: Schedule and Registration Form  To sign up by mail send to: Porter Birthing Center 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, Vermont 05753 To sign up by e-mail send to: CBE@portermedical.org (email any additional questions) Fee: FREE

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 […]

Tom Thompson Appointed Porter President and Chief Operating Officer

Posted in News on September 30, 2020

MIDDLEBURY— Tom Thompson, who has been serving as the interim president and chief operating officer of UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center since last February has been selected as the permanent President/COO of Porter by the UVMHN and Porter boards. Thompson joined Porter last winter to help lead the organization through the implementation of the […]

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Our Network

Posted in News on September 28, 2020

Assuring equity and respect for diversity is necessary in order to improve the health of our community and fulfill our Mission. Keeping diversity, equity, and inclusion front and center in our daily work helps us best serve our roles as care provider, employer and community leader. Thomas R. Thompson, Interim President and COO We welcome […]

Pediatric Primary Care Moving to PMC Main Campus

Posted in Family Health, News, Pediatric Primary Care on August 31, 2020

MIDDLEBURY— The Porter Pediatric Primary Care practice will soon be moving from their current location at 1330 Exchange Street to a newly available space on the Porter Medical Center campus. According to PMC spokesperson Ron Hallman, this is a multi-phase project that involves major renovations as well as relocations of three different medical practices. “Rainbow […]

No COVID Cases Found During Facility Wide Testing at Helen Porter

Posted in Helen Porter, News on August 28, 2020

Last week one of our Helen Porter residents received a positive COVID-19 test result.  In response, and in keeping with our protocols and state requirements, Helen Porter quickly engaged the Vermont Department of Health to investigate and act to prevent any potential outbreak in the facility. These actions included facility-wide testing of all residents and […]

Helen Porter Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

Posted in Helen Porter, News on August 25, 2020

MIDDLEBURY— A resident of Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The facility is notifying residents, family members of residents and staff of the case, which was discovered as a result of a facility-wide Phase 1 testing initiative as prescribed by the Vermont Department of Health. The resident is asymptomatic at […]

$50,000 Donation for Pediatric Relocation and Renovation Project

Posted in News, Pediatric Primary Care on August 17, 2020

For More Information Contact:Ron Hallman, 388-4744 MIDDLEBURY— A recent donation of $50,000 from two long-term supporters of Porter Medical Center has given a boost to an ongoing and vitally important project to relocate the Porter Pediatric Practice fromits current location on Exchange Street to the Porter Medical Center Collins building. Upon completion of the project […]

UVM Health Network’s Three Vermont Hospital Affiliates Submit FY2021 Budget Request

Posted in News on August 3, 2020

Budget Aims to Get CVMC, Porter, UVM Medical Center on Path to Recovery MONTPELIER – Last Friday, the Vermont-based hospitals of the University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center, Porter Hospital, and the University of Vermont Medical Center – submitted a collective fiscal year 2021 budget to the Green Mountain Care Board […]

PMC Auxiliary Donates $50,000 to Porter

Posted in News on June 22, 2020

For More Information Contact:Ron Hallman, 388-4744 MIDDLEBURY—The Porter Medical Center Auxiliary voted on June 18 to donate $50,000 to the UVMHN Porter Medical Center as an unrestricted contribution to assist Porter during this unprecedented and challenging time, as the organization continues to transition to re-establishing elective services and procedures under strict protocols. “We are deeply […]