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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 […]

UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center and Nurses’ Union Ratify Contract

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

MIDDLEBURY–On Friday September 22, the University of Vermont/Porter Medical Center announced a new three-year contract with the union representing the Porter nursing staff that will run through September 30, 2020. “We are very pleased to have successfully concluded these negotiations which I would characterize as a respectful process, where both sides listened to each other […]

VCRD Announces Middlebury As The Next Climate Economy Model Community

Posted in News on September 21, 2017

The Full Community Is Invited To The Kick-Off Event And Free Community Dinner September 18 MIDDLEBURY – Vermont Council on Rural Development, joined by partners Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power, announces that Middlebury will be the second community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. The program, named by a local planning […]

Helen Porter ARCH room Helen Porter rehab, ARCH rooms to be upgraded

Posted in News on September 21, 2017

MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Health Care & Rehabilitation Center (HPH&R) will soon undergo around $850,000 in renovations that will make the facility better equipped to serve patients rehabbing from serious injuries and illnesses, as well as those who are in the final stages of their lives. The repairs, to begin as soon as next February, […]

Addiction treatment team Local addiction treatment options expand: Services growing in three area towns

Posted in News on August 10, 2017

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County will soon see a substantial expansion of Medication Assisted Treatment services for locals who are addicted to narcotic painkillers. That treatment — which includes the prescribing of Suboxone — is now being offered in Middlebury and will soon take root in Vergennes. And leaders of Mountain Health — a Federally Qualified […]

New “UVM Health Network–Porter Express Care” Clinic to Open in early June

Posted in News on May 29, 2017

MIDDLEBURY–The new UVM Health Network/Porter Express Care clinic will open in early June, in the Collins Building on the main Porter campus. “This location offers easy access to a variety of hospital support services including lab and radiology, while providing convenient, high-quality healthcare services to our community, said UVMHN-PMC President Dr. Fred Kniffin. “We have […]