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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 […]

Porter Announces Plans to Create new “Porter Access Center” to Better Serve Patients

Posted in News on January 6, 2016

MIDDLEBURY–By early spring, Porter Medical Center will be introducing a new “Porter Access Center” to facilitate faster and better access to care for all Porter patients. “Our Mission is to provide excellent healthcare services, create an exceptional patient/family experience and do so without waste and excessive cost. In assessing areas for improvement that enhance attainment […]

Photo of the New Year's Baby New Year’s Baby

Posted in News on January 2, 2016

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Only minutes after welcoming the New Year, the staff at the Porter Hospital Birthing Center welcomed the first baby born in a Vermont hospital. Gary Augustus Brodowski, a 9-pound, 3-ounce baby boy, arrived at 12:07 a.m. on January 1 and was Vermont’s “New Year’s Baby” for 2016. The family lives in Rutland […]

Komen Grant Supports Porter Initiative to Provide Free Screening Mammograms

Posted in News on November 30, 2015

MIDDLEBURY–Since 1990, Porter Hospital has been providing free screening mammograms to area women who do not qualify for the “Ladies First” program or who have high deductible insurance plans. Thanks to a recent grant from the Susan G. Komen foundation and in concert with the Ladies First program and the Open Door Clinic, Porter has […]

Infusion Center to Open at Porter Medical Center

Posted in News on November 18, 2015

MIDDLEBURY–Porter Medical Center is preparing to open a new “Infusion Center”, a clinical space designed to address the medical needs of hundreds of area patients who currently have to travel outside of Addison County for many types of therapeutic services required to treat a wide-range of diseases. “Infusion (IV) therapy involves the administration of medication […]

Green Mountain Care Board Announces 2016 Hospital Budget Decisions

Posted in News on September 9, 2015

Montpelier, VT – After completing its review of Vermont’s hospitals’ budget requests for fiscal year 2016, the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has set the total fiscal year 2016 budget increase for Vermont’s hospital system at 3.5%, including 0.5% that qualifies as investments in health reform. This marks the third year in a row that […]

Porter Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

Posted in News on September 9, 2015

MIDDLEBURY–Dr. Carrie Wulfman, a family practice physician who sees patients at Primary Care – Brandon in Brandon and is also the Medical Director of Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, has been appointed to serve as the next Chief Medical Officer of Porter Medical Center effective January 1, 2016. Her new role will begin as […]

New Campus-Wide Nutrition Service Department at PMC

Posted in News on August 5, 2015

In an effort to improve quality, enhance efficiency and facilitate greater collaboration within our organization, the two Nutrition Services Departments at Porter Hospital and at Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing Center are being consolidated into a single, campus-wide PMC Nutritional Services Department as of Monday, August 3rd. The department will be led by the new […]

Porter Dedicates North Wing in Honor of Retiring CEO James L. Daily

Posted in News on June 16, 2015

In recognition of Jim Daily’s thirty-one years of service and commitment to Porter Medical Center, the PMC Board of Directors announced last week the re-dedication of the hospital’s “North Wing” as the “James L. Daily North Wing”. “The North Wing exists due to Jim’s foresight and leadership.” said Maureen McLaughlin, Porter Medical Center Board Chairperson. […]