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UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center to Host State-wide Conference in Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY— The annual state-wide conference of the Vermont Chapter of the Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) will be hosted by Porter Medical Center in Middlebury on April 4 at the Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College. The event will bring together nurses from throughout our region for a full day program featuring three nationally-renowned speakers and a nursing leader from Porter, Linda Havey, DNP, RNC-OB, who manages the Porter Birthing Center. Havey’s presentation is entitled: “Providing Excellent Care of the Pregnant Obese Patient—Risks and Realities for both Nurse and Patient”.

“We are proud to be hosting this invaluable educational conference and bringing together nurse colleagues from our region to learn and share information to help us better care for our patients and communities” Havey said.

According to their website, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is a “nonprofit membership organization that exists to promote the health of women and newborns and our mission is to empower and support nurses caring for women, newborns, and their families through research, education, and advocacy.”