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Remarks to the Green Mountain Care Board

Aug 23, 2019
Eight hospitals last week presented their 2020 proposed budgets to the Green Mountain Care Board. I attended all the hearings and will again this coming week when the remainder of hospitals will explain…

News From North Country Hospital

Aug 03, 2019
Welcome to our Newest Pediatrician, Dr. Sarah Davidson With her parents in healthcare professions, Sarah Davidson knew from a young age that she wanted to become a doctor and especially a pediatrician.…

A Salute to Preparedness

Jun 22, 2019
Last week, two hospitals in Vermont participated in a training exercise to evaluate our region’s ability to react to the potential threat of Ebola or other such pathogens. An actor involved with the exercise…

VAHHS Bill Tracker

May 12, 2019
  ACO and APM Reporting S.7 Passed both chambers Requires the GMCB to conduct an evaluation of the extent to which social services are integrated into accountable care Budget H.542 Passed…

Legislative Update 5-6-19

May 05, 2019
By Devon Green, Vice President of Government Relations Last Week Budget: The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the budget out of committee on Friday.  The budget restores the proposed cut of $582,000…

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 04, 2019
by Emma Harrigan May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month since first recognized in 1949 by Mental Health America (MHA).  Much has changed in mental health care delivery since then, and…


Apr 28, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, VT (April 26, 2019) – Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) announces its plan to restore employee salaries and wages effective May 5, 2019 as it has exceeded an important milestone ?- the…

OneCare Press Release on SIM Report

Apr 13, 2019
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 15, 2019Contact: Amy Bodette, 802-847-7364  Two Reports Show Early, Significant Health Care Reform Progress in Vermont: Access to early childhood developmental screenings…

Legislative Update 4-15-19

Apr 13, 2019
Last Week SIM Final Impact Analysis: Secretary Gobeille and Director Backus presented the recent findings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the State Innovation Model (SIM)…

Vermont receives accolades in new CMS report

Apr 13, 2019
One thing that drew me to Vermont when I began my work for the hospital association was the state’s standout health care system. Here in the Green Mountains, policy makers, health care providers, payers,…