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A Conversation with Congressman Peter Welch on the Nursing Shortage

Oct 12, 2019
Vermont will need more than 3,900 nurses between October 2018 and next spring, according to the Vermont Talent Pipeline. Last week I participated in a roundtable discussion on workforce with Congressman…
Women in Health Care Leadership

Women in Health Care Leadership

Oct 05, 2019
Our 2019 Annual Meeting featured a break-out session on Women in Health Care Leadership. Hillary Wolfley, health data analyst at Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, led the workshop. She kicked…
A Conversation with Sister Carol, Obama’s Favorite Nun

A Conversation with Sister Carol, Obama’s Favorite Nun

Sep 29, 2019
Before taking a seat onstage opposite Sister Carol Keehan, member of the Daughters of Charity order that launched early hospitals, orphanages and schools, VAHHS CEO Jeff Tieman described  how working for…

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…

SMCS RESTORES WAGES AFTER EXCEEDING FINANCIAL MILESTONE

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…