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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis

Jan 13, 2019
January 9th marked the start of a new biennium at the Vermont Legislature, and there is always a “back to school” feeling in the air during these first few days.  VAHHS looks forward to familiarizing our…

Music program enhances patient and visitor experience at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital

Jan 06, 2019
Research shows music at hospitals offers therapeutic benefits and promotes healing ST. JOHNSBURY, VT (December 20, 2018) – From live bedside music to curated playlists on tablets, the growing music program…

A Century of Caring, an Exhibition of Hospital History, Visits SVC’s Laumeister Art Center

Jan 06, 2019
BENNINGTON, VT—December 20, 2018—One hundred years ago, Putnam Memorial Hospital, now Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), opened its doors in Bennington. While the facility, practices, and technology…

James T. Bowse Health Trust Announces 2019 Grant Awards

Jan 06, 2019
A Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center Rutland, Vermont: The Bowse Health Trust Committee is pleased to announce that they have approved funding for three new programs. The projects will receive…

The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls Welcomes Melissa Reed as Director of Nursing Services

Jan 06, 2019
HOOSICK FALLS, NY—January 3, 2019— The Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls (CNR) —a skilled nursing facility serving the needs of Hoosick Falls, NY, and the surrounding communities and…

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Dec 08, 2018
Governor Phil Scott created the Vermont Opioid Coordination Council(OCC) in his second-ever executive order on January 5, 2017.  This action made clear the Administration’s—and the state’s—priority of…

VAHHS Statement on Appointment of Sarah Squirrell as Next Commissioner of Mental Health

Dec 07, 2018
The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems commends Gov. Scott on his selection of Sarah Squirrell as the next Commissioner of Mental Health. Sarah’s expertise and leadership is valued by…

From Diseases of Despair to Real Hope

Nov 11, 2018
Vermont has made significant strides in managing opioid use disorder, creating an innovative treatment system that is now being replicated in New Hampshire. At the VAHHS Annual Meeting in September, Brattleboro…

Active Shooter Training Held at North Country Hospital

Nov 10, 2018
Excerpt from Newport Daily ExpressBy Christopher Roy, Staff Writer Police converged on the Primary Care Building of North Country Hospital for an emergency training exercise last Friday morning. Jared…

Plan Comparison Tool Helps Vermonters Compare 2019 Health Plans and Save Money

Nov 03, 2018
Recent changes mean that Vermonters who take a few minutes to compare plans will find more choices and more financial help than ever before! In preparation for open enrollment, state officials have launched…