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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…

Wild Named CMO of CMS Boston

Nov 03, 2018
Richard E. Wild, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP has joined the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Boston Regional Office as Chief Medical Officer.   Dr. Wild is not new to CMS, nor New England. He has…

Sarah Sterling of NMC Receives Spirit of ADA Award

Nov 03, 2018
St. Albans– Sarah Sterling, a Human Resources Advisor at Northwestern Medical Center, was recently recognized for reflecting the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the employment practices…

The Other Addiction

Nov 03, 2018
I made a big mistake in college. Well, maybe a couple, but one stands out. It was the moment I picked up a cigarette. At the time I thought it was a fleeting, fun thing to do while sipping cheap Vodka…

Charlene Ives, MD, Accepts Role as Medical Director of Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center

Oct 06, 2018
Bennington, VT-October 1, 2018-Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is pleased to announce that Charlene Ives, MD, has accepted the role as the medical director of the Southwestern Vermont Regional…

Dr. Ron Vallario Joins Grace Cottage Family Health

Oct 06, 2018
TOWNSHEND - Dr. Ronald Vallario is now seeing patients at Grace Cottage Family Health three days a week. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Vallario is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. in Psychology), University…