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Rural Vt. & hospitals

Jan 20, 2019
by Emerson Lynn The news that Springfield’s hospital isn’t paying its bills and its financial health is poor should send shudders down the spines of those interested in the health of Vermont’s rural economy.…

GMCB Meets to Discuss Strategies to Reduce Cost and Improve Quality

Jan 20, 2019
On January 16, the GMCB and presenters from Gunderson Health, Copley Hospital and the University of Vermont Medical Center met to share strategies to reduce cost and improve quality. Rachel Albrecht, Administrative…

Government Shutdown update from the Vermont Foodbank

Jan 20, 2019
The USDA announced on January 8, 2019 that all federal nutrition programs will be funded through February. While this announcement is positive and critical for individuals facing food insecurity, it is…

Hunger and the Government Shutdown

Jan 20, 2019
The protracted government shutdown has caused hardship for many Americans. Government employees are dipping into savings or racking up debt as they struggle without paychecks. The IRS is significantly…

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…