Once a nurse has found her niche, she will often choose to become certified in their nursing specialty. This past October North Country Hospitals Operating Room Nurses were recognized for being “CNOR Strong” for the second year in a row. This is an accomplishment that many hospitals work toward but never achieve. The nurses in the Operating Room at North Country have taken the certifying exam and are CNOR (Certified Operating Room Nurse) certified. In fact, 87% of the nurses in the operating room have done just that.
Try this: ask five hundred people what they believe most contributed from their childhoods to how slim or overweight they are as adults. Could they — the crowd — discover insights into eating behaviors that experts may not have considered?
SOUTH ROYALTON, VT., Feb. 10, 2014, Vermont Law School––The potential for housing policy transformation rests in understanding how proximity to other land uses and land users affects value, and is the subject of an annual lecture on planning and the law to be held at Vermont Law School on Thursday, Feb. 13. The event is free and open to the public and press.
by Anne Galloway vtdigger.org The Vermont House Agriculture and Forest Products Committee is holding a final hearing on H.586, a bill designed to improve water quality in Vermont, from 7 to 9 pm on February 13 in the House Chamber.
by Rob Roper Three years after the passage of Act 48, the law that is supposed to bring single payer healthcare to Vermont, nobody knows exactly what we’re getting ourselves into. Promises have been made to different parties with different interests that, now that the rubber is nearing the road, appear to be irreconcilable.
Female high school students in states with indoor tanning laws, particularly those with parental permission laws and age restrictions, were less likely to engage in indoor tanning compared to students in states without any laws, according to a CDC study published online by the American Journal of Public Health.
All women who undergo cesarean delivery are at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a disease that can lead to long-term complications and even death, a leading perinatal expert stated during a recent webinar hosted by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
A recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of www.storebrandformula.com found that a whopping 91 percent of moms returning to work post-childbirth cite a range of stressful factors they have to contend with – from the rising costs of childcare and juggling new responsibilities to developing feeding strategies for their child.
The Peace Corps has released the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. The University of Vermont ranks fifth this year among medium-sized colleges and universities schools, with 29 undergraduate alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data is now available for the reporting year of 2012. In Vermont, the reporting data show that overall releases of pollutants to the environment have decreased since the previous reporting year (2011).
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During a visit to Cork, a premium wine bar and specialty food establishment on Stowe Street in downtown Waterbury Monday, Governor Peter Shumlin, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, and staff from Senator Patrick Leahy’s office, Senator Bernie Sanders’ and Congressman Peter Welch’s office announced that the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has been awarded a $1 million USDA Rural Development Intermediary Relen
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffeemakers, and Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD), a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, announce the companies have reached a multiyear agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system.
CCTA has been notified by the business agent of its drivers’ union, the Teamsters Local No. 597, regarding the drivers’ response to the two settlement offers proposed by CCTA on January 29. CCTA was informed that the drivers’ did not vote on one proposal (the Factfinder Recommendation) and voted down CCTA’s Alternate Proposal.The failure to ratify the contracts could precipitate a strike.
Each year, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association (VMSMA) grants three awards to Vermonters who have shown an exceptional dedication to the Vermont maple industry. This year’s recipients were announced at the annual Vermont Farm Show on January 28th at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction, Vermont. Maple products make up one of the most important industries in the state’s economy, and the VMSMA is among the oldest agricultural institutions in the US.
The Snelling Center for Government is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the Vermont Leadership Institute Class of 2015. VLI was launched in 1995 in honor of Governor Richard Snelling, an inspiring leader and advocate for citizen participation in government.
by Tom Brown vtdigger.org A bill to ban the use of hand-held cellphones while driving is expected to emerge from the House Transportation Committee next week. The measure, H.62, has wide support on the committee, chairman Rep. Patrick Brennan, R-Colchester, said Friday.
by Anne Galloway vtdigger.org The Vermont Secretary of State wants the Legislature to move the primary election date to the first week of August. Jim Condos says the state must move the primary date up this year in order to comply with federal law.
Governor Peter Shumlin and Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD, announced Friday the implementation of a nearly $10 million federal grant to Vermont to expand early intervention and treatment for adults who are at risk for addiction. The grant will fund a five-year project to launch screening, brief intervention, referral and treatment as part of regular health care practice for patients age 18 and older.
New unemployment claims fell again last week to their lowest levels since early fall. For the week of February 1, 2014, there were 680 new, regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance in Vermont. This is a decrease of 55 from the previous week's total, and 5 more than they were a year ago.
Source: Vermont Dept of Labor
Meach Cove Farms and groSolar have completed the Limerick Road Solar, LLC, project, a 2.96 MWdc solar photovoltaic (PV) system in Shelburne, Vermont. Project design and solar engineering was performed under the direction of LW Seddon, LLC, and the installation and construction was managed by groSolar. The project is located on 15 acres of the 1,000-acre Meach Cove Farms, a certified organic farm focusing on efficiently using local natural resources.
by John Herrick vtdigger.org The Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill Thursday to regulate lakeshore development. The bill sets standards for new construction within 100 feet of the state’s shorelines and includes fees to cover the cost of administration of the law.
Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe announced today that Vermont has nominated three schools to the US Department of Education (US ED) Green Ribbon Schools program. The three nominees are Camels Hump Middle School, Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU), and Lake Region Union High School.
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) has announced $40,000 available to agricultural producers and food hubs serving institutional markets through the Local Food Market Development Grant program for 2014.
by Morgan True vtdigger.org
Lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee say they are skeptical of the Shumlin administration’s proposal to double the health care claims tax to fill a $14 million hole in the state’s health care fund.
“I’m not sure (the claims assessment tax) is the right option,” said Rep. Carolyn Branagan, R-Georgia.