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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Opens Nominations for 2016 Vision Awards

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 1:16pm -- katie

Vermont Business Magazine - Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) seeks nominations for the 2016 SVHC Vision Awards. These awards recognize one physician and one community member whose ideas and hard work improve health in Southwestern Vermont and the surrounding area. The Vision Awards were first presented in September 2010.

Intuit assists Vermont taxpayers to amend returns

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:16am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Intuit Inc (Nasdaq: INTU) is contacting some Vermont taxpayers who may have inadvertently underpaid their state income tax. The outreach effort, being done in conjunction with the state’s Department of Taxes, follows the discovery of an error in the company’s TurboTax® and ProSeries® software that caused some taxpayers and tax professionals to file an incorrect state tax return and underpay taxes owed. The state has said that about $2 million overall is due.

HCRS adds SallyAnn Silfies to board

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 9:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), Vermont’s second largest community mental-health agency, announced today that it has elected SallyAnn Silfies to its Board of Directors. The agency will look to Silfies for unique perspectives based on her decade of service as an HCRS employee. Silfies worked for 10 years in the agency’s Children, Youth, and Families program, from which she retired in 2013. She currently serves as Pastor of the Greater Hartford United Church of Christ in Hartford, Vermont.

Harvard neuroanesthesiologist Maktabi appointed Chair of Anesthesiology at UVM

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 6:23am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Frederick C Morin III, MD, and University of Vermont Medical Group President and CEO Claude Deschamps, MD, have announced the appointment of Mazen A Maktabi, MBBCh, as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and health care service chief of anesthesiology at the UVM Medical Center, effective August 1, 2016.

Vermont celebrates 50th anniversary of Emergency Medical Services

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine When Dorothy and George Cook became active Emergency Medical Service providers, the EMS system that Vermonters now routinely depend on had only been developed less than 10 years earlier. Now, more than 40 years later, the two founding members of the Morristown EMS - who still volunteer for night shifts - will be honored by their peers with the first-ever Vermont Emergency Medical Services Lifetime Award.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center named one of '100 Great Hospitals in America'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), based in Lebanon, NH, has again been named to the annual list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” as compiled by the health care industry publication Becker's Hospital Review. Hospitals included on the Becker’s list are home to many medical and scientific breakthroughs, provide best-in-class patient care and are stalwarts of their communities, serving as academic hubs. DHMC joins Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Stanford Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital on the Becker’s list.

SVHC Foundation celebrates Dine to Your Heart’s Delight success

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:23am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 2nd annual SVHC Foundation Dine to Your Heart’s Delight—a week-long “shop local” week, $10,000 Save a Heart Cash Raffle, and upscale dance party—raised more than $17,000 for heart health programs and education at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, based in Bennington. Twenty local businesses participated in the event by donating a portion of their proceeds from the week of April 1-8.

Agency of Agriculture files RAPs for water quality standards

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:45pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On Friday, May 13, 2016, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) filed the Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs) Proposed Rule with the Vermont Secretary of State. This filing represents the start of the formal rulemaking process during which the public will continue to consider the strengthening of agricultural water quality standards for Vermont farms. A public comment period on the Proposed Rule will be open until July 7, 2016, with five public hearings on the Proposed Rule scheduled for the end of June.

Phoenix Books acquires Misty Valley Books in Chester

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:18pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The owners of Phoenix Books, an independent bookstore with locations in Essex, Burlington and Rutland, have purchased Chester's Misty Valley Books. Michael DeSanto and Renee Reiner met with Lynne and Bill Reed - who bought the Chester landmark in 2001 - for the closing this morning. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "Twenty-one years ago," says Reiner, "as Mike and I embarked on this adventure, we considered buying Misty Valley Books from the original owners, Dwight Currie and Michael Kohlmann. So it feels like we've come full circle.

CSJ honors graduates at 57th commencement

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:00pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Sixty-two students passed across the stage at the College of St Joseph’s 57th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15. CSJ President Dr Richard Lloyd conferred degrees upon the graduates. Academic Dean Dr Jonas Prida led the processional. Rutland City Chief of Police Brian Kilcullen addressed students, their families, and faculty and staff in attendance, speaking of the importance of dreams, of giving back to the community, and the value of hard work.

Governor Shumlin highlights 3rd annual Vermont Career Connections event May 19

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 2:41pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As Vermont colleges prepare to send off graduating classes, Governor Peter Shumlin is reminding graduates of the excellent employment opportunities in Vermont by highlighting the 3rd Annual Vermont Career Connections recruitment event, which will have 60 great employers with hundreds of open positions. Organized by the Vermont Recruiters Association and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the event will connect vibrant local companies with talented job seekers.