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UVM professor wins $1.8 million grant from Conrad Hilton Foundation

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Conrad N Hilton Foundation has awarded a three-year, $1.8 million grant to James J Hudziak, a professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, to determine if the UVM Wellness Environment, or WE, in concert with a health promotion and disease prevention app he developed will promote wellness among college students, in the process reducing their use of alcohol and other drugs.

Bank of Bennington celebrates 100th anniversary with $25,000 donation to Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:12am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Bank of Bennington presented a $25,000 donation to Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) last week at the bank’s flagship location at 155 North Street in Bennington. The funds, given in celebration of the bank’s centennial year, are dedicated to the creation of several interactive, child-friendly waiting areas within the health system.

Seventh Generation marks 3 millionth diaper donation to GOOD+ Foundation

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 5:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Seventh Generation, a leading household, baby and personal care company and pioneer in the environmentally conscious products space, is partnering for the third consecutive year with the GOOD+ Foundation to break the cycle of family poverty through the power of donated goods and services. This year, Seventh Generation reached the milestone of more than three million diapers donated to GOOD+ Foundation to benefit families in need.

Tick questions answered at special presentation in Manchester July 27

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to the Vermont Department of Health, tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in Vermont. In an effort to address the many tick-related questions clinicians from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) have partnered with Keith Michl, MD, to offer a special presentation: What You Need to Know about Tick-Borne Illness: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  The talk is scheduled for 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27 at the Manchester Community Library in Manchester, VT.

36th Annual Prouty raises more than $3 million for cancer research and patient services at D-H

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 4:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine More than 4,000 cyclists, walkers, rowers, and golfers and 1,200 volunteers gathered in Hanover today for The 36th Annual Prouty, northern New England’s largest charity fundraiser. Each year on the second weekend in July people from all over the country join together for this event, fighting cancer while spending the day in an activity that promotes their own health. Despite a lunchtime storm burst, spirits remained high as participants walked or cycled through neighborhoods and roads in New Hampshire and Vermont, rowed on the Connecticut River, or took to the links at the Hanover Country Club.

BMH partners with Vermont Foodbank

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:49am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Foodbank will partner with Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to deliver healthy fruits and vegetables via the VeggieVanGo, a mobile food pantry program. The partnership will extend the resources delivered through the hospital’s Community Health Team (CHT), a department comprised of experts in nutrition, behavioral health, diabetes, and social work.  The CHT provides care coordination, prevention, and management of chronic health conditions for community members.

Ethan Allen Residence celebrates Lift Up & Shout Out

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:38am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine When Ethan Allen Residence started their fundraising campaign to install a much-needed elevator at their holistic residential care facility in Burlington's North End neighborhood, the task felt overwhelming. After many years of hard work and patience from staff, residents, and the surrounding neighborhood, the elevator installation was finished this spring.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital to serve as distribution point for Vermont Foodbank's VeggieVanGo

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In an effort to help one in four Vermonters who are living with hunger, Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) in Windsor will support a community nutrition program by providing a location where the Vermont Foodbank’s VeggieVanGo mobile nutrition unit can distribute free fresh produce for those in need. The program begins July 11.

Healing Needles sew comfort among terminally ill patients and families

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On the first Wednesday of the month, a lively group of volunteer knitters gathers at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin to knit together, share patterns and ideas, and be reminded of the reason they do what they do. CVMC chaplain Priscilla Minkin stops in to share stories of how the items they donate to the hospital and Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing change the lives of the people who receive them, as well as the hospital staff members who distribute them.

Back On Track opens new location

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:07am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Rutland Chamber recently held a ribbon cutting at the new, expanded location of Back On Track Physical Therapy, 365 US Route 4 East in Rutland Town. Back On Track Physical Therapy offers private treatment rooms, as well as, a welcoming gym area with state of the art equipment. Back On Track provides manual therapy, functional training for strengthening, flexibility and balance, work hardening programs, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation; as well as individualized fitness programs for post rehabilitation and more. 

New women’s health focus for Gifford’s Twin River Health Center

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 2:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Dr Ellamarie Russo-DeMara has moved full time to Gifford’s Twin River Health Center, where she will focus on providing comprehensive women's health services. A board certified OB/GYN since 1990, and at Gifford since 2005, she became the first menopause practitioner in Vermont in 2011. Dr. Russo-DeMara provides routine gynecological care, contraception, and menopause consultation and treatment. She will continue to offer genetic testing and counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the Twin River office.