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Vermont farmworkers petition ICE to stop their deportations

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 1:56pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Ten immigrant farmworkers stood in front of the U.S. Federal Building today to announce the filing of a joint petition to stop their deportations. Backed by supporters, the “Migrant Justice 10” called on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to apply federal guidelines that benefit non-citizens with a history of advocacy for labor and housing rights, and to close their deportation cases, allowing them to remain in the US.

VITL joins New England region Health Information Exchange collaboration

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 1:49pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine HealthInfoNet (Maine), The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI), and VITL (Vermont) today announced an innovative collaboration aimed at advancing interstate interoperability to improve population health and patient care in and across each of the New England communities they serve. In partnering together, the organizations aim to accomplish three primary objectives: (1) improved interoperability, (2) expanded innovation and deployment of health information services for their communities, and (3) increased operational efficiencies.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s Summer Gala raises record funds

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 7:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Summer Gala—the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation’s signature fundraising event and the region’s most elegant charity occasion—was held for the first time in 2 years on the evening of June 11 at the Hubbell Homestead in Bennington. The event hosted more than 400 people and raised more than $450,000. This is the highest amount ever raised at an SVHC event. Funds raised will support the Vision 2020 project to renovate and expand the Emergency Department and  Regional Cancer Center.

Porter Board of Trustees seeks two new members

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 6:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The UVMHN-Porter Medical Center is inviting community members to apply for two upcoming openings on its Board of Trustees. The new members will replace outgoing Trustees who will reach the end of their term in September of 2022. The 19-member Board of Trustees is responsible for representing Porter Medical Center as a member of the UVM Health Network. Trustees are also responsible for overseeing Porter Medical Center to ensure it fulfills its mission and serves the needs of our community.

Rutland Regional receives Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 5:09am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Rutland Regional Medical Center announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2022 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction places Rutland Regional among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading marketplace that connects people with the right doctor and hospital. For this annual analysis, Healthgrades evaluated 3,173 hospitals that submitted at least 75 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from July 2020 to March 2021. Of those hospitals evaluated, 399 hospitals outperformed their peers—based on their patients’ responses—to achieve this award.

CVMC opens orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Waterbury Center

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 4:26am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) has opened a second location in Waterbury Center to increase the community’s access to world-class orthopedic and sports medicine from our highly skilled doctors. The new practice, located off VT-100N, near the Cabot Annex, opened on June 1. It provides an alternative to the Berlin location for residents in the Mad River Valley, Waterbury and Stowe and the surrounding areas. J.P. Begly, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at CVMC and a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team Volunteer Physician, will care for patients at the facility. Sara Graves, MD, MS, also an orthopedic surgeon, is also offering care, along with Orthopedic Physician Assistant Helen Hollenbach, PA-C.

Medical Matters Weekly hosts chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 3:54am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, is the board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the next guest on Medical Matters Weekly. Viewers are invited to tune in at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). 

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta wins Red Sox grants addressing mental health in New England

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 3:54am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Camp Ta-Kum-Ta last Wednesday night received the $10,000 first-place award in Vermont as part of the 8th Annual IMPACT Awards, a joint initiative of the Red Sox Foundation and the Ruderman Family Foundation, which for the third consecutive year is continuing its mission to support organizations that have demonstrated a deep impact in raising awareness and improving the mental health outcomes in their community. One of 18 winners across six states in New England, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families free of charge.

NVRH honors providers and supports local nonprofits

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 3:36am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In honor of the quality care and compassion of its providers, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) is donating $500 to H.O.P.E. and $500 to Umbrella, inc. NVRH, which decided to donate the funds as part of National Doctors’ Day, is proud to support local nonprofits and their missions to improve the lives of their community members. H.O.P.E. is a private, nonprofit agency that helps families and individuals with life's basic needs. H.O.P.E is not affiliated with any religious organization or agency, and to fund its mission, operates a thrift store in Lyndonville.

VNAHSR partners with Pajama Program to help children get better sleep

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 3:27am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region is pleased to partner with Pajama Program, a national nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine and healthy sleep to help children thrive. Pajama Program donated 110 sets of pajamas and age-appropriate books for children who receive nurse home visits in either Strong Families Vermont or Children’s Integrated Services.  Both of these programs are part of the agency’s Maternal Child Health division, which provides various services from prenatal education through early childhood.

Lake Champlain Chamber’s Leadership Champlain graduates 34th cohort

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 3:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The 34th cohort of the Lake Champlain Chamber’s Leadership Champlain program celebrated their graduation at Main Street Landing last week. Every year since 1988, Leadership Champlain has brought together a group of mid-career professionals who are interested in deepening their connections to Vermont, building their leadership skills and profile, and making an impact in their community.

Deerfield Valley event raises $9,000 for Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Tue, 06/21/2022 - 2:20am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Richard Caplan of Deerfield Valley Real Estate met with Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) President and CEO Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, to present the proceeds of a fundraising event held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at The Hermitage Club in Wilmington, VT. The event was sponsored by Caplan and his wife Laurie of Deerfield Valley Real Estate and by Richard Messina, founder, president and CEO of The Benchmark Company, an investment banking firm based in New York City, and his wife and Pam Brocius.