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Devon Green: A State House divided…

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 5:45am -- tim

by Devon Green, VP of Government Relations, VAHHS Late last week, the House overwhelmingly voted to return in person today with exemptions for those who request it. The Senate will continue to work remotely. How will this hybrid legislating work? What will happen to all of the non-legislator denizens? Will this allow more or less transparency and access? Stay tuned!

CCV/BMH partnership addresses healthcare workforce shortage

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 4:39am -- tim

by Katie Keszey, Community College of Vermont The next group of College to Career Program students will begin classes later this month, launching their accelerated journey to becoming medical assistants at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The program, developed in 2016, pairs classroom learning at CCV-Brattleboro with clinical training at the Hospital. In just one semester, students get the education and training they need to begin a career in healthcare.

Medical Matters Weekly welcomes 'Journaling for Health' expert Lynda Monk

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 4:18am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson welcomes Lynda Monk, RSW, at noon on January 19. Monk is a registered social worker, an expert in journaling for health and director of the International Association for Journal Writing.

UVM blood disorders expert honored as Inaugural Early Career Green and Gold Professor of Medicine

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 4:01am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In a ceremony held January 12, 2021, an outstanding early career physician-scientist in the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine, Diego Adrianzen Herrera, M.D., was invested as the inaugural holder of the Early Career Green and Gold Professor of Medicine. Adrianzen Herrera, an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, member of the UVM Cancer Center, and pipeline investigator of the Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health, was selected for this two-year appointment by a Department of Medicine committee headed by Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor and vice chair for emerging researchers. 
 

SVMC offers tool for sending meals to front-line staff

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 3:50am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge the community and front line clinical teams and employees at Southwestern Vermont Healthcare (SVHC), the SVHC Foundation has heard many requests from members of the public regarding how they can help. In response to this outpouring of concern, the SVHC Foundation has redeployed the Meal Train as a way citizens can show their support. Interested supporters can visit https://mealtrain.com/v1w8yz to purchase a meal for as few as two staff members or as many as 30.

VMS Foundation welcomes 2022 Physician Executive Leadership cohort

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 3:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation (VMSERF) has announced the 2022 cohort of the Physician Executive Leadership Institute Foundational Course, which commences remotely this January. The VMSERF leadership course is offered in partnership with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership and Lumunos Clinician Well-Being Services. Perhaps more than ever before, physicians and PAs are being asked to step up and skillfully lead rapid change throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Every clinician is being called upon to bring their leadership skills and management styles to the forefront to ensure the best outcomes for Vermont patients.

Vermont Adaptive honors 2021 Volunteers of the Year

Tue, 01/18/2022 - 3:17am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine More than 400 highly-trained volunteer instructors make Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports’ mission of empowering individuals with disabilities possible. Out of a dedicated pool of volunteers, Vermont Adaptive program coordinators recognized this year’s three Volunteers of the Year at off-snow trainings this fall, which were held virtually due to the pandemic. Julie Kaye, of Hinesburg, Kevin Maichen, of Killington, and Rob Galloway, of Richmond, were named 2021 Volunteers of the Year.

6,500 acres of forestland protected in Central Vermont

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 2:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation have conserved more than 6,500 acres of working forest in central Vermont. With funding from the USDA Forest Service through the Forest Legacy Program, the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has purchased conservation easements for two large parcels of forestland from the land trust, which currently owns the properties. The large expanse of forestland is known as “Worcester Woods” and spans both sides of Route 12 in Worcester and Elmore.

Tieman: Troubling talks at the GMCB and a State House hybrid session continues

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 1:56pm -- tim

by Jeff Tieman, CEO, Vermont Association of Hospitals & Health Systems There is no other state that regulates hospitals as completely as the Green Mountain Care Board does in Vermont. Accountability and oversight matter, so effective regulation can protect consumers and health care providers. Unfortunately, our regulator has lost its connection to reality and reason.

VSP investigates fatal fire in Sheldon

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 1:55pm -- tim

Vermont State Police On January 16, 2022, at approximately 8:00 AM the Sheldon Fire Department was dispatched to 718 Sweet Hollow Road for a reported structure fire.  When firefighters arrived, they discovered heavy fire coming from the building located to the east of the residence.  During the overhaul of the fire scene, firefighters discovered human remains within the structure. The investigation determined the victim of the fire was the property owner, 69-year-old Larry Gregoire of Sheldon. 

Vermont gasoline prices unchanged, average $3.35

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont gasoline prices are unchanged this week at $3.35 per gallon. Burlington gas prices also are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.37/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 100 stations in Burlington. Vermont gas prices are 0.7 cents from a month ago and up $1.006 from last year. Gas prices in Burlington are 1.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 99.9 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.

Burlington winter parking ban in effect

Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine A winter PARKING BAN will go into effect for most of Burlington tonight at 10pm. With extremely cold temperatures later this week, crews will be working to clear the sidewalks and roads of snow and ice through the night. Public Works encourages you to check 802-658-SNOW for updates or keep your eye on the snow ban lights. The public is also encouraged to sign up for text/email notifications through VT-Alert. Sign up at burlingtonvt.gov/btv-alerts. Bans are always called by 3PM. 

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