Scott Fleishman joins Gifford, wins Emmy

Vermont Business Magazine When Scott Fleishman joined Gifford Health Care in Randolph this month as a communications specialist, he brought with him several major accomplishments from 20 years in the broadcasting industry. However, last weekend Fleishman achieved a first-time honor that rivals his other achievements. He won a New England Emmy for Human Interest reporting.

“It was a complete surprise,” Fleishman said. “It’s a goal I’ve been chasing for a very long time, so to finally win one after more than a dozen nominations, is just completely satisfying.”

Scott Fleishman, Gifford Health Care

Fleishman spent 11 years as a sports and news reporter at WCAX-TV in Burlington before leaving in mid-June. Prior to that, Fleishman worked four years as a sports reporter at KMTR-TV in Eugene, Oregon. During that time, he’s won Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow awards for his reporting. Fleishman’s story of a UPS delivery driver surprising an autistic student in Jericho with various gear from UPS, beat out several other strong Emmy nominees from various stations across New England.

It’s Fleishman’s knack for personal storytelling and ability to perform multiple roles, that makes him a perfect fit for the Gifford marketing team. He’ll be writing and using video to chronicle the patients, staff and services that make Gifford the community’s choice for health care in central Vermont.

“I can’t thank Gifford Health Care enough for allowing me the opportunity to join the team and do what I do best,” Fleishman said.

You can watch Fleishman’s New England Emmy winning story here: https://www.wcax.com/2020/10/30/jericho-teen-gets-special-delivery-from-ups/

For more information about primary care at Gifford, visit https://giffordhealthcare.org/service/primary-care/

Reminder during COVID-19: All Gifford clinics are open. We encourage patients to schedule and keep their medical appointments. It is vital that we continue to provide care and treat members of our community so that medical conditions do not escalate. If a patient does not have a mask upon arrival for an appointment, Gifford will provide one. For more information about COVID-19 and answers to frequently asked questions, visit giffordhealthcare.org/coronavirus-covid-19, cdc.gov or healthvermont.gov.

Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph and Rochester, and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; a day care; an adult day program; 49-unit independent living facility, and 30-bed Menig Nursing Home which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.

Source: RANDOLPH, Vt., June 28, 2021—Gifford