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Marathon Health names Wells CEO, adds to leadership team

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 1:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Marathon Health, ranked the Number One provider of worksite health services two years running by KLAS research, today announces the appointments of Jeff Wells MD, Michael Van Atter, Mandy Berman and Matt Weissert to new senior leadership positions on the company’s executive team. These industry veterans will help drive Marathon Health’s ongoing growth and expansion efforts by delivering on the company’s core mission of improving the healthcare experience, producing health plan savings for employers and providing superior health outcomes for patients.

VDH COVID-19 Update: Two new groups can get vaccinated

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 4:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The state is opening up vaccinations this week to two more groups. The first change is that parents or primary caregivers who are caring for children with certain high-risk conditions will be eligible for vaccination starting tomorrow (Wednesday, March 31). The second change is for Vermonters who are Black, Indigenous and people of color. Beginning Thursday (April 1), ALL members of the Vermont BIPOC community 16 years of age and older – as well as their family members – will now be eligible for vaccination.

Norwich receives $2.9M federal contract for transportation simulations

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 3:40pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has been awarded a three-year $2.9 million contract from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to expand the Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Decision-Making Exercises (DECIDE) cyber training platform. DECIDE was initially developed in tandem with and transitioned to the financial services sector; this new effort will build similar simulation-based scenarios and exercises specific to the transportation sector.

Williston man charged with distribution of crack cocaine

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 3:33pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Gregory Lewis, 25, of Williston, Vermont, was arrested yesterday on charges that he distributed cocaine base in January and February of 2021. During the searches, agents seized over $20,000 of suspected drug proceeds, three handguns, a rifle, and ammunition. In a post-arrest interview, Lewis admitted to agents that during the execution of the warrant, he had flushed over 700 grams of cocaine down the toilet.

UVM medical school strong in primary and rural care education in U.S. News rankings

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 2:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine was recognized for its strength in educating future physicians in primary care and rural care in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today. The Larner College of Medicine was ranked 24th for medical education in primary care – up from 43rd in the 2021 Best Graduate Schools rankings – and tied at this rank with Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, and University of Hawaii-Manoa Burns School of Medicine.

Rebecca Foster named CEO of VEIC

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 2:01pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The VEIC Board of Directors has appointed Rebecca Foster to serve as VEIC’s new Chief Executive Officer. Foster was named interim CEO in July 2020 and has been a steadfast leader through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic over the past nine months. With more than two decades of experience in the clean energy industry, and 10 years at VEIC, she is a proven and trusted leader, dedicated to the organization’s success.

WRJVA and Vermont Guard team up for COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 16

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 1:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The White River Junction Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System and the Vermont National Guard continue their partnership for the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. On April 16th the White River Junction VA will be administering first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the Westminster Armory. This clinic will be a scheduled appointments only clinic. The Westminster Armory is centrally located between the Brattleboro, Vermont and the Keene, New Hampshire VA outpatient clinics which is why the facility is a perfect choice for the next collaborative effort for the Vermont National Guard and White River Junction VA.

Rotary Club of Middlebury makes $10,000 donation to Kick Start Middlebury

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 1:05pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Rotary Club of Middlebury has announced a $10,000 donation to Kick Start Middlebury, a pilot program spearheaded by the Better Middlebury Partnership (BMP) and other community organizations aimed at attracting new businesses to Middlebury. Launched in March, the Kick Start Middlebury program is a business recruitment tool that offers cash and business support as an incentive to open or relocate a business in Middlebury. The packages are valued at more than $15,000 and will be available to businesses chosen by an independent panel of stakeholders comprised of local business owners, community members and economic development organizations.

Senate takes next steps on proposed constitutional amendments

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:46pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today the Senate Rules committee met to take the next steps on two proposed amendments to the Vermont Constitution. The Constitution requires that, following the initial adoption of proposed changes, in the next legislative biennium a new legislature must concur with the change in order for it to move forward. In the last biennium, the legislature passed two proposed constitutional amendments: Proposal 2 seeks to clarify that slavery and indentured servitude in any form are prohibited; Proposal 5 seeks to ensure the personal reproductive liberty of every Vermonter.

UVM Medical Center awarded 5-Star Hospital award for patient safety efforts

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Patient Safety Movement Foundation presented The University of Vermont Medical Center with the Foundation’s 5-Star Hospital award for making commitments in alignment with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s evidence-based Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The APSS address patient safety challenges that hospitals face daily and offer solutions designed to help hospitals eliminate preventable harm or death.

KeyBank and Laurel Road launch digital bank for doctors

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:39pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Laurel Road, a brand of KeyBank, unveiled today Laurel Road for Doctors, a digital bank tailored to physicians and dentists with products and services designed to provide the financial help and peace of mind they need through each career stage. The goal of the new digital bank is to help ease the burden for doctors of paying down student debt, finding more balance between work and life, and planning for the future—many of whom have worked tirelessly through the COVID-19 pandemic. KeyBank has branches across Vermont.

Battery system powers Vermont State House during recent severe storm

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:14pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Several weeks ago GMP unveiled its pioneering back-up power system at the Vermont State House, designed to keep critical systems running during an outage. The Samsung Mega E2 battery system in the basement got its first chance at proving its capabilities when the State House power kicked off last Friday due to a major storm. The backup system performed successfully, powering the critical building safety systems selected by the state to be tied to the auxiliary power – systems like fire suppression pumps, and elevators.