Vermont Business Magazine LendingTree, the nation's leading online loan marketplace, today released its report comparing mortgage rates by state. California is lowest at 4.74%. New York is highest at 4.96%. Vermont is at 4.87% (38th). New Hampshire is 23rd at 4.84%.
Vermont Business Magazine Today, Patrick McKee, President & CEO at Wake Robin in Shelburne announced that he will be retiring from his position by Labor Day 2019. McKee has served as President and CEO of the non-profit, Lifecare Community since May 2014. During McKee’s tenure at Wake Robin, he has overseen the development and management of the Maple Expansion Project, which includes construction of a new apartment building, an expanded community center, and expansion and updates to the Linden Health Center.
by Dustin A Degree The Legislature’s Next Generation Commission was asked to “develop a plan to encourage Vermonters to live and work in Vermont.” Six months later, it reported that “Vermont faces critical demographic shifts” and we must “implement bold strategies immediately if it is to retain its economic vitality…”It noted finding skilled workers to fill available jobs will become more difficult for employers, hurting our economy and our ability to support vital public services and invest in our priorities.
Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Lisa Hango as Representative for the Franklin-5 district serving Highgate, Franklin, Berkshire, and Richford in the House of Representatives. Hango, a Republican, will serve the two-seat district along with Representative Charen Fegard (D). Hango, a resident of Berkshire, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Joshua Aldrich, also a Republican.
Vermont Business Magazine Gifford Health Care seeks applicants for the 2019 Philip D. Levesque Memorial Community Award, a $1,000 grant given annually to a local organization involved in the arts, health, community development, education, or the environment. The Gifford Board of Trustees established the award in 1994 in memory of Levesque, Gifford’s beloved president and chief executive officer from 1973-1994.
Vermont Business Magazine Alpine Telehealth, a new Brattleboro, Vermont company, aims to tackle the ongoing crisis in the mental health system in Vermont using telemedicine to provide remote access to mental health treatment. Telemedicine is the practice of remote diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions video-conferencing technology to remotely connect health care professionals with individuals in need of care.
by John McClaughry Last summer the Joint Fiscal Office awarded a legislatively-mandated contract to Resources for the Future, a Washington consulting firm, “to analyze the costs and benefits for Vermont of adopting and implementing policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by Vermont’s consumption of fossil fuels.”
Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) and Community Care Network – Rutland Mental Health Services today announced a new partnership that provides free caregiver counseling to family caregivers in Rutland County in 2019. The program, which will focus on reducing caregiver stress, will help participants learn and implement strategies for stress reduction, limit the physical and emotional impacts of caregiving, encourage caregivers to engage in better self-care, improve overall mental health and expand their support systems.
Vermont Business Magazine Did you know that heart disease affects one in three women? That’s one in three of our mothers, wives, aunts, sisters, and best friends. Go Red for Women Day, February 1, kicked off American Heart Month. In recognition of the risks of heart disease for women, and to support central Vermonters to make heart-healthy choices, Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) is celebrating seven CVHHH employees.
Vermont Business Magazine Copley Hospital’s Care Coordination program in the Emergency Department is attracting national attention. Three of Copley’s clinical leaders involved in launching the program were invited to speak at the American Hospital Association's 2019 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference in Arizona. The conference brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system.
Vermont Business Magazine Two longtime business partners are on a mission to help diversify the University Mall and educate the public about Vermont history with a first-of-its-kind shop and museum. Tim Camisa and Mike Rooney, both of Chittenden County, are inviting the media and public to see their latest venture, Antiques At Vermont History & Health, located at the University Mall in South Burlington. Camisa and Rooney have opened the new, 2,800-square-foot shop adjacent to Kohl’s.
Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain United Way has announced that Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) has joined the Working Bridges program and will be bringing this program to its employees. Working Bridges, a program of Green Mountain United Way, is designed to foster the shared understanding that barriers such as childcare, food insecurity and acute need for emergency financial assistance get in the way of continuous employment and derail good employees.