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Orthopedic surgeon Schneiderbauer to join 'Medical Matters Weekly'

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 12:19pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson, a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show, will feature Orthopedic Surgeon Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD, as a guest on its April 21 show. Dr Schneiderbauer leads the Orthopedics Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) in Bennington. The two will discuss local innovations in orthopedic care during the pandemic, including the practice’s launch of the same-day surgery program for total joint replacements.

Consolidated rolls out new fiber to 5,000 residents in Montpelier and Brattleboro

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 10:50am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, recently completed the first 5,000 network upgrades in Brattleboro and Montpelier as part of the company’s five-year plan to expand its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. Consolidated’s plan is to upgrade 50,000 passings in Vermont to symmetrical gigabit fiber this year.

Vermont Senate GOP disapproves of House's vote on military retirement taxation

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 8:19am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Senate Republican Caucus released a statement Monday night objecting to a House action that did not fully eliminate the tax on military retirement income. Governor Scott and Lieutenant Governor Gray also penned a co-bylined piece Monday urging the Legislature fully eliminate the tax. They said that fully eliminating this tax is not only about honoring our veterans for their service and sacrifice, but also about growing our workforce and increasing diversity in our state.

CVHHH, Good Samaritan Haven, & People’s Health & Wellness Clinic collaborate to offer free COVID surveillance tests to homeless Central Vermonters

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 6:59am -- Denise Sortor

Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH), Good Samaritan Haven, and People’s Health & Wellness Clinic (PHWC) are collaborating to offer free COVID-19 surveillance testing to homeless and displaced Central Vermonters. Tests are available through mid-April at pop-up sites at eight Central Vermont locations, including motels where individuals are being temporarily housed during the pandemic and at Good Samaritan Haven in Barre.

HCRS announces new patient portal

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 5:54am -- tim

Providing Individuals They Support with 24/7 Online Access to Health Information

Vermont Business Magazine Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s non-profit community mental-health agency, announced today that they have implemented a new patient portal. The online portal provides the individuals they support with access to enter and obtain their own health information, communicate with their HCRS provider, schedule appointments, and ultimately better manage their health.

McClaughry: How government expands, and liberty contracts

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 4:53am -- tim

by John McClaughry A bill making its way through the Vermont legislature offers yet another example of government’s steady march toward regulating more of our economy and our lives. The bill (H157) aims to establish state control over contractors who do residential construction. The bill’s lead sponsor is Rep. Scott Campbell (D-St Johnsbury). On April 6 the House advanced the bill on a vote of 97 to 52 and sent it to the Senate.

Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday in St Johnsbury

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 3:57am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine In an effort to reduce prescription drug misuse and related overdose deaths, community partners will team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and with assistance from the St Johnsbury Police Department and the Caledonia Sheriff, to host a Take-Back Day from 10 am – 2 pm on April 24 at two local sites: the Caledonia County Sheriff Department (970 Memorial Dr, St Johnsbury) and the St Johnsbury Police Department (1187 Main St #1, St Johnsbury).

7-Eleven invites Vermont, Northeastern customers to donate to food banks in April

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 3:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine 7–Eleven, Inc, the premier name in convenience-retailing, will collect and donate non-perishable food items during the month of April for local communities throughout the Northeastern United States. 7-Eleven is encouraging customers in the participating states to donate shelf-stable food items to their local participating 7-Eleven store. Donations will be divided between five Feeding America member food banks in the Northeast.

SaVida Health for opioid and alcohol addiction opening in Brattleboro

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 3:29am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine SaVida Health, a leader in outpatient medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder, is opening a new treatment center in Brattleboro. SaVida offers comprehensive, evidenced based services designed to meet a person's unique needs. In addition to prescribing FDA-approved medications like Suboxone and Vivitrol during scheduled weekly, biweekly or monthly visits, SaVida's licensed professionals also offer psych med management, counseling, and case management.

Philanthropy-backed accelerator advances cancer therapies

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 3:11am -- tim

​Vermont Business Magazine Three teams of Dartmouth researchers have been selected to receive the first awards from the Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer. A philanthropy-funded initiative, the Accelerator was launched in 2020 by Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship to bring new cancer treatments to patients more quickly. So far, it has raised $3.3 million in philanthropic gifts and seeks to hit $5 million by June.

Waterbury hotel included in launch of 'Red Vest Accessible' as disability-friendly

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 3:04am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Best Western Plus Waterbury-Stowe of Waterbury has received the Red Vest Accessible designation in recognition of its efforts to offer a welcoming, accessible facility for those with a disability, its commitment to public access rights for legitimate Service Dog teams as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and its ability to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of ADA regulations. The designation was presented by NEADS World Class Service Dogs, a leading, nationally recognized Service Dog organization.