Professional tips to avoid the flu

From Meredith King, RN, BSN, infection prevention coordinator at our partner organization, The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital. Health care workers are on the front lines during flu season. But we don’t follow any secret formula to avoid getting sick. In fact, our go-to ways of...

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What to know about flu if you have asthma

Another flu season is here. A seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect against it and any potentially serious complications. Immunity can take up to two weeks to develop after getting the vaccine, so getting your flu shot and helping to protect your friends, family and loved ones...

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Why you and your family need a flu shot

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can result in severe illness, hospitalization or even death. If you’re still not convinced, consider these facts. Is flu really that bad? Flu kills. A total of 143 pediatric deaths were reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during...

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Generous matching gift DOUBLES donations through Dec. 31

Bob and Holly Miller (REM Development Co., LLC) cherish hospice’s ability to support patients and loved ones at the end of life, and they’re committed to making hospice services available to all seeking them. That’s why they’ve generously offered to match contributions to support the McClure Miller Respite House, dollar-for-dollar...

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VNA Announces New Name

Colchester, VT–October 9, 2018 — The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties has changed its name to The University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice. The new name and brand identity signify a formal affiliation with The University of Vermont Health Network, which began on...

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McClure Miller UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Respite House Opens

On a bright and beautiful day, community members and friends of the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice gathered outside the front door of the new McClure Miller UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Respite House in Colchester to celebrate the opening of the hospice residence. This new 21-room...

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McClure Miller UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Respite House to Open in Colchester

The UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA) will cut the ceremonial ribbon and open the doors to the new McClure Miller UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice Respite House on Monday, September 12, 2016. The ribbon cutting celebrates completion of the...

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Vermont Hospice Study Summary of Findings Released

In Vermont, hospice use is particularly low. National Medicare hospice utilization trend data through 2012 indicated that Vermonters were less likely to use hospice services than residents of other states, and they used fewer days of care. To explore more deeply why the hospice use rate in Vermont is among...

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