‘It molded me into the type of nurse I really wanted to be’

A training program at Home Health & Hospice allowed Ryan Martin, LPN, to become a pediatric nurse.   A regional shortage of nurses is prompting local health care organizations to connect aspiring professionals like Martin with educational opportunities and hands-on patient care. From a young age, Ryan Martin knew he...

Continue Reading

Portrait of network CEO John Brumsted, MD

Statement from UVM Health Network President and CEO, John R. Brumsted, MD on Access to Care

These are unprecedented times for the UVM Health Network. After months of testing for, treating and vaccinating against COVID-19, we are seeing a new surge of cases from the highly contagious delta variant. In recent weeks, we’ve also experienced intense pressures related to abnormally high patient volumes and intense patient...

Continue Reading

Welcome back to our Adult Day Program, friends!

Greetings from our newly reopened South Burlington Adult Day Program. It’s so good to see everyone! Welcome to our returning friends and deep gratitude to our team mates who worked tirelessly to make reunions like the one pictured possible. They include: Home Health & Hospice’s Facilities’ Bob Martin and Gary...

Continue Reading

Virtual Fun Run raises $60,000 to support Respite House 

The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice completed its 2021 Virtual Fun Run recently, raising $60,000 to benefit the McClure Miller Respite House. The weeklong event, held May 7-14, included support from members of the community, Home Health & Hospice staff and volunteers, and a broad range of community partners. For...

Continue Reading

Familiy honors late mom in very special way this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day takes on special meaning for the family of Linda Murray, who spent her final days at McClure Miller Respite House last October. Linda’s children, Brenda Roberts and Norm Morrill, pictured being interviewed by WPTZ-TV, were so thankful for the care their mother received that they wanted to...

Continue Reading

Phased reopening of Adult Day Program begins June 9

South Burlington Location To Welcome Participants Next Month The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice Adult Day Program, which provides critical care and therapeutic services to the community, will reopen its South Burlington site on June 9, based on guidance from the state of Vermont. Statewide,...

Continue Reading

Physical therapist Scottie Taylor receives Janet S. Munt Award

We join the chorus of those celebrating the work of our own Scottie Taylor, pediatric rehabilitation physical therapist, who received the Janet S. Munt Prevention Award at KidSafe Collaborative‘s 32nd Outstanding Service Awards ceremony last week. The Janet S. Munt Prevention Award is presented to “an individual working to promote...

Continue Reading

Celebrating our dedicated hospice volunteers during Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week (April 18 to 24), we join organizations nationwide in celebrating volunteer service and the gifts of time and talent individuals selflessly offer in support of others. This commitment is especially valuable and heartfelt in hospice, and especially noteworthy in this time of increased need in our...

Continue Reading

Evening with the Respite House May 13 invites connection, healing

Grief and loss have touched every one of us in unique ways over the past year. Join us for conversation and reflection to deepen our understanding, find nourishment through connection, and help make room for our experiences as integral parts of ourselves. During “An Evening with the Respite House: Finding...

Continue Reading

237 COVID-19 shots and counting delivered to homebound patients

Vaccinating homebound patients requires a high degree of precision, explains Gretchen Bates, vice president of Clinical Operations, who is leading efforts to inoculate eligible homebound Home Health & Hospice patients against COVID-19. Because of changing weekly quantities and vaccine delivery times — and new, vaccine-eligible patients continually admitted to our...

Continue Reading