Hospice Liaison Kelly Fridinger answers questions about care

Please join us in welcoming Kelly Fridinger, RN, to the role of hospice liaison. Kelly oriented with liaison Sue Thibault, RN, to continue supporting seamless transitions of care from the The University of Vermont Medical Center inpatient setting to UVM Health Network – Home Health & Hospice.    In addition...

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Join virtual Fun Run to raise funds for compassionate end-of-life care

So much is changing these days, including our annual 5K Fun Run & Walk, a cherished tradition that raises crucial funds for end-of-life care at McClure Miller Respite House. In response to COVID-19, this year’s event looks very different — it’ll be held virtually to keep participants and our community...

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Learn how to receive needed care while staying safe at home

For a number of years, video visits have brought convenient, safe, secure care to our patients right at home. Telehealth or eHealth, as it’s known, has grown significantly in response to COVID-19.   Learn how you or your loved one can receive needed care while staying safe at home: https://www.uvmhomehealth.org/telehealth-visits/...

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Adjusting to the ‘new normal’

As restrictions on staying home relax, people may feel a growing temptation to return to their pre-pandemic lives. This temptation may be further amplified by the season’s warmer weather and an increased opportunity to gather socially outdoors. However, as Vermont Commissioner of Health Mark Levine, MD, said during a recent...

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A statement from President Judy Peterson

The past two weeks have been filled with enormous pain and anguish surrounding the brutal killing of George Floyd. Floyd is the latest of too many African Americans who have lost their lives to systemic racism. It is wrong, and it is beyond time that we all speak up. Even...

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Please join us in welcoming our newest health care heroes!

Please join us in celebrating the newest members of our team, embarking upon their nursing careers this week! Pictured with Hospice and Palliative Nurse Educator Chelsea Chalfant (in yellow), are, from left, Ashley Wells, Isabel (Izzy) Taylor, Sierra Gempka and Mara Dowd. Each recently received her bachelor’s degree in nursing...

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Happy #WorldMilkDay2020, and big thanks #DFAMilk!

Dairy farming is a cherished tradition here in Vermont. So is neighbors helping neighbors, and we witnessed the phenomenon first-hand today. To celebrate the United Nations‘ #WorldMilkDay, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) gifted Home Health & Hospice with several cases of yogurt as thanks “for your dedication and commitment to our neighbors and...

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May is Stroke Awareness Month: With stroke, seconds count 

Fear and worry have likely gripped all of us in one way or another during this pandemic. Some fear is good — it guides us to make safe choices to ensure our health — but sometimes that same fear can disrupt healthy behaviors. As health care professionals, we’re always concerned...

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Timely expert advice on dining out, public beaches and hugs

As our communities gradually reopen, we find ourselves asking, “What is safe?” To address some of these concerns and answer your questions about socializing and leaving home, we spoke with UVM Health Network infectious disease expert Tim Lahey, MD. Catch the interview here.

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Get the care you need. We’re ready, safe and open for you.

We and our colleagues across The University of Vermont Health Network — the providers you know and trust — are here to safely and conveniently deliver the same high-quality care you have come to rely upon. We’re delivering that care in person and, increasingly when appropriate, through video and telephone...

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