Non-urgent procedures resume across UVM Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network has begun scheduling non-urgent and elective outpatient procedures and appointments that do not require a hospital stay, beginning with those postponed to prepare for COVID-19. Timing and procedures will vary. The central focus at every location will be patient and staff safety. “People in...

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Happy Nurses Week!

They don’t wear capes, but on occasion, they do don masks these days (and in this image, thank generous bakers for their homemade donations).   No matter the garb, one thing’s consistent, no matter the time or circumstance — #NursesRock!   This #NursesWeek, we tip our hats to our team,...

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Don’t delay emergency care

Illness and injuries happen. During the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Vermont Health Network providers have discovered a concerning trend: People are delaying the care they need. Out of concern for coronavirus infection, people are deferring care, and smaller health concerns are growing into larger ones. We understand you’re concerned about...

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#ThanksHealthHeroes: Celebrating our volunteers

We can’t let April slip away without shining a light on our remarkable volunteers. Though this year’s Volunteer Month observation is considerably quieter than usual, it’s a significant milestone here — the 40th anniversary of hospice volunteering in the Champlain Valley. In fact, three volunteers from the area’s very first training course,...

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Darn Tough donates 10,000 socks to health care workers

The giving spirit seems to come easily to Vermonters. That belief was well illustrated Wednesday when a truckload of Darn Tough socks arrived at Prim Road as gifts for our team. “We manufacture one thing — socks,” explained Ric Cabot, president and chief executive officer of Northfield-based Darn Tough Vermont....

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Who is this masked woman?

Chances are when you step through the front door at our Prim Road office these days, you’ll see a familiar, albeit stylishly obscured, face. Daniele Roussel, who staffs the lobby’s reception desk, is currently serving in the unofficial but crucial role of chief mask collector, gathering hundreds of handmade face...

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Breathe in, breathe out: How to manage COVID-19 stress

By Natalie Robison and Evy Smith Nowadays, it seems the only thing people are talking about is the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Whether surfing social media or turning on the news we can’t seem to escape it. This topic brings up a lot of strong feelings of worry and anxiety. Especially as we all practice social distancing, we need...

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Hospice, home care continue during pandemic

At a time when Vermont’s health care delivery system is being tested, home health, hospice and other medically necessary services provided by The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, only two agency programs are closed — adult day...

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