Helping Central Vermonters Reduce their Falls Risk

In Vermont, it’s more than the autumn leaves that fall. Every year, more than 125 Vermonters die, and 20,000 visit the emergency department, because of a fall. 90% of these individuals are 65 years and older. According to Tanya Wells, Injury Prevention Chief for the Vermont Department of Health, several...

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2019 Public Flu Clinic Schedule Available

Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu… Protect Yourself and Your Family from Getting Sick! Did you know that tens of millions of Americans get sick every year with the flu? With fall, and flu season, around the corner, it’s time to schedule your flu shot today. The flu shot...

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids Donates $15,000 to CVHHH

We are thrilled to share that we recently received a $15,000 donation from Lawson’s Finest Liquids, in Waitsfield. Every two weeks, Lawson’s Finest founders Karen and Sean Lawson (pictured above) select one organization to receive guest donations through their charitable giving program. Lawson’s doesn’t pay its taproom and brewery staff...

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CVHHH Celebrates Breastfeeding Awareness Month

This article appeared in the August 17th issue of the Times-Argus and is written by Katy Leffel, RN, CLC, Manager of our Maternal-Child Health program.  I have been the tearful mother, up alone in the dark, trying desperately to feed my newborn. I know the anxiety and frustration of a difficult...

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Mad River Rotary Grants $2,500 for Telemonitor Program

Thanks to our friends at the Mad River Valley Rotary for the generous donation of $2,500 to support our telehealth program. What are telemonitors? Telemonitors are easy-to-use, portable electronic devices installed in patients’ homes that provide daily prompts to measure and record vital signs. Information is transmitted to a nurse...

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Julie Shevlin, Hospice & Palliative Care Team Member, Honored with Scholarship

Julie Shevlin, a registered nurse and member of CVHHH’s Hospice & Palliative Care team, was recognized at the annual Madison Deane award luncheon in Burlington for winning the Betsy Gardner Scholarship. This scholarship provides financial support for nurses to attend the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) annual...

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Telemonitors: Enhancing High-Quality Care Delivery

For most of us, sending texts or emails from our phones has become the norm for personal and professional communication. Many of us also rely on hand-held devices to check our social-media accounts and pay bills. What if you could use your iPad or a similar tablet device to have...

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