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At the Hospitals: Oct. 20, 2013

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Family Nurse Practitioner Joins Valley Regional

Claremont — Curtis Harvie, a family nurse practitioner, has joined Valley Regional’s pediatrics practice in Claremont.

Harvie holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Norwich University and a master’s degree in nursing from Indiana State University.

His previous experience includes service as a flight nurse in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and as an intensive care unit nurse at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Free Balance Clinics Offered In Windsor and Woodstock

Windsor — Free balance clinics in Windsor and Woodstock this fall will offer screenings for adults over age 65. The clinics, sponsored by Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, are set for Oct. 24, from 1-3 p.m. at Support and Services at Home in Old Windsor Village and Nov. 19, from 1-3 p.m. at the Thompson Senior Center.

Licensed physical therapists from Mt. Ascutney Hospital will provide brief balance screenings and recommendations based on the results. To register, contact Denise Dupuis at 802-674-2700.

The events are part of National Physical Therapy awareness month and the Vermont chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association’s annual campaign to reduce the risk of falls. During October, the Vermont APTA will offer free balance screening events throughout the state for adults over 65.

Hartland Pediatrician Joins Mt. Ascutney Hospital

Windsor — Dr. Kimberly Aakre, of Hartland, has joined the Pediatrics Department at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center.

Aakre earned her medical degree from University of Wisconsin Medical School. From 2002 to 2011, she worked with the Vermont Department of Health’s Child Development Clinics for children with special health needs. Before that, she was a primary care pediatrician with Springfield (Vt.) Pediatric Network for six years.

Lebanon Center Honored

Lebanon — The Lebanon Center Genesis HealthCare rehabilitation staff recently received an award for excellence in customer service from Genesis Rehab Services in Kennett Square, Pa. The rehabilitation team was honored for the volume of positive feedback they have received, in the form of letters from family and patients, the center said in a recent news release.

The center has a short stay transitional care unit specializing in orthopedic recovery and provides inpatient therapy, including occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy.

— Compiled by Aimee Caruso