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At the Hospitals: Aug. 30, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Geisel Name Surgery Chair Lebanon — Dr. Sandra L. Wong, the William W. Coon Professor of Surgical Oncology and associate chairwoman of clinical affairs at the University of Michigan Health System, has been named chairwoman of surgery and senior vice president of the surgical service line at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and chairwoman of surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Her term begins Oct. 26. Wong will oversee 13 specialty sections within the Department of Surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, taking responsibility for all aspects of research, education and clinical operations, Dartmouth-Hitchcock said in a news release. She will also be responsible for …

Dates Set for Vermont River Cleanups

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Activities marking Vermont’s River Cleanup Month are being scheduled for September, and volunteers are needed to help out. Watersheds United Vermont, a network of local watershed groups, is working with American Rivers and the Connecticut River Watershed Council to coordinate the statewide effort. Locally, the cleanups include two on Sept. 12. The first is scheduled for at 8 a.m. at Springfield Shopping Plaza …

Hanover Nursing Home Ranks in Lowest Tier After Inspection

Friday, August 14, 2015

Hanover — An area nursing home that changed ownership 14 months ago was recently cited by state inspectors for several deficiencies in patient care, including a failure to provide eating assistance to a patient with dementia who lost 23 pounds. The citations contributed to Hanover Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center’s ranking for health inspections on the lowest tier of an official list of …

Volunteers Sought for River Cleanups

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Volunteers are needed for cleanup activities next month across Vermont. The state legislature has designated September “River Cleanup Month.” Watersheds United Vermont, a network of local watershed groups, is working with American Rivers and the Connecticut River Watershed Council to mobilize volunteers. In 2014, more than 700 volunteers …

Mt. Ascutney Projects Break-Even for 2016 Budget

Monday, August 3, 2015

Windsor — After two straight years of losing money in its health care operations, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is projecting that in its upcoming fiscal year it will break even in its core business — but only just barely. In a July 1 letter and budget …

Business Notes: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Several Upper Valley farms are set to participate in Vermont’s Open Farm Week. From Monday through Aug. 9, more than 100 farms across the state will be open for tours, tastings and educational activities. The event is sponsored …

At the Hospitals: Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Opens New Acute Rehabilitation Center Windsor — The new acute inpatient rehabilitation center at Mt. Ascutney Hospital has opened its doors to patients. The 10-bed facility includes a simulation kitchen, transitional apartment, therapeutic workshop, space …

How Guite Built, Changed VTel

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Over the years, the Vermont Telephone Co., a privately owned telecommunications company that was acquired 21 years ago in a buyout led by former Wall Street executive Michel Guite, has proven itself willing to challenge …

Mark Alan Schoff

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Mark Alan Schoff, 51, of Springfield passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 9:20 a.m. after a month long battle resulting from an unexplained cardiac arrest on June 15, 2015. Mark was born March 12, 1964, in Springfield. Mark graduated from Springfield High …

Sheila (Kathy) Fenwick

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Villages, Fla. — Sheila (Kathy) Fenwick, 67, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, after a brief illness under the care of the Villages Hospice House. Kathy was born Nov. 10, 1947, in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of the late Raymond and Martha Prinsen. She grew up …

At the Hospitals: July 5, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Focus Group Participants Sought For End-of-Life Care Study Springfield, Vt. — Focus groups participants are needed to help with a statewide study of Vermonter’s experiences with end-of-life care. The study is being led by the Visiting Nurse and …

Exploring the ‘Cool Science’

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Comfortable temperatures and, with luck, some vacation time, make summer the perfect season to get out and enjoy the sunshine. But don’t forget life after the sun goes down. Star parties and viewings at local observatories offer a …

New HCRS CEO Also Has Deferred Compensation Package

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont, in the wake of controversy about the deferred compensation package it arranged for longtime and now former Chief Executive Judith Hayward, is salting away money for her successor. Disclosure earlier this year that Hayward had collected $686,000 …