Fletcher Allen Health All Feeds http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/ Classes and Events from Fletcher Allen Health Care en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:55:31 -0400 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:55:31 -0400 <![CDATA[I Can't Recall: Memory and the Impact of Neurological Disorders]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-12-02 William Pendlebury, MD, Pathology and Neurological Sciences at Fletcher Allen Health Care6:00-7:30pmCarpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM CampusPlenty of free parking is available]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0400 memory_and_how_it_is_impacted_by_neurological_conditions_2014-12-02_1 <![CDATA[Free Hip &amp; Knee Health Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-19 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 free_hip__knee_health_class_2014-11-19_2 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Powerful Tools for Caregivers]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-13 Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. (Limit of 10 participants)
By: Wendy Bombard, RN, and Carrie Shamel, MSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, Medical Center CampusCOST: A donation of $30 (cost of book) will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.]]>
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_powerful_tools_for_caregivers_2014-11-13_3
<![CDATA[Winter Season Sports Night [4-4:30 pm time slot]]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-13 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 winter_season_sports_night_4-430_pm_time_slot_2014-11-13_4 <![CDATA[Winter Season Sports Night [4:30-5 pm time slot]]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-13 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 winter_season_sports_night_430-5_pm_time_slot_2014-11-13_5 <![CDATA[Winter Season Sports Night [5-5:30 pm time slot]]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-13 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 winter_season_sports_night_5-530_pm_time_slot_2014-11-13_6 <![CDATA[Winter Season Sports Night [5:30-6 pm time slot]]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-13 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 winter_season_sports_night_530-6_pm_time_slot_2014-11-13_7 <![CDATA[Winter Season Sports Night [6 pm lecture with Dr. James Slauterbeck and Dr. Nathan Endres]]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-13 much more! Winter athletes of all ages are welcome to gather
information, get screenings and listen to lectures from our Sports
Medicine physicians. Get all the details at
FletcherAllen.org/sportsnight WHAT: A free educational evening to learn more about preparing for winter sports, injury prevention, and much more!WHEN: Thursday, November 13th from 4 - 6 p.m. (choose a 30-minute time slot)Lecture with Dr. James Slauterbeck and Dr. Nathan Endres at 6 p.m.WHERE: Orthopedic Specialty Center, 192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403]]>
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 winter_season_sports_night_6_pm_lecture_with_dr_james_slaute_2014-11-13_8
<![CDATA[Free Hip &amp; Knee Health Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-12 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 free_hip__knee_health_class_2014-11-12_9 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Powerful Tools for Caregivers]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-06 Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. (Limit of 10 participants)
By: Wendy Bombard, RN, and Carrie Shamel, MSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, Medical Center CampusCOST: A donation of $30 (cost of book) will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.]]>
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_powerful_tools_for_caregivers_2014-11-06_10
<![CDATA[Not Too High, Not Too Low: Keeping Blood Pressure in Check]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-11-04 With more than 67 million American adults living with high blood pressure &ndash; and only 47 percent effectively controlling their disorder &ndash; gaining a clear understanding of this major risk factor for heart disease and stroke is critical. Hear about the evolutionary physiology of blood pressure, the key mechanisms that regulate blood pressure, and how to diagnose and treat this largely asymptomatic condition according to the most recent guidelines.Alan Segal, MD, Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care
6:00-7:30pmCarpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM CampusPlenty of free parking is available]]>
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0400 hypertension_2014-11-04_11
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Powerful Tools for Caregivers]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-30 Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. (Limit of 10 participants)
By: Wendy Bombard, RN, and Carrie Shamel, MSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, Medical Center CampusCOST: A donation of $30 (cost of book) will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.]]>
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_powerful_tools_for_caregivers_2014-10-30_12
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Final Class in the Series (Colchester)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-29 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_final__2014-10-29_13 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Women's Self Defense Program - Level 2]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-27 The Safety Team&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Self Defense Program teaches simple, powerful and effective personal protection strategies that are easy to understand and remember. Participants learn how to recognize predatory behavior before it becomes a threat, to diffuse it verbally, if possible, and to apply effective physical self-defense techniques, if necessary. Taught for women by women. All fitness levels welcome! No prior experience required!
Level 2 &ndash; Review and practice additional responses to potential attacks including stance work, strikes and evasive moves.
By: The Safety Team, Inc.
TIME: 6:00-8:00pmPLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center CampusCOST: $30 for each level]]>
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_womens_self_defense_program_2014-10-27_14
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Diabetes: Final Class in the Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-27 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_diabetes_final_class_5_in_2014-10-27_15 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Migraine Isn't Headache. What Is it?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-22 By: Robert E. Shapiro, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_migraine_isnt_headache_what_is_it_2014-10-22_16
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 5 in a Series of 6 Classes (Colchester)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-22 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-10-22_17 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Women's Self Defense Program - Level 1]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-20 The Safety Team&rsquo;s Women&rsquo;s Self Defense Program teaches simple, powerful and effective personal protection strategies that are easy to understand and remember. Participants learn how to recognize predatory behavior before it becomes a threat, to diffuse it verbally, if possible, and to apply effective physical self-defense techniques, if necessary. Taught for women by women. All fitness levels welcome! No prior experience required!
Level 1 &ndash; Learn practical, powerful and effective responses to common attacks.
Level 2 &ndash; Review and practice additional responses to potential attacks including stance work, strikes and evasive moves.
By: The Safety Team, Inc.
WHEN: Level 1 - Monday, October 20&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Level 2 - Monday October 27TIME: 6:00-8:00pmPLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center CampusCOST: $30 for each level]]>
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_womens_self_defense_program_2014-10-20_18
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Diabetes: Class 5 in a Series of Six Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-20 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_diabetes_class_5_in_a_ser_2014-10-20_19 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Health Care Named as Leader in Healthcare Equality Index]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-17 Contact: Mike Noble
Marketing and Communications
802-847-2886
BURLINGTON VT - Fletcher Allen Health Care has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index 2014, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country&rsquo;s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Fletcher Allen earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare.
This is the second year on a row that the organization has been recognized in this manner.
Sandra Felis, R.N., chief operating officer and chief nursing officer, stated, "Fletcher Allen seeks to provide high-quality health care to every person who comes to us for care, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. This is the culmination of years of work to meet this criteria and this award reflects well on our staff."
Fletcher Allen was one of a select group of 426 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members.
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2014, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen's mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center - providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.]]>
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_health_care_named_as_leader_in_healthcare_equ_2014-10-17_20
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Powerful Tools for Caregivers]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-16 Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. (Limit of 10 participants)
By: Wendy Bombard, RN, and Carrie Shamel, MSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, Medical Center CampusCOST: A donation of $30 (cost of book) will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.]]>
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_powerful_tools_for_caregivers_2014-10-16_21
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 4 in a Series of 6 Classes (Colchester)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-15 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-10-15_22 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Final Class in the Series (Burlington)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-14 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_final__2014-10-14_23 <![CDATA[World Thrombosis Day: ABC's of DVT Program - Raising Awareness of Blood Clots]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-13 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 world_thrombosis_day__abcs_of_dvt_program_-_raising_awarenes_2014-10-13_24 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Diabetes: Class 4 in a Series of Six Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-13 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_diabetes_class_4_in_a_ser_2014-10-13_25 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Powerful Tools for Caregivers]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-09 Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. (Limit of 10 participants)
By: Wendy Bombard, RN, and Carrie Shamel, MSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, Medical Center CampusCOST: A donation of $30 (cost of book) will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.]]>
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_powerful_tools_for_caregivers_2014-10-09_26
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-09 DATE: Six Thursdays from September 4 through October 9
TIME: 4:00-8:00pm (light meal provided)
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT
Click "register here" button to sign up, or call 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org with questions.]]>
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-10-09_27
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 3 in a Series of 6 Classes (Colchester)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-08 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-10-08_28 <![CDATA[No Sugar Added: How to Reduce Health Risks and Keep Life Sweet]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-07 Recent research shows that sugar consumption and cardiovascular disease are linked. Learn about the sources of added sugars in the American diet, the health consequences of high sugar consumption, the role of non-nutritive sweeteners, and policy initiatives to decrease sugar intake from a national American Heart Association nutrition committee chair and spokesperson.Rachel Johnson, PhD, MPH, RD, Food &amp; Nutrition Sciences and Peditrics at Fletcher Allen Health Care
6:00-7:30pmCarpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM CampusPlenty of free parking is available]]>
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 sugar_and_its_impact_on_health_2014-10-07_29
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 5 in a Series of Six Classes (Burlington)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-07 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-10-07_30 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Diabetes: Class 3 in a Series of Six Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-06 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_diabetes_class_3_in_a_ser_2014-10-06_31 <![CDATA[Cardiac Rehabilitation 30th Anniversary Celebration]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-06 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehabilitation_30th_anniversary_celebration_2014-10-06_32 <![CDATA[Healthsource: The Impact of Epilepsy on Families]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-02 By: Audrey Butler, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont
TIME: 6:30-8:00pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_the_impact_of_epilepsy_on_families_2014-10-02_33
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Powerful Tools for Caregivers]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-02 Caring for a family member or a loved one can be challenging. As a family caregiver, you may experience increased stress and often feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care for themselves. (Limit of 10 participants)
By: Wendy Bombard, RN, and Carrie Shamel, MSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, Medical Center CampusCOST: A donation of $30 (cost of book) will help defray costs. A donation is not required to attend.]]>
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_powerful_tools_for_caregivers_2014-10-02_34
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-02 DATE: Six Thursdays from September 4 through October 9
TIME: 4:00-8:00pm (light meal provided)
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT
Click&nbsp;"register here" button&nbsp;to sign up, or call 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org with questions.]]>
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-10-02_35
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 2 in a Series of 6 Classes (Colchester)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-01 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-10-01_36 <![CDATA[Leveraging Telehealth to Achieve the Triple Aim]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-10-01 Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) Regional Conference
WHEN: Wed, Oct 1, 2014TIME: 8:00 AM&ndash;4:00 PMWHERE: Sheraton Burlington Hotel &amp; Conference Center, Burlington, VT
Click here for Conference Details
To Register: Call 207-622-7566, X225 or Email DLouder@mcdph.org]]>
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 leveraging_telehealth_to_achieve_the_triple_aim_2014-10-01_37
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 4 in a Series of Six Classes (Burlington)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-30 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-09-30_38 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Seeks Approval to Build New Inpatient Building]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-29 Building would contain 128 single-bed inpatient rooms
Estimated cost of $187.7M to be confirmed in November
Occupancy anticipated in September 2018

BURLINGTON, VT - Fletcher Allen Health Care filed a Certificate of Need (CON) application today with the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) seeking the Board's approval to build a 128-bed inpatient building to replace the most outdated inpatient facilities on the Medical Center Campus. The submission of this CON is part two of a three-part process, where part one was preliminary planning under the Conceptual CON issued August 2013 and part three will be the submission of final project costs in November 2014 after construction costs associated with the final design documents have been verified.
The new facilities will seek LEED certification and be consistent with contemporary hospital standards and the demands of health care reform, which call for high-quality, closely coordinated, cost-effective care.
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The preliminary cost estimate is $175 million. Additionally, the interest paid during the construction period on bonds needed to finance the project will amount to an estimated $12.7 million and must be included with the project cost, making the total amount requiring approval $187.7 million.
"I'm confident that this new facility will help us provide a better healing environment, preserve our medical center campus for its highest and best use – caring for the sickest and most complex patients in our region - and ensure appropriate regional bed capacity for our four-hospital network," said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen Partners.
"Arriving at this point has required a great deal of thoughtful deliberation from trustees, leaders, physicians, nurses and staff representing departments across the organization; design, planning and construction teams; and patients and families who participated in design groups and interviews. We've also received valuable input from and collaborated with other key stakeholders, such as the University of Vermont, the City of Burlington, and our Ward One neighbors," Brumsted continued. "Each stakeholder had a common goal: creating a patient and family-centered facility that will match the high quality of health care that our doctors, nurses and staff deliver each and every day, while enhancing efficiency and proving cost effective over time. I believe this proposal will help us achieve that goal."
The Project's specific objectives are to:
Improve quality

Begin replacement of aging inpatient facilities with a new inpatient building that is highly patient-centered, improves the quality of patient care.
Increase the number of private patient rooms to promote healing and accommodate patient families, consistent with contemporary design standards.

Only 81 of Fletcher Allen's existing 237 medical/surgical beds (30%) are located in private (single-occupancy) rooms. Current hospital design standards require private rooms for new hospital construction.
The Project will address this deficiency by replacing 128 of Fletcher Allen's existing beds with single occupancy rooms.
As a result of the Project, approximately 85-90% of Fletcher Allen's medical/surgical beds will be in single-occupancy rooms and Fletcher Allen's most outdated inpatient rooms in Shepardson North will be replaced.

Ensure appropriate regional bed capacity

Meet community needs for inpatient care with an appropriate number of beds, based upon:

An assessment of existing regional inpatient bed capacity, including existing inpatient facilities of Fletcher Allen and its affiliated hospitals in Fletcher Allen Partners;
Careful consideration of health reform goals and ongoing initiatives of Fletcher Allen Partners to reduce inpatient bed utilization through collaborative regional planning efforts

Accomplish these objectives within available financial resources

Assure that the Project is

Financially feasible;
Within the debt capacity of Fletcher Allen Partners, while maintaining strong "A" credit rating.

Minimize the financial impact on patients by

Assuring that hospital rates and charges resulting from the Project will not adversely affect patients and their payers.
Adding incremental annual operating expenses of approximately $16.1 million upon occupancy in FY 2019 or approximately 1.5% of Fletcher Allen's projected overall operating annual operating budget.
Having Fletcher Allen Partners continue to undertake aggressive system-wide efforts to reduce operating costs and offset Project-related incremental costs

Project Plan and Scope
With these objectives, the Fletcher Allen proposes construction of a seven-story inpatient building with approximately 180,000 sq. ft. on the west side of Fletcher Allen's Main Campus above the existing Emergency Department parking lot with four floors of 32 single-occupancy, medical-surgical rooms for a total of 128 inpatient rooms. Two of the remaining floors would be mechanical space. The first floor would house a new entrance and parking for the Emergency Department.
The Project would not involve any increase in the number of Fletcher Allen's inpatient beds. The approximate number of existing staffed beds (447) would initially be maintained. Flexibility would also be preserved to reduce beds in the future as health reform initiatives succeed in reducing inpatient utilization. The Project also does not involve the introduction of any new services.
Timetable
It will take approximately 38 months for design and construction after the Certificate of Need is issued. Assuming prior issuance of a Certificate of Need and all other necessary permits, construction would begin in May 2015 and the new building would be occupied in September, 2018.]]>
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_seeks_approval_to_build_new_inpatient_buildin_2014-09-29_39
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Evening Yoga]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-29 By: Geri Ann Higgins, Certified Yoga Teacher, Fully Present
TIME: 6:15-7:30pmPLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus]]>
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_evening_yoga_2014-09-29_40
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Diabetes: Class 2 in a Series of Six Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-29 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_diabetes_class_2_in_a_ser_2014-09-29_41 <![CDATA[Dr. Merrily Kuhn presents &quot;Optimal Health: Overcoming the Effects of Chronic Medical Treatment&quot;]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-25 ebdfund@gmail.com or 802-434-3979Come and learn how to build your body during and after cancer treatment or other serious medical conditions.&nbsp; Dr. Kuhn will discuss how probiotics, "super" foods,&nbsp; anti-oxidants, and supplements can help rebuild your body, as antibiotics, chemotherapy and/or treatments deplete your body.&nbsp; She will touch upon inflammatory foods, leaky gut issues, and glucose intolerance.Merrily A. Kuhn, PhD, Nd, Rn has over 40 years of experience in the field of education and critical care nursing&nbsp; She is currently Education Director at Educational Services.]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 dr_merrily_kuhn_presents_optimal_health_overcoming_the_effec_2014-09-25_42 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) With The Power of Food]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-25 By: Emily Piazza, MS, RD, CD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_treating_irritable_bowel_syndrome_ibs_with_the__2014-09-25_43
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-25 DATE: Six Thursdays from September 4 through October 9
TIME: 4:00-8:00pm (light meal provided)
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT
Click "register here" button to sign up, or call 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org with questions.]]>
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-09-25_44
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Health Care Names New President and Chief Operating Officer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-25 &nbsp;
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it has appointed&nbsp;&nbsp; Eileen Whalen, M.H.A., R.N., to the position of president and chief operating officer effective early 2015.&nbsp; The appointment was made following a national search.
Whalen will report to John Brumsted, M.D., who will retain the position of chief executive officer at Fletcher Allen as well as his position as president and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Partners, the four-hospital integrated health network serving Vermont and northern New York. Whalen&rsquo;s position combines the role of president with that of the chief operating officer.
&ldquo;Eileen brings considerable experience both as a nurse and senior health care administrator to Fletcher Allen,&rdquo; said Dr. Brumsted.&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;For the past two-and-a-half years, I have had joint responsibility for leading both Fletcher Allen and Fletcher Allen Partners. As Partners grows in complexity I need to turn my focus more towards leading the network. I am placing the oversight of Fletcher Allen Health Care in good hands.
&ldquo;I&rsquo;m especially pleased,&rdquo; Dr. Brumsted continued, &ldquo;that we will have a highly-qualified clinical team led by Eileen, a nationally-recognized trauma nurse, and our UVM Medical Group President, Claude Deschamps, M.D., a prominent surgeon, guiding the day-to-day operations and business functions of our academic medical center.&rdquo;
&ldquo;My husband and I are looking forward to our move to Burlington and I am excited to be joining the talented team at Fletcher Allen,&rdquo; stated Whalen. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m looking forward to leading an organization that is so well-positioned to thrive in this rapidly-changing health care environment.&rdquo;
Whalen has more than 35 years of experience in health care. She comes to Fletcher Allen from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, where she served as the chief executive.&nbsp; Harborview is the largest public hospital in the State of Washington and an academic medical center part of the UW Medicine Network. Harborview is nationally known for trauma care and serves as the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center for the states of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
Prior to taking the position at Harborview, she served as executive vice president at the University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ. Whalen has also held numerous leadership positions in trauma, emergency and critical care services. She is a nationally recognized trauma systems expert and a founding member and past president of the Society of Trauma Nurses. Whalen also served as editor, Journal of Trauma Nursing from 1993-2006.
Whalen is a graduate of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY, where she received a Bachelor&rsquo;s of Science in Nursing. She also holds a Master in Health and Hospital Administration degree from Chapman University, Sacramento, CA.
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. ]]>
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_health_care_names_new_president_and_chief_ope_2014-09-25_45
<![CDATA[Major Donations Spur Project to Enhance Mother and Newborn Experience at Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-25 &nbsp;
Highlights&bull;&nbsp;Fletcher Allen Auxiliary &amp; Ronald McDonald House Give $325,000 &bull;&nbsp;Donations will fund new nursery and &ldquo;boarder&rdquo; rooms
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Two community organizations with long histories of charitable support for&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care have donated a combined $325,000 to help build modern facilities for the more than 2,000 mothers and newborns who are cared for at the hospital each year. A $250,000 donation from the Fletcher Allen Auxiliary will be dedicated to building a new nursery, and a $75,000 gift from Ronald McDonald House Charities will fund three &ldquo;boarder&rdquo; rooms for use by discharged mothers whose babies have to stay in the hospital.
The current &ldquo;Mother Baby Unit&rdquo; is located in facilities that are 50-70 years old and contain small rooms, most of which have two beds.&nbsp; In the new space, 28 beds in 25 larger rooms will dramatically reduce double occupancy, and provide more space for care givers, patients and families.&nbsp; Other benefits include:
&bull;&nbsp;A quieter environment&bull;&nbsp;Private bathrooms&bull;&nbsp;Patients can stay in their rooms for minor procedures&bull;&nbsp;Rooms have an extra bed for overnight stays by a support person
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very grateful to the Auxiliary and Ronald McDonald House for their generous support of this much needed project,&rdquo; said Ira Bernstein, M.D., John van Sicklen Maeck professor and chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. &ldquo;New mothers and babies have always received first rate care at Fletcher Allen, and now we will be able to provide that care in a modern, comfortable space that promotes healing and meets the latest health care guidelines.&rdquo;&nbsp;
&ldquo;The Fletcher Allen Auxiliary is proud to pledge $250,000 to the Mother Baby project.&nbsp; We feel this donation will assist in meeting the goal of the new space - making the birth of each child a family event that includes generations,&rdquo; said Jeanne Pizii, president of the Auxiliary.
The Ronald McDonald House currently supports Fletcher Allen patients by providing a place to live for parents and families whose children are being treated at Vermont Children's Hospital.&nbsp; The Ronald McDonald House Charities also provide &ldquo;The Family Room&rdquo; in the pediatric unit where family members can shower, do laundry, use the computer, or eat food that is provided."We've been seeking an opportunity to enhance our support of the hospital and we feel privileged to help make this critically needed space available for the families of our region," said Monica Smith, president of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington.&nbsp; "This donation is perfectly aligned with our mission.&nbsp; We'd like to thank the McDonald's restaurant customers for providing the funds for this contribution by donating to the canisters in the restaurants in our region."For more information on the Mother Baby Project, and to learn how you can donate to it, visit this website or call (802) 847-2887
Multimedia Resources Watch a short video explaining the project.Listen to this podcast interview with nurse manager Khristin Vroegop, RNRead this blog by nurse manager Khristin Vroegop, RN
About the Fletcher Allen AuxiliaryThe Fletcher Allen Auxiliary is made up of 200 members from the community who support the mission of Fletcher Allen through financial contributions and the provision of services for our patients, their families and our staff. The Auxiliary administers a variety of programs and entities that support Fletcher Allen, including the Fletcher Allen gift shops, Replays Resale Shop in South Burlington, and other programs such as baby car seats, teddy bears for children in the emergency department and various fundraisers and special events. The Auxiliary is the largest outright donor to the Hospital and supports health care initiatives and services across the organization.
About Ronald McDonald HouseRonald McDonald House Charities of Burlington, Vermont is a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children seeking treatment at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care.&nbsp; It is our aim to be a refuge for families experiencing the stress and anguish of their loved one's illness.&nbsp; Whether for a short stay, or for weeks at a time, we provide families with the comforts of home as well as the support of our dedicated staff and volunteers.
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 major_donations_spur_project_to_enhance_mother_and_newborn_e_2014-09-25_46
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: A Free Series of 6 Classes (Colchester)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-24 SelfManagement@vtmednet.org OR CALL (802) 847-2278
WHEN: Wednesdays, September 24 through October 29TIME: 2:00-4:30pmPLACE: Holy Cross Senior Housing, Colchester, VT
Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]>
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_a_free_2014-09-24_47
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 3 in a Series of Six Classes (Burlington)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-23 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-09-23_48 <![CDATA[Cholesterol Screenings]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-23 TIME: 9:00am&ndash;1:00pmPLACE: Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106, BurlingtonCOST: $21 per participant; $18 for people over 62.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 cholesterol_screenings_2014-09-23_49 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Diabetes: A Free Series of Six Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-22 SelfManagement@vtmednet.org OR CALL (802) 847-2278
WHEN: Mondays, September 22 through October 27TIME: 5:30-8:00pm (light meal provided)PLACE: Blue Cross Blue Shield Wellness Center, Blue Mall Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT
Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]>
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_2014-09-22_50
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Balanced Movement For a Better Run]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-18 By: Jason Wolsteholme, DC, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer
TIME: 5:30-7:00pmPLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus]]>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_balanced_movement_for_a_better_run_2014-09-18_51
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-18 DATE: Six Thursdays from September 4 through October 9
TIME: 4:00-8:00pm (light meal provided)
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT
Click "register here" register button&nbsp; to sign up, or call 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org with questions.]]>
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-09-18_52
<![CDATA[Moody&acirc;€™s Upgrades Fletcher Allen Health Care's Bond Rating to &acirc;€˜A3&acirc;€™; Outlook Stable]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-17 https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-upgrades-Fletcher-Allen-Health-Care-VT-to-A3-Outlook--PR_308663About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 moodys_upgrades_fletcher_allen_health_cares_bond_rating_to_a_2014-09-17_53 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: Class 2 in a Series of Six Classes (Burlington)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-16 Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_class__2014-09-16_54 <![CDATA[Healthsource: How Palliative Care and Hospice Help You Live Better]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-15 By: Nancy Carlson, RN, BSN, and Tom Paquette, LICSW, Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_how_palliative_care_and_hospice_help_you_live_b_2014-09-15_55
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-11 DATE: Six Thursdays from September 4 through October 9
TIME: 4:00-8:00pm (light meal provided)
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT
Click&nbsp;"register&nbsp;here" button above&nbsp;to sign up, or call 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org with questions.]]>
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-09-11_56
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Living with Alzheimer's For The Late Stage Caregiver]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-10 By: Jessie Cornell, MSW, Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer&rsquo;s Association
TIME: 6:00-8:00pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_living_with_alzheimers_for_the_late_stage_careg_2014-09-10_57
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions: A Free Series of Six Classes (Burlington)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-09 SelfManagement@vtmednet.org OR CALL (802) 847-2278
WHEN: Tuesdays, September 9 through October 14TIME: 9:15-11:45amPLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, VT
Healthier Living WorkshopsThese highly participative workshops empower adults living with any ongoing condition, including arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes with practical tools to reduce symptoms, effectively manage their own health, and live life to the fullest.]]>
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_a_free_2014-09-09_58
<![CDATA[Care For Congo 5K]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-06 Want to help rebuild an entire nation in just one morning? Join two local non-profits in their mission to ship desperately needed medical supplies and equipment donated from Vermont hospitals to the Democratic Republic of Congo to aid women and children who are victims of sexual violence rebuild their lives. These valuable supplies are not only being diverted from our waste stream, but will provide aid for victimized women and children who would otherwise not have access to health care.
High school and college students: $15 (race day: $20)
Adults: $20 (race day $25)
Children under 12: $10
Run or walk this fun and scenic 5k through the woods at St. Michael's College. Check in starts at 8 am and race starts at 9 am. Please arrive no later than 8:30 for registration. Refreshments supplied at the finish and PRIZES for top male and female finishers!
Click here to register]]>
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 care_for_congo_5k_2014-09-06_59
<![CDATA[WRAP:Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-04 DATE: Six Thursdays from September 4 through October 9
TIME: 4:00-8:00pm (light meal provided)
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, VT
Click&nbsp;"register&nbsp;here" button above&nbsp;to sign up, or call 847-2278 or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org with questions.]]>
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrapyour_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-09-04_60
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Introduction to Small-Batch Vegetable Fermentation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-03 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_introduction_to_small-batch_vegetable_fermentat_2014-09-03_61 <![CDATA[Too Hip to Hop: Understanding Knee and Hip Replacement]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-09-02 More than 700,000 total knee replacements and over 300,000 hip replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Review the mechanical and molecular activities that lead to the osteoarthritis underlying severe joint degeneration. Learn how orthopaedic surgeons treat this condition with joint replacement, and about the science and safety of minimally-invasive surgical techniques.
David Halsey, MD, Orthopaedics &amp; Rehabilitation at Fletcher Allen Health Care6:00-7:30pmCarpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM CampusPlenty of free parking is available]]>
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 the_science_and_treatment_of_hip_and_knee_replacement_2014-09-02_62
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-28 Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: &nbsp;A Free series of six classes.
Are&nbsp;you or someone you know living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or&nbsp;ongoing pain? Learn to manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life&nbsp;with this free workshop. Learn techniques for getting a good night's sleep, managing stress,&nbsp;healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;You can feel better! Family members and care supporters are welcome.
When: Six Thursdays, 9:30-12:00, July 24 through August 28
Where: Given Health Clinic, 353 Blair Park Road, Williston
Register&nbsp;today or email us at&nbsp;selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_conditions_2014-08-28_63
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-28 If you experience anxiety, burn-out, depression, grief, difficult relationships, mental health diagnosis, or substance abuse, you are not alone. A WRAP plan can help you keep yourself well and feel better in difficult times. FREE!
DATE: Six Thursdays fromJuly 31 through September 11 (no class 9/4)
TIME: 4:00pm-8:00pm
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue Burlington
Register today, or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-08-28_64
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-27 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-08-27_65
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-21 Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: &nbsp;A Free series of six classes.
Are&nbsp;you or someone you know living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or&nbsp;ongoing pain? Learn to manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life&nbsp;with this free workshop. Learn techniques for getting a good night's sleep, managing stress,&nbsp;healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;You can feel better! Family members and care supporters are welcome.
When: Six Thursdays, 9:30-12:00, July 24 through August 28
Where: Given Health Clinic, 353 Blair Park Road, Williston
Register&nbsp;today or email us at&nbsp;selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_conditions_2014-08-21_66
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-21 Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: &nbsp;A Free series of six classes.
Are&nbsp;you or someone you know living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or&nbsp;ongoing pain? Learn to manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life&nbsp;with this free workshop. Learn techniques for getting a good night's sleep, managing stress,&nbsp;healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;You can feel better! Family members and care supporters are welcome.
When: Six Thursdays, 9:30-12:00, July 24 through August 28
Where: Given Health Clinic, 353 Blair Park Road, Williston
Register&nbsp;today or email us at&nbsp;selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_conditions_2014-08-21_67
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-21 If you experience anxiety, burn-out, depression, grief, difficult relationships, mental health diagnosis, or substance abuse, you are not alone. A WRAP plan can help you keep yourself well and feel better in difficult times. FREE!
DATE: Six Thursdays fromJuly 31 through September 11 (no class 9/4)
TIME: 4:00pm-8:00pm
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue Burlington
Register today, or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-08-21_68
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-20 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-08-20_69
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen One of 78 Hospitals in the Nation to Meet Stage 2 Federal Requirements for Electronic Health Records]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-19
Meets quality, safety and efficiency Standards
One of only 78 hospitals to meet Stage 2 standards to date
Stage 3 standards due in 2018

BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen announced that it has met the electronic medical record (EMR) system Stage 2 requirements for quality, safety and efficiency that were developed by the federal government&rsquo;s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).&nbsp; These standards, part of the CMS Meaningful Use program, help hospitals focus on aspects of EHR implementation deemed most important by CMS, namely those that improve patient safety, quality of care and health system efficiency.Meaningful Use is a multi-year government incentive program created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to encourage health care providers across the country to make the switch to electronic health records. Fletcher Allen was in the first wave of hospitals recognized for successfully meeting the program&rsquo;s Stage 1 requirements in early 2012.&ldquo;This recognition is another major milestone in the history of our EMR project and reflects the hard work of many people throughout Fletcher Allen,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen Partners.&nbsp; &ldquo;It speaks well to the quality of our system and the effort made by both providers and technical staff alike that we are among the very few medical centers to achieve this recognition.&rdquo;The $57.2 million project received Certificate of Need approval from the state in March 2008. The first part of the installation was completed and operational in the pharmacy in early May 2009.&nbsp; The system was operational throughout all of Fletcher Allen on schedule and on budget by the end of 2010.CMS recognized that by installing and meaningfully using an EMR system, health care providers would reap benefits such as improved patient safety and clinical outcomes through reduction in errors, improved availability of records and data, reminders and alerts, clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation. The meaningful use incentive program helped health care providers to focus on specific uses that would be of most benefit to patients.Stage 3, the final stage in the Meaningful Use program, will become effective in 2018 to encourage health care providers to fully develop and integrate their EMR systems.About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_one_of_78_hospitals_in_the_nation_to_meet_sta_2014-08-19_70
<![CDATA[Golf Tournament Raises $138,000 to Support Patient Care at Vermont Children&acirc;€™s Hospital]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-15 http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 golf_tournament_raises_138000_to_support_patient_care_at_ver_2014-08-15_71 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-14 Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: &nbsp;A Free series of six classes.
Are&nbsp;you or someone you know living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or&nbsp;ongoing pain? Learn to manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life&nbsp;with this free workshop. Learn techniques for getting a good night's sleep, managing stress,&nbsp;healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;You can feel better! Family members and care supporters are welcome.
When: Six Thursdays, 9:30-12:00, July 24 through August 28
Where: Given Health Clinic, 353 Blair Park Road, Williston
Register&nbsp;today or email us at&nbsp;selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_conditions_2014-08-14_72
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-14 If you experience anxiety, burn-out, depression, grief, difficult relationships, mental health diagnosis, or substance abuse, you are not alone. A WRAP plan can help you keep yourself well and feel better in difficult times. FREE!
DATE: Six Thursdays fromJuly 31 through September 11 (no class 9/4)
TIME: 4:00pm-8:00pm
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue Burlington
Register today, or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-08-14_73
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-13 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-08-13_74
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-07 If you experience anxiety, burn-out, depression, grief, difficult relationships, mental health diagnosis, or substance abuse, you are not alone. A WRAP plan can help you keep yourself well and feel better in difficult times. FREE!
DATE: Six Thursdays fromJuly 31 through September 11 (no class 9/4)
TIME: 4:00pm-8:00pm
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue Burlington
Register today, or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-08-07_75
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-08-06 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-08-06_76
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-31 Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: &nbsp;A Free series of six classes.
Are&nbsp;you or someone you know living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or&nbsp;ongoing pain? Learn to manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life&nbsp;with this free workshop. Learn techniques for getting a good night's sleep, managing stress,&nbsp;healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;You can feel better! Family members and care supporters are welcome.
When: Six Thursdays, 9:30-12:00, July 24 through August 28
Where: Given Health Clinic, 353 Blair Park Road, Williston
Register&nbsp;today or email us at&nbsp;selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_conditions_2014-07-31_77
<![CDATA[WRAP: Your Wellness Recovery Action Plan]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-31 If you experience anxiety, burn-out, depression, grief, difficult relationships, mental health diagnosis, or substance abuse, you are not alone. A WRAP plan can help you keep yourself well and feel better in difficult times. FREE!
DATE: Six Thursdays fromJuly 31 through September 11 (no class 9/4)
TIME: 4:00pm-8:00pm
PLACE: Community Health Improvement 128 Lakeside Avenue Burlington
Register today, or email selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 wrap_your_wellness_recovery_action_plan_2014-07-31_78
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-30 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-07-30_79
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-30 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-07-30_80
<![CDATA[Groundbreaking Heart Valve Procedure Tested at Fletcher Allen/UVM Approved by FDA and Added to National Cardiology Guidelines]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-24 CONTACTS:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jennifer Nachbur&nbsp;&nbsp;UVM College of Medicine&nbsp;&nbsp;(802) 656-7875
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; A procedure tested during a clinical trial at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont to replace heart valves using catheters instead of open heart surgery has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for use in two categories of patients. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have also added Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) to their guidelines.
Patients from Vermont and northern New York with failing heart valves who could not tolerate open heart surgery &ndash; the current standard of care for valve replacement &ndash; or who were at &ldquo;high risk&rdquo; for complications or death during surgery were among the first in the country to receive this groundbreaking treatment as part of the Medtronic CoreValve&reg; U.S. Pivotal Trial in 2012.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen/UVM was one of only 45 sites in trial, which produced these results:

TAVR was proven to be safe and effective in inoperable patients
TAVR was found to be superior to surgical aortic valve replacement in high risk patients (those with at least a 15 percent risk of mortality or serious complications within 30 days of surgery).
Mortality was cut in half in inoperable patients

Severe narrowing of the aortic valve can lead to chest pain, shortness of breath and death due to heart failure. Thirty percent of patients diagnosed with this condition are not eligible for surgery and there are no other successful treatment options, leading to a mortality rate of 50 percent within one year of diagnosis. In addition to the significant drop in mortality for inoperable patients undergoing TAVR (also known as TAVI), rates were reduced in high risk patients as compared to standard open heart surgery.
&ldquo;TAVR is truly a lifesaving treatment and we&rsquo;re very pleased the Fletcher Allen heart team was involved in determining its effectiveness,&rdquo; said Harry Dauerman, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Fletcher Allen and professor at the UVM College of Medicine. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great example of the value of having an academic medical center in our region &ndash; we not only have the expertise and resources to deliver the most advanced treatments, but we are also involved in developing them.&rdquo;
&ldquo;The TAVR trial demonstrates great teamwork among our interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic service, and the strong coordination we have among members of Fletcher Allen Partners (Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Hospital), as well as nearly all of the other hospitals in our region who referred patients,&rdquo; said David Schneider, M.D., director of Cardiovascular Services at Fletcher Allen Partners and professor at the UVM College of Medicine.
In addition to the FDA approvals, TAVR was recently incorporated into the valvular heart disease guidelines of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology for patients who are inoperable or high risk for surgery and would be expected to survive longer than a year after an intervention. Surgical valve replacement remains the recommended option for patients with low or intermediate surgical risk.
Fletcher Allen and UVM are currently enrolling patients in a national, randomized clinical trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of TAVR versus standard surgery in these lower risk patients. For more information on this trial, contact the Cardiology Research office at (802) 847-4746.
For more information on TAVR treatment at Fletcher Allen visit www.fletcherallen.org/TAVI
About the ProcedureDuring Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), an artificial valve is placed on a catheter and is advanced to the heart from a vessel in the leg or chest similar to what happens when inserting a stent. When the new valve is released, it pushes the diseased valve out of the way and begins functioning immediately. Benefits over open heart surgery include quicker recovery time. Visit here for more details.]]>
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 groundbreaking_heart_valve_procedure_tested_at_fletcher_alle_2014-07-24_81
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-24 Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: &nbsp;A Free series of six classes.
Are&nbsp;you or someone you know living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or&nbsp;ongoing pain? Learn to manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life&nbsp;with this free workshop. Learn techniques for getting a good night's sleep, managing stress,&nbsp;healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;You can feel better! Family members and care supporters are welcome.
When: Six Thursdays, 9:30-12:00, July 24 through August 28
Where: Given Health Clinic, 353 Blair Park Road, Williston
Register&nbsp;today or email us at&nbsp;selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_conditions_2014-07-24_82
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-24 Healthier Living with Ongoing Conditions: &nbsp;A Free series of six classes.
Are&nbsp;you or someone you know living with a chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or&nbsp;ongoing pain? Learn to manage your symptoms and improve the quality of your life&nbsp;with this free workshop. Learn techniques for getting a good night's sleep, managing stress,&nbsp;healthy eating, making informed treatment decisions&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;You can feel better! Family members and care supporters are welcome.
When: Six Thursdays, 9:30-12:00, July 24 through August 28
Where: Given Health Clinic, 353 Blair Park Road, Williston
Register&nbsp;today or email us at&nbsp;selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_conditions_2014-07-24_83
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-23 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-07-23_84
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-23 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-07-23_85
<![CDATA[A Place at the Table - Free Film Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-22 O&rsquo;Brien Community Center, 32 Mallets Bay Ave. Winooski VT
Discussion and light refreshments will be served
For more information call 802-847-6534
Co-Sponsored by Fletcher Allen Health Care, Winooski Coalition for a Safe and Peaceful Community and Hunger Free Vermont]]>
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_place_at_the_table_-_free_film_screening_2014-07-22_86
<![CDATA[U.S. News &amp; World Report Names Fletcher Allen a &quot;Best Regional Hospital&quot; for 4th Consecutive Year]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-22 Highlights&bull;&nbsp; Adds to Top Ten University Hospital Ranking&bull;&nbsp; Based on success handling most difficult casesBURLINGTON, VT &ndash; For the 4th year in a row, U.S. News &amp; World Report has designated Fletcher Allen as a &ldquo;Best Regional Hospital&rdquo; after a thorough review of quality indicators and a national survey of specialists. The U.S. News rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Only 14% of the 5,000 hospitals analyzed earned Best Regional status.As part of the Fletcher Allen Health Care ranking, three specialties were selected as &ldquo;High Performing&rdquo;- Orthopedics, Gynecology and Urology - meaning the care provided is at or near the same level as that provided at top centers in the U.S.&nbsp;&nbsp; For example in Orthopedics, there have been no infections in primary knee replacements in the past 3 &frac12; years (1,481 procedures).&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very proud U.S. News continues to recognize that Fletcher Allen provides high quality care as good as can be found almost anywhere in the country,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, MD, president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care. &ldquo;Our repeated inclusion on the Best Regional Hospitals list also indicates we are achieving our goal to be a high reliability provider for the people of Vermont and northern New York.&rdquo;&ldquo;U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age,&rdquo; said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor.&nbsp; &ldquo;These medical centers should be on your list when you need the best care.&rdquo;This recognition comes on top of Fletcher Allen being ranked in the top ten of academic medical centers in the country, and #1 in patient safety, in a respected national study.Multimedia Resources:&bull;&nbsp; Video: Chief Medical Officer Stephen Leffler, MD reacts to the news.&bull;&nbsp; Blog: Chief Medical Officer Stephen Leffler, MD explains why Fletcher Allen is being recognized as a high quality provider.Methodology for Best Regional HospitalsThe Best Regional Hospital designation is awarded to hospitals which meet certain criteria and is not a comparison of hospitals in a particular region.&nbsp; More than one hospital from the same region can achieve &ldquo;Best Regional&rdquo; status.U.S. News and World Report surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals to rank the best providers in 16 adult specialties. The rankings are published in collaboration with RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C.About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 usnewsworldreportnamesfletcherallenabestregionalhospitalfor4_2014-07-22_87 <![CDATA[Fitch Upgrades Fletcher Allen Health Care's Bond Rating 'A-'. Outlook Stable.]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-18 https://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/press_releases/detail.cfm?pr_id=840296&amp;origin=homeAbout Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org&nbsp;or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fitchupgradesfletcherallenhealthcaresbondratinga-outlookstab_2014-07-18_88 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-17 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_health_conditions_2014-07-17_89 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Named a &quot;Top 25&quot; Green Hospital]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-17 Highlights&bull;&nbsp;National leadership recognized for 5th year in a row&bull;&nbsp;Spending on sustainable food is 4 times the average&bull;&nbsp;Innovative OR recycling program highlightedBURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care has received a &ldquo;Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award&rdquo; from Practice Greenhealth, (PGH) a leading national association devoted to environmentally responsible health care.This is the 5th year in a row Fletcher Allen has been selected by PGH for its top award, which recognizes health care facilities that set the highest standards for environmental practices.&nbsp; Special recognition was given this year to waste prevention and handling, sustainable food service, and leadership.Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center has implemented dozens of initiatives in the past 20 years from using &ldquo;green&rdquo; cleaning products to composting to recycling.&nbsp; 2013 highlights include:&bull;&nbsp;Increased recycling to more than 50% of the waste stream, compared to an estimated 35% at other top green hospitals.&bull;&nbsp;Reduced electricity use by more than 1 million kWh, enough to supply 144 Vermont homes for a year&bull;&nbsp;Spent nearly 60% of the total food budget on local or sustainably produced items - more than 4 times the average for U.S. hospitals.&bull;&nbsp;Pioneered recycling of sterile wrapping for operating room supplies&ldquo;We&rsquo;re very proud that our commitment to continuously improve our green performance is being recognized again by Practice Greenhealth,&rdquo; said Wes Pooler, director of Facilities Management.&ldquo;This is the result of taking small steps every day to be the most environmentally responsible organization possible, and the credit goes to our leaders and employees who enthusiastically embrace this mission,&rdquo; he added.&ldquo;This award recognizes Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s leading role as an innovator in sustainability and their deep commitment to doing right by their patients and community,&rdquo; said Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth.Multimedia ResourcesFor more on Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s sustainable food program read this blog from Nutrition Services Director Diane Imrie.Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s innovative Operating Room recycling program is detailed in this podcast with Monique Citro, OR Equipment Specialist. (scroll to bottom of page and look for &ldquo;What is Blue Wrap&rdquo; heading)About Practice GreenhealthPractice Greenhealth is the source for environmental solutions for the healthcare sector and lends support to create better, safer, greener workplaces and communities. Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit membership organization founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and best practices by organizations in the healthcare community.&nbsp; Visit https://practicegreenhealth.org&nbsp;for more information.About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org&nbsp;or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallennamedatop25greenhospital_2014-07-17_90 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-16 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-07-16_91
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-16 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-07-16_92
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-10 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_health_conditions_2014-07-10_93 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-09 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-07-09_94
<![CDATA[A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-09 Learn how to eliminate risk factors and increase your strength and balance with this free series of 8 classes. Learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity levels, make changes to reduce your&nbsp;fall risks at home, and exercise to increase your strength and balance.
DATE: Wednesdays July 9 through August 27
TIME: 9:45 am - 11:45&nbsp; am
PLACE: Heineberg Senior Center, 14 Heineberg Road, Burlington, VT
Register today, or email us at selfmanagement@vtmednet.org for more information.]]>
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 a_matter_of_balance_managing_concerns_about_falls_2014-07-09_95
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-08 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-07-08_96 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-03 Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_health_conditions_2014-07-03_97 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-02 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-07-02_98
<![CDATA[Hitting a Nerve: The Triggers of Sciatica]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-01 Bruce Tranmer, M.D., Professor of Surgery
6:00 - 7:30 pm, including a Q&amp;A Session
Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM Campus

Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 hitting_a_nerve_the_triggers_of_sciatica_2014-07-01_99
<![CDATA[Hitting a Nerve: The Triggers of Sciatica]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-01 Bruce Tranmer, M.D., Professor of Surgery
6:00 - 7:30 pm, including a Q&amp;A Session
Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM Campus

Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 hitting_a_nerve_the_triggers_of_sciatica_2014-07-01_100
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-07-01 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-07-01_101 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-27 TIME: 1 - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: The Courtyard Apartments, in the Community Room83 Barlow StreetWinooski, VT
Register online or call (802) 847-2278]]>
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-27_102
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-26 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_health_conditions_2014-06-26_103 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-25 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-06-25_104
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-24 Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-24_105 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-20 TIME: 1 - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: The Courtyard Apartments, in the Community Room83 Barlow StreetWinooski, VT
Register online or call (802) 847-2278]]>
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-20_106
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-19 Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_health_conditions_2014-06-19_107 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-18 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-06-18_108
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Partners Board Approves Name Change]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-18
Mike Noble
Fletcher Allen Health Care
802-847-2886

Michele Powers
CVPH Medical Center
518-562-7389

Jeff Wakefield
University of Vermont
802-656-2005

Jane Hooper
Elizabethtown Community Hospital
518-873-3003

Sue Kruthers
Central Vermont Medical Center
802-371-4197

For Immediate Release
Name to Reflect Tie with University and Collaboration Among Hospitals
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; 6/19/2014 &ndash; Fletcher Allen Partners and The University of Vermont announced today that Fletcher Allen Partners will be changing its name to The University of Vermont Health Network. As part of the brand strategy approved by the Fletcher Allen Partners and University of Vermont boards, and Fletcher Allen Health Care's board, Fletcher Allen Health Care will be renamed The University of Vermont Medical Center. CVPH Medical Center will adopt the name "Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital" and will use that name together with "The University of Vermont Health Network" in all communications to express its participation in the Network. Central Vermont Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital will use their names with "The University of Vermont Health Network" in the same manner to express their affiliation in all communications. The change is planned to take effect this fall.

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Improving Care to the Region
"This new name reflects our teamwork &ndash; today and for the months and years to come," said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Partners and Fletcher Allen Health Care. "For the past two years our hospitals have been enhancing quality of care through collaboration, saving millions in supply chain costs, and making the tough but important decisions about which services we should offer at which locations to best serve our patients. Identifying ourselves as The University of Vermont Health Network emphasizes our academic core and signals that we are working together to provide seamless, high-quality care to the people of our communities, no matter where patients go for services within our network."
Fostering the Academic Mission
"The University of Vermont Health Network name also fosters the academic mission across the system," Brumsted noted. "With an integrated health care system, we have an opportunity to train the next generation of physicians, nurses and other providers in a clinical environment of the future &ndash; one that emphasizes coordination and integration &ndash; and to provide expanded opportunities and access for clinical research."
"This collective decision will enhance the local, regional and national reputations and quality of all of the entities that will bear The University of Vermont name, and makes more visible to the general public and to patients the important work that the university and these hospitals are doing together," said Tom Sullivan, president of the University of Vermont. "This initiative will signal clearly to people in the region that they have access to a very high-quality health network aligned with one of the top ten academic medical centers in the country, which has a continuing strong commitment to providing exceptional patient care and effectively controlling costs."
Thoughtful Process
"This has been a thoughtful, inclusive process," said Tom Robbins, chair of the Fletcher Allen Partners Board of Trustees. "More than a year has been devoted to working with key constituencies to build a brand that best reflects our network's goals and vision."
Name Changes within the Network
Fletcher Allen Health Care will be renamed The University of Vermont Medical Center. Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Central Vermont Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital will add "The University of Vermont Health Network" to their names to clearly signal to people in the region that they are part of an academic health network, aligned with one of the top 10 academic medical centers in the country.
A name that clearly identifies the network and the institutions that are part of the network will make it easy for patients to identify health care organizations affiliated with The University of Vermont. Branding research has shown that when people are aware of a strong university connection, they hold their hospital in even higher regard and are more likely to recommend their hospital to others for their care, helping to keep care close to home.
Benefits of Collaboration
"The integration of our cardiac services is a shining example of what the network can accomplish," said Stephens Mundy, president and CEO of CVPH Medical Center and executive vice president for Northern New York, Fletcher Allen Partners. "This kind of collaboration is also helping to develop a family practice residency program which we expect will have a tremendous impact on access to health care in the future. Our organization's new name symbolizes a commitment to this partnership and our future while keeping in mind our long and proud history in this region."
"Central Vermont Medical Center has worked closely with the Jeffords Institute at Fletcher Allen Health Care to assist us to be prepared for quality audits by the Joint Commission and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services," said Judy Tartaglia, president and chief executive officer of Central Vermont Medical Center and executive vice president for Vermont, Fletcher Allen Partners. "Our philosophy is to be prepared every day in every department. Through the network, the resources of Fletcher Allen have supported CVMC by working with management and staff to ensure that each person is equipped to let the good work they do every day shine through."
"The hospitals' long-standing relationships are reinforced through this new visual identity," said Rod Boula, administrator and CEO of Elizabethtown Community Hospital. "Continuity of care is incredibly important to patients &ndash; from the community-based primary care centers owned by ECH to the advanced care available at Fletcher Allen Health Care. The affiliation among all hospitals in the network, along with The University of Vermont, is now reflected in the name and visual representation of each network affiliate. Patients will understand that they are entering a network facility whenever they see that new logo &ndash; no matter which facility they visit."
Key Milestones to Date
Since Fletcher Allen Partners was founded in October of 2011, it has:

Integrated Fletcher Allen's Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness throughout the four-hospital network. The Jeffords institute focuses on continuous quality improvement and patient safety in health care.
Saved the affiliated hospitals in excess of $5 million in supply chain purchases.
Aligned cardiovascular care by redirecting patients in Northern New York who require invasive cardiology services to CVPH Medical Center. A number of these patients had been traveling to Burlington for this care. At the same time, heart surgery that had been provided at both institutions was consolidated into one program at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Initiated planning to establish a Family Medicine residency program to be based at CVPH Medical Center starting in 2016. An OB/GYN medical student clerkship will also be established here.
Psychiatric medical student clerkship has been established at CVMC.
Incorporation of specialists at both CVMC and CVPH Medical Center into the University of Vermont Medical Group.

Implementation and Timing
In the coming weeks, Fletcher Allen will be making corporate filings with the Vermont Secretary of State and obtaining necessary approvals from the New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Health. Once the name change has received approval, a phased rollout of the new brand will begin. This rollout is anticipated to start late this fall and take approximately 12-18 months.
About Fletcher Allen Partners
Fletcher Allen Partners includes four hospital organizations: Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT; Central Vermont Medical Center, Barre, VT; CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, NY and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Elizabethtown, NY. Through Fletcher Allen Health Care, Fletcher Allen Partners is in alliance with The University of Vermont, forming Vermont's academic medical center. Fletcher Allen Partners was established in October of 2011 to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Its mission is to improve access to high quality, effective care close to home. For more information about Fletcher Allen Partners, please go to www.fletcherallenpartners.org.]]>
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallenpartnersboardapprovesnamechange_2014-06-18_109
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-17 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-17_110 <![CDATA[Healthier Living With Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-13 TIME: 1 - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: The Courtyard Apartments, in the Community Room83 Barlow StreetWinooski, VT
Register online or call (802) 847-2278]]>
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-13_111
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Ongoing Health Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-12 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_ongoing_health_conditions_2014-06-12_112 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-11 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-06-11_113
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-11 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-06-11_114
<![CDATA[ Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-10 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 _healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-10_115 <![CDATA[2nd Annual Cancer Survivors Social]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-08 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 2nd_anual_cancer_survivors_social_2014-06-08_116 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-06 TIME: 1 - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: The Courtyard Apartments, in the Community Room83 Barlow StreetWinooski, VT
Register online or call (802) 847-2278]]>
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-06_117
<![CDATA[Youth Sports Night at the Orthopedic Specialty Center (3:30-4 pm)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-05 This clinic will provide an evening full of opportunities for middle and high school athletes to learn more about their unique physical needs and injury prevention. Athletes and parents alike can ask questions and get answers to help provide for a safe and productive sports season:

Physical Therapists and an Athletic Trainer will provide flexibility and strength screens, running analysis, and shoe wear recommendations.
Information will be available on return to sport physical testing, as well as concussion information, should an athlete become injured during their season.
Registered Dieticians will provide sports nutrition information.
Fletcher Allen Sports Medicine Physicians available for questions.
Ski Rack will be here to show the latest shoe selections on the market and answer questions on shoe fitting and various equipment needs.

Sports night will be held at Fletcher Allen's Orthopedics Speciality Center, 192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. Plenty of FREE parking. Light refreshments will be provided.]]>
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 youth_sports_night_at_the_orthopedic_specialty_center_330-4__2014-06-05_118
<![CDATA[Youth Sports Night at the Orthopedic Specialty Center (4-4:30 pm)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-05 This clinic will provide an evening full of opportunities for middle
and high school athletes to learn more about their unique physical needs
and injury prevention. Athletes and parents alike can ask questions and
get answers to help provide for a safe and productive sports season:

Physical
Therapists and an Athletic Trainer will provide flexibility and
strength screens, running analysis, and shoe wear recommendations.
Information
will be available on return to sport physical testing, as well as
concussion information, should an athlete become injured during their
season.
Registered Dieticians will provide sports nutrition information.
Fletcher Allen Sports Medicine Physicians available for questions.
Ski
Rack will be here to show the latest shoe selections on the market and
answer questions on shoe fitting and various equipment needs.

Sports
night will be held at Fletcher Allen's Orthopedics Speciality Center,
192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. Plenty of FREE parking.
Light refreshments will be provided.]]>
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 youth_sports_night_at_the_orthopedic_specialty_center_4-430__2014-06-05_119
<![CDATA[Youth Sports Night at the Orthopedic Specialty Center (4:30-5 pm)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-05 This clinic will provide an evening full of opportunities for middle
and high school athletes to learn more about their unique physical needs
and injury prevention. Athletes and parents alike can ask questions and
get answers to help provide for a safe and productive sports season:

Physical
Therapists and an Athletic Trainer will provide flexibility and
strength screens, running analysis, and shoe wear recommendations.
Information
will be available on return to sport physical testing, as well as
concussion information, should an athlete become injured during their
season.
Registered Dieticians will provide sports nutrition information.
Fletcher Allen Sports Medicine Physicians available for questions.
Ski
Rack will be here to show the latest shoe selections on the market and
answer questions on shoe fitting and various equipment needs.

Sports
night will be held at Fletcher Allen's Orthopedics Speciality Center,
192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. Plenty of FREE parking.
Light refreshments will be provided.]]>
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 youth_sports_night_at_the_orthopedic_specialty_center_430-5__2014-06-05_120
<![CDATA[Youth Sports Night at the Orthopedic Specialty Center (5-5:30 pm)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-05 This clinic will provide an evening full of opportunities for middle
and high school athletes to learn more about their unique physical needs
and injury prevention. Athletes and parents alike can ask questions and
get answers to help provide for a safe and productive sports season:

Physical
Therapists and an Athletic Trainer will provide flexibility and
strength screens, running analysis, and shoe wear recommendations.
Information
will be available on return to sport physical testing, as well as
concussion information, should an athlete become injured during their
season.
Registered Dieticians will provide sports nutrition information.
Fletcher Allen Sports Medicine Physicians available for questions.
Ski
Rack will be here to show the latest shoe selections on the market and
answer questions on shoe fitting and various equipment needs.

Sports
night will be held at Fletcher Allen's Orthopedics Speciality Center,
192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. Plenty of FREE parking.
Light refreshments will be provided.]]>
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 youth_sports_night_at_the_orthopedic_specialty_center_5-530__2014-06-05_121
<![CDATA[Youth Sports Night at the Orthopedic Specialty Center (5:30-6 pm)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-05 This clinic will provide an evening full of opportunities for middle
and high school athletes to learn more about their unique physical needs
and injury prevention. Athletes and parents alike can ask questions and
get answers to help provide for a safe and productive sports season:

Physical
Therapists and an Athletic Trainer will provide flexibility and
strength screens, running analysis, and shoe wear recommendations.
Information
will be available on return to sport physical testing, as well as
concussion information, should an athlete become injured during their
season.
Registered Dieticians will provide sports nutrition information.
Fletcher Allen Sports Medicine Physicians available for questions.
Ski
Rack will be here to show the latest shoe selections on the market and
answer questions on shoe fitting and various equipment needs.

Sports
night will be held at Fletcher Allen's Orthopedics Speciality Center,
192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. Plenty of FREE parking.
Light refreshments will be provided.]]>
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 youth_sports_night_at_the_orthopedic_specialty_center_530-6__2014-06-05_122
<![CDATA[Youth Sports Night at the Orthopedic Specialty Center (6-6:30 pm)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-05 This clinic will provide an evening full of opportunities for middle
and high school athletes to learn more about their unique physical needs
and injury prevention. Athletes and parents alike can ask questions and
get answers to help provide for a safe and productive sports season:

Physical
Therapists and an Athletic Trainer will provide flexibility and
strength screens, running analysis, and shoe wear recommendations.
Information
will be available on return to sport physical testing, as well as
concussion information, should an athlete become injured during their
season.
Registered Dieticians will provide sports nutrition information.
Fletcher Allen Sports Medicine Physicians available for questions.
Ski
Rack will be here to show the latest shoe selections on the market and
answer questions on shoe fitting and various equipment needs.

Sports
night will be held at Fletcher Allen's Orthopedics Speciality Center,
192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403. Plenty of FREE parking.
Light refreshments will be provided.]]>
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 youth_sports_night_at_the_orthopedic_specialty_center_6-630__2014-06-05_123
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Proposes to Buy Property in South Burlington]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-04 outpatient plans and the Master Facilities Plan page on the organization&rsquo;s website. You&rsquo;ll find information on this and other major initiatives, such as the inpatient bed replacement project and the new Mother-Baby unit. This Master Facilities Plan page will serve as a hub of information about all of our Master Facilities planning efforts going forward.About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org&nbsp;or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallenproposestobuypropertyinsouthburlington_2014-06-04_124 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-04 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-06-04_125
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-04 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-06-04_126
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-03 Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-06-03_127 <![CDATA[Digestive Detail: The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-06-03 HERE.
Community Medical School Presentation
Peter Moses, M.D., Professor of Medicine; Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology; and Jessica Wood Crothers, M.D., Instructor in Pathology
6:00 - 7:30 pm, including a Q&amp;A Session
Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM Campus

Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0400 digestive_detail_the_role_of_the_gut_microbiota_in_health_an_2014-06-03_128
<![CDATA[Travis Roy Foundation Donates Advanced Exercise Equipment ]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-29 &nbsp;
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; The Travis Roy Foundation today donated advanced stair climbing equipment to Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s inpatient rehabilitation facility on the Fanny Allen campus in Colchester.&nbsp; The Dynamic Stair Trainer (DST) allows therapists to adjust the height of stairs incrementally to meet the needs of each patient, an improvement over the care that can be provided with steps that have a fixed height.&ldquo;Climbing stairs is essential to living a normal life, but it is very challenging for many of our patients,&rdquo; said Roger Knakal, MD, medical director of Rehabilitation Medicine at Fletcher Allen. &ldquo;With the DST, our weakest patients can start stair training earlier, and we can tailor the course of treatment to their specific needs so this will make a real impact on the quality of care we offer, and the quality of life of our patients.&nbsp; We&rsquo;re so grateful to Travis and his Foundation for this very generous and meaningful gift.&rdquo;Mr. Roy is the former Boston University hockey player who suffered a severe spinal cord injury in his first game, rendering him a quadriplegic. He created the Travis Roy Foundation&nbsp;in 1997 to help provide adaptive equipment grants for spinal cord injured survivors, and to fund research into a cure. The Foundation has distributed more than $4 million in grants to researchers, rehabilitation programs, and spinal cord injured survivors across North America since its founding.&ldquo;The growth of the annual Travis Roy Foundation WIFFLE Ball Tournament over the years has allowed us to expand our giving capabilities,&rdquo; said Mr. Roy.&nbsp; It's exciting to be able to provide such a large piece of equipment to Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Rehab program. The added benefit of this gift to the community is it will not only help people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, but also those recovering from stroke, joint replacements, and other disabilities.From August 15-17, the Travis Roy Foundation will be holding its 13th annual Wiffle Ball Tournament at Little Fenway Park in Essex, VT.&nbsp;&nbsp; For more information visit&nbsp;http://www.travisroyfoundation.org/trf-wiffleball-tournamentFor more information on Inpatient Rehabilitation at Fletcher Allen, please visit here or watch this video. You can learn more about the Dynamic Stair Trainer here. About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org&nbsp;or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 travisroyfoundationdonatesadvancedexerciseequipment_2014-05-29_129
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-28 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-05-28_130
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-27 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with diabetes.
Time:&nbsp; 1:00pm-3:30pm
Location:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department Conference Room, 645 Talcott Road, Williston.]]>
Tue, 27 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-05-27_131
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Curious About Yoga]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-27 By: Maggie Holt, PT, CEEAA, Fletcher Allen Health Care
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus]]>
Tue, 27 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_curious_about_yoga_2014-05-27_132
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Transplant Center Receives Teamwork Award for Participation in Landmark Series of Operations]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-23 &nbsp;
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen has been selected for the National Kidney Registry&rsquo;s (NKR) Excellence in Teamwork award to honor its participation in the world&rsquo;s 2nd longest kidney &ldquo;swap&rdquo; procedure chain last year.&nbsp;
In most swaps, as in this one, it starts with a living donor whose kidney is not a good match for a loved one in need. That donor offers a kidney to the NKR with the promise that their loved one will get one in return from another donor in the same situation.&nbsp; The Registry finds as many matches as possible until the chain cannot be continued. In some cases the first donor has no intended recipient and is just doing it out of generosity.
Meeting this complicated challenge in last year&rsquo;s swap resulted in 19 top centers providing lifesaving transplants for 28 people, 10 of whom were very difficult to match. This chain was also completed in the shortest period of time to date for such a large number of patients.
&rdquo;NKR has exceeded what I thought would be possible,&rdquo; said Carlos Marroquin, MD,&nbsp; division chief of Transplant Surgery at Fletcher Allen and a professor at the UVM College of Medicine. &ldquo;They have successfully increased the number of transplants in far greater numbers of patients who were previously transplantable at an appreciable rate.&nbsp; Specifically, we refer patients who are highly sensitized with few opportunities for transplant.&nbsp; We are proud and excited to part of this very successful effort.&rdquo;
About the National Kidney RegistryThe National Kidney Registry www.kidneyregistry.org&nbsp;is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save and improve the lives of people facing kidney failure by increasing the quality, speed, and number of living donor transplants.&nbsp; It has coordinated 1,000 transplants since its inception in 2007.
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Fri, 23 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallentransplantcenterreceivesteamworkawardforpartici_2014-05-23_133
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Partners Names Chief Financial Officer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-23 Mike Noble802.847.2886Milner.Noble@vtmednet.org
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BURLINGTON, VT - Fletcher Allen Partners announced today that it has named Todd Keating as chief financial officer, effective June 16.&nbsp; The appointment was made following a national search.
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re thrilled to have Todd on board.&nbsp; He has a proven track record of navigating the financial complexities of today&rsquo;s health care environment,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, MD.&nbsp; &ldquo;I am confident that the combined expertise of our finance team, led by Todd, will position us well as we transition from a fee-for-service payment structure to a population health management structure.&rdquo;
Keating has more than 26 years of experience in health care finance. He comes to Fletcher Allen from UMass Memorial Healthcare, Worcester, Massachusetts, where he most recently served as senior vice president of Business Development, where he helped lead the merger of The University of Massachusetts Medical Center with Memorial Healthcare. Prior to that position he served as treasurer and chief financial officer from 1998 to 2013. Before 1998, he held numerous business and finance positions at UMass Memorial Healthcare starting in 1993.
Prior to joining UMass Memorial Healthcare, Keating held financial positions at Windham Community Memorial Hospital, Willimantic, CT, and Lawrence &amp; Memorial Hospital, New London, CT.&nbsp; He also served as a staff accountant at Ernst &amp; Young, Hartford, CT.
He is a graduate of Tufts University, where he received a bachelor's of Arts degree.&nbsp; He is holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
About Fletcher Allen PartnersFletcher Allen Partners comprises four hospital organizations: Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, VT; Central Vermont Medical Center, Barre, VT; CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, NY and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Elizabethtown, NY. Through Fletcher Allen Health Care, Fletcher Allen Partners is in alliance with the University of Vermont, forming Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen Partners was established in January 2012 to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Its mission is to improve access to high quality, effective care close to home. For more information about Fletcher Allen Partners, please go to: http://www.fletcherallen.org/about/fletcher_allen_partners/.]]>
Fri, 23 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallenpartnersnameschieffinancialofficer_2014-05-23_134
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-21 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-05-21_135
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-20 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with diabetes.
Time:&nbsp; 1:00pm-3:30pm
Location:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department Conference Room, 645 Talcott Road, Williston.]]>
Tue, 20 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-05-20_136
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Skin Deep: Aging, Sunlight and Weather. How to Make the Best of the Inevitable]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-19 By: Debra Roseman, PA-C, Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Mon, 19 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_skin_deep_aging_sunlight_and_weather_how_to_mak_2014-05-19_137
<![CDATA[Healthsource: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-15 By: Jessie Cornell, MSW, Alzheimer&rsquo;s
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Thu, 15 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_the_basics_memory_loss_dementia_and_alzheimers__2014-05-15_138
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-14 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-05-14_139
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-13 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with diabetes.
Time:&nbsp; 1:00pm-3:30pm
Location:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department Conference Room, 645 Talcott Road, Williston.]]>
Tue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-05-13_140
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Weight Gain and Menopause. Is It Inevitable?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-12 By: Emily Piazza, RD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Mon, 12 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_weight_gain_and_menopause_is_it_inevitable_2014-05-12_141
<![CDATA[Healthsource: AARP Smart Driver&acirc;„&cent; Course]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-10 By: Baird Morgan, AARP
TIME: 9:00am-2:00pm (with time for lunch)PLACE: McClure Lobby Conference Room, Medical Center Campus]]>
Sat, 10 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_aarp_smart_driver_course_2014-05-10_142
<![CDATA[Lewis First, MD, Receives Top National Honor In Pediatrics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-09 Contacts:Michael Carrese (802) 847-2886Jennifer Nachbur (802) 656-7875
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(Burlington, VT) The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) has announced that Lewis R. First, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P., professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, is the 2014 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award &ndash; considered the highest honor in the field of pediatrics.
FOPO, a coalition of the nation&rsquo;s seven major pediatric organizations, recognizes one physician per year for broad and sustained contributions to pediatrics that have had or will have a major impact on child health. Most importantly, the award recognizes those individuals who have &ldquo;created a future.&rdquo;
&ldquo;Dr. First is the perfect recipient,&rdquo; said Theodore Sectish, M.D., executive director of FOPO and professor of pediatrics, vice-chair for education and program director of the pediatric residency training program at Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &ldquo;He is an outstanding educator and clinician, an influential national leader for educational policy and professional certification, editor of the highest impact pediatric peer-reviewed journal and one of the top-selling pediatric textbooks.&rdquo;
Editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatrics since 2009 (the peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) First is currently in his second term as chair of the executive board of the National Board of Medical Examiners, also serving as chair of the Education Committee of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs, and is co-editor of the 22nd Edition of Rudolph&rsquo;s Textbook of Pediatrics. In addition, for more than 17 years, he has offered medical and developmental advice to parents through his &ldquo;First with Kids&rdquo; weekly radio and television segments and Vermont community newspaper columns.
First, who joined UVM/Fletcher Allen in 1994, is currently one of the longest-standing pediatric department chairs in the U.S. He is widely recognized for his teaching and education contributions and as a leader in the field of pediatrics and is the recipient of 62 awards and honors, including the Association of American Medical Colleges&rsquo; 2002 Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award, the 2006 National Education Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatric Association&rsquo;s 2007 Miller Sarkin Mentoring Award.
A Harvard Medical School graduate, First completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital, serving as chief resident from 1983 to 1984. He completed a clinical fellowship in ambulatory and emergency pediatrics at Children&rsquo;s, concurrently obtaining an M.S. degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. A Harvard faculty member from 1985 to 1994, he held many leadership positions, including director of education for the Division of General Pediatrics, and director of medical student pediatric education in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children&rsquo;s Hospital.
The award honors the late Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr., M.D., a pediatrician dedicated to the ideal of excellence and the goal of improving health care for all children now and in the future. St. Geme held leadership roles with all seven of the organizations that make up FOPO &ndash; American Pediatric Society, the Society for Pediatric Research, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Academic Pediatric Association, the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs.
Multimedia Resources:
&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Visit this website for more on the St. Geme award and Dr. First
&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A video&nbsp; tribute from his colleagues and community members
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
About FOPOFOPO is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to promote optimal health for children by uniting the efforts and expertise of its member organizations to accomplish shared goals.
(This announcement was adapted from a news release produced by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations.)]]>
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<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-07 Register on line or call&nbsp;802-847-2278]]> Wed, 07 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-05-07_144 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-06 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with diabetes.
Time:&nbsp; 1:00pm-3:30pm
Location:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department Conference Room, 645 Talcott Road, Williston.]]>
Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-05-06_145
<![CDATA[Personality or Mental Illness? Understanding the Links between Traits and Disorders]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-06 David Rettew, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry
6:00 - 7:30 pm, including a Q&amp;A Session
Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM Campus

Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 personality_or_mental_illness_understanding_the_links_betwee_2014-05-06_146
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Stroke Program Earns &acirc;€œGold Plus&acirc;€ Award from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-06 Monday, May 5, 2014
Contact: Michael Carrese(802) 847-2886
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BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Stroke Program has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association&rsquo;s Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for its success in implementing excellent care for patients according to evidence-based guidelines.&nbsp; It is the only Gold Plus program in Vermont and northern New York.
To earn the award, providers at Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s multi-disciplinary Stroke Center achieved at least 24 consecutive months at 85% or higher achievement for the stroke performance measures, as well as 75% or higher for 5 out of 9 optional quality measures. The group also received the Target Stroke Award, given for consistently rapid treatment of acute stroke.
&ldquo;These awards highlight our commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,&rdquo; said Mark Gorman, MD, director of the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Stroke Program and professor in Neurological Sciences at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.&nbsp; &ldquo;We&rsquo;re honored to receive this additional validation that our expert Stroke Center staff provides best-practice care that saves lives and improves patient outcomes.&rdquo;
These measures include appropriate use of medications such as t-PA (a protein&nbsp; designed to dissolve blood clots&nbsp;), antithrombotics (such as aspirin), anticoagulation (coumadin) therapy where appropriate, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of long-term disability.
&nbsp;The Stroke Center team has been honored with &ldquo;Get with the Guidelines&rdquo; awards in each of the last five years and has been designated a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the nation&rsquo;s leading organization for setting health care quality standards.&nbsp;
Multimedia ResourcesVIDEO
Dr. Gorman describes some of the key elements&nbsp; of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s stroke care that lead to the award.
Dr. Gorman provides a 1 minute guide&nbsp; to recognizing the key symptoms of stroke.
AUDIO
Dr. Gorman discusses stroke prevention, how you can tell if someone is having a stroke, and the latest treatments.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
BLOG
A blog from Dr. Gorman on the ABC's of stroke prevention&nbsp; is available here.
WEB
Here&rsquo;s where you can find more information on Fletcher Allen's Stroke Center.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.

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Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallenstrokeprogramearnsgoldplusawardfromamericanhear_2014-05-06_147
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Change The Mind and You Can Change the Brain]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-05-01 By: JMagdalena R. Naylor, MD, PhD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
TIME: 6:00-8:00pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_change_the_mind_and_you_can_change_the_brain_2014-05-01_148
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-30 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-04-30_149
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-29 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with diabetes.
Time:&nbsp; 1:00pm-3:30pm
Location:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department Conference Room, 645 Talcott Road, Williston.]]>
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2014-04-29_150
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Organic Gardening 101]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-28 By: Jess Hyman, Vermont Community Garden Network
TIME: 6:00-7:30pmPLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_organic_gardening_101_2014-04-28_151
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Cystic Fibrosis Center a National Leader in Quality Care According to New Report]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-23 Michael CarreseMarketing &amp; Communications(802) 847-2886
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Patients treated at the Vermont Cystic Fibrosis Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont are exceeding targets for lung function, nutrition and other key measures according to a national study that places the Center in the top ranks of 110 certified programs nationwide.&nbsp;Major strengths of both the pediatric and adult programs at Fletcher Allen include following best practices for the number of visits and the amount and type of testing, achieving excellent outcomes in nutrition and lung function, and screening for complications such as CF-related diabetes. Highlights of the report include:
&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One of only 12 Centers meeting goals for both nutrition and lung function in pediatric patients
&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pediatric program ranked 3rd in the appropriate amount of care and testing
&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Adult program ranked 5th in the appropriate amount of care and testing
&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Adult program ranked 5th in lung function for patients over 30 years old
&ldquo;Our Center regularly performs well in the CFF report, but it&rsquo;s gratifying to see that our patient outcomes continue to improve,&rdquo; said Thomas Lahiri, M.D. medical director of the Vermont Cystic Fibrosis Center at Fletcher Allen, pediatric pulmonologist at the Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re especially pleased to know that our patients are experiencing excellent lung function from childhood through adulthood.&nbsp; This continued preservation of function, even in our patients over 30 years old, sets us apart from most centers,&rdquo; continued Lahiri, who is also a professor at the UVM College of Medicine.
Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening condition affecting the lungs and digestive system, and it requires daily care and monitoring.&nbsp; In addition to providing patient care, the Center is a Therapeutic Development Center and participates in a variety of multi-center clinical trials. The Center also works closely with basic science researchers from the Vermont Lung Center at the University of Vermont.
Multimedia Resources: For more information on Cystic Fibrosis care at Fletcher Allen listen to this podcast interview with Dr. Lahiri, or visit this website.
About the ReportEach year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation collects information on the health of the more than 27,000 people with CF who receive care at Foundation-accredited centers nationwide. The Foundation shares this information with the wider community through the Patient Registry Annual Data Report, which highlights progress made in cystic fibrosis care and areas where more work is needed. Overall the report shows steady gains in longevity and quality of life of CF patients.
About the Cystic Fibrosis FoundationThe CFF is a nonprofit organization and leader in the search for a cystic fibrosis cure. Dedicated to funding CF research, they are a large supporter of the development of new drugs, improving quality of life for those with CF, and finding a cure.
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallencysticfibrosiscenteranationalleaderinqualitycar_2014-04-23_152
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Earns Governor&acirc;€™s Gold Award for Worksite Wellness]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-23 Michael CarreseMarketing &amp; Communications(802) 847-2886&nbsp;
Burlington, VT &mdash; Fletcher Allen has been chosen for a Gold Worksite Wellness Award from the Vermont Governor&rsquo;s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the company&rsquo;s extensive efforts to improve employee health.
State Health Commissioner Harry Chen presented the award to Fletcher Allen president and CEO John Brumsted, M.D. at the annual Fletcher Allen Quality Forum this week.
The award recognizes leadership support for wellness initiatives that engaged 35 percent of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s 7,200 employees. Key elements of the program included tobacco cessation, fitness challenges and testing of basic health indicators like blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
"Vermont employers have come to understand that physically fit workers are more productive and invested in their careers and business leaders see the benefits of worksite wellness programs to their bottom line," said Janet Franz, chair of the Governor's Council.
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcherallenearnsgovernorsgoldawardforworksitewellness_2014-04-23_153
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-23 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-04-23_154
<![CDATA[Healthsource: What's New In Weight Loss]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-23 By: Ellen Evans, MS, RDN, CD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
TIME: 6:00-7:30pm
PLACE: Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus]]>
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_whats_new_in_weight_loss_2014-04-23_155
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-16 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-04-16_156
<![CDATA[Healthsource: A Place at the Table]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-16 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_-_a_place_at_the_table_2014-04-16_157 <![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-09 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-04-09_158
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-02 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-04-02_159
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-02 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-04-02_160
<![CDATA[More Than a Snore: Causes, Treatment and Risks of Sleep Apnea]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-04-01 Garrick Applebee, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences and Pediatrics
6:00 - 7:30 pm, including a Q&amp;A Session
Carpenter Auditorium, Given Building, UVM Campus
Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400 more_than_a_snore_causes_treatment_and_risks_of_sleep_apnea_2014-04-01_161
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-26 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-03-26_162
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Food Matters: Breakfast for Dinner, Breakfast for Health]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-23 Food Matters: Breakfast for Dinner, Breakfast for Health

Call 847-2278 to register. Class size is limited!
We would not be the first to say &ldquo;breakfast is the most important meal of the day&rdquo; and yet it is also one of the most frequently skipped meals.&nbsp; It turns out that eating breakfast is not only just a good idea; there are many health benefits too.&nbsp; Studies show that eating breakfast not only gets your brain and body ready for the day, it is also critical in helping you maintain a healthy weight.&nbsp;&nbsp; While it is important to start your day with some nourishing food, these breakfast foods are good for you at other times of the day as well. Who says breakfast foods needs to be eaten at the beginning of the day?&nbsp; This class will focus on the health benefits or breakfast foods, as well as explore the innovative use of these delicious foods at any time of the day.&nbsp;

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Sunday, March 23rd
South Burlington
1:00 &ndash; 3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 to register. Class size is limited!]]>
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_breakfast_for_dinner_breakfast_for_health_2014-03-23_163
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-19 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-03-19_164
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-12 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-03-12_165
<![CDATA[&quot;Big Change Roundup&quot; Raises Record $227,000]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-11 Michael CarreseMarketing &amp; Communications(802) 847-2886&nbsp;&nbsp;
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Burlington, VT - This year&rsquo;s &ldquo;Big Change Roundup for Kids&rdquo; raised $227,237.93 in donations to support health care services and programs provided by Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care.&nbsp; The Roundup is the largest fundraiser each year for Vermont Children&rsquo;s.
The coin collecting campaign is a joint effort of the hospital and 98.9 WOKO-FM with support from hundreds of local businesses and community groups and thousands of school children from throughout the region. Key sponsors this year include Maplefields, New England Federal Credit Union, Walmart and Pete&rsquo;s RV Center.
&ldquo;We are so grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support from people of all ages throughout Vermont and northern New York,&rdquo; said Lewis First, M.D., chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a wonderful reflection of the commitment this region has to providing the best possible health care for children.&rdquo;
&ldquo;This event is something that&rsquo;s very special to us,&rdquo; said &ldquo;Wild Bill Sargent, co-host of the Morning Roundup on 98.9 WOKO.&nbsp; &ldquo;We&rsquo;re really proud of helping to raise such a large amount of money and really grateful for the thousands of people who get involved to make a real difference in the lives of the children cared for at the hospital.&rdquo;
Money was raised in a wide variety of ways from door to door campaigns, sports competitions, and daily collections at businesses throughout the region. Visit www.bigchangeroundup.org for more information.
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 bigchangeroundupraisesrecord227000_2014-03-11_166
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Food Matters: Gluten Free, Now What?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-09 Healthsource Food Matters Series: Gluten Free, Now What?

Call 847-2278 to register. Class size is limited.
There is a lot of talk about gluten free eating these days.&nbsp; For some eating gluten free a choice, and for others, such as those with Celiac Disease, it is not.&nbsp; Either way, eating foods that are naturally gluten free can be a tasty and healthy part of any meal.&nbsp; Gluten free foods do not need to come in any special package or box.&nbsp; There are plenty of foods that are naturally gluten free.&nbsp; In this class we will make a gluten free breakfast, lunch, and dinner food&hellip;as well as a dessert.&nbsp; Our dietitian will review some important health considerations when eating gluten free.

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Sunday, March 9th
South Burlington
1:00-3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 to register. Class size is limited.]]>
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_gluten_free_now_what_2014-03-09_167
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Cheese &amp; Culture]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-06
FREE! Call 847-2278 or sign up online!
Cheese &amp; Culture

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Dr. Paul Kidstedt, Professor of Food Science in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont.Paul will shed light on the 9,000-year history of cheese, the ways in which it has shaped civilization, and what it can tell us about the future of food. Paul will also discuss how the availability of salt shaped cheese making history, the role of spirituality in cheese making, and how local and distant marketplaces shaped the history of cheese. There will be a book sale and signing after the talk. http://media.chelseagreen.com/cheese-and-culture-paperbackThursday, March 6thDavis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus6:30-8:00 pm
FREE! Call 847-2278 or sign up online!]]>
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_cheese__culture_2014-03-06_168
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-05 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-03-05_169
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-03-04 Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Division of Hematology/OncologyDept. of Medicine, UVM/FAHC7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2014-03-04_170 <![CDATA[UVM Medical Group Selects Research, Education Grant Award Winners]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-27 Contacts:Michael Carrese (802) 847-2886Jennifer Nachbur (802) 656-7875
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; The UVM Medical Group (UVMMG) at Fletcher Allen recently recognized the work of eleven faculty members to honor their exceptional teaching and research efforts.
&ldquo;These awards seek to recognize and encourage the critically important work our members do beyond providing excellent patient care,&rdquo; said David Adams, M.D., associate dean for graduate medical education and interim chair of Anesthesiology.&nbsp; &ldquo;The value of having an academic medical center is rooted in the expertise our physicians develop through research and scholarly activities.&nbsp; This expertise provides direct benefits to our patients and impacts the education of medical students, residents, fellows and other physician colleagues.&rdquo;
Investigator-Initiated Awards
These two awards each come with a $50,000 grant funded by Fletcher Allen for two years of medical research, in order to align with the academic missions of Fletcher Allen and the UVM College of Medicine, and to enhance multidisciplinary and multi-departmental projects.

Associate professor of Pathology Mark Fung, M.D., and associate professor of anesthesiology William Paganelli, M.D. will serve as co-principle investigators researching intraoperative blood use. The goal of their study is to provide data to guide the planning of blood transfusions during operations.
Assistant professor of Pathology Jill Warrington, M.D., and assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Elise Everett, M.D., will lead a project which aims to reduce unnecessary cervical cancer screening by improving adherence to current guidelines, and identifying the most effective ways of promoting adherence to new screening guidelines.

Research and Education Recognition Awards
Recipients of these awards receive a $1,500 prize and a block grant related to the award&rsquo;s focus.

Assistant professor of Medicine and Pathology Neil Zakai, M.D., was named the 2013 Junior Researcher of the Year, for exemplary performance representing the UVMMG in the&nbsp;advancement of medical research. Zakai&rsquo;s accomplishments include the creation and validation of a risk-assessment model for blood clots in veins.
Professor of Medicine and director of the Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Ralph Budd, M.D., received the Senior Researcher of the Year award. Budd is an accomplished author of over 80 publications, has received grants totaling over $50 million, and researched many groundbreaking discoveries, including the identification of &ldquo;memory&rdquo; T cells in the immune system.
Professor of Neurological Sciences and Pathology, William Pendlebury, M.D., was recognized as the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Educator of the Year for his ongoing commitment to provide meaningful learning opportunities for local and regional providers. Pendlebury has been the course director for five gerontology symposia and the annual Geriatrics Conference since 2011, and a faculty member since 1984. His research focuses on basic and clinical aspects of Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease.
Associate professor of Surgery and division chief of Urology, Mark Plante, M.D., was honored with the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Educator of the Year award for demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring teaching residents and/or fellows, and serving as a source of inspiration. Plante recently resurrected the urology residency program after a 15+ year hiatus.&nbsp;&nbsp;

Also presented were two $25,000 UHC Trust Teaching &amp; Education Grants to support faculty-initiated research in the development of effective teaching tools, modules, curriculum or workshops. The first was presented to Ted James, M.D., associate professor of Surgery and director of the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, and Elise Everett, M.D., for their project, &ldquo;An Institutional, Interdisciplinary, Post-Graduate Hand-Off Communications Curriculum Using Simulation.&rdquo; The second was presented to professors of Medicine Mark Levine, M.D., and Virginia Hood, M.D., for their project &ldquo;Development of a High-Value Cost-Conscious Care Experience for Residents and Fellows.&rdquo; ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-26 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-02-26_172
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Food Matters: The Science of Taste]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-23 Food Matters: The Science of Taste
Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online. Class size is limited
&nbsp;Have you ever heard of the Asian flavor wheel?&nbsp; Have you ever wondered why some foods taste good to you and others do not?&nbsp; While it would seem straightforward, it is not.&nbsp; Taste is a complicated, and exciting, interplay of genetics, environment, umami, smell, presentation, and more.&nbsp; We will learn how to work with the science of taste to create enticing dishes.&nbsp; This class will also explore the health benefits, and there are many, of some of our tasty additives of herbs, spices, and savory items.&nbsp;
Sunday, February 23South Burlington
1:00-3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 to register. Class size is limited. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthsource: Atmospheric Research]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-18 Dr. Alan Betts
FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online!
The&nbsp; climate and&nbsp;the natural ecosystems of the Earth are being transformed by greenhouse gases from our industrial society.&nbsp; How is this affecting Vermont? What strategies and mind-set are needed to mitigate, adapt and build resilience?
Tuesday, February 18th
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus
6:30-8:00 pm

FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online!
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_atmospheric_research_2014-02-18_174
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-18 Date:&nbsp; Tuesdays from January 14 through February 18
Time:&nbsp; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department conference room&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 645 Talcott Road, (just off Wiiliston Road/Route 2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Williston, VT
To register:&nbsp; Call 847-2278]]>
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2014-02-18_175
<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-17 To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-02-17_176
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-11 Date:&nbsp; Tuesdays from January 14 through February 18
Time:&nbsp; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department conference room&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 645 Talcott Road, (just off Wiiliston Road/Route 2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Williston, VT
To register:&nbsp; Call 847-2278]]>
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2014-02-11_177
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-11 Date:&nbsp; Tuesdays from January 14 through February 18
Time:&nbsp; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department conference room&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 645 Talcott Road, (just off Wiiliston Road/Route 2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Williston, VT
To register:&nbsp; Call 847-2278]]>
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2014-02-11_178
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Rebuilding the Food Shed]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-06 Rebuilding the Food Shed
Philip Ackerman-Leist, Professor at Green Mountain College
FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online!
Showcasing some of the most promising, replicable models for growing, processing, and distributing sustainable grown food. Cover the landscape of the burgeoning local-food movement, from rural to suburban to urban, and from backyard gardens to large-scale food enterprises.&nbsp;http://media.chelseagreen.com/rebuilding-the-foodshed There will be a book sale and signing after the talk.
Thursday, February 6th
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus
6:30-8:00 pm
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FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online!]]>
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_rebuilding_the_food_shed_2014-02-06_179
<![CDATA[Philip Ades, M.D. Recognized for National Contributions to Cardiac Rehab]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-06 Michael Carrese(802) 847-2886Jennifer Nachbur(802) 656-7875
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care Cardiologist and University of Vermont Professor of Medicine Philip Ades, M.D., has received the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Presidential Recognition Award. Dr. Ades was honored for his national leadership in establishing the effectiveness of cardiac rehab and advocating for greater access to it for patients of chronic heart failure.
He serves as director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and has been performing clinical research in that field since 1984. His current areas of interest are research in the treatment of obesity in cardiac rehabilitation and the treatment of older patients in cardiac rehab. In addition, he is a past president of AACVPR and a past editor of the official AACVPR journal, the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention (JCRP).
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. As a regional referral center, Fletcher Allen provides advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
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<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-05 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org]]>
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-02-05_181
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-02-04 Date:&nbsp; Tuesdays from January 14 through February 18
Time:&nbsp; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department conference room&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 645 Talcott Road, (just off Wiiliston Road/Route 2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Williston, VT
To register:&nbsp; Call 847-2278]]>
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2014-02-04_182
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Names Architect and Construction Management Firms for Inpatient Bed Building project]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-30
January 29, 2014
Contact: Mike Noble(802) 827-2886

Highlights


Architect: MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health
Construction manager: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Building in Conceptual Development Phase

BURLINGTON, VT -- Fletcher Allen Health Care named MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health as project architect for design work on the new inpatient bed replacement building, which is currently in the Certificate of Need (CON)-approved conceptual development phase. Fletcher Allen also selected The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Baltimore, MD, as the construction management firm to undertake the pre-construction planning work.
The inpatient bed replacement project will allow Fletcher Allen to make a major investment in health care for the people of Vermont and northern New York, by creating new facilities that are consistent with today&rsquo;s hospital design standards and match the high quality of health care that Fletcher Allen provides its patients.
"It&rsquo;s the right time to invest in renewing our facilities, some of which are 50 years old," said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen. "They have served us well and we&rsquo;ve gotten great use out of them. However, they were constructed during a different era in health care. We have remodeled where we can, but new inpatient facilities are clearly needed."

Architect: MorrisSwitzer~Environments for Health
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"Fletcher Allen is very pleased to be working with MorrisSwitzer to create a modern, patient-focused inpatient health care facility for Vermonters and the people of upstate New York," said Dr. Brumsted. "Both organizations have similar environment of care philosophies and MorrisSwitzer has a proven track record of designing these types of facilities for other medical centers across the country. We are pleased to include this long-time partner in our effort to create a facility to match the high-quality care our people deliver every day."
MorrisSwitzer is a 50-person architectural firm located in Williston, VT. During this conceptual planning phase, MorrisSwitzer will help determine the building&rsquo;s final design including specifics such as room and floor layout. They will take a patient- and family-centered approach to the building&rsquo;s design, using information gained from our patient-centered design team, detailed inpatient interviews, patient surveys and the Patient Experience Steering Committee.
MorrisSwitzer is one of the few architectural firms in the country devoted exclusively to health care. They have provided architectural expertise for over 2,000 healthcare construction projects, including The Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital inpatient unit, as well as major projects for Eastern Maine Medical Center in Maine, the Steve &amp; Alexandra Cohen Children&rsquo;s Medical Center on Long Island, New York, and the Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv. The company has worked with Fletcher Allen since 1990 on multiple projects.

Construction Management Firm: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company of Baltimore, MD, has been selected as the construction management firm for the new inpatient bed replacement project. They will partner with Neagley and Chase Construction Company, a South Burlington, VT firm with extensive experience in providing construction-related services from historic preservation to commercial and institutional facilities. The firms will assist Fletcher Allen with pre-construction planning which includes construction logistics, material cost estimates and a myriad of other construction details, which are all needed to complete the CON application
"We are confident that The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, with over a century of construction experience and with prominent health care clients like Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Kaiser Permanente, will also be a valued partner in achieving our vision for the inpatient replacement building," said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen. "They have an impressive track record in client satisfaction and project completion within the prescribed timeline and budget requirements. Neagley and Chase will be an invaluable partner, assisting The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company with local knowledge and expertise."
In addition to health care facility projects, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company has also managed major construction projects fields such as sports stadiums, industrial facilities, retail centers, office buildings, lodging and hospitality facilities, and historic preservation.

Timeline/Next Steps
Fletcher Allen received approval for its Conceptual Development Phase CON from the Green Mountain Care Board to design the new inpatient building in August 2013.
The architectural design work and pre-construction planning information that is developed over the next year will form the basis for the CON application that will seek approval to construct the building.
The design phase of the project is expected to be complete by the fall of 2014, when Fletcher Allen will submit a Certificate of Need seeking approval from the Green Mountain Care Board to proceed with construction. That document will contain building details and cost. Pending approval, construction should take three years.]]>
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<![CDATA[Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-29 Milton Family PracticeWednesdays 3:30 - 4:30 P.M.
To Register:
Phone:&nbsp; 802-847-2278
E-Mail:&nbsp;&nbsp; QuitTobaccoClass@vtmednet.org
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 tobacco_cessation_classes_2014-01-29_184
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Food Diversity, Human Health and Climate Change]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-29 Food Diversity, Human Health and Climate Change

FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online.
Gary Nabhan, W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona

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This talk and discussion will explore the links between food crop diversity and human health, in the context of how both may be affected by climate change. The global declines in low income household access to a diversity of fruit and vegetable varieties with high nutrient density and protective secondary chemicals has been linked to the rise in nutrition-related diseases, including adult-onset diabetes. If no significant rediversification occurs in the American diet,&nbsp; health care for NIDDM ("adult"-onset) diabetes may top $1.3 trillion/yr by 2030.&nbsp; Climate change will affect both the distribution and yields of many place-based fruits and heirloom vegetables, due to changes in growing season lengths, heat and cold extremes, water scarcity and disease and pest outbreaks. However, many new strategies are being employed to get more diversity back into the hands and diets of low-income families which are already nutritionally-at risk. Nutritional intervention success stories from diabetes-prone populations in the U.S. Southwest, Mexico and Hawaii will be featured. There will be a book sale and signing after the talk.
http://media.chelseagreen.com/growing-food-in-a-hotter-drier-land
Wednesday, January 29th
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus
6:30-8:00 pm
FREE! Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online. ]]>
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_food_diversity_human_health_and_climate_change_2014-01-29_185
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-28 Date:&nbsp; Tuesdays from January 14 through February 18
Time:&nbsp; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department conference room&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 645 Talcott Road, (just off Wiiliston Road/Route 2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Williston, VT
To register:&nbsp; Call 847-2278]]>
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2014-01-28_186
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-27 Free four-week group session

Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 pm, January 6th - January 27th

Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)

Evergreen Family Health, Williston

Service provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist

To Register Call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2014-01-27_187
<![CDATA[FULL! Healthsource: Food Matters: Doctor on the Dinner Plate]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-26 Healthsource Food Matters Series:
Doctor on the Dinner Plate

FREE! Call 847-2278 to register. Class size is limited.
The idea of food as medicine is not new.&nbsp; Hippocrates made such declaration in 431 BC
&ldquo;Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food&rdquo; and more recently we are reminded by food expert and journalist Michael Pollan &ldquo;Shake the hand that feeds you&rdquo;.&nbsp; Recent scientific research has popularized the words &ldquo;super-food&rdquo; as we begin to explore, understand and experiment with the biochemical properties of food and their specific benefits to health.&nbsp; This class will look at chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis with the understanding that certain foods can be a tool in managing, preventing, and treating these diseases.
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Sunday, January 26th
South Burlington
1:00-3:30 pm
FREE! Call 847-2278 to register. Class size is limited.]]>
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_doctor_on_the_dinner_plate_2014-01-26_188
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-21 10:00 A.M. - NoonCommunity Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington]]> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screening_2014-01-21_189 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-21 Date:&nbsp; Tuesdays from January 14 through February 18
Time:&nbsp; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department conference room&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 645 Talcott Road, (just off Wiiliston Road/Route 2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Williston, VT
To register:&nbsp; Call 847-2278]]>
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2014-01-21_190
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-20 Free four-week group session

Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 pm, January 6th - January 27th

Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)

Evergreen Family Health, Williston

Service provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist

To Register Call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2014-01-20_191
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-14 Date:&nbsp; Tuesdays from January 14 through February 18
Time:&nbsp; 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Place:&nbsp; Williston Fire Department conference room&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 645 Talcott Road, (just off Wiiliston Road/Route 2)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Williston, VT
To register:&nbsp; Call 847-2278]]>
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2014-01-14_192
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-13 Free four-week group session

Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 pm, January 6th - January 27th

Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)

Evergreen Family Health, Williston

Service provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist

To Register Call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2014-01-13_193
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Partners Board Announces Change in Composition, New Trustees]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-13 Highlights

Number of Board members reduced

Operational Efficiency Improved

Future Board members Selected to match needed skills on Board

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BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; The Fletcher Allen Partners&rsquo; Board of
Trustees has announced changes to the structure of the Board, most
significantly, a reduction in the number of board members from 27 to 19 to
improve operational effectiveness. Fifteen Board members have been elected from
the Boards of the four affiliated hospitals. Upon expiration of their terms,
replacements will be elected by the Partners Board and do not need to be
trustees of any subsidiary board.
Two seats are for ex officio members -- the president and
chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Partners, and the dean of the
University of Vermont College of Medicine. Two seats are vacant and reserved
for possible future affiliations.
Fletcher Allen Partners was founded in January 2012 to create
an integrated health care delivery system in Vermont and Northern New York that
provides appropriate care as close to a patient&rsquo;s home as possible. It has
governing powers over its four member hospitals: CVPH Medical Center,
Plattsburgh (CVPH), NY; Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH), Elizabethtown,
NY; Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC), Berlin, VT, and Fletcher Allen
Health Care, Burlington, VT. Community Providers, Inc. (CPI), the parent
organization of CVPH and ECH represents those two hospitals on the Partners
Board.
Partners governing powers include rights of approval over
significant matters within each organization such as the budget, strategic
plans, major financial decisions and selection of the chief executive officer.
&ldquo;We adjusted the membership size to enable the Board to be
more responsive and efficient when addressing issues at the system level,&rdquo; said
Tom Robbins, board chair, Fletcher Allen Partners.&nbsp; In comparing Fletcher Allen Partners to
similar organizations, a 19-member board is well-suited to provide effective
governance for a health care system of this size.&rdquo;
In addition to
the board chair, other Board officers include Donald Gilbert, vice chair, and
Jane Preston, secretary.
The two ex officio members are John Brumsted, M.D., president
and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen
Partners, and Frederick Morin, M.D., dean, UVM College of Medicine.
The following is a list of fifteen individuals elected to the
Partners Board from the member hospitals. Their terms begin January 1, 2014.
Two-year Terms
From CPI: Bob Perkins, retired executive, New York State
Electric &amp; Gas
From CVMC: Marta Marble, president, Marble Consulting, a
web-based content management systems and ecommerce company
From Fletcher Allen: John Powell, home designer/builder
Gretchen Morse, retired executive director, United Way of
Chittenden County&nbsp;
Three-year Terms
From CPI: Paul Sands, retired general manager, WPTZ-TV
From CVMC: Greg Voorheis, retired, former senior grant manager,
Vermont Department of Labor
From Fletcher Allen: Stephen Marsh, president, Community
National Bank, Derby, VT
Phillip Mead, M.D., retired OBGYN specialist
Four-year Terms
From CPI: Soham Patel, M.D., retired Neurosurgeon
From CVMC: Tom Robbins, vice president of finance, chief
financial officer, Vermont State Colleges
From Fletcher Allen: Donald Gilbert, president, Vermont Gas
Scottie Ginn, retired vice president, IBM Engineering
Five-year Terms
From CPI: Jane Preston, director, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
From CVMC: Mike Dellipriscoli, second vice president,
Strategic Analysis, Financial Management Group, National Life Group
From Fletcher Allen: Lawrence DeShaw, retired president,
Peoples United Bank
New Board Appointments
at the Affiliate Hospitals

Fletcher Allen Partners&rsquo; member hospitals announced new board
members in December.
Eric Miller was elected to the Fletcher Allen Health Care
Board of Trustees. Miller is a principal in the Burlington law firm of Sheehey
Furlong &amp; Behm.
Debra Whitson, an attorney with a private practice in
Elizabethtown, was elected to the ECH Board of Trustees.]]>
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_partners_board_announces_change_in_compositio_2014-01-13_194
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-06 Free four-week group session

Mondays 5:00 - 6:00 pm, January 6th - January 27th

Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)

Evergreen Family Health, Williston

Service provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist

To Register Call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2014-01-06_195
<![CDATA[Level 1 Trauma Center Earns Highest Quality Rating for Care of Critically Injured Patients]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2014-01-02 Contact: Michael Carrese(802) 847-2886
Highlights

&nbsp; Only Level 1
Center in Vermont

&nbsp; Level 1 Care
increases chances of survival

&nbsp; Research,
education and prevention programs improve care

BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care has earned recertification as a
Level 1 Trauma Center for&nbsp;adult&nbsp;patients by the American College of
Surgeons (ACS).&nbsp; The designation is the
highest accreditation given to trauma services, and is granted after a rigorous
evaluation by the ACS.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen is
the only Level 1 center in Vermont, and shares this status with just 102 of the
5,000 hospitals in the U.S.
Studies show that being treated at
a Level 1 Trauma Center increases a seriously injured patient&rsquo;s chances of
survival by an estimated 20 to 25 percent.&nbsp;&nbsp;
Certified centers must provide:

Expert care
for every aspect of injury from pre-hospital care through rehabilitation
Immediate
access to a full range of specialists and equipment 24 hours a day
Treatment
areas and operating rooms reserved for trauma cases

Additionally, Level 1 centers have research programs, are
leaders in trauma education and injury prevention, and are a referral resource for
nearby regions.

"This certification is only possible because of the excellent coordination
of care by our team of physicians, nurses, therapists, case managers,
pharmacists and everyone else involved in patient care,&rdquo; said John Fortune, M.D., medical
director of Trauma, Burn and Critical Care Surgery at Fletcher Allen.&nbsp;
"We&rsquo;re grateful that we&rsquo;re able to provide the highest-level of &nbsp;life-saving care for patients in Vermont and
northern New York at their time of greatest need."
Fletcher Allen admits
approximately&nbsp;1,200 trauma patients per year.&nbsp; It has been designated a Level 1 Trauma
Center since 1994.
Multimedia
Resources


Video and podcast&nbsp; interviews with Dr. Fortune on the
capabilities of a Level 1 Trauma Center
Blog by Dr. Fortune on how Fletcher Allen
coordinates trauma care

&nbsp;About the American College of Surgeons
The American College of Surgeons, based in Chicago, is a
scientific and educational association of surgeons founded in 1913 to raise the
standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the
surgical patient. The College has 71,000 members and is the largest association
of surgeons in the world.]]>
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0400 level_1_trauma_center_earns_highest_quality_rating_for_care__2014-01-02_196
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-19 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
11/7-12/19; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonSouth Burlington City Hall575 Dorset St.South Burlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-12-19_197
<![CDATA[CPR Certification Class sponsored by RESTART]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-19 Where:&nbsp; Champlain Valley Union High School, Room 138
Cost:&nbsp; $25.00
$5.00 of the $25.00 will go to RESTART for the Certification Cards and $20.00 will go to the Track Team.]]>
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 cpr_certification_class_sponsored_by_restart_2013-12-19_198
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-18 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-12-18_199
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-17 10:00 A.M. - NoonCommunity Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington]]> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screening_2013-12-17_200 <![CDATA[Healing Through Writing]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-16 Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center
The
natural ability of the body to heal can be enhanced by artistic
expression, and writing is a form of art accessible to all of us.&nbsp;
Participants will learn and practice some simple techniques to begin
their own writing practice.
Writing materials provided.&nbsp; No writing experience necessary, but please register.&nbsp; 802-985-5691 or pfont1@me.com]]>
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healing_through_writing_2013-12-16_201
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-12 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
11/7-12/19; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonSouth Burlington City Hall575 Dorset St.South Burlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-12-12_202
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-11 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-12-11_203
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-09 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-12-09_204 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-05 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
11/7-12/19; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonSouth Burlington City Hall575 Dorset St.South Burlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-12-05_205
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-04 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-12-04_206
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-12-02 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-12-02_207 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-21 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
11/7-12/19; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonSouth Burlington City Hall575 Dorset St.South Burlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-11-21_208
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-20 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-11-20_209
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-19 10:00 A.M. - NoonCommunity Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington]]> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screening_2013-11-19_210 <![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-18 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-11-18_211 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-18 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
BlueCross/Blue Shield Health and Wellness CenterThe Blue Mall, South Burlington]]>
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2013-11-18_212
<![CDATA[Knee Health - Free Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-18 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 knee_health_-_free_class_2013-11-18_213 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-14 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
11/7-12/19; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonSouth Burlington City Hall575 Dorset St.South Burlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-11-14_214
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-13 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-11-13_215
<![CDATA[Knee Health - Free Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-13 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 knee_health_-_free_class_2013-11-13_216 <![CDATA[ACL Injury Risk and Prevention - Free Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-12 Learn how to identify if you're at risk for - and how to prevent - knee injuries.
Class will be held at the Orthopedics Speciality Center at 192 Tilley Drive, South Burlington. Plenty of FREE parking. ]]>
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 acl_injury_risk_and_prevention_class_2013-11-12_217
<![CDATA[Healing Through Writing]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-11 Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center
The
natural ability of the body to heal can be enhanced by artistic
expression, and writing is a form of art accessible to all of us.&nbsp;
Participants will learn and practice some simple techniques to begin
their own writing practice.
Writing materials provided.&nbsp; No writing experience necessary, but please register.&nbsp; 802-985-5691 or pfont1@me.com]]>
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healing_through_writing_2013-11-11_218
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-11 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
BlueCross/Blue Shield Health and Wellness CenterThe Blue Mall, South Burlington]]>
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2013-11-11_219
<![CDATA[Living Well With Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-09 Call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this class.&nbsp; Please contact your health insurance provider to verify coverage prior to registering for class.]]>
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_2013-11-09_220
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-07 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
11/7-12/19; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonSouth Burlington City Hall575 Dorset St.South Burlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-11-07_221
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-06 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-11-06_222
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-04 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-11-04_223 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-11-04 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
BlueCross/Blue Shield Health and Wellness CenterThe Blue Mall, South Burlington]]>
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2013-11-04_224
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-31 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9/26-10/29; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonEssex Junction Senior Center2 Lincoln St.Essex Junction
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-31_225
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-30 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-10-30_226
<![CDATA[FULL: Healthsource: THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT&Atilde;&cent;&iuml;&iquest;&frac12;&iuml;&iquest;&frac12;S GOOD FOR YOU]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-30
&nbsp;

&nbsp;


THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT&rsquo;S GOOD FOR YOU

Maryann Ludlow, MS, RD, CDE, Fletcher Allen Health Care

This class will explore what we mean when we talk about the Mediterranean diet, what some of its health benefits are, and how you can make your diet and lifestyle more Mediterranean! We will taste a simple recipe, and more recipe ideas will be available.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;

Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Wednesday, October 30, 6:00-7:30 pm

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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_the_mediterranean_diet_what_it_is_and_why_its_g_2013-10-30_227
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-29 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9:15 - 11:45 A.M.
Heineberg Senior Center14 Heineberg RoadBurlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-29_228
<![CDATA[Healthsource: EXERCISE, BONE HEALTH AND YOU]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-28

EXERCISE, BONE HEALTH AND YOU

Sheila Reid, PT, MS, and Deedee Folsom, PT, WCS, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Do you know the difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis? Do you know how the right kind of exercise can help? Come and learn some basic information about bone health, which exercises and activities are good for you and which ones to avoid. Physical therapists Sheila Reid and Deedee Folsom will give you lots of practical information and allow plenty of time to answer your questions.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;

Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Monday, October 28, 6:00-7:30 pm

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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_exercise_bone_health_and_you_2013-10-28_229
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-28 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
BlueCross/Blue Shield Health and Wellness CenterThe Blue Mall, South Burlington]]>
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2013-10-28_230
<![CDATA[Free Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-28 Monday's 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Free four week group sessions
FREE patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service provided by trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists
For information, call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 free_tobacco_cessation_classes_2013-10-28_231
<![CDATA[Healthsource: NORMAL AGE-RELATED COGNITIVE DECLINE VERSUS MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: WHERE AM I HEADED?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-24

NORMAL AGE-RELATED COGNITIVE DECLINE VERSUS MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT: WHERE AM I HEADED?

William Pendlebury, MD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Some degree of memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. Mild cognitive impairment, on the other hand, is associated with one or more abnormalities on neuropsychologic testing, and may represent the earliest stage of Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease. This presentation will contrast and compare the two conditions, and suggest lifetime strategies to reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment and minimize impacts that memory loss may have on daily functioning.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;

&nbsp;


Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Thursday, October 24, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_normal_age-related_cognitive_decline_versus_mil_2013-10-24_232
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-24 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9/26-10/29; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonEssex Junction Senior Center2 Lincoln St.Essex Junction
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-24_233
<![CDATA[Cholesterol Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-24 $21 Per Participant$18 for People over 62
Community Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 cholesterol_screening_2013-10-24_234
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-23 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-10-23_235
<![CDATA[Healthsource: WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-22

WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE?

Jennifer Ayer, MD, Fletcher Allen Health Care and Laura Mann Center Board Member; Bree Greenberg-Benjamin, MS Ed., LMFT, Vermont Center for Integrative Therapy and Laura Mann Center Board Member

Join us in a conversation with the Laura Mann Center for Integrative Health to learn more about this emerging movement! Integrative health care takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. Come learn from an integrative health care practitioner how you as a patient can navigate the health care system and get the care you need.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;

&nbsp;


Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_what_is_integrative_health_care_2013-10-22_236
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-22 9/17 - 10/22; 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Charlotte Senior Center212 Ferry Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-10-22_237
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-22 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Williston Fire Department645 Talcott Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-22_238
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-22 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9:15 - 11:45 A.M.
Heineberg Senior Center14 Heineberg RoadBurlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-22_239
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-21 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-10-21_240 <![CDATA[Inaugural Rev. C. Leland Udell Symposium]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-21 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 inaugural_rev_c_leland_udell_symposium_2013-10-21_241 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-21 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
BlueCross/Blue Shield Health and Wellness CenterThe Blue Mall, South Burlington]]>
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2013-10-21_242
<![CDATA[Free Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-21 Monday's 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Free four week group sessions
FREE patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service provided by trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists
For information, call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 free_tobacco_cessation_classes_2013-10-21_243
<![CDATA[Healthsource: DRIVING AS YOU AGE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-17
&nbsp;

&nbsp;


DRIVING AS YOU AGE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sgt. Garry Scott, Vermont State Police

Join Sgt. Garry Scott from the Traffic Safety Unit and Commander of the Crash Reconstruction team and learn about older driver safety and mobility with our community. The presentation will consist of safe driving techniques and how to reduce motor vehicle crashes.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;

Davis Auditorium, Burlington

Thursday, October 17, 6:30-8:00 pm
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-17 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9/26-10/29; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonEssex Junction Senior Center2 Lincoln St.Essex Junction
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-17_245
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Ranks in Top Ten Among Leading University Hospitals]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-17 October 18, 2013
Mike Noble
Marketing and Communications
802-847-2886
(Burlington, VT) Fletcher Allen Health Care provides the safest patient care and ranks 7th overall among university hospitals that participate in the annual University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality and Accountability Study, recognized as the most important analysis of its kind. UHC is an alliance of nearly all of the academic medical centers in the United States.
"The elite hospitals are in this study, so being in the top ten means our patients are getting some of the best care in the country right at home," said John Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of Fletcher Allen and Fletcher Allen Partners. "This achievement is due to the relentless efforts our employees make to provide the best possible care for every patient every single time. I'm particularly proud we're ranked #1 in delivering safe patient care because it means we have low rates of medical and surgical complications."
Fletcher Allen's success in nearly eliminating bloodstream infections associated with "central line" catheters was a key factor in achieving the #1 patient safety ranking and top ten status.
Fletcher Allen also ranked #1 in "Equity" - providing the same level of care no matter the age, race or income status of the patient - and #12 in "Effectiveness" which includes readmission rates within 30 days of discharge.
These hospitals received the best overall scores and will receive the UHC's "Quality Leadership Award":

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York)
Emory University Hospital (Georgia)
Emory University Hospital Midtown (Georgia)
Mayo Clinic (Minnesota)
Rush University Medical Center (Illinois)
Beaumont Hospital (Michigan)
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Ohio State Univ. Wexner Medical Center
University of Utah Health Care
University of Colorado Hospital

"I am proud that this ranking of Fletcher Allen Health Care reflects Vermont values in action," said Governor Peter Shumlin. "This is a recognition that its providers and staff are focused every day on delivering truly equitable, high quality care to Vermonters."
"As UHC Quality Leadership Award recipients, these academic medical centers have proven a commitment to providing outstanding patient care," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer. "Their consistent superior performance across all clinical services is a true reflection of organization-wide best practices that have made a difference in health care delivery."
Leader in Supply Chain Performance
In a separate analysis by UHC, Fletcher Allen ranked #2 in supply chain efficiency, which involves buying and distributing all clinical and non-clinical items at the lowest possible cost.Β Among other functions, the supply chain operation makes sure doctors and other providers have the items they need at the time they need them to provide the best care for patients. Over the past 5 years, Fletcher Allen has produced more than $12 million in direct savings and/or cost avoidance in acquisition of supplies and equipment.
"A top ranking from UHC is the highest recognition a university hospital can achieve and it shows we are focused both on the quality of care and the cost of delivery," said Charles Miceli, vice president of Supply Chain and Information Systems. "Cost management, enhanced business processes, a unified supply chain organization and meaningful data are the factors that helped us achieve this honor and they will drive our sustained success, powered by the incredible people who make it happen every day."
"This year's UHC findings confirm what other studies have shown - Fletcher Allen is a national leader in providing high quality, low cost health care," said Dr. Brumsted.
Video:Β Dr. John Brumsted reacts to receiving the UHC Quality Leadership Award
About the Quality and Accountability Study
UHC's Quality and Accountability Study is designed to help academic medical centers identify structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The UHC's conclusions are based on data from the UHC Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager&trade;, the UHC Core Measures Data Base, and the publicly reported Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.Β 100 of UHC's 118 members participated in the 2013 study.]]>
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_ranks_in_top_ten_among_leading_university_hos_2013-10-17_246
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-16 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-10-16_247
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-15 10:00 A.M. - NoonCommunity Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington]]> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screening_2013-10-15_248 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-15 9/17 - 10/22; 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Charlotte Senior Center212 Ferry Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-10-15_249
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-15 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Williston Fire Department645 Talcott Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-15_250
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-15 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9:15 - 11:45 A.M.
Heineberg Senior Center14 Heineberg RoadBurlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-15_251
<![CDATA[Healthsource: DIGESTIVE HEALTH BASICS]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-14
&nbsp;

&nbsp;


DIGESTIVE HEALTH BASICS

Michelle Robbins, Inside Out Body Therapy

Heartburn, cramps, nausea, bloating, irregular elimination... While these have all become commonplace in today&rsquo;s society, there are easy ways to prevent and soothe these frequent issues. Join us for an introductory workshop that will be packed with helpful tips to jump-start better digestion, soothe an aching belly and create healthy elimination patterns. Discover how simple additions or changes to daily eating can bring about profound improvement in overall well-being.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;
Monday, October 14, 6:30-8:00 pm

Davis Auditorium, Burlington

&nbsp;
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes: a free series of six classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-14 5:30 - 8:00 P.M.
BlueCross/Blue Shield Health and Wellness CenterThe Blue Mall, South Burlington]]>
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_a_free_series_of_six_classes_2013-10-14_253
<![CDATA[Free Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-14 Monday's 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Free four week group sessions
FREE patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service provided by trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists
For information, call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 free_tobacco_cessation_classes_2013-10-14_254
<![CDATA[The Vermont Cancer Center's Stem Cell Transplant Program Receives FACT Accreditation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-14 Sarah KeblinVermont Cancer CenterUniversity of Vermont(802) 656-3099
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
&nbsp;
The Vermont Cancer Center&rsquo;s Stem Cell Transplant Program at
Fletcher Allen Health Care recently received accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
(FACT) located at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.&nbsp;
FACT accreditation is
validation for the program&rsquo;s outstanding capabilities and quality in treating
patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other forms of cancer with stem cell
therapy.&nbsp; The accreditation specifically
recognizes quality in autologous adult stem cell transplantation - in which healthy
stem cells are collected from an individual and re-introduced to that person &ndash;as
well as cell collection, and cell processing.

Stem cells are typically found in bone marrow and the bloodstream and help form
the critically important red and white blood cells and platelets often
destroyed by high-dose chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy treatments for
cancer. Stem cell transplants following these therapies support the bone
marrow&rsquo;s ability to produce the blood cells the patient needs.
&ldquo;This accreditation validates
an already strong program with a history of excellence and recognizes our
organization&rsquo;s daily commitment to high-quality patient care within the adult
stem cell transplant program,&rdquo; said Julian Sprague, M.D., assistant professor
of Medicine in the division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of
Vermont and Fletcher Allen, and director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program at
the Vermont Cancer Center.

Accreditation by FACT brings with it notable
advantages for the Vermont Cancer Center, its partners, and the patients they
serve.&nbsp; Adherence to FACT standards is
increasingly necessary for both health insurance and government funding
eligibility and will provide opportunities for the academic medical center to
invest further in research, and to expand its services, in
cellular therapies.&nbsp; In just the last
week, in response to this accreditation, one of Vermont&rsquo;s major insurance plans
has approved the program for reimbursement, increasing coverage and access for
patients here in Vermont and the region to receive this life-saving treatment.
&nbsp;
&ldquo;Patients seek FACT accredited
programs when looking for care, and we know that enabling patients to receive
treatment close to home is highly advantageous in helping them to maintain a
normal life and also in increasing positive outcomes for them and their families,&rdquo;
said Sprague. &nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m incredibly proud of
the team here at Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Cancer Center and what they
have done and will continue to do for patients.&rdquo;
FACT, established in 1996, is a
non-profit organization co-founded by the International Society for Cellular
Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
(ASBMT) and sets international standards for high-quality patient care and
laboratory practices in the field of cellular therapies.&nbsp;
For more information about FACT:&nbsp; http://www.factwebsite.org/About_FACT/About_FACT.aspx
For more information about Fletcher Allen Health Care&rsquo;s Stem
Cell Transplant Program please contact Sarah
Keblin
or Michael Carrese
(contacts at top).]]>
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 the_vermont_cancer_centers_stem_cell_transplant_program_rece_2013-10-14_255
<![CDATA[Free Skin Cancer Screening (For new patients to Fletcher Allen Dermatology)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-12 Time:&nbsp; 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Call (802) 847-4570 to schedule an appointment to be seen within a half hour block]]>
Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 free_skin_cancer_screening_for_new_patients_to_fletcher_alle_2013-10-12_256
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-10 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9/26-10/29; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonEssex Junction Senior Center2 Lincoln St.Essex Junction
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-10_257
<![CDATA[Green Mountain Care Board Approves Renovation Project for New Maternity Unit at Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-10 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON,
VT &ndash; Today the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) approved Fletcher Allen Health
Care&rsquo;s Certificate of Need (CON) application to move Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s existing
Mother and Baby Unit, currently located on Shepardson 5, to renovated space on
Baird 7.
The
project is expected to cost $15.8 million, part of which is expected to be
covered by a fund-raising goal of $3 million. The renovated space will provide
patients with an up-to-date unit that conforms to contemporary health care
guidelines by increasing space for mothers and families, by placing the new
Mother and Baby Unit closer to the birthing center and by significantly reducing
the number of double-occupancy rooms in today&rsquo;s 50-70 year-old unit.&nbsp; As part of the project, the Clinical Research
Center, a UVM-operated medical research center now located on Baird 7, will be moved to another
location on the campus.&nbsp;
The new
Mother-Baby Unit will feature 28 patient beds in 25 patient rooms plus three
&ldquo;boarder&rdquo; rooms for discharged mothers whose babies remain inpatients. To
accommodate the needs of patients and their family members, the size of the
Mother-Baby Unit will increase from 12,281 square feet to 14,724 square feet. The
larger space and increased single-occupancy rooms will also reduce noise levels
and improve the quality of the mother-baby experience as well as the experience
of high-risk mothers-to-be who are on bed rest prior to giving birth. Mother-Baby
Unit staff and patients were among many groups involved in the design process. Construction
is expected to take approximately 18 months.
This project reflects Fletcher
Allen&rsquo;s ongoing effort to provide patients and families with the highest
quality health care facilities that are patient-centered and promote a healing
environment. ]]>
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 green_mountain_care_board_approves_renovation_project_for_ne_2013-10-10_258
<![CDATA[Breast Cancer Prevention: How to Reduce Your Risk]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-09 Learn everyday steps that you can take to reduce your chance of developing breast cancer as well as understand how to identify who is at higher risk for developing breast cancer and what options are available.
Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource
When:&nbsp; Wednesday, October 9, 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Davis Auditorium, Burlington]]>
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breast_cancer_prevention_how_to_reduce_your_risk_2013-10-09_259
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-09 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-10-09_260
<![CDATA[Healthsource: BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-09
&nbsp;

&nbsp;


BREAST CANCER PREVENTION: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK

Ted James, MD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Learn everyday steps that you can take to reduce your chance of developing breast cancer as well as understand how to identify who is at higher risk for developing breast cancer and what options are available.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;
Wednesday, October 9, 6:00-7:30 pm

Davis Auditorium, Burlington

&nbsp;
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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_breast_cancer_prevention_how_to_reduce_your_ris_2013-10-09_261
<![CDATA[One Day at a time: When Headaches Become Chronic]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-08 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 one_day_at_a_time_when_headaches_become_chronic_2013-10-08_262 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-08 9/17 - 10/22; 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Charlotte Senior Center212 Ferry Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-10-08_263
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-08 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Williston Fire Department645 Talcott Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-08_264
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-08 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9:15 - 11:45 A.M.
Heineberg Senior Center14 Heineberg RoadBurlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-08_265
<![CDATA[&quot;Live PHAT&quot; Ski Helmet Program Expands to Include Bicycling, ATV and Skateboarding Partners]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-08 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON,
VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care&rsquo;s PHAT (Protect Your Head at All Times) ski
helmet program has formed a statewide coalition with other sports advocacy
groups to create a year-round focus on brain injury prevention.&nbsp; To
reflect the expanded scope of the effort, the organization has changed its name
to &ldquo;Live PHAT.&rdquo;
The new
partners include:

Local
Motion - a non-profit devoted to creating healthier Vermont communities by
making them better places to bike, walk, run and ski.
The
Vermont All-Terrain Vehicles Sportsman&rsquo;s Association (VASA) - a statewide organization of local ATV clubs that works
in partnership with the state to develop and manage trails.
The
Vermont Longboard Crew - a Burlington-based group working to inform the
general public and skateboarders about safe and sustainable riding
practices
through demonstrations, seminars and multimedia projects.

Live
PHAT members will adopt the non-coercive approach that PHAT has used since 2002
to raise helmet use among Vermont skiers and boarders to well above the
national average. Key steps include ensuring all public images depict athletes
wearing helmets, distributing posters and stickers that appeal to young
participants, using informational booths and drawings to attract attention to
the issue, and encouraging relevant businesses (like ski resorts) to see
employees as role models.
&ldquo;I&rsquo;m
very excited that the new partnership will reach Vermonters from a diverse
range of sports with our message of responsible helmet use,&rdquo; said Live PHAT&rsquo;s
founder, Dr. Robert Williams, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Vermont
Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen and associate professor at the UVM
College of Medicine. &ldquo;I know this growing effort will prevent many people from
experiencing the tragedy of brain injury.&rdquo;
&ldquo;Local
Motion is thrilled to be a partner with Live PHAT in spreading the message that
helmets are an essential piece of the safety equation in biking and all sports
where head injury is a risk,&rdquo; said Jason Van Driesche, director of Advocacy and
Education and co-interim executive director.
&ldquo;Helmets
are an insurance policy that, when combined with solid bike skills, courteous
and attentive motorists, and well-designed roads and paths, keeps bike riders
happy and healthy ride after ride,&rdquo; he added.
"VASA
is happy to join forces with Live PHAT and its partners to strengthen our
message that ALL ATVers wear a DOT approved helmet that fits appropriately,&rdquo;
said Dani Cady, operations director at VASA.&nbsp; &ldquo;It can be the difference
between a safe, fun ride and your last ride.&nbsp; VASA believes in putting safety
first - know your machine, know your skills, and use the proper equipment,
starting with a high quality helmet."
"Helmet
use is super important when skating at any skill level, but there's so much to
learn and master,&rdquo; said Will Deming, founder of the Vermont Longboard Crew.
&nbsp;&ldquo;Live PHAT will be a great resource for us as we become a one-stop shop
for everything skateboard related."
For more
information on Live PHAT as well as event listings, safety tips, downloads,
videos, medical literature and more please visit www.LivePHAT.org
BURLINGTON,
VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care&rsquo;s PHAT (Protect Your Head at All Times) ski
helmet program has formed a statewide coalition with other sports advocacy
groups to create a year-round focus on brain injury prevention.&nbsp; To
reflect the expanded scope of the effort, the organization has changed its name
to &ldquo;Live PHAT.&rdquo;
The new
partners include:

Local
Motion - a non-profit devoted to creating healthier Vermont communities by
making them better places to bike, walk, run and ski.
The
Vermont All-Terrain Vehicles Sportsman&rsquo;s Association (VASA) - a statewide organization of local ATV clubs that works
in partnership with the state to develop and manage trails.
The
Vermont Longboard Crew - a Burlington-based group working to inform the
general public and skateboarders about safe and sustainable riding
practices
through demonstrations, seminars and multimedia projects.

Live
PHAT members will adopt the non-coercive approach that PHAT has used since 2002
to raise helmet use among Vermont skiers and boarders to well above the
national average. Key steps include ensuring all public images depict athletes
wearing helmets, distributing posters and stickers that appeal to young
participants, using informational booths and drawings to attract attention to
the issue, and encouraging relevant businesses (like ski resorts) to see
employees as role models.
&ldquo;I&rsquo;m
very excited that the new partnership will reach Vermonters from a diverse
range of sports with our message of responsible helmet use,&rdquo; said Live PHAT&rsquo;s
founder, Dr. Robert Williams, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Vermont
Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen and associate professor at the UVM
College of Medicine. &ldquo;I know this growing effort will prevent many people from
experiencing the tragedy of brain injury.&rdquo;
&ldquo;Local
Motion is thrilled to be a partner with Live PHAT in spreading the message that
helmets are an essential piece of the safety equation in biking and all sports
where head injury is a risk,&rdquo; said Jason Van Driesche, director of Advocacy and
Education and co-interim executive director.
&ldquo;Helmets
are an insurance policy that, when combined with solid bike skills, courteous
and attentive motorists, and well-designed roads and paths, keeps bike riders
happy and healthy ride after ride,&rdquo; he added.
"VASA
is happy to join forces with Live PHAT and its partners to strengthen our
message that ALL ATVers wear a DOT approved helmet that fits appropriately,&rdquo;
said Dani Cady, operations director at VASA.&nbsp; &ldquo;It can be the difference
between a safe, fun ride and your last ride.&nbsp; VASA believes in putting safety
first - know your machine, know your skills, and use the proper equipment,
starting with a high quality helmet."
"Helmet
use is super important when skating at any skill level, but there's so much to
learn and master,&rdquo; said Will Deming, founder of the Vermont Longboard Crew.
&nbsp;&ldquo;Live PHAT will be a great resource for us as we become a one-stop shop
for everything skateboard related."
For more
information on Live PHAT as well as event listings, safety tips, downloads,
videos, medical literature and more please visit www.LivePHAT.org ]]>
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 live_phat_ski_helmet_program_expands_to_include_bicycling_at_2013-10-08_266
<![CDATA[Kevin McAteer Named Chief Development Officer for Health Services at Fletcher Allen and the UVM Foundation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-08 Jay GoyetteUVM Foundation(802) 656-0726
Mike NobleFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
(BURLINGTON,
VT)&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care and the
University of Vermont Foundation announced that Kevin McAteer has been
appointed chief development officer for Health Sciences, effective December 9.
McAteer is the first person to hold this newly-created position. He will be
responsible for directing all aspects of fundraising for Fletcher Allen and its
Foundation, the University of Vermont College of Medicine, the University of
Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the Vermont Cancer Center.
McAteer
will report jointly to John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive
officer of Fletcher Allen and Richard Bundy, chief executive officer of The UVM
Foundation.&nbsp; He will also work closely
with Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., dean of the College of Medicine, and Patricia
Prelock, Ph.D., dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. He will lead
a 22-person development and alumni relations team and oversee a budget of $2.8
million. McAteer will also serve as the executive director of the Fletcher
Allen Foundation and will be a member of both the UVM Foundation and Fletcher
Allen executive teams.
The Fletcher
Allen Foundation and the UVM Foundation are responsible for the fundraising
activities of their respective organizations.
&ldquo;This is
another milestone in the partnership between Fletcher Allen and UVM,&rdquo; said Dr.
Brumsted. &ldquo;In this position, Kevin will strengthen the existing collaborative relationships
between our organizations and seek new linkages through philanthropic
opportunities. His successful career in academic medicine will be an enormous
asset to our medical center. I am excited that he has accepted this position.&rdquo;
&ldquo;In his
role as chief development officer for Health Sciences, Kevin will be able to
use the strengths of both the University and Fletcher Allen to create new and
exciting opportunities for donors,&rdquo; said Bundy. &ldquo;Philanthropy plays a critical
part in the financial well-being of both organizations, and it creates
opportunities for people in the communities we serve to enhance health care
services for all through charitable giving.&rdquo;
McAteer
most recently served as executive director of Development, Health Sciences at
the University of California, San Francisco. During six years with that institution
he also served as the director of Development for their Department of Medicine
and for their Diabetes Center.&nbsp;
Prior to
his west coast experience, McAteer enjoyed a successful career in university
fundraising in the east, including nine years at Middlebury College where he
served as the senior development officer and then as director of Principal
Gifts.
McAteer
holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from Seton Hall University, South
Orange, NJ, and a master&rsquo;s degree in English from the University of Vermont.&nbsp; He also attended the Middlebury College Bread
Loaf School of English and Bread Loaf Writers&rsquo; Conference.]]>
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 kevin_mcateer_named_chief_development_officer_for_health_ser_2013-10-08_267
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-07 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-10-07_268 <![CDATA[Healing Through Writing]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-07 Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center
The
natural ability of the body to heal can be enhanced by artistic
expression, and writing is a form of art accessible to all of us.&nbsp;
Participants will learn and practice some simple techniques to begin
their own writing practice.
Writing materials provided.&nbsp; No writing experience necessary, but please register.&nbsp; 802-985-5691 or pfont1@me.com]]>
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healing_through_writing_2013-10-07_269
<![CDATA[Free Tobacco Cessation Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-07 Monday's 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Free four week group sessions
FREE patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service provided by trained Tobacco Treatment Specialists
For information, call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 free_tobacco_cessation_classes_2013-10-07_270
<![CDATA[$4.5 Million Gift from UVM/Fletcher Allen Department of Surgery Faculty to Fund Professorships]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-04 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jay Goyette at UVM Foundation; jay.goyette@uvm.edu; 802/656-0726
$4.5 Million Gift
from UVM/Fletcher Allen Department of Surgery Faculty to Fund Professorships

A $4.5 million gift from the surgical faculty at the
University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care will
fund 14 Green &amp; Gold Professorships in the Department of Surgery and add $1
million to the recently established Frank P. Ittleman Professorship in
Cardiothoracic Surgery established by a grateful patient earlier this year.
The funding was made possible by monies set aside by
surgical faculty members over the years, and is intended to attract and retain
outstanding faculty members to the College of Medicine. &nbsp;The surgery faculty also hope their commitment
will contribute to a growing culture of philanthropy in the department by
providing a special incentive for others to give.&nbsp; The faculty have not attached names to the
Green and Gold professorships they are establishing, and instead will leave the
naming opportunity available to other donors who make contributions that
elevate the Green and Gold professorship to a full professorship.&nbsp; &nbsp;A full
professorship at UVM, named after the donor, would usually require a $1 million
donation. These Green &amp; Gold Professorships, which require a minimum
contribution of $250,000, make it possible for a donor to establish a named
endowed faculty position with a contribution of $750,000, closing the gap
between the Green &amp; Gold and a full professorship.
The goal for the Ittleman Professorship, established with a
$1 million gift from an anonymous donor, is to bring it to the required $3
million endowment level needed to elevate it to the status of a full chair. The
surgical faculty&rsquo;s $1 million gift brings the Ittleman endowment to within
$600,000 of achieving its goal.
At an announcement ceremony held as part of the University
of Vermont Foundation Board of Directors meeting on campus today, Marion Couch
M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., professor and interim chair of the Department of Surgery,
presented the gift to UVM President Tom Sullivan, who accepted on behalf of the
university and the UVM Foundation. UVM College of Medicine Dean Frederick
Morin, MD and Fletcher Allen Health Care President and CEO John Brumsted, MD
were also at the ceremony.
&ldquo;The establishment of these professorships represents our
commitment to honoring the past, the present, and our future,&rdquo; Couch said. &ldquo;They will give our amazing faculty,
who have been so shaped by those before them, more time to spend with students
and residents &mdash; the future of medicine &mdash; and they will help us recruit even
more amazing faculty and surgeons.
University
of Vermont President Tom Sullivan said, &ldquo;This support shows the world not only
that every aspect of surgical medicine at UVM and Fletcher Allen Health Care is
important and supported, but also that its very own faculty have such a belief
in their work and the mission of the institution that they are willing to fund
it in a most meaningful, selfless, and powerful way.
&ldquo;Attracting
the most talented faculty to campus is paramount in our pursuit of remaining
among the nation&rsquo;s premier small teaching and research institutions . . . Gifts
such as this from an entire faculty are rare, so today&rsquo;s announcement is truly
historic.&rdquo;]]>
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<![CDATA[16th Annual Breast Cancer Conference]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-04 Place:&nbsp; Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 870 Williston Road&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-656-2292
E-Mail: deborah.rhea@uvm.edu]]>
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 16th_annual_breast_cancer_conference_2013-10-04_272
<![CDATA[Healthsource: BRAIN FOODS: THE RECENT EVIDENCE]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-03 BRAIN FOODS: THE RECENT EVIDENCE

Tracie Clarke, RD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

This presentation will offer the current recommendations for foods shown to improve brain function, protect against age-associated cognitive decline, and encourage focus and clarity.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;
Thursday, October 3, 6:30-8:00 pm

Davis Auditorium, Burlington

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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-03 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9/26-10/29; 9:30 - 12:00 NoonEssex Junction Senior Center2 Lincoln St.Essex Junction]]>
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-03_274
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-02 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-10-02_275
<![CDATA[Keeping it Simple: Reducing Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk with Life's Simple 7(TM)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-01 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 keeping_it_simple_reducing_stroke_and_cardiovascular_disease_2013-10-01_276 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-01 9/17 - 10/22; 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Charlotte Senior Center212 Ferry Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-10-01_277
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-01 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Williston Fire Department645 Talcott Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-01_278
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-10-01 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9:15 - 11:45 A.M.
Heineberg Senior Center14 Heineberg RoadBurlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-10-01_279
<![CDATA[Healthsource: VERMONT HEALTH CONNECT]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-30 VERMONT HEALTH CONNECT

Amanda Biggs, Ann Slattery &amp; Maya Thompson, Navigators, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Learn more about the health reform and the new health marketplace, Vermont Health Connect. Launching October 2013 and designed to help you, your family or your small business find, compare and purchase health coverage. We&rsquo;ll be covering topics including who can get coverage, what it will offer and how to enroll.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;

Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Monday, September 30, 6:30-8:00 pm

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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Named One of America's Greenest Hospitals]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-30 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
&nbsp;
BURLINGTON VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care is one
of the top 50 health care organizations in the country committed to &ldquo;green&rdquo;
practices according to Becker&rsquo;s Hospital
Review, a leading industry journal. Hospitals were chosen based on consistent
efforts to lower their carbon footprint and operate sustainably, among other
factors.
Becker&rsquo;s used data from multiple organizations
to develop the list including the Environmental Protection Agency and Health
Care Without Harm, a
520 member international coalition working to transform the health care
industry. &nbsp;
&ldquo;This award is a testament to the hard work and
dedication of many employees who have helped make our organization an
environmental role model and a leader in green health
care,&rdquo; said Sandra Felis, senior vice president of patient care
services and chief operating officer at Fletcher Allen. &nbsp;
Fletcher
Allen was one of the first organizations in the country to sign Health Care
Without Harm's &ldquo;Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge&rdquo; and created the Center for
Nutrition and Healthy Food Systems, which brings hospital leaders together to
discuss and update their sustainable nutrition efforts.&nbsp; Approximately half of the food served to
patients at Fletcher Allen is locally sourced and as much of the meat purchased
as possible is produced without the use of therapeutic antibiotics. In
addition, energy conservation efforts saved the hospital more than 5.8 million
kilowatt hours of electricity between 2008 and 2013.&nbsp;
Fletcher
Allen Health Care&rsquo;s food service program won two awards earlier this year from
Health Care Without Harm: first place in the sustainable food procurement
category, and the Exemplary Food Service Professional award was given to executive
chef Richard Jarmusz.
The
academic medical center has also received the highest honor for five years in a
row from Practice Greenhealth, was picked for the Governor&rsquo;s Award for
Environmental Excellence and was named to the &ldquo;Best Workplaces for Commuters" list by the National Center for Transit Research.&nbsp;&nbsp;
Multimedia Resources:
Web:
http://www.fletcherallen.org/about/environmental_leadership/
Video:
Fletcher Allen's
Sustainable Food Program


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<![CDATA[Claude Deschamps, MD Named President of UVM Medical Group]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-27 Contacts:
Jennifer NachburUVM College of Medicine(802) 656-7875
Mike NobleFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT)&nbsp; Claude Deschamps, MD, Chair of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, has been named president and chief executive officer of the University of Vermont Medical Group and senior associate dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, effective January 2014.Dr. Deschamps has served as the chair of Mayo&rsquo;s Department of Surgery since 2005 and is the Joseph I. and Barbara Ashkins Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He holds master&rsquo;s faculty privileges in clinical and translational Science at the Mayo College of Medicine, and this year became chair of the Mayo Clinic in the Midwest Strategy Work Group Integration Project.As president of the UVM Medical Group, Dr. Deschamps will lead some 500 physicians at Fletcher Allen/UVM and be a part of both senior leadership teams. At the College of Medicine, he will oversee Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, and support the development of educational and research opportunities across the clinical operation. Dr. Deschamps is an instinctive leader who will provide a steady, reassuring approach during a time of tremendous change in health care. He has focused on physician integration at the Mayo Clinic, and will continue that focus in Vermont. Dr. Deschamps received his medical training in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, at the University of Montreal and the University of Montreal Affiliated Hospitals, and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His research interests include quality of life after anti-reflux procedure, hiatal hernia repair and esophagectomy, and he is part of Mayo&rsquo;s Epidemiology and Genetics of Lung Cancer Research Program. Dr. Deschamps&rsquo; numerous professional memberships include the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was previously co-editor-in-chief of Diseases of the Esophagus for the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus. He has been honored with multiple teaching awards at Mayo Medical School, and has a remarkable record of publication.Medical Group Interim President Howard Schapiro, MD, will continue to serve in that role until Dr. Deschamps&rsquo; arrival. Dr. Schapiro has been instrumental in setting the ground work for clinical integration with the Fletcher Allen Partners organizations. He will remain at the academic medical center in a senior leadership capacity.About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. About the UVM College of MedicineLocated in Burlington, the University of Vermont College of Medicine was founded in 1822 as the nation&rsquo;s seventh medical school. One of only 137 medical schools in the US, the College and teaching hospital Fletcher Allen Health Care comprise Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center, where more than one-third of Vermont&rsquo;s physicians were educated or trained. Enrollment currently includes 449 medical students, 147 graduate and post-doctoral students, and 290 residents and fellows. The College received $78 million in external research funding in 2011, and employs 762 full-time faculty and 415 staff, with over 1100 part-time faculty participating in medical education of students around the region.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-25 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-09-25_283
<![CDATA[Healthsource: TAKE A MOMENT FOR YOURSELF: MINDFULNESS TOOLS FOR REDUCING STRESS AND PROMOTING WELLNESS]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-25 TAKE A MOMENT FOR YOURSELF: MINDFULNESS TOOLS FOR REDUCING STRESS AND PROMOTING WELLNESS

Roz Grossman, MA

Come experience mindfulness practices that have been known to reduce stress and promote wellness. In this workshop, you will explore mindfulness through some brief practices, discover how mindfulness can help reduce stress, and leave with an intention and resources to incorporate mindfulness into your life.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2278 or visit FletcherAllen.org/Healthsource

&nbsp;

Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Wednesday, September 25, 6:00-7:30 pm

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Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_take_a_moment_for_yourself_mindfulness_tools_fo_2013-09-25_284
<![CDATA[HIV/AIDS: How Care in Vermont Has Changed]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-24 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) responsible for AIDS pandemic and review the
significant changes that have occurred in the U.S. over the past 30 years,
including treatments, new advancements and policies.
Presented by Christopher Grace, MD, Director of Infectious
Disease; and Deborah Kutzko, APRN
DATE: September 24, 2013
TIME:&nbsp;6:00-7:30pm
PLACE:&nbsp;Carpenter Auditorium, UVM Given Building (FREE parking)]]>
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 hivaids_how_care_in_vermont_has_changed_2013-09-24_285
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-24 9/17 - 10/22; 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Charlotte Senior Center212 Ferry Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-09-24_286
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-24 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Williston Fire Department645 Talcott Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-09-24_287
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-24 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with any chronic condition.
9:15 - 11:45 A.M.
Heineberg Senior Center14 Heineberg RoadBurlington
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-09-24_288
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-18 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-09-18_289
<![CDATA[Healthsource: PROSTATE HEALTH: WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-18 PROSTATE HEALTH: WHAT EVERY MAN SHOULD KNOW

Scott Perrapato, DO, Urology, Urologic Oncologist, Associate Professor of Medicine; Kimberly Evans, Clinical Dietician

&nbsp;

Learn about the causes and prevention of prostate cancer. Includes general health and nutrition tips, keys to early diagnosis and treatment options.

Reservations required: call (802) 847-2115or visit FletcherAllen.org/prostateclass

&nbsp;

Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Wednesday, September 18, 6:00-7:30 pm

&nbsp;

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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-17 9/17 - 10/22; 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 Noon
Charlotte Senior Center212 Ferry Road
Sign up - 847-2278

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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-09-17_291
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-17 10:00 A.M. - NoonCommunity Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington]]> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screening_2013-09-17_292 <![CDATA[Who Owns Your Genes? How the Patent System Impacts Physicians and Patients]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-17 Presented by Debra Leonard, MD, Ph.D, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
DATE:&nbsp;September 17, 2013TIME:&nbsp;6:00-7:30pmPLACE:&nbsp;Carpenter Auditorium, UVM Given Building (FREE parking)]]>
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 who_owns_your_genes_how_the_patent_system_impacts_physicians_2013-09-17_293
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-17 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.
Williston Fire Department645 Talcott Road
Sign up - 847-2278]]>
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-09-17_294
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-16 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-09-16_295 <![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-11 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-09-11_296
<![CDATA[Patient Choices: Navigating End of Life]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-10 the demographics of dying; palliative care; the intensive care unit;
life-sustaining treatments; navigating priority- and goal-setting for medical
care; determining prognoses; and end-of-life care ethical issues.
Presented by Robert Macauley, MD; Ursula McVeigh, MD; Renee
Stapleton, MD,Ph.D; and Benjamin Suratt, MD
DATE: September 10, 2013
TIME:&nbsp;6:00-7:30pm
PLACE:&nbsp;Carpenter Auditorium, UVM Given Building (FREE parking)]]>
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 patient_choices_navigating_end_of_life_2013-09-10_297
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding BasicsCall to register: 802-847-3751 Fee: $20 per couple Time: Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-09 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basicscall_to_register_802-847-3751__fee_______2013-09-09_298 <![CDATA[Healing Through Writing]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-09 Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center
The natural ability of the body to heal can be enhanced by artistic expression, and writing is a form of art accessible to all of us.&nbsp; Participants will learn and practice some simple techniques to begin their own writing practice.
Writing materials provided.&nbsp; No writing experience necessary, but please register.&nbsp; 802-985-5691 or pfont1@me.com]]>
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healing_through_writing_2013-09-09_299
<![CDATA[Lintilhac Foundation Grants $120,000 to Enhance Midwifery Services]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-05 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT)&nbsp; The University of Vermont Medical Group Obstetrics and Midwifery Service at Fletcher Allen Health Care has received $120,000 in funding from the Lintilhac Foundation to enhance care that addresses the psycho-social needs of patients. &ldquo;Addressing mental health, spiritual and related needs is at the heart of the care we provide,&rdquo; said Marti Churchill, Certified Nurse Midwife. &ldquo;We are so grateful to the Lintilhac Foundation for recognizing this, and for making it possible for us to do even more for our patients in this specialty area.&rdquo;The Midwifery Service consists of 5 Certified Nurse Midwifes (CNM) who provide prenatal and follow-up care 5 days a week.&nbsp; They are also on-call around the clock to support women in labor.&nbsp; CMNs deliver more than 200 babies per year on average at Fletcher Allen. &ldquo;From the day they provided the funding to establish our nurse-midwife program 30 years ago, the&nbsp; Lintilhac family has shown an extraordinary commitment to ensuring our patients have the best, most complete care possible,&rdquo; said Ira Bernstein, MD, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.&nbsp; &ldquo;We can&rsquo;t thank them enough for their continued generosity.&rdquo; &ldquo;We believe that this unique, in-house midwifery service will continue to lead the way in providing compassionate, safe, and cost-effective service to women and their families as Vermont transitions into a new era of affordable care,&rdquo; said Crea and Phil Lintilhac, Trustees of the Lintilhac Foundation. &ldquo;With this grant we hope to provide the time and amplify the personal touch necessary to meet the mental and emotional needs of pregnant mothers.&rdquo; &nbsp;About the Lintilhac FoundationThe Lintilhac Foundation, based in Shelburne, Vermont, was established in 1975 by Claire Lintilhac with the specific intent to create an in-hospital nurse-midwife program at Fletcher Allen Health Care (then known as the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont).&nbsp; Since then the Foundation has grown to embrace a broad range of challenges and opportunities.&nbsp; Today it awards between $500,000 and $1 million a year to not-for-profit organizations working for the medical, educational, environmental, and social well-being of Vermont.&nbsp; The Foundation's central mission is to support organizations that are making sustainable, positive change for Vermont's people, and to provide Vermonters with the information and resources they need to control their environmental destinies and engage strong democratic traditions.]]>
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 lintilhac_foundation_grants_120000_to_enhance_midwifery_serv_2013-09-05_300
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-04 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-09-04_301
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-09-03 Tuesdays July 30th - Sept. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-09-03_302
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-28 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-08-28_303
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-27 Tuesdays July 30th - Sept. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-08-27_304
<![CDATA[Free Car Seat Inspection]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-24 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
For more information call the Child Safety Seat Specialist at (802) 847-2278.]]>
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 free_car_seat_inspection_2013-08-24_305
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-21 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-08-21_306
<![CDATA[Golf Fundraiser for Vermont Children's Hospital Sets Record]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-21 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
$151,000 Raised Will Support Care for Critically Ill Children
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; The 24th Annual Fletcher Allen Golf Tournament to benefit Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital raised a record setting $151,000 this year. The event was held at Burlington Country Club and was co-sponsored by 38 organizations including Farrington Construction, PC Construction, Epic Solutions and Sugarbush Resort.&nbsp; The proceeds will be used to purchase pediatric transport and intensive care equipment for critically ill infants and children. &nbsp;&ldquo;We are so grateful to all the people and partners who made this event such a success,&rdquo; said Lewis First, MD chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &ldquo;These funds will stay right here in our region to help bring new programs, services and life-saving equipment to the critically injured and ill children who need our Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital.&rdquo;&nbsp; The Fletcher Allen Health Care Foundation office would like to extend its thanks to all of the sponsors, players and volunteers who made this year&rsquo;s event a tremendous success.]]>
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 golf_fundraiser_for_vermont_childrens_hospital_sets_record_2013-08-21_307
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-20 Tuesdays July 30th - Sept. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-08-20_308
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-20 10:00 A.M. - NoonCommunity Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington]]> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screening_2013-08-20_309 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Ranks in Top 5% of Hospitals in New National Quality Measure for Key Heart Procedure]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-19 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT) - Fletcher Allen Health Care outperformed 95% of hospitals from throughout the U.S. participating in a new quality measurement of coronary stent procedures sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Results of the evaluation were recently released on Medicare&rsquo;s &ldquo;Hospital Compare&rdquo; website. Fletcher Allen is one of 300 hospitals and university medical centers from throughout the country voluntarily reporting how many patients require unplanned readmission within 30 days of a coronary angioplasty to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry/CathPCI Registry (NCDR) rate program. Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center is one of only 13 organizations to rank &ldquo;better than the Registry rate&rdquo; in the evaluation. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very pleased to be recognized by the ACC for volunteering to participate in this program, and to learn that the care we provide is at the highest level available,&rdquo; said David J. Schneider, M.D., medical director of Cardiology at Fletcher Allen and a professor at the UVM College of Medicine. &ldquo;This success reflects truly a team effort led by Dr. Prospero Gogo, the director of our Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratories.&nbsp; In addition to a dedicated team performing the procedures, Fletcher Allen is fortunate to have dedicated nurses and case managers who ensure that patients understand the importance of continuing their medications and keeping their scheduled follow-up appointments.&rdquo;
Placing stents in narrowed or blocked arteries is one of the most common cardiac procedures in the United States with over 600,000 performed each year. In appropriate patients, it can improve quality of life and survival. Currently, one in seven patients is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.
&ldquo;This measure is extremely valuable for patients in that they are, for the first time, getting easy access to information on how their local hospital is performing in terms of readmissions after these procedures,&rdquo; said ACC President John G. Harold, MD, MACC. &ldquo;Fletcher Allen should be commended for its commitment to submitting and evaluating its own data to make sure all patients receive the best possible care and for agreeing to publicly report this information.&rdquo;
The measure was developed using Medicare administrative claims and clinical data from the ACC&rsquo;s NCDR CathPCI Registry.&nbsp; Results were based on unplanned readmissions occurring within 30 days of discharge.&nbsp; The Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation is also a partner in this project.
For more information on the readmission measure and patient heart-wise health care tips to avoid a return to the hospital, visit http://www.cardiosmart.org/myhospital. To see results for Fletcher Allen along with data for other participating hospitals, visit http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare. To learn more about Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s cardiac care program, visit www.fletcherallen.org/heart.About the American College of Cardiology The ACC is a 43,000-member medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The ACC provides professional education, operates national registries to measure and improve quality of care, disseminates cardiovascular research, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit cardiosource.org/ACC.]]>
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_ranks_in_top_5_of_hospitals_in_new_national_q_2013-08-19_310
<![CDATA[Kids Day at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-16 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Bike Olympics will be held at intervals throughout the day.
Look for the Local Motion tent and the Kohl's Kids Bike Smart trailer.]]>
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 kids_day_at_the_lake_champlain_maritime_festival_2013-08-16_311
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-14 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-08-14_312
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-13 Tuesdays July 30th - Sept. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-08-13_313
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-12 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-08-12_314 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-12 Mondays, July 8th - August 12th
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-08-12_315
<![CDATA[Green Mountain Care Board Approves Fletcher Allen to Plan New Building]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-08 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Williston Architects Chosen to Design the Project
&nbsp;
BURLINGTON (VT) &ndash; Today the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) approved Fletcher Allen Health Care&rsquo;s Conceptual Development Phase Certificate of Need (CON) application to begin detailed planning for a new inpatient bed facility. The new building will begin to take the hospital&rsquo;s oldest inpatient facilities, some dating back 50 to 70 years, out of use for acute patient care.&nbsp; Detailed planning for the project, which will include input from stakeholders, including patients and their families, providers, and planning, design and construction teams, will take several months to complete. When the plan is complete, a CON application to construct the proposed building will be submitted to the GMCB for their review.&ldquo;We are pleased to receive the Green Mountain Care Board&rsquo;s approval to move forward with the planning process,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care, who will oversee this project. &ldquo;I am committed to a transparent planning process that yields a plan that meets patient and community needs, is cost-effective and has broad support.&nbsp; We will work closely with our regulators at all times.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; New facilities are needed to provide care in inpatient rooms that are consistent with today&rsquo;s hospital design standards and match the high-quality care provided by Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s health care team.&nbsp; The project has been a focus of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s master facility planning efforts for many years and now reflects the overall thinking about needs within the Fletcher Allen Partners four-hospital system.The architectural firm of Morris Switzer, based in Williston, has been selected to design the facility. &ldquo;We have a long-standing relationship with them, including their work on our master facilities planning over the past three years. Given their focus on health care planning and design, it made sense to continue that relationship,&rdquo; commented Dr. Brumsted. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s radiation oncology building, completed in 2008 on time and under budget, is LEED (Leadership in Energy &amp; Environmental Design) certified. This project will seek that same certification as well. LEED certification is awarded for building projects that meet sustainability requirements for building design, construction and operations.Next StepsFletcher Allen will actively seek community input throughout the planning phase. This will include discussions with a wide circle of individuals and key stakeholders in addition to the conversations that have already taken place with the neighbors who live by the Medical Center Campus, the City of Burlington and the University of Vermont.A project steering committee will be formed that will be chaired by Dr. Brumsted and include members of the Board of Trustees, as well as other leaders, who will provide governance for the project.Going forward, the planning will also be informed by balancing patient needs across the Fletcher Allen Partners system, to ensure that the project best meets the system&rsquo;s future patient needs.&nbsp; Equally important to meeting the challenge of designing a building to conform to today&rsquo;s health care construction standards will be making the project affordable, consistent with Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s goal of being a high-quality, low-cost health care system.Upon completion, the detailed plans will be part of the CON application for construction, with review of that application by the GMCB expected to take several months.]]>
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 green_mountain_care_board_approves_fletcher_allen_to_plan_ne_2013-08-08_316
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-07 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-08-07_317
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-06 Tuesdays July 30th - Sept. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-08-06_318
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-05 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-08-05_319 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-05 Mondays, July 8th - August 12th
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-08-05_320
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Named a &quot;Most Wired Hospital&quot; in National Survey]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-05 Mike NobleMarketing &amp; Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care has been recognized as one of the nation&rsquo;s best hospitals at using information technology to improve efficiency and quality of care according to results of the 2013 Most Wired Survey published by Hospitals &amp; Health Networks. This is the third consecutive year the organization has achieved this recognition, and is the only hospital in Vermont to do so. Approximately 1,700 hospitals were surveyed with only 289 receiving this award. The analysis paid particular attention to twenty-five requirements in four areas: clinical quality and safety (inpatient/outpatient hospital); clinical integration (ambulatory/physician/patient/community); business and administrative management, and infrastructure. If any of these requirements were not met, an organization was ineligible to be considered for the Most Wired designation&ldquo;Quick and reliable access to information can sometimes be the difference between a positive and negative medical outcome,&rdquo; said Adam P. Buckley, M.D. and chief medical information officer at Fletcher Allen. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve made major investments in leading-edge health information technology.&nbsp; These systems are not only helping us improve the quality and efficiency of the care we provide, but they are also key elements in the progress we&rsquo;re making in building the integrated delivery system the current reform environment demands.&rdquo;
&ldquo;The technology is in place to help us do one thing: deliver care to our patients in the best way possible. On an individual basis, patients can now take home discharge instructions and health information generated by the electronic health record and have access to their medical information,&rdquo; said Charlie Miceli, vice president, Information Services at Fletcher Allen. &ldquo;Bigger picture, the ability of providers to share medical information in terms of text, images, even heart rhythm graphs electronically, makes care more efficient, safer and cost-effective as a patient moves through our system. It is gratifying for Information Services staff to be recognized for the hard work they have done to get us where we are today.&rdquo;
The 2013 Most Wired Survey was conducted by Hospitals &amp; Health Networks, the American Hospital Association and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) with support from AT&amp;T, McKesson Corporation, and CareTech Solutions, a provider of health care IT services.]]>
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<![CDATA[Key Dentist Training Program Receives Education Grant]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-08-05 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT)&nbsp; The Northeast Delta Foundation has given a $14,000 grant to the Fletcher Allen/University of Vermont Dental Residency Program to support continuing education opportunities.&nbsp; This is the third year the Foundation has provided funding for the program, which is the only residency in the state for training and recruiting new dentists.
&ldquo;We truly appreciate the continued generous support from the Northeast Delta Foundation which helps us provide important educational opportunities for our residents,&rdquo; said Dental Residency Program Director Janet Thomason Miccolo, DDS.&nbsp;
The program attracts dental graduates from throughout the country and offers them rotations in general dentistry at the Community Health Centers of Burlington and Plainfield, as well as a hospital rotation at Fletcher Allen Health Care.&nbsp;&nbsp; Their experience includes treatment of urgent care in the emergency department, anesthesia education, oral surgery, and general medicine training at the hospital.&nbsp;&nbsp;In addition, residents learn about many of the business and personal skills via the didactic portion of the residency to improve their transition to successful dental practice.
"We are happy to award this grant as we feel it is very important to provide new dentists with training opportunities in Vermont and hope they continue to practice in the state,&rdquo; said Foundation treasurer Kathleen B. Walker.
The Foundation has funded Vermont oral health programs for 17 years.&nbsp; It offers dental insurance programs for organizations of all sizes and for individuals and families that have no access to employer-sponsored dental benefits.&nbsp; Learn more at www.nedelta.com.
For more information about the Dental Residency Program at Fletcher Allen Health Care/UVM, contact Dr. Miccolo at 802-264-8108 or jmiccolo@chcb.org.]]>
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400 key_dentist_training_program_receives_education_grant_2013-08-05_322
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-31 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-07-31_323
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-30 Tuesdays July 30th - Sept. 3rd, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-07-30_324
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-29 Mondays, July 8th - August 12th
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-07-29_325
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-24 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-07-24_326
<![CDATA[U.S. News &amp; World Report Names Fletcher Allen a &quot;Best Regional Hospital&quot; for 3rd Consecutive Year]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-24 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON,
VT &ndash; For the third year in a row, U.S. News &amp; World Report has designated
Fletcher Allen a &ldquo;Best Regional Hospital&rdquo; after a thorough review of quality
indicators and a national survey of specialists. The U.S. News rankings, now in their 24th year,
recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Only
14% of the 5,000 hospitals analyzed earned Best Regional status.
As
part of the Fletcher Allen Health Care ranking, four specialties were selected
as &ldquo;High Performing&rdquo;- Orthopedics, Gynecology, Nephrology and Ear,
Nose, Throat (ENT).
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re
very proud U.S. News continues to recognize that Fletcher Allen provides high
quality care as good as can be found almost anywhere else in the country,&rdquo; said
John Brumsted, MD, president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen
Health Care. &ldquo;Our repeated inclusion on the Best Regional Hospitals list also
indicates we are achieving our goal to be a high reliability provider for the
people of Vermont and northern New York.&rdquo;
Examples
of high reliability care in the High Performing specialties include:

Only one infection in 1,650 primary
hip and knee replacements over the past 2 &frac12; years.

Readmission rates for patients
in Nephrology, Gynecology and ENT were significantly better than 2012 averages
in a peer group of teaching hospitals.

&ldquo;U.S.
News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide
patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult
surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health
problems or age,&rdquo; said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. &nbsp;&ldquo;These medical centers should be on your list when you need the
best care.&rdquo;
&nbsp;
Multimedia Resources:

Video:&nbsp; Brief reaction to the news from Stephen Leffler,
MD, chief medical officer.

Blog:
Dr. Leffler explains why Fletcher Allen is being recognized as a high quality provider.

Methodology for Best
Regional Hospitals

U.S.
News and World Report surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists
and analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals to rank the best providers in 16 adult
specialties. The rankings are published in collaboration with RTI International
in Research Triangle Park, N.C.&nbsp; For more information visit U.S. News 2013-14 Methodology]]>
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 us_news__world_report_names_fletcher_allen_a_best_regional_h_2013-07-24_327
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-22 Mondays, July 8th - August 12th
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-07-22_328
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Nurse Practitioner Wins National Award for Excellence]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-19 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
(BURLINGTON,
VT)&nbsp; Patricia Lewis, APRN, has received
the award for Clinical Excellence in Vascular Nursing from the Society for
Vascular Nursing (SVN). &nbsp;Lewis was
recognized for her past contributions to the field and for her ongoing
commitment to providing excellent patient care. She treats patients with a wide
variety of arterial and venous vascular diseases at Bristol Internal Medicine
and the Thrombosis and Hemostasis program at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Lewis
is a past president and board member of SVN and currently chairs its Patient
Education Committee.&nbsp; She is co-author
and editor of SVN&rsquo;s Core Curriculum in Vascular Nursing and has presented
nationally and internationally on numerous topics in vascular disease since for
the past 30 years.&nbsp;
NOTE: Please see attached photo
About
Fletcher Allen
Fletcher
Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont
College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is
Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont
Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are
members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated
system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the
health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care,
education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a
regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one
million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital
for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For
more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org
or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
About SVN
Founded
in 1982, the Society for Vascular Nursing is a not-for-profit international
association dedicated to promoting excellence in the compassionate and
comprehensive management of persons with vascular disease. The Society's focus
is on providing quality education, fostering clinical expertise, and supporting
nursing research.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-17 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-07-17_330
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screening]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-16 10:00 A.M. - NoonCommunity Health Improvement128 Lakeside AvenueBurlington]]> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screening_2013-07-16_331 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-15 Mondays, July 8th - August 12th
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-07-15_332
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Named as Leader in Healthcare Equality Index]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-11 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON VT &ndash;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care has been recognized as a &ldquo;Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality&rdquo; in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country&rsquo;s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Fletcher Allen earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare.
Sandra Felis, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer, stated, &ldquo;We have worked for a number of years to meet the criteria for this recognition. It is affirmation that we seek to provide high-quality health care to every person who comes to us for care, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Part of the criteria includes staff engagement on this issue and it reflects well on them that we have been recognized as a leader in health care equality.&rdquo;Citing this recognition, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin said, &ldquo;"By achieving the status of &lsquo;Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality,&rsquo; Fletcher Allen Health Care illustrates that it serves all Vermonters with the high quality care they deserve and expect.&nbsp; I applaud Fletcher Allen for its commitment to the LGBT community."Fletcher Allen was one of a select group of 464 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members.&nbsp; The organization was also congratulated by HRC Health &amp; Aging Director Shane Snowdon. &ldquo;LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. It makes a big difference to know that your local health care facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.&rdquo;For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.]]>
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_named_as_leader_in_healthcare_equality_index_2013-07-11_333
<![CDATA[Roger Deshaies, Fletcher Allen's CFO, Named to Top 125 List]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-11 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON VT &ndash;&nbsp; Roger Deshaies, chief financial officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care, has been named to the Becker's Hospital Review list titled, "125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know." The publication features up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.&nbsp; In describing their selections for this list, the editors said, &ldquo;These men and women help lead renowned healthcare organizations in all financial matters while balancing quality patient care and innovative healthcare reform strategies. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team used several resources to develop this list, including nominations, prior Becker's Hospital Review lists and input from industry experts.&rdquo;Mr. Deshaies has served as senior vice president and CFO of Fletcher Allen since 2008. His healthcare financial experience spans almost 35 years. Before joining Fletcher Allen, Mr. Deshaies served as CFO of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for 10 years. He is a graduate of The University of Connecticut where he received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and master's degrees in both Business Administration and in Political Science. ]]>
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 roger_deshaies_fletcher_allens_cfo_named_to_top_125_list_2013-07-11_334
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-10 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-07-10_335
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-08 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-07-08_336 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-08 Mondays, July 8th - August 12th
2:00 - 4:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-07-08_337
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-03 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-07-03_338
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-07-01 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-07-01_339 <![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-26 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-06-26_340
<![CDATA[Vermont Couple Donates Specialized Incubator for Premature Babies]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-25 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT)&nbsp; Stephany and Bruce Hasse of Charlotte have made a large donation to Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen for the purchase of a high-tech incubator for use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. &nbsp;The &ldquo;Giraffe OmniBed&rdquo; has many advanced features that provide an optimal environment for neonatal patients including precise heat, humidity and oxygen control, a rotating mattress, and easier access for caregivers to perform procedures which can eliminate the need to move babies to another setting. &ldquo;We are so grateful for this very special gift which will help us provide even better care for the most vulnerable patients we serve,&rdquo; said Lewis First, M.D., chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &ldquo;The Hasses generosity is a great example of the wonderful support Vermont Children&rsquo;s receives from individuals and communities throughout our region.&rdquo; &ldquo;My husband and I really wanted to do something to honor my mom, Kathryn Komen,&rdquo; said Stephany Hasse. &ldquo;We chose health care because it is so important, and I think it&rsquo;s something that needs to be emphasized in our society.&nbsp; My mom would be really thrilled that this is one thing that we&rsquo;re doing for her.&rdquo;Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care is the only Level 3 NICU in the state and serves infants from throughout Vermont and northern New York.&nbsp; For more information visit http://www.fletcherallen.org/services/children/]]>
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 vermont_couple_donates_specialized_incubator_for_premature_b_2013-06-25_341
<![CDATA[UVM College of Medicine Alumnus and Family Establish $1 Million Fund for Vermont Cancer Center]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-24 Contact:
Carole Whitaker (802) 656-1108 carole.whitaker@med.uvm.eduJay Goyette (802) 656-0726jay.goyette@uvm.edu
A 1952 alumnus of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and his family have established a $1 million endowed fund at the university to support the work of the Vermont Cancer Center at UVM and Fletcher Allen Health Care.Arthur J. Perelman, M.D.&rsquo;52, of Summit, N.J., sons Robert, Jon and Carl and their children established the Charlotte E. Perelman Cancer Research Fund in honor of their late wife, mother and grandmother. Nearly fifty family members and friends were on campus Saturday, June 22, to celebrate the gift and honor the late Mrs. Perelman.&ldquo;We are very grateful to the Perelman family for this generous and thoughtful gift in memory of Charlotte Perelman,&rdquo; said UVM President Thomas Sullivan. &ldquo;She was a valued member of our community and a strong advocate for the mission of the Vermont Cancer Center. She admired the Center's devotion to patient care, clinical research and education. It is fitting that we honor her memory in a way that will support and advance breakthrough cancer research at the Vermont Cancer Center.&rdquo;Mrs. Perelman had a keen interest in the work of the Vermont Cancer Center and her husband&rsquo;s alma mater. The Perelman family designated the fund to support a wide range of research, educational and advocacy activities.&ldquo;My family and I are delighted to make this gift to the Vermont Cancer Center in honor of our beloved Charlotte,&rdquo; said Dr. Perelman. &ldquo;This was our wish together, and I am so happy to share in this remarkable day to honor such a beautiful person. She wanted to make a real difference, and she knew that the Vermont Cancer Center was the place she could do that.&rdquo;Vermont Cancer Center Directors Drs. Claire Verschraegen and Gary Stein, along with UVM College of Medicine Dean Frederick Morin and John Brumsted, President and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care, were at the celebratory event to offer thanks on behalf of their institutions and speak on the impact of the gift. In acknowledgement of the family&rsquo;s gift and the legacy of Mrs. Perelman, a painting by Helen Shulman, the Perelmans&rsquo; niece, entitled &ldquo;With a Following Wind&rdquo; and memorial plaque were unveiled in the Larner Medical Education Center at Saturday&rsquo;s event. The Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care is a not-for-profit comprehensive clinical and research cancer center, the only such organization in the state of Vermont. Founded in 1974, the Vermont Cancer Center comprises more than 120 scientists and physicians dedicated to providing state-of-the art cancer diagnosis and treatment, delivering compassionate care to maximize the quality of life for the patient and family throughout the disease, improving the human condition as it is affected by cancer, through fostering and sustaining innovative research in the laboratory that optimizes capabilities in the clinic, and advancing cancer prevention, control and early detection through education and research programs in a rural setting.
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 uvm_college_of_medicine_alumnus_and_family_establish_1_milli_2013-06-24_342
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-19 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-06-19_343
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-18 Elisabeth Wegner, M.D.Associate Professor,Ob/GynUVM/FAHC7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2013-06-18_344 <![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-12 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-06-12_345
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-10 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-06-10_346 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-10 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with an ongoing condition. Take charge of your health. Feel
better!
Whitney Hill Homestead, Williston, VT
Mondays, May 6th - June 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-06-10_347
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Ranked Among Top Integrated Health Systems]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-06 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Makes Becker&rsquo;s Hospital Review Top 100 ListBurlington &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care has made Becker Hospital Review&rsquo;s first annual list of &ldquo;100 Integrated Health Systems to Know&rdquo;.The list highlights health systems that focus on the continuum of care &ndash; from wellness and prevention to emergency, inpatient, outpatient, and hospice care.&nbsp; In particular, the rankings recognize systems which have embraced care delivery and payment reform initiatives, including accountable care organizations (ACOs).&nbsp; &ldquo;This ranking reinforces Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s leadership in transforming the delivery of health care in Vermont, from our commitment to providing high quality patient care in the right place at the right time, to our leadership in the OneCare Vermont ACO, to the development of our regional integrated delivery system through Fletcher Allen Partners,&rdquo; said John R. Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of Fletcher Allen and Fletcher Allen Partners. &ldquo;In reviewing this list, I&rsquo;m pleased to see we are in very good company.&rdquo;&nbsp; Health systems were selected by Becker&rsquo;s editorial team based on rankings by healthcare analytics company IMS Health, and the overall strength of each system&rsquo;s financial, clinical and operational activities.&nbsp; Systems do not and cannot pay to be included on the list.&nbsp; See the full listing, in alphabetical order.&nbsp; ]]>
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_ranked_among_top_integrated_health_systems_2013-06-06_348
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-05 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-06-05_349
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-04 pain so you can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life.
Center for Pain Medicine62 Tilley DriveSouth Burlington
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:30 P.M.April 30 - June 4]]>
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-06-04_350
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-04 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with diabetes. Take charge of your health. Feel better!
Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, VT
Tuesdays, May 7th - June 4th, 9:15 - 11:45 am
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2013-06-04_351
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-03 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-06-03_352 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-06-03 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with an ongoing condition. Take charge of your health. Feel
better!
Whitney Hill Homestead, Williston, VT
Mondays, May 6th - June 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-06-03_353
<![CDATA[Healthsource: The Truth about Varicose Veins: It&acirc;€™s More Than Cosmetic]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-30 The Truth about Varicose Veins:&nbsp; It&rsquo;s More Than Cosmetic
Andrew Stanley, &nbsp;MD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Join us for an interactive discussion of varicose veins. Dr. Stanley, Chief of Vascular Surgery, will be discussing both the causes of varicose veins and the various treatment options available.
Thursday, May 30th
6:30-8:00 pm
Medical Center Campus
Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_the_truth_about_varicose_veins__its_more_than_c_2013-05-30_354
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Earns National Certification for Diabetes Education]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-30 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
&ldquo;Self-Management&rdquo; Training Shown to Improve Health(BURLINGTON, VT) - The American Diabetes Association has certified that the self-management education program at Fletcher Allen Health Care continues to meet rigorous national quality standards.&nbsp; The determination was made after an on-site audit of all patient education programs provided by Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Certified Diabetes Educators.Studies have shown that patients who participate in self-management programs led by Certified Diabetes Educators see more improvement in their condition than those who do not.Diabetes care at Fletcher Allen is provided by a multidisciplinary team of certified educators, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners and dieticians who work together to help patients make and maintain the necessary lifestyle changes to combat their condition. Those changes include getting regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels.&nbsp; In addition, patients are required to carefully monitor blood sugar levels and perform injections of insulin several times daily. &ldquo;Effective education is essential in successfully managing this disease because patients have to do a lot of things to care for themselves,&rdquo; said Joel Schnure, M.D., medical director of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Fletcher Allen and an associate professor at the UVM College of Medicine. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very pleased that the ADA has recognized the high quality of our program which results from the dedication our certified educators bring to our patients every day.&rdquo; An estimated 20 million Americans have diabetes and it is a growing and expensive problem that experts say threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system.&nbsp; In Vermont approximately 8% of the population is afflicted with the disease, about double the rate reported in 2000.Multimedia Resources:

&nbsp;&nbsp; Visit here for more information on diabetes care at Fletcher Allen
&nbsp;&nbsp; Listen to this podcast interview with Joel Schnure, M.D.

About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. About the American Diabetes AssociationThe American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.]]>
Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_earns_national_certification_for_diabetes_edu_2013-05-30_355
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-29 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-05-29_356
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-28 pain so you can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life.
Center for Pain Medicine62 Tilley DriveSouth Burlington
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:30 P.M.April 30 - June 4]]>
Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-05-28_357
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Cycling for Health]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-28

CYCLING FOR HEALTH: A PATIENT&rsquo;S POINT OF VIEW

Bobby Bailey, Former Patient &amp; Founder of 1K2GO Sports

Whether you ride your bike for health, rehab or for the thrill of competition, cycling offers many positive benefits. Hopping on a bike is as instinctual as it was when you were a child. This class will cover how you can take something as simple as riding a bike and make it an integral part of your commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Presented by a former Fletcher Allen patient and current elite cyclist, attendees will learn about his rehab experience, proper training for all cycling levels, and technical notes regarding the knee and knee joint rehabilitation.

FREE! sign up online or call (802) 847-2278

WHEN

Davis Auditorium, Burlington


Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-8:00 pm

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Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_cycling_for_health_2013-05-28_358
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-28 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with diabetes. Take charge of your health. Feel better!
Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, VT
Tuesdays, May 7th - June 4th, 9:15 - 11:45 am
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2013-05-28_359
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Going Against the Grain: A Look at Gluten Free Diets]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-22 Going Against the Grain: A Look at Gluten Free Diets
Emily Piazza, MS, RD, CD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Gluten Free diets are mainstream now as more people are diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, and avoiding gluten for various reasons. We&rsquo;ll look at why people choose gluten free (GF) diets, what a healthy GF diet requires, sources of hidden gluten, and how to find GF products.
Wednesday, May 22nd
6:30-8:00 pm&nbsp;
Medical Center Campus, Burlington
Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_going_against_the_grain_a_look_at_gluten_free_d_2013-05-22_360
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-22 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-05-22_361
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-21 pain so you can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life.
Center for Pain Medicine62 Tilley DriveSouth Burlington
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:30 P.M.April 30 - June 4]]>
Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-05-21_362
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-21 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with diabetes. Take charge of your health. Feel better!
Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, VT
Tuesdays, May 7th - June 4th, 9:15 - 11:45 am
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2013-05-21_363
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Wins 5th Consecutive National Leadership Award For Green Practices]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-21 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s commitment to become one of the greenest health care organizations in the country has been recognized again with an award from the nation's leading association devoted to environmentally responsible health care.
For the 5th year in a row, Fletcher Allen was selected to be in the &ldquo;Environmental Leadership Circle&rdquo; by Practice Greenhealth - its highest award. The Leadership Circle designation is given to institutions that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of their operations.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen participates in dozens of&nbsp;environmentally responsible initiatives, including seeking out &ldquo;green&rdquo; products for use in maintaining and cleaning its facilities, and operating extensive recycling and composting programs. For example, between 2007 and 2012, Fletcher Allen increased its annual recycling by more than 60 percent to 1,132 tons.
In addition, all exterior lighting at the main campus was recently converted to LED technology and together with other projects, a reduction in electrical consumption of more than 2 million kilowatt hours has been achieved in recent years.&nbsp; The hospital is also a recognized leader of a movement in healthcare to use locally-sourced, sustainably produced food.
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re incredibly proud of the many green initiatives at Fletcher Allen, and are committed to continuing our efforts to further reduce our environmental impact,&rdquo; said Sandra Felis, RN, MS, senior vice president of patient care services and chief operating officer at Fletcher Allen Health Care. &ldquo;This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of many employees who have helped make our organization an environmental role model and a leader in green health care.&rdquo;
&ldquo;This Award demonstrates Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s commitment to their community to protect public health and preserve the environment,&rdquo; said Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth. &ldquo;Fletcher Allen is truly demonstrating leadership for the future of health care.&rdquo;
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. About Practice GreenhealthPractice Greenhealth is the source for environmental solutions for the healthcare sector and lends support to create better, safer, greener workplaces and communities. Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit membership organization founded on the principles of positive environmental stewardship and best practices by organizations in the healthcare community.&nbsp; Visit https://practicegreenhealth.org for more information.]]>
Tue, 21 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_wins_5th_consecutive_national_leadership_awar_2013-05-21_364
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-20 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with an ongoing condition. Take charge of your health. Feel
better!
Whitney Hill Homestead, Williston, VT
Mondays, May 6th - June 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 20 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-05-20_365
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Integrating Alternative and Complimentary Therapies into Chronic Pain Management]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-16 Integrating Alternative and Complimentary Therapies into Chronic Pain Management
Brian Erickson MD,&nbsp;Center for Pain Medicine at Fletcher Allen Health Care
Come learn about various therapies that may be helpful in pain management and how to integrate them into your treatment plan.
Thursday, May 16th
6:30-8:00PM
Medical Center Campus, Burlington
Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_integrating_alternative_and_complimentary_thera_2013-05-16_366
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-15 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-05-15_367
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Seeks Approval to Plan for New Inpatient Building and for New Maternity Unit]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-15 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care filed two Certificate of Need (CON) applications today with the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB).&nbsp; Conceptual CONThe first CON application, known as a Conceptual Development Phase Certificate of Need application, will seek approval to spend up to $3.7 million on detailed planning and design work for a new inpatient building. Significant planning will be required to develop the project, which is likely to require construction of a multi-story building on a site adjacent to the existing Emergency Department located on the west side of the Medical Center Campus. The structure could house up to four inpatient floors and up to 128 single-bed patient rooms. The size, design, cost, scope and dimensions of this facility have not been determined.Planning will include consultation with architects, and other experts in areas such as civil engineering, equipment planning, and many other fields that are required as part of preparing the CON application. This work is expected to take at least nine months and will begin if and when we receive regulatory approval of the Conceptual CON application. The construction project, itself, would be the subject of a separate CON application, once the planning work is completed.&nbsp; The construction project is intended to replace the most outdated inpatient facilities on the Medical Center Campus. Planning and design work is needed to assure that the new facilities will be consistent with contemporary hospital standards and the demands of health reform, which call for high-quality, closely coordinated, cost-effective care.The Need for New FacilitiesWhile Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s outpatient facilities have been improved with a major project completed in 2005, there has been no new inpatient facility construction for decades, apart from the Birthing Center completed in 2004 and the inpatient mental health units completed in 2005. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s existing inpatient units are located in four buildings that were constructed between 1941 and 1985.The current inpatient buildings have major structural limitations: floor-to-floor dimensions do not allow installation of modern mechanical, electrical and information systems required to support contemporary inpatient medical-surgical beds, making further upgrades to meet current standards impossible. Most of the patient rooms were designed for double-occupancy. Their size is often inadequate for today&rsquo;s diagnostic and treatment equipment. This can result in a patient needing to be transported to other locations in the hospital for care rather than having the appropriate equipment brought to the room.Further, when it is necessary to isolate a patient, or provide gender-specific accommodations, one of the beds in a double room must often be taken out of service. This makes patient placement and overall hospital census management difficult and inefficient.One objective of the planning for the new inpatient bed replacement building will be to increase the number of inpatient single-occupancy rooms, now the accepted standard for inpatient care.&nbsp; With appropriate planning and design, the rooms should provide adequate space for medical equipment and improve quality of care by preventing infection.&nbsp; Single-occupancy rooms would also help improve the health and wellbeing of our patients and provide greater privacy and confidentiality to patients and their families, who are a crucial part of the patient&rsquo;s care team. Mother and Baby UnitThe second CON seeks approval to replace Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s existing Mother and Baby Unit, now located on Shepardson 5, in renovated space on Baird 7. As part of the project, the General Clinical Research Center now located on Baird 7 will be moved to another location on the campus.&nbsp; The project is expected to cost $15.8 million.&nbsp; It will provide patients with an up-to-date unit that conforms to contemporary health care guidelines by increasing space for mothers and families, by placing the new Mother and Baby Unit closer to the birthing center and by significantly reducing the number of double-occupancy rooms in today&rsquo;s 50-70 year-old unit. The new Mother-Baby Unit will feature 28 patient beds in 25 patient rooms, plus an additional three &ldquo;boarder&rdquo; rooms for discharged mothers whose babies remain inpatients.&nbsp; To accommodate the needs of patients and their family members, the size of the Mother-Baby Unit will increase from 12,281 square feet to 14,724 square feet. The larger space and increased single-occupancy rooms will also reduce noise levels and improve the quality of the mother-baby experience and post-partum care. If the CON is approved, construction would take approximately 18 months.Both CONs reflect Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s ongoing effort to provide patients and families with the highest quality health care with facilities that are patient-centered and promote a healing environment.]]>
Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_seeks_approval_to_plan_for_new_inpatient_buil_2013-05-15_368
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Cancer and Exercise: Improving Physical Function and Cardiopulmonary Health During and After Treatment]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-14 Medicine, and Susan Lakoski, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Cancer and cancer therapy can significantly
impair physical function and cardiopulmonary health. This decline can occur
during cancer therapy and may continue long after therapy is completed. Discuss
the impact of the toxicities of cancer therapy on the cardiopulmonary system
and how this leads to loss of physical function. Learn how exercise training
can diminish these effects, and review a model of oncology rehabilitation used
at Fletcher Allen Health Care both during and after cancer treatment.
6:00 - 7:30 PM, including a Q&amp;A session
Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building on the UVM medical school campus.
Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_cancer_and_exercise_improving_phy_2013-05-14_369
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-14 pain so you can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life.
Center for Pain Medicine62 Tilley DriveSouth Burlington
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:30 P.M.April 30 - June 4]]>
Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-05-14_370
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-14 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with diabetes. Take charge of your health. Feel better!
Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, VT
Tuesdays, May 7th - June 4th, 9:15 - 11:45 am
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2013-05-14_371
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-13 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-05-13_372 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Dietary supplements &acirc;€“ Help or Hype?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-13 Dietary supplements &ndash; Help or Hype?
Alan P. Lampson, MLS, and Emily Piazza, RD
Sales of dietary supplements continue to soar. At the same time it is difficult for consumers to find authoritative information on the safety and efficacy of these products. In this presentation learn how dietary supplements are regulated and the resources available on the internet to research them.
Monday, May 13th
6:30-8:00 pm
Medical Center Campus, Burlington
Sign up online or call 847-2278]]>
Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_dietary_supplements__help_or_hype_2013-05-13_373
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-13 Learn practical
tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while
living with an ongoing condition. Take charge of your health. Feel
better!
Whitney Hill Homestead, Williston, VT
Mondays, May 6th - June 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-05-13_374
<![CDATA[Stroke Program Earns Repeat Quality Award from American Stroke Association]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-13 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care&rsquo;s Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association&rsquo;s &ldquo;Get With The Guidelines&rdquo; Silver Achievement award for its success in providing excellent care for stroke patients according to evidence-based guidelines. &nbsp;
&ldquo;This award highlights our commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,&rdquo; said Mark Gorman, MD, director of the Fletcher Allen Stroke Program, and University of Vermont associate professor of Neurology. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re honored to receive this additional validation that our expert Stroke Center staff provides best-practice care that saves lives and improves patient outcomes.&rdquo;
These measures include aggressive use of medications such as t-PA (a protein designed to dissolve blood clots), antithrombotics (such as aspirin), anticoagulation (coumadin) therapy where appropriate, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation -&nbsp; all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of long-term disability. &nbsp;The Stroke Center team has been regularly recognized by the &ldquo;Get with the Guidelines&rdquo; program since 2008, and has been classified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the nation&rsquo;s leading organization for setting health care quality standards.
Multimedia Resources

A video interview interview with Dr. Mark Gorman on stroke care at Fletcher Allen.

A 1 minute public service video presenting the "FAST" method of recognizing a stroke.

&nbsp;A podcast interview with Dr. Gorman on stroke care at Fletcher Allen.

&nbsp;A blog by Dr. Gorman on stroke prevention. &nbsp;

&nbsp;Complete information on Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Stroke Center website.
]]>
Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 stroke_program_earns_repeat_quality_award_from_american_stro_2013-05-13_375
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Zumba]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-08 Zumba
Jamielee, Greater Burlington Y
When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can&rsquo;t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they&rsquo;re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There&rsquo;s no other fitness class like Zumba. It&rsquo;s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. So ditch the workout and join the party! Class size limited to 45.
Wednesday, May 8th
5:30-6:30 pm
Winooski YMCA]]>
Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_zumba_2013-05-08_376
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-08 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-05-08_377
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Announces Changes to Its Medical Transcription Services]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-08 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it will purchase medical transcription services in the future rather than continue to do this work internally.&nbsp; The decision will affect 40 staff members, most of whom are medical transcriptionists and work in the Health Information Management Department (medical records). Five staff in the Radiology Health Care Service will also be affected.&nbsp; Since 2010, the organization has seen a trend of decreasing work volume in transcription, due, in part, to advancements in technology such as voice-recognition software and electronic health records (EHR).&nbsp; In turn, this has reduced the need for transcriptionist support. All thirty-five transcriptionists will be offered positions immediately at Nuance Communications, Inc., of Burlington, MA, with whom we have contracted for this service and the transcriptionists will continue to service Fletcher Allen physicians as part of the account at Nuance.&nbsp; Three of the remaining five employees, none of whom are transcriptionists, are being retained in their respective departments for other positions and Fletcher Allen is working closely with the other two to find positions within the organization or elsewhere.
The change will be effective June 9th and the transcriptionists will be employed by Nuance effective June 10th with no delay in Nuance employee benefit eligibility or tenure. Additionally, all will receive a Fletcher Allen severance package based on length of service and will be paid accrued vacation time. The transcriptionists, all who currently work from home, will continue this practice with Nuance.Increased use of voice recognition systems for medical dictation coupled with documentation features within the EHR have resulted in declining volumes of work for Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s transcriptionists.&nbsp; At Nuance, these staff will be provided additional transcription work to fill in the gaps, keeping them employed at a similar status, full- or part-time, to that which they were classified&nbsp; at Fletcher Allen.Nationwide, the declining transcription volumes has resulted in purchased transcription services that increase efficiency for hospitals while providing greater employment stability for the medical transcriptionists themselves.&nbsp; A recent survey with members of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) - an alliance of 119 leading academic medical centers and affiliated hospitals&ndash; showed that approximately 90% of respondents have transitioned to a purchased services model for transcription for similar reasons.&nbsp; Two of our Fletcher Allen Partners organizations &ndash; CVPH Medical Center and CVMC &ndash; already utilize vendor services to support their transcription needs. Some transcription service will remain at Fletcher Allen, particularly in the Pathology Health Care Service, because of the systems and processes specific to this field.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen and Nuance have planned to make this transition as seamless as possible.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen will work with any of the affected employees who do not wish to accept positions with Nuance by exploring other potential career opportunities within the organization.]]>
Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_announces_changes_to_its_medical_transcriptio_2013-05-08_378
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - My Regeneration: Using Stem Cells to Repair the Heart]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-07 Medicine, and Jeffrey Spees, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and
Director, Stem Cell Core

Learn about how cardiovascular disease impedes
heart function, and what takes place during and after a heart attack occurs.
Explore the potential of stem cell therapy after heart attack, and review the details
of post-heart attack cardiac regeneration therapies currently in development.
6:00 - 7:30 PM, including a Q&amp;A session.
Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building on the UVM medical school campus.
Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_my_regeneration_using_stem_cells__2013-05-07_379
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-07 pain so you can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life.
Center for Pain Medicine62 Tilley DriveSouth Burlington
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:30 P.M.April 30 - June 4]]>
Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-05-07_380
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-07 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with diabetes. Take charge of your health. Feel better!
Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, VT
Tuesdays, May 7th - June 4th, 9:15 - 11:45 am
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2013-05-07_381
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-06 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-05-06_382 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Nutrition Response Testing: What Might Be Blocking Your Efforts to Get Well and Stay Well?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-06 Nutrition Response Testing: What Might Be Blocking Your Efforts to Get Well and Stay Well?
Dr. Suzy Harris, Cedar Wood Natural Health Center
Join Dr. Suzy Harris, senior clinician at Cedar Wood Natural Health Center, for an eye opening discussion about five potential barriers to getting healthy and staying healthy. Learn more about Nutrition Response Testing and how it can be used to detect nutritional imbalances, chemical and metal toxicities as well as food sensitivities and immune imbalances that could be blocking your way to your wellness.
Monday May 6th
6:30-8:00 pm
Medical Center Campus
Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_nutrition_response_testing_what_might_be_blocki_2013-05-06_383
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-06 Learn practical tools to manage your own health and improve your quality of life while living with an ongoing condition. Take charge of your health. Feel better!
Whitney Hill Homestead, Williston, VT
Mondays, May 6th - June 10, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Please call 847-2278 for more information or to register.]]>
Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2013-05-06_384
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Preschoolers and School Readiness]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-04 Preschoolers and School Readiness
Jerry Larrabee, MD
Have a child headed to kindergarten in the fall? Wondering how to make this transition smooth for a preschooler in your life? We&rsquo;ll talk about the research around school readiness as well as some of the more sticky parenting topics such as discipline, bullying, homework, social skills and screen time. Parents and care givers will gain skills to help your child transition successfully to elementary school. &nbsp;Limited childcare available, pre-registration required.
Saturday, May 4th
10-11:30 a.m.
South Burlington
Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Sat, 04 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_preschoolers_and_school_readiness_2013-05-04_385
<![CDATA[Open House for Steps to Wellness]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-02 Dr. Dittus - Medical Director of the programDr. Verschraegen - Medical Director of Hematology/OncologyDr. Lakoski - ProfessorNatalie Bradford - Supervisor, TherapyManon O'Connor - Medical Development and Alumni Relations]]> Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 open_house_for_steps_to_wellness_2013-05-02_386 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Receives $13 Million Gift]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-02 The Millers have been strong supporters of the hospital and academic medical center since the early 1980&rsquo;s when they became involved with the Children&rsquo;s Miracle Network Telethon.&nbsp; They have also made significant contributions to major facilities projects at Fletcher Allen over the past several decades, and Holly Miller is a founding member of the Fletcher Allen Foundation Board - the entity that guides the organization&rsquo;s philanthropic efforts.&nbsp; In addition, the couple has provided leadership gifts to:

Establish the Holly and Robert Miller "Caring for Nurses Initiative" at the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences (2010)
Create Fletcher Allen's Rural Palliative Care Network (2011)
Institute a new fellowship in hospice and palliative care for advanced practice nurses at the Vermont Palliative Care Collaborative (2012)

Their interest in and support of palliative and end-of-life care includes Holly's founding membership on the Vermont Respite House board and a lead gift for the initial construction. &nbsp;Holly also serves as a council member of Madison-Deane Initiative,&nbsp;a program under the Visiting Nurse Association's umbrella of end-of-life services.Bob and Holly support a number of other local organizations, including their own scholarship program to assist college-bound students who attended the Integrated Arts Academy at H. O. Wheeler in the old north end. &nbsp;They have been generous supporters of Champlain College, The Visiting Nurse Association, UVM and the King Street Youth Center, to name a few.&ldquo;We want to give back to our community &ndash; it brings great meaning to our lives,&rdquo; said Bob Miller.&nbsp; &ldquo;And our interest is in helping those organizations that help others in need and make a difference in our community.&nbsp; We are fortunate to have a medical center such as this and I feel strongly it is deserving of our support.&rdquo;Approximately 35 staff are located at Holly Court, many of whom are engaged in managing and delivering supplies and equipment from inventory. The remainder of the larger building is being vacated to allow Fletcher Allen to make full use of the space as part of its future facilities planning. Fletcher Allen also occupies space in the smaller building along with a scientific supply company.VIDEOSMillers Make Brief Remarks on GiftMillers Discuss Gift and What They Hope It Achieves]]>
Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_receives_13_million_gift_2013-05-02_387
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-01 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-05-01_388
<![CDATA[Alex and Ani Bangle Bar to benefit Steps to Wellness]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-05-01 Wednesday, May 1, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fletcher Allen Main CampusOutside of the Davis Auditorium at 2nd floor connector]]>
Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 alex_and_ani_bangle_bar_to_benefit_steps_to_wellness_2013-05-01_389
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-30 Center for Pain Medicine62 Tilley DriveSouth Burlington
Tuesdays, 2:00 - 4:30 P.M.April 30 - June 4]]>
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_series_2013-04-30_390
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Hot Off the Press: The Latest News in Menopause]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-30 Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Hot flashes, thinning hair and skin, and abdominal weight gain are common signs
of the transition leading to menopause. Review the clinical indicators and find
out how doctors determine a diagnosis of menopause. Hear about the variety of
available therapies for menopausal symptoms, as well as the latest ongoing
research in the field of hormone replacement therapy.
6:00 - 7:30 PM, including a Q&amp;A session
Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building on the UVM medical school campus.
Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_hot_off_the_press_the_latest_news_2013-04-30_391
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-30 9:30 am - 12:00 NoonCharlotte Senior Center
Call 847-2278 to register for this FREE workshop.
Caregivers and family members are welcome.]]>
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_workshop_2013-04-30_392
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Nutrition and Running: How to Find your Competitive Edge this Marathon Season ]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-29 Nutrition and Running: &nbsp;How to Find your Competitive Edge this Marathon Season
Kimberly Evans, RD, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Marathon season is fast approaching. Come hear from a dietitian on how you can train and eat your way to a successful marathon experience. General runners welcome too!
Monday, April 29th
6:30-8:00 pm
Medical Center Campus, Burlington
Register online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_nutrition_and_running__how_to_find_your_competi_2013-04-29_393
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - The Coming Changes in Vermont's Health Care Delivery System]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-25
Join Vermont&rsquo;s former Governor for an
enlightening presentation featuring his perspective on such health care reform
issues as the Affordable Care Act, the single payer model, health care systems,
the role of government in health care, and why Vermont is different than other
states in terms of health care reform.
6:00 - 7:30 PM, including a Q&amp;A session
Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building on the UVM medical school campus.
Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_the_coming_changes_in_vermonts_he_2013-04-25_394
<![CDATA[More Than $200,000 Raised in 2013 &quot;Big Change Roundup&quot;]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-25 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Burlington, VT - This year&rsquo;s &ldquo;Big Change Roundup for Kids&rdquo;
raised $203,253.46 in donations to support
health care services and programs provided by Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at
Fletcher Allen Health Care.&nbsp; The Roundup is the largest fundraiser each
year for Vermont Children&rsquo;s.
The coin collecting campaign is a joint effort of the hospital
and 98.9 WOKO-FM with support from hundreds of local businesses and community
groups and thousands of school children from throughout the region. Key
sponsors this year include Maplefields stores, New England Federal Credit
Union, Walmart and Pete&rsquo;s RV Center.&nbsp;
&ldquo;We are so grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support
from people of all ages throughout Vermont and northern New York,&rdquo; said Lewis
First, M.D., chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a
wonderful reflection of the commitment this region has to providing the best
possible health care for children.&rdquo;
&ldquo;This event is something that&rsquo;s very special to us,&rdquo; said
Bill Sargent (aka &ldquo;Wild Bill&rdquo;) co-host of the Morning Roundup on 98.9
WOKO.&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;We&rsquo;re really proud of helping to raise such a large amount
of money and really grateful for the thousands of people who get involved to
make a real difference in the lives of the children cared for at the hospital.&rdquo;
Money was raised in a wide variety of ways from door to door
campaigns, sports competitions, and daily collections at businesses throughout
the region.
Fun Facts:
If the $203,253.46 were
given in pennies, the stack would be five times higher than Mount Everest and
weigh 55 tons - the equivalent of 8 elephants.
Note: see attached photo, and visit www.bigchangeroundup.org for more
information. ]]>
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 more_than_200000_raised_in_2013_big_change_roundup_2013-04-25_395
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Wins National Awards for Sustainable Food Leadership]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-25 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Executive Chef Honored for Efforts to Support Vermont Producers
(Burlington, VT)&nbsp; Fletcher Allen
Health Care&rsquo;s food service program has won two awards from Health Care Without
Harm, an international coalition of more than 520 organizations working to
increase &ldquo;green&rdquo; practices in the health care industry.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen
won first place in the sustainable food procurement category, and its executive
chef Richard Jarmusz was honored with the Exemplary Food Service Professional
award.
The &ldquo;Sustainable Food Procurement Award&rdquo;
recognizes accomplishments in promoting health through food purchasing
decisions.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen rated highly in buying and serving large
quantities of a wide range of healthy, locally produced products.&nbsp;
Highlights include:

More than $1.5 million (37%) of
the of the total annual budget is spent on food produced in Vermont
A variety of
products, including cheese yogurt, vegetables, apples, cider and turkey,
are purchased directly from local producers
Nearly 50% of meat
and poultry comes from animals that have been raised without the use
of&nbsp; non-therapeutic antibiotics

&ldquo;By instituting sustainable food
procurement programs that support local producers and show preference for foods
produced in ways that protect the environment and the health of individuals and
communities, Fletcher Allen is showing a commitment to health that goes far
beyond the hospital walls,&rdquo; said Gary Cohen, president and founder, Health Care
Without Harm.

Jarmusz Recognized

Fletcher Allen executive chef Richard Jarmusz was named an Exemplary Food
Service Professional based on his work to:

Support
healthy, sustainable food initiatives
Create
comprehensive food environments for staff, patients and visitors
Participate
in advocacy efforts to promote or protect healthy regional or national
food policy

&ldquo;Our industrialized food system creates
waste and pollution that is detrimental to environmental health, and in many
cases, food that is unhealthy for us&rdquo; said Mr. Cohen.&nbsp; &ldquo;Richard Jarmusz
has made exceptional efforts to develop programs and educational efforts to
ensure that we are aware of these issues, and can make healthier decisions
about what we purchase and consume.&rdquo;
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re honored to receive these awards
from Health Care Without Harm, which along with other great partners in Vermont
and beyond has helped us create a model food service program that supports our
missions to provide the highest quality of care and to be responsible stewards
of the environment,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, M.D. president and chief executive
officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care.
The awards are being presented at the
CleanMed 2013 conference this week in Boston, Massachusetts.
MULTIMEDIA CONTENT:
Here
are links to a video (Sustainable
Food at Fletcher Allen
), blog (Why
Sustainable Food Matters
) and audio interview (Diane
Imrie on Antibiotics in Meat
) on the sustainable food program at Fletcher
Allen.
&nbsp;
&nbsp;
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher
Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont
College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is
Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont
Medical Center, CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, are
members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated
system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve
the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient
care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also
serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to
approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a
community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand
Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org
or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.

About Health Care Without Harm
Health
Care Without Harm is an international coalition of more than 520 organizations
in 53 countries, working to transform the health care industry worldwide,
without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically
sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the
environment. For more information on HCWH, see www.noharm.org.
HCWH&rsquo;s Healthy Food in Health Care (HFHC) Program works with hospitals across
the country to help improve the sustainability of their food services.&nbsp;To
learn more about HCWH&rsquo;s Healthy Food in Health Care Program visit www.healthyfoodinhealthcare.org.]]>
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_wins_national_awards_fro_sustainable_food_lea_2013-04-25_396
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Cleaning without Chemicals]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-24 Cleaning without Chemicals
Michelle Robbins, Inside Out Body Therapy
With the first signs of spring, we want to clean! Spring cleaning can be a much needed reprieve from the dreary days of winter. It can also be a highly toxic time of year! In this class, Michelle will discuss green, healthy (and less expensive) ways to deep-clean without any toxic exposure. Using items already found in most kitchens, and with a few pleasant additions, this cleaning can be good for you!
Wednesday, April 24th
7:00-8:30 pm
Medical Center Campus, Burlington
Register online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_cleaning_without_chemicals_2013-04-24_397
<![CDATA[How Autism Has Affected My Life]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-24 Lunch and Lecture Presentations
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
Medical Education Room 200University of Vermont/College of Medicine
Questions?&nbsp; Contact:&nbsp; cordelia.ross@med.uvm.edu or leah.fox@med.uvm.edu]]>
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 how_autism_has_affected_my_life_2013-04-24_398
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-24 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-04-24_399
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-23 9:30 am - 12:00 NoonCharlotte Senior Center
Call 847-2278 to register for this FREE workshop.
Caregivers and family members are welcome.]]>
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_workshop_2013-04-23_400
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Pesticide Free Lawns]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-22 Pesticide Free Lawns
David Casey, RN, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Lisa Hoare, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Jurij Homsiak, University of Vermont
This Earth Day celebrate your nearest, dearest ecosystem &ndash; your own yard!&nbsp; In this class we will discuss the biological, cultural, and political issues surrounding the use of lawn chemicals.&nbsp; We will discuss ways in which residential and commercial Vermonters are reducing their use of lawn chemicals to create kid-safe, pet-safe, environmentally-friendly yards which look great and add value to your home.&nbsp;
Monday, April 22nd
6-7:30 pm
Medical Center Campus, Burlington
Register online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_pesticide_free_lawns_2013-04-22_401
<![CDATA[The Autism Treatment Team]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-18 Lunch and Lecture Presentations
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
Medical Education Room 200University of Vermont/College of Medicine
Questions?&nbsp; Contact:&nbsp; cordelia.ross@med.uvm.edu or leah.fox@med.uvm.edu]]>
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 the_autism_treatment_team_2013-04-18_402
<![CDATA[Ready to quit using Tobacco?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-17 Free patches, gum or lozenges ($200 value)
Service is provided by a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Wednesdays
Locations:UHC Given West Clinic, 1st Floor, 1 South Prospect Street, BurlingtonMilton Family Practice, 28 Centre Drive, Milton
To Register:Please call 802-847-2278 or Email CHITTS@VTMEDNET.ORG]]>
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 ready_to_quit_using_tobacco_2013-04-17_403
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Top of Mind: The Brain's Frontal Lobes and their Role in Memory]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-16 Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences
Review the hallmarks
of memory loss and find out why these symptoms do not always point to Alzheimer&rsquo;s
disease, and gain an appreciation for how working memory affects the capacity
to transmit symbols of culture -- from The Iliad to the Eiffel Tower -- from
generation to generation.
6:00 - 7:30 PM, including a Q&amp;A session
Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building on the UVM medical school campus
Plenty of free parking is available.]]>
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_top_of_mind_the_brains_frontal_lo_2013-04-16_404
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-16 9:30 am - 12:00 NoonCharlotte Senior Center
Call 847-2278 to register for this FREE workshop.
Caregivers and family members are welcome.]]>
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_workshop_2013-04-16_405
<![CDATA[Evidence Based Medicine in Autism]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-15 Lunch and Lecture Presentations
12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm
Medical Education Room 200University of Vermont/College of Medicine
Questions?&nbsp; Contact:&nbsp; cordelia.ross@med.uvm.edu or leah.fox@med.uvm.edu]]>
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 evidence_based_medicine_in_autism_2013-04-15_406
<![CDATA[Concepts in Respiratory Care Conference]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-11 Location:&nbsp; Hampton Inn, Colchester, VT
Fee:&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care Employee/Students:&nbsp; $30&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Non-Fletcher Allen Health Care Employee:&nbsp; $50&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; After April 2, 2013:&nbsp; $60
Register:&nbsp; Download the registration form
or call (802) 847-4700
Visit conference webpage]]>
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 concepts_in_respiratory_care_conference_2013-04-11_407
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-09 9:30 am - 12:00 NoonCharlotte Senior Center
Call 847-2278 to register for this FREE workshop.
Caregivers and family members are welcome.]]>
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_workshop_2013-04-09_408
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-09 9:30 am - 12:00 NoonCharlotte Senior Center
Call 847-2278 to register for this FREE workshop.
Caregivers and family members are welcome.]]>
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_workshop_2013-04-09_409
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-08 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-04-08_410 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-02 9:30 am - 12:00 NoonCharlotte Senior Center
Call 847-2278 to register for this FREE workshop.
Caregivers and family members are welcome.]]>
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_workshop_2013-04-02_411
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-01 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-04-01_412 <![CDATA[UVM Medical Group Selects Research, Education Award Winners]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-04-01 Contacts:
Jennifer NachburUVM College of Medicine(802) 656-7875
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT) The University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher
Allen recently presented research and education awards to seven of its
physician members to recognize their exceptional teaching and research
efforts.&nbsp; The UVM Medical Group consists
of approximately 450 physicians from all fields of medicine devoted to
advancing patient care through clinical and laboratory research, and educating
the next generation of providers.&nbsp;&nbsp;
&ldquo;These
awards recognize the important scholarship of our members in addition to the
excellent patient care they provide,&rdquo; said Howard Schapiro, MD, interim
president of the UVM Medical Group and interim senior associate dean for
Clinical Affairs at the University of Vermont.&nbsp; &ldquo;The value of having an
academic medical center is rooted in the expertise and professionalism our
physicians develop through research and teaching, and how that expertise
provides direct benefits to patients and improves the education of medical
students, residents and fellows.&rdquo;
Investigator-Initiated
Research Awards

These two awards each come with a
$50,000 grant funded by Fletcher Allen for two years of medical research. They
were created to help align the academic missions of Fletcher Allen and the UVM
College of Medicine and enhance multidisciplinary and multi-department
projects.
This year&rsquo;s two winning teams
are:

Isabelle Desjardins, MD, medical director of Inpatient Psychiatry and and associate professor. She leads a team of researchers developing a suicide risk assessment tool that attempts to model the critical thinking of psychologists and psychiatrists. An additional goal of the project is creating a uniform assessment tool across different hospital settings that can be used by providers who are not psychiatrists.

David Krag, MD, surgical oncologist and S.D. Ireland Professor of Surgery.&nbsp; He is leading a team including Bruce Tranmer, MD and Steven Emmons, MD, that is researching the use of vaccines in treating glioblastoma, the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor.

Research
and Education Recognition Awards

Winners each receive a $1,000 cash prize
and a $3,000 research grant.

Junior Researchers of the Year

Kalev Freeman, MD, PhD, emergency medicine specialist and assistant professor at the UVM College of Medicine.&nbsp; Dr. Freeman is principal investigator of the Trauma Physiology Laboratory and director of emergency medicine research.&nbsp; His current research focus is on vascular changes following traumatic brain injury.

Renee Stapleton, MD, PhD, pulmonologist and critical care physician, and assistant professor of medicine. Her research interests include end-of-life preferences in patients with chronic illness, and the role of nutrition in critical care.

Senior Researcher of the YearWinner receives $1,500 cash and a $6,000 education grant

Mary Cushman, MD, medical director of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Program at Fletcher Allen, and professor of medicine and pathology.&nbsp; She is recognized as a leading expert in cardiovascular disease epidemiology and has a particular interest in racial and ethnic disparities.

CME Educator of the YearWinner receives $1,500 cash and a $6,000 education grant.

Mark Hamlin, MD, director of Anesthesia Critical Care, medical director of Respiratory Care Services and associate professor of anesthesiology.&nbsp; He has twice received the Anesthesiology Teacher of the Year Award and is course co-director for Northern New England Critical Care conferences.

GME Teacher of the YearWinner
receives $1,500
cash and a $6,000 education grant.

John Lawrence, MD, pediatric surgeon and associate professor of
surgery.&nbsp; He has received numerous
teaching awards in his career and is known for challenging residents and
students to think thoroughly about each patient encounter, and for holding them
to high standards.
]]>
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0400 uvm_medical_group_selects_research_education_award_winners_2013-04-01_413
<![CDATA[Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-29 Place: Hampton Inn - Colchester, 42 Lower Mountain View Dr., Colchester
Speaker: Alan C. Homans, M.D.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Fletcher Allen&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Associate Professor, UVM College of Medicine
Breakfast will be provided; space is limited!
RSVP Required by March 22, 2013 to:
Michael Grignon, Patient Services ManagerUpstate New York/Vermont Chapter518-438-3583, Michael.Grignon@lls.org]]>
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 staying_connected_facilitating_the_learning_experience_durin_2013-03-29_414
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-26 9:30 am - 12:00 NoonCharlotte Senior Center
Call 847-2278 to register for this FREE workshop.
Caregivers and family members are welcome.]]>
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_workshop_2013-03-26_415
<![CDATA[Living Well with Diabetes Saturday Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-23 Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_saturday_class_2013-03-23_416 <![CDATA[Howard Schapiro, MD Named as Interim President of UVM Medical Group]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-19 Jennifer NachburUVM College of Medicine(802) 656-7875
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
(BURLINGTON,
VT)&nbsp; Howard Schapiro, MD, an
anesthesiologist at Fletcher Allen Health Care and associate professor at the
University of Vermont College of Medicine, has been selected to serve as interim president of the UVM
Medical Group and interim senior associate dean of Clinical Affairs at the
College.&nbsp; He will serve in these roles
while a national search is conducted to replace Paul Taheri, MD, MBA who
recently left for a leadership position at Yale University.
Anesthesiologist
and associate professor David Adams, MD,
will assume Dr. Schapiro&rsquo;s roles as Anesthesiology Health Care Service leader at Fletcher
Allen and chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the College of Medicine
on an interim basis.
Dr. Schapiro
received his medical degree at UVM and completed his residencies in surgery and
anesthesiology at what was then was known as the Medical Center Hospital of
Vermont. Dr. Schapiro
also completed a fellowship in
obstetric anesthesia at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City
before returning to UVM/Fletcher Allen. He has led Anesthesiology at Fletcher
Allen and the College of Medicine for the past 15 years.

Dr. Schapiro has been actively involved in the UVM Medical Group since
its formation, most recently serving as chair of the Finance Committee.&nbsp; He is also treasurer of the Fletcher Allen
Medical Staff and secretary/treasurer of the Vermont Medical Society.]]>
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 howard_schapiro_md_named_as_interim_president_of_uvm_medical_2013-03-19_417
<![CDATA[Holmes Appointed Chair of Neurological Sciences and Neurology Leader at UVM/Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-12 Contacts:
Jennifer NachburUVM College of Medicine(802) 656-7875
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT)
Gregory Holmes, M.D., has been appointed the inaugural professor and chair of
neurological sciences at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and as
physician leader of neurology at Fletcher Allen Health Care, effective May 1,
2013. He will succeed Rodney Parsons, Ph.D., and Rup Tandan, M.D., who have
shared leadership of the new department since August 2012.

Holmes comes to UVM from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he served as professor and chair of
neurology and director of the Neuroscience Center. After joining Dartmouth in
2002 as professor of medicine and pediatrics and section chief of neurology, he
became Dartmouth&rsquo;s inaugural chair of neurology in 2009. Prior to joining
Dartmouth, Holmes served as professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School
and director of the clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy program at Children&rsquo;s
Hospital Boston, where he also directed the Center for Research in Pediatric
Epilepsy.
&ldquo;Dr. Holmes is an
outstanding scientist, clinician and teacher, as well as a dynamic leader and
administrator with a successful track record for delivering top-notch patient
care, directing strong clerkship and teaching programs, and leading well-funded
translational research,&rdquo; says UVM College of Medicine Dean Frederick C. Morin
III, M.D.
An
internationally recognized researcher in epilepsy, Holmes has led a number of
ground-breaking studies that have resulted in greater understanding and new
treatment options for the disease. He has published over 900 peer-reviewed
journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters, has given presentations on
epilepsy around the world, and has had consistent funding from the National
Institutes of Health (NIH). He has served on many national editorial boards and
committees, at such organizations as the NIH, Food and Drug Administration, and
the Institute of Medicine, and is an active member in numerous national
organizations, including the American Epilepsy Society, for which he served as
president in 2006. Holmes' numerous awards include the American Epilepsy
Society Research Award, the Pierre Gloor Research Award from the American
Clinical Neurophysiology Society, the Hoyer Lectureship from the National
Institutes of Health and the Sachs Lectureship from the Child Neurology
Society.
Holmes has a long history of
mentoring and training undergraduate, graduate and medical students, residents,
and postdoctoral fellows, and in 2011, was recognized with the 2011 Dartmouth
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Faculty Mentor Award. He is the principal
investigator on a T32 Translational Neuroscience Postdoctoral Training Program
grant designed to provide a translational research experience for clinicians
training in neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. Holmes earned a medical
degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed
residencies in pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine and pediatric
neurology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He joined the
neurology and pediatrics faculty at the University of Connecticut Health
Center, where he directed the Neurophysiology Laboratory at Newington
Children&rsquo;s Hospital, and subsequently moved to the Medical College of Georgia,
where he was associate professor of neurology and director of the Pediatric
Epilepsy Program. He was then recruited to Harvard Medical School and Boston
Children&rsquo;s Hospital in 1988.

Mark Phillippe, M.D., UVM professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive
sciences, and Robert Pierattini, M.D., UVM professor and chair of psychiatry,
led the search committee that conducted the national search to identify the new
leader of neurological sciences and neurology.]]>
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 holmes_appointed_chair_of_neurological_sciences_and__neurolo_2013-03-12_418
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-11 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-03-11_419 <![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-04 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-03-04_420 <![CDATA[FULL Healthsource: Comfort Cooking Done Light and Right: A PharmaFoodie Food Demo]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-03-03
Comfort Cooking Done Light and Right: A PharmaFoodie Food Demo
Kim Evans, RD &amp; Leah Pryor, Chef, Fletcher Allen Health Care
In this class we will take the ordinary recipe and give them a functional foods twist.&nbsp; Foods you enjoy can be a part of your preventative health care when lightened up and enhanced with some key ingredients.
Sunday, March 3rd
South Burlington
1:00-3:30 pm
&nbsp;
Free! Class sizes is limited. Pre-registration required. Please sign up online or call 847-2278.
]]>
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource___comfort_cooking_done_light_and_right_a_pharma_2013-03-03_421
<![CDATA[Healthsource: The Art of Growing Food]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-26
The Art of Growing Food
Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of The Complete Kitchen Garden
When it comes to planting a vegetable garden, the right design can make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. In this slide presentation and lecture, you will learn six easy steps to inspire you with fresh ideas for creating an edible garden with an eye for aesthetics, while finding ways to make it easier to maintain and bring you more satisfaction at harvest time.&nbsp;&nbsp;We&rsquo;ll cover basics such as how to start with a plan, choose the right beds and create paths, and what to plant when your space is limited. This workshop is designed to help you re-think your vegetable patch&nbsp;to reflect your personality and make it more fun.&nbsp;
February 26th
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus
6:30-8:00 pm
&nbsp;Free! Pre-registration is required. Sign up online or call 847-2278.
Ellen Ecker Ogden combines her love of art and food in her new book, The Complete Kitchen Garden, featuring theme gardens and recipes for cooks who love to garden. She lives in southern Vermont. For more information, please visit: www.ellenogden.com
]]>
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_the_art_of_growing_food_2013-02-26_422
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-26
"Demystifying
Animal Models of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: touching bench and bedside"


Elizabeth Bonney, M.D.Professor, Ob/Gyn, UVM
7:30 -8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2013-02-26_423
<![CDATA[Two New Trustees Join Fletcher Allen Board]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-21 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications(802) 847-2886
&nbsp;
Two New Trustees Join Fletcher Allen Board

New
Board Chair Named

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; The Fletcher
Allen Health Care Board of Trustees accepted the appointments of two new
trustees today &ndash; Allie Stickney, president and CEO of Wake Robin, and Larry
Sudbay, president and CEO of SymQuest Group, Inc.&nbsp; These four-year appointments were made in
December at the annual meeting of the Fletcher Allen Board.
The Board also elected John
Powell to be the board chair, succeeding Roger Stone, former president of
Burlington-based Stone Investment Advisory, who stepped down at the expiration
of his term. Powell has served on the board since 2003. He had over 30 years in
the homebuilding industry, and then led a local non-profit housing
organization.&nbsp; He currently is marketing
several home sites on the lake.
Allie
Stickney

Allie Stickney is president and
CEO of Wake Robin, a continuing care retirement community of 335 residents
located in Shelburne. Prior to her current position, Stickney had a
decades-long career with Planned Parenthood, serving in senior leadership and
CEO positions in Vermont, Oregon and New York City. While at Planned Parenthood,
she directed the provision of reproductive health care services in rural and
urban areas of the United States as well as countries in Asia, Sub-Saharan
Africa, and Central and South America.
&ldquo;Allie&rsquo;s experience will provide expertise in many areas of interest
to our board,&rdquo; said
John Powell, board chair.&nbsp; &ldquo;I look
forward to her participation.&rdquo;

Stickney serves on the Board of Directors of the Vermont Stage Company
and Local Motion, is the convener of the Vermont Women&rsquo;s Forum, and serves as
the president of Leading Age Vermont, a membership group of senior housing
providers in Vermont. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont.
Larry
Sudbay

Larry
Sudbay is the president &amp; CEO of SymQuest Group, Inc., located in South
Burlington. As a co-founder of the company in 1996, Sudbay has been responsible
for SymQuest Group&rsquo;s strategic direction, business growth, and company
culture.&nbsp; Prior to co-founding SymQuest Group, he
held positions at McAuliffe Office Systems, MCI Telecommunications, Hewlett
Packard and IBM. Sudbay received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the
University of Vermont in 1979.&nbsp;&nbsp;
&ldquo;Larry&rsquo;s
strong interest in best practices to improve an organization&rsquo;s performance will
serve him well on this board, said Powell.&nbsp;
&ldquo;His perspectives will be a valuable addition to the Board.

Sudbay has served on numerous professional and community boards,
including the Vermont Business Roundtable.
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ]]>
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<![CDATA[Health Changes Group Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-19 Given Health Center, WillistonTuesday and Thursday from 8:00 am - 9:30 amFebruary 19 to April 11, 2013
Milton Town Office Community Room, MiltonTuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFebruary 19 to April 11, 2013
Contact:
Community Health Improvement128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: 802-847-2278
Learn about nutrition and healthy eating in a supportive environment. Each group meeting includes balance and strengthening exercises. Please note exercise is optional. Class is free.]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthsource: Save the Fish (and Eat Them Too!): Selecting and Preparing Sustainable New England Seafood]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-19
Save the Fish (and Eat Them Too!): Selecting and Preparing Sustainable New England Seafood
Olaf Jensen, PhD, Institute of Marine &amp; Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
Choosing sustainable seafood can be challenging.&nbsp; The proliferation of seafood wallet cards, smart-phone apps, and certifications often makes it even more confusing.&nbsp; Luckily consumers in the New England have a wide variety of fresh, local, and environmentally friendly seafood available to them.&nbsp; Learn about the status of world fisheries and the future of fish, along with a few simple rules for making smart seafood choices. Discover creative and delicious ways to prepare our local sustainable seafood with a cooking demonstration following the presentation with Kent Cummings, Sous Chef and Leah Pryer, Line Chef of Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Tuesday, February 19th
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus
6:30-8:30 pm
&nbsp;
Free! Pre-registration is required. Sign up online or call 847-2278.
&nbsp;
Olaf P. Jensen, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of fisheries science at the Institute of Marine &amp; Coastal Sciences of Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ).&nbsp; His research ranges from field studies of threatened fish populations in Mexico and Mongolia to comparisons of fisheries management methods around the world.&nbsp; His work on sustainable fisheries helps identify well-managed fisheries which consumers can support with a clean conscience.
]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-19 Peter Holoch, M.D.Assistant Professor, UrologyDepartment of Surgery, UVM
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2013-02-19_427
<![CDATA[Area Restaurants, Beverage Distributors Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Care]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-18 Contacts:
Jennifer NachburUVM College of Medicine(802) 656-7875
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
Burlington, VT &ndash; More than a dozen area businesses in the food and
beverage industry have joined forces to raise $24,000 for breast cancer care
provided at the Vermont Cancer Center. The fundraiser was organized by Bob and
Betsy Conlon, owners of Leunig&rsquo;s Bistro in Burlington. The annual project has
collected more than $150,000 since it was started in 2002. &nbsp;
&ldquo;Every one of us in town has
been personally touched by breast cancer,&rdquo; said Bob Conlon.&nbsp; &ldquo;When my wife was being treated at the
Vermont Cancer Center (VCC) we were very impressed with the quality of care and
wanted to do something to say thank you.&nbsp;
All of the great partners in this effort do it as a way to give back.&rdquo;
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re so grateful for the continued efforts of the Conlon&rsquo;s,
the many businesses they work with and their customers to support the VCC,&rdquo;
said Claire Verschraegen, M.D., co-director of the Vermont Cancer Center. &nbsp;&ldquo;We rely on this kind of support to provide
the high quality of care that our community needs and deserves.&rdquo;
The following businesses participated in the breast cancer
care fundraiser:
Farrell Distributing
Long Trail Brewery
Leunig&rsquo;s Bistro
The Windjammer
The Essex
Shanty on the Shore
Pauline&rsquo;s Caf&eacute;
Sweetwaters
Arvad&rsquo;s Grill &amp; Pub
Table 24
Cork Wine Bar &amp; Market
The Common Man Restaurant
Barkeaters
Harrison&rsquo;s Restaurant
Knotty Shamrock
About the Vermont Cancer Center
The Vermont Cancer Center
is a not-for-profit comprehensive clinical and research cancer center, the only
such organization in the state of Vermont. Founded in 1974, the Vermont Cancer
Center is located within the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine
and enjoys a clinical partnership with Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont's
academic medical center with UVM. The organization is comprised of more than
135 scientists and physicians engaged in a full range of basic, translational,
clinical, and outcomes research that seeks to uncover new knowledge and
understanding about cancer and the issues that affect people with the disease. www.vermontcancer.org
]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-12 Marti Churchill, CNMClinical Instructor, Ob/Gyn, UVM
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2013-02-12_429
<![CDATA[Vermont Cancer Center Receives Top Rating from National Commission]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-11 Contacts:
Jennifer NachburUVM College of Medicine(802) 656-7875
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care(802) 847-2886
(BURLINGTON, VT)&nbsp; The Vermont Cancer Center has been awarded a &ldquo;Three Year Accreditation with
Commendation&rdquo; from the Commission on Cancer, a component of the American
College of Surgeons.&nbsp; It is the highest
performance rating granted by the Commission, and is based on comparisons to
all accredited cancer programs in the nation.
The Vermont Cancer Center (VCC) earned
this renewed designation for surpassing numerous standards that encompass research
activity, clinical care, quality improvement and community outreach. &nbsp;Seven areas were given special recognition
including outcomes analysis, the number of clinical trials underway, and strong
efforts to educate the public on prevention and early detection.
&ldquo;Earning the highest rating is a testament
to the teamwork of dozens of specialists and staff who are all dedicated to
providing our patients and their families with the excellent care they need
from diagnosis to survivorship support,&rdquo; said Claire Verschraegen, M.D., co-director
of the Vermont Cancer Center.
&ldquo;It is a privilege to provide leadership
for the only comprehensive clinical and cancer research center in the state,&rdquo; said
Gary Stein, Ph.D. co-director of the Center. &ldquo;This designation from the
Commission on Cancer acknowledges that we are a destination cancer center for
our region which delivers critical benefits to our community at the highest
level.&rdquo;
This news comes as the University of
Vermont, the College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen are investing more than $20
million in key VCC programs in basic sciences, clinical and translational
research, and recruitment of additional researchers with the goal of making the
greatest possible contribution to advancing the fight against cancer.
More on Standards

Key areas evaluated by
the Commission on Cancer include:

Quality of care
Comprehensiveness of care
State-of-the-art services and equipment
A team approach to coordinating the best
treatment options available to patients
Information about cancer clinical trials,
education and support
Lifelong patient follow-up through a cancer
registry that collects data on type and stage of cancers and treatment
results
Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care

Multimedia Resources:
&gt; Watch brief reactions to news of the
top ranking from the Co-Directors of the Cancer Center in this video
&gt; Attached photo: (credit UVM Medical Photography)
Vermont Cancer Center researcher Yvonne Janssen-Heininger (right) in her
lab with a graduate student
About the Vermont Cancer Center
The Vermont Cancer Center
is a not-for-profit comprehensive clinical and research cancer center, the only
such organization in the state of Vermont. Founded in 1974, the Vermont Cancer
Center is located within the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine
and enjoys a clinical partnership with Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont's
academic medical center with UVM. The organization is comprised of more than135
scientists and physicians engaged in a full range of basic, translational,
clinical, and outcomes research that seeks to uncover new knowledge and
understanding about cancer and the issues that affect people with the disease. www.vermontcancer.org
About the Commission on Cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional
organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer
patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the
monitoring of comprehensive quality care. Established by the American College
of Surgeons (ACoS) in 1922, the multidisciplinary CoC establishes standards to
ensure quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care delivery in
health care settings; conducts surveys in health care settings to assess
compliance with those standards; collects standardized data from CoC-accredited
health care settings to measure cancer care quality; uses data to monitor
treatment patterns and outcomes and enhance cancer control and clinical
surveillance activities, and develops effective educational interventions to
improve cancer prevention, early detection, cancer care delivery, and outcomes
in health care settings. Commission
membership includes Fellows of the American College of Surgeons and 49 national
organizations that reflect the full spectrum of cancer care. www.facs.org/cancer]]>
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<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-11 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-02-11_431 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Spicing Up Valentine's Day: A PharmaFoodie Food Demo]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-10 Spicing Up Valentine&rsquo;s Day: A PharmaFoodie Food Demo
Kim Evans, RD &amp; Leah Pryor, Chef, Fletcher Allen Health Care
In this class we will learn how to use spices and aromatics to balance both the sweet and the savory.&nbsp; We will also demo a few dishes that are sure to spice up your Valentine&rsquo;s Day.&nbsp;
Sunday, February 10th
South Burlington
1:00-3:30 pm
&nbsp;
Free! Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required. Please sign up online or call 847-2278.
]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-05 7:30- 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2013-02-05_433 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Organic, Natural, Local-What Does it all Mean for Your Health?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-05 ]]> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_organic_natural_local-what_does_it_all_mean_for_2013-02-05_434 <![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-04 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-02-04_435 <![CDATA[Ray Keller, M.D. Named Medical Director of Emergency Department]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-04 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
(Burlington,
VT) Ray Keller, M.D., FACEP has been appointed medical director of the
Emergency Department at Fletcher Allen Health Care and chief of the Division of
Emergency Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has
been serving in an interim capacity in that position since October, 2011.
As head
of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Keller will oversee 21 emergency medicine physicians
and 14 Physician Assistants who handle approximately 61,000 visits per year to
the emergency department and the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Vermont.
In his
20 years as a board certified emergency medicine specialist, Dr. Keller has
served in a variety of leadership roles and was a founder of the Fletcher Allen
Coordinated Transport (FACT) service, of which he remains medical director.
FACT provides specialized inter-hospital transportation for critically ill
patients throughout Vermont and northern New York. He was also the physician
champion for establishing an electronic medical record system in the Emergency
Department.
Dr.
Keller has served as president of the Vermont chapter of the American College
of Emergency Physicians since 2009, and is also an associate professor of
surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Dr.
Keller earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine and is a graduate of Bucknell University. He
completed his residency in emergency medicine at Geisinger Medical Center.]]>
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<![CDATA[Grateful Patient Honors Dr. Frank Ittleman with $1 Million Gift]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-02-04 Immediate (February 4, 2013)
Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
&nbsp;(Burlington,
VT) A former patient of cardiothoracic surgeon Frank Ittleman, M.D. has donated
$1 million to Fletcher Allen Health Care to establish a professorship in his
name at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The creation of the Frank
P. Ittleman Professorship will be used to help the hospital and the College attract
and retain a nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon in the future.
The
donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, and an acquaintance were both treated
successfully in recent years by Dr. Ittleman, who is division chief of Cardiothoracic
Surgery at Fletcher Allen and a professor of surgery at the College of Medicine.
Those positive experiences motivated the gift.&nbsp;
The donor was also inspired by a $1 million challenge grant in June, 2012 from Tom and Mary
Evslin of Stowe to support advanced cardiology research at Fletcher Allen and
the College. &nbsp;&nbsp;
&ldquo;I am
humbled, proud, and pleased,&rdquo; said Dr. Ittleman. &ldquo;I do want to make clear,
however, that this gift is not about me. It is a reflection on the institution
as a whole and all the people who work here every day. Without the floor
nurses, the administrative staff, the ICU and operating room teams, the
technicians who run the heart-lung machine - everyone really - we could not
have experienced the successes we have had over the years. It truly is a team
effort.&rdquo;
&ldquo;This
gift is a testament to the excellent care Dr. Ittleman and our cardiothoracic
surgical team provide to every one of our patients,&rdquo; said John R. Brumsted,
M.D., president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care. &ldquo;I hope news of this
very generous donation will make all the residents of our region aware of the
first rate care we provide. My congratulations to Dr. Ittleman for this
well-deserved recognition.&rdquo;
&ldquo;The Ittleman Professor will provide superb clinical expertise, excellent
training for our medical students and residents, and continued innovation with
new procedures,&rdquo; said Marion Couch, M.D., PhD, MBA, professor and interim chair
of the Department of Surgery.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
In addition to leading the
cardiothoracic surgery program, Dr. Ittleman has served in numerous leadership
positions during his 30-year career at Fletcher Allen/UVM including executive
vice chair of the Department of Surgery and associate vice president for
Operations for the UVM Medical Group.

Dr. Ittleman earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College
of Medicine, and began his career at Case Western Reserve University and other
hospitals in Cleveland before coming to the UVM College of Medicine and what
was then the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in 1980.
Please Note:
Visit
here
for background information on Dr.
Ittleman and a video about his philosophy of care.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-01-29 7:30-8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.Ob/Gyn Business Meeting (Attendance limited to Dept of Ob/Gyn attendings, fellows, residents, CNMs, PAs and NPs)]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2013-01-29_438 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-01-22 "Estrogen suppresses uterine artery remodeling: impact on fetal cardiovascular function"
Eugene D. Albrecht, Ph.D.Professor, Ob/Gyn &amp; Reproductive SciencesDirector, Center of Studies in ReproductionUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine
7:30-8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2013-01-22_439
<![CDATA[Pumps and More: Managing milk supply when separated from your baby or when supply is low]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-01-14 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_and_more_managing_milk_supply_when_separated_from_your_2013-01-14_440 <![CDATA[Todd G. Menia, M.D. Named Medical Director of Emergency Department at Inter-Lakes Health]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-01-10 Contacts:
Michael CarreseFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
Chip HolmesInter-Lakes Health518-585-3720
TICONDEROGA,
NY &ndash; Todd G. Menia, M.D. has been appointed medical director of the Emergency
Department at Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, New York. &nbsp;Dr. Menia will be an employee of Fletcher
Allen Health Care and will supervise the Inter-Lakes Health Emergency
Department team in conjunction with Fletcher Allen Emergency Department Director
Dr. Ray Keller and his staff.
Dr.
Menia is board certified in emergency medicine and brings twenty years of
experience to the position, most of which occurred in facilities throughout
upstate New York including Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh,
Claxton Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg and most recently Lewis County
General Hospital in Lowville.
Dr. Menia received his medical degree from the State
University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, and completed his
residency in emergency medicine at the Akron General Medical Center in Akron,
Ohio. He is a summa cum laude graduate of SUNY Cortland.
&ldquo;We
are excited and grateful to have Dr. Menia join our Inter-Lakes Family,&rdquo; said Chip
Holmes, Inter-Lakes Health president and chief executive officer and Fletcher Allen
Health Care vice president. &ldquo;This is about raising the bar for emergency care
in our service area and another example of the benefits our partnership with Fletcher
Allen Health Care is bringing to our region.&rdquo;

&ldquo;Dr. Menia will play
a key role in further refining
the coordination of care between our two facilities, and I look forward to
working with him and all of the staff at Inter-Lakes,&rdquo; said Dr. Keller.]]>
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<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-01-07 Fee:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; $20 per coupleTime:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PMLocation:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 4th floor, East Pavilion]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_2013-01-07_442 <![CDATA[CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital Formalize Affiliation with Fletcher Allen Partners in Vermont]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2013-01-02 Fletcher Allen Partners to
Include Four Health Care Organizations

&nbsp;
January 2, 2013
Mike NobleFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
Mike HildebranCVPH Medical Center518-562-7389
Sue KruthersCentral Vermont Medical Center802-371-4197
Jane HooperElizabethtown Community Hospital518-873-3003
&nbsp;
PLATTSBURGH
NY &ndash; CVPH Medical
Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) announced
today that the New York State Department of Health has approved a corporate
affiliation between the two organizations through their corporate parent,
Community Providers, Inc. (CPI), and Fletcher Allen Partners (FAP), the
Vermont-based corporate parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care and
Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC).&nbsp;
The affiliation took effect January 1, 2013, and is subject to confirmation by the
New York Supreme Court, which is expected within 45 days.
The affiliation was approved by the boards of the participating organizations earlier
in 2012.&nbsp;

&ldquo;Fletcher Allen
Partners holds incredible potential for the patients and communities located
within the boundaries of this innovative regional approach to addressing health
care needs,&rdquo; Stephens Mundy, President and CEO of CVPH Medical Center said.&nbsp; &ldquo;Given our evolving health care delivery
system now is the time for collaboration in order to achieve the best access to
quality care, outcomes and cost effectiveness.&nbsp;
We at CVPH could not be happier to affiliate with Fletcher Allen Health
Care and Central Vermont Medical Center while continuing our relationship with
our sister hospital in Elizabethtown.&nbsp; It
will be up to all of us to deliver improved health care access to our
communities.&rdquo;
&ldquo;The affiliation will allow for
improved continuity of patient care throughout the region,&rdquo; said Rod Boula, CEO
at Elizabethtown Community Hospital. &ldquo;Our facilities will provide seamless and
coordinated care by improving access to specialists and information. Patients
will ultimately benefit from the strengths of each organization, as each will
be working closely with the others.&rdquo;
"Like Stephens and Rod, I believe that increased
collaboration among our hospitals and other providers in the region will
benefit our patients," said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Fletcher
Allen and chief executive officer, Fletcher
Allen Partners.&nbsp; "The affiliation also will foster the academic
mission. With an integrated health care system, we have an opportunity to train
the next generation of physicians, nurses and other providers in a clinical
environment of the future &ndash; one that emphasizes coordination and integration &ndash;
and to provide expanded opportunities for clinical research."
The affiliation was finalized
following a 9-month period of state and federal regulatory reviews that began
last March after the organizations gave their initial approvals to
proceed.&nbsp;
Common
Parent Organization

Fletcher Allen Partners has
governing powers over all of its members including approval rights over
significant matters of each organization such as budgets, strategic plans, and
major financial decisions.
Fletcher Allen Partners has a 27-member
board of trustees drawn from the membership of the organizations' current
boards and medical staffs including 14 members from Fletcher Allen, 7 members from
CPI and 6 members from CVMC.
Fletcher Allen President and CEO Dr.
Brumsted is CEO of the system parent; CVMC President and CEO Judy Tartaglia is the executive vice president of
the Vermont Community Hospital Division, and CVPH Medical Center President
and CEO Stephens Mundy is the
executive vice president for Northern New York.
System
Activities

This affiliation builds on existing
clinical partnerships among the institutions. For example, Fletcher Allen
already provides specialized physician services for the Central Vermont
community on the CVMC campus including general surgery, neurosurgery, vascular
surgery, gynecologic oncology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and family
medicine services at Berlin Family Health. Fletcher Allen also provides
clinical oversight of the heart surgery program at CVPH Medical Center.
Under
the proposed affiliation, the four hospitals would participate with Fletcher
Allen Partners in developing and implementing system-wide initiatives and
programs that promote their shared objectives, including initiatives that:

increase access and improve the
quality of health care services through joint clinical initiatives,
centralize administrative
functions such as group purchasing to reduce costs and improve efficiency,

engage in regional planning to
address regional health care needs, and
explore the development of a
common electronic health record platform over the next three years.

Under the affiliation, each health
care institution retains its own board, management, and medical staff.
For more
information about Fletcher Allen Partners, please go to: http://www.fletcherallen.org/about/fletcher_allen_partners/
About CVMC
Central Vermont Medical Center consists of a not-for-profit
acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of in-patient and out-patient
services and 24-hour emergency care, National Life Cancer Treatment Center,
Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, and 17 medical group practices.&nbsp; Our
mission is to work collaboratively to meet the needs and improve the health of
the residents of central Vermont.&nbsp; Visit www.cvmc.org for
additional information.
About CVPH
Medical Center
&nbsp;
CVPH Medical Center is a private,
not-for-profit hospital established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley
and Physicians Hospitals.&nbsp; It is the
largest health provider and employer in New York&rsquo;s North Country.&nbsp; CVPH Medical Center is a partner with
Adirondack Medical Center and Hudson Headwaters Health Network in the
Adirondack Health Institute (AHI).&nbsp; AHI
is involved with the Adirondack Region Medical Home, one of eight demonstration
projects in the nation funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid
Innovation, and the new Medicaid Health Homes, a new approach in New York to
providing enhanced care to Medicaid enrollees who have chronic conditions.&nbsp; CVPH Medical Center established its Champlain
Valley Heart Center in 2005 and has earned national acclaim for outcomes and
quality.&nbsp;
About ECH
Elizabethtown Community Hospital
is a 25-bed critical access hospital providing healthcare to communities
throughout Essex County, NY (600 sq. mi.). It offers an inpatient unit offering
both acute and sub-acute care, a 24-hour emergency department, access to
specialists, a complete therapy department, on-site laboratory and pharmacy, an
all-digital radiology department, chemotherapy / infusion treatment, and a
cardiac rehabilitation program; all supported by advanced technology throughout
the facility. The hospital owns a network of community health centers, offering
convenient access to primary care throughout the area and is the only critical
access hospital in Essex County accredited by the Joint Commission, reflecting
its commitment to achieving certain performance standards.
About Fletcher Allen

Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners
at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and
Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to
improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating
patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher
Allen serves as a regional referral center &ndash; providing advanced care to
approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York &ndash; and as a
community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand
Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
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<![CDATA[Support Group for People with Type 1 Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-12-17 Place:&nbsp; Vermont Department of Health&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 108 Cherry St.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Burlington, VT
For more information, contact Ian at (802) 922-1337]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Partners Improves Quality of Care Systems; Realizes More Than $1 Million in Savings in First Year]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-12-13 Contacts:
Mike NobleFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
Susan KruthersCentral Vermont Medical Center802-371-4197
(Burlington)&nbsp; In the first year
since its formation, Fletcher Allen Partners - the parent corporation of
Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center - has implemented
improved quality of care systems and practices and achieved significant cost
reductions as the organizations work to fully integrate clinical and
administrative operations.
Coordination of
supply chain purchasing, Human Resources programs and other initiatives
produced approximately $1.1 million in savings for the two organizations. (see details on pages 3 and 4 and at About
Fletcher Allen Partners
)
&ldquo;I&rsquo;m pleased with the progress made this year, and I know both
organizations are committed to building on this success,&rdquo; said John R.
Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher
Allen Partners. &ldquo;Our partnership is a key driver in developing an integrated
delivery system in this region which will enable us to provide the highest
quality of care as efficiently as possible.&rdquo;
Key accomplishments
include:

Improving
quality of care systems through the adoption of shared best practice
guidelines and training in many areas -- from intensive care to infection
prevention to stroke.
Sharing
human resources knowledge and assets to reduce costs for management
training and other employee activities.
Consolidating
financial systems to function as a single financial entity.

Coordinating
supply chain purchasing of pharmaceuticals, orthopedic implants and other
medical supplies.
Pursuing
information technology projects, including working to establish a common
platform for electronic health records.

&ldquo;Together, we are
transforming the way health care is delivered as we collaborate in new and
innovative ways to provide the best outcomes for patients,&rdquo; said Judy Tarr
Tartaglia, president and CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center and senior vice
president of Fletcher Allen Partners.

About Fletcher Allen Partners
Fletcher Allen Partners (FAP) is the parent
organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical
Center.&nbsp; FAP was formed in October 2011
to further the development of an integrated delivery system that will provide
high quality care as efficiently as possible.&nbsp;
FAP has approval rights over significant matters of each organization
such as budgets, strategic plans, and major financial decisions, but they
remain separate free-standing hospitals with their own boards, management,
workforce, licensure, and medical staff. Fletcher Allen Partners has a
17-member Board of Trustees drawn from the membership of both organizations&rsquo;
current boards.
Note: see details of first year achievements on
the following two pages.
FLETCHER ALLEN PARTNERS ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR
FY 2012

Finance

Fletcher Allen and CVMC are working to
function as a single financial entity to support a fully functional
system of care and strategic goals of the system.
Both organizations have consolidated
financial statements that can be used for reporting purposes, including
submitting a consolidated budget to the Green Mountain Care Board.
Both organizations are using a common
auditing firm and liability insurance carrier, and CVMC is purchasing
financial management services from Fletcher Allen.

Clinical Quality

Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Jeffords Institute
for Quality now serves both organizations.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen and CVMC are improving
the quality of care and clinical outcomes by establishing best practice
guidelines to be shared by both organizations.
Fletcher Allen and CVMC are creating
appropriate admission guidelines to the Intensive Care Units at CVMC and
Fletcher Allen by establishing admission criteria and providing training
to CVMC hospitalists.&nbsp;
Last summer, for the first time,
Fletcher Allen transferred a patient to CVMC when Fletcher Allen was near
capacity. The patient, who was in the Fletcher Allen ED, did not need
tertiary care and was able to be closer to home by being treated in the
inpatient care unit at CVMC.&nbsp; Through
the affiliation, Fletcher Allen was able to utilize its beds
appropriately and free up patient beds at Fletcher Allen by transferring
the patient to CVMC.
CVMC hospitalists are being trained
for central-line insertion using the Fletcher Allen/UVM Clinical Simulation
Laboratory. As a result of previous training at Fletcher Allen, systematic
efforts to eradicate central line-associated bloodstream infections have
had positive results. Fletcher Allen and CVMC physicians are also
participating in joint ICU rounds using telemedicine.
CVMC is establishing an access portal
to Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Intranet so that CVMC hospitalists can access
medical ICU protocols and articles.
Stroke protocols are now in place at
CVMC, and Fletcher Allen is providing 24/7 neurology consult advice to
CVMC. A stroke care gap analysis study has been completed for the JCAHO
stroke certification, and a survey will take place in October 2014.
Fletcher Allen and CVMC worked
together to lobby the Vermont Legislature to build a new state
psychiatric hospital near the CVMC campus and to increase the number of
beds from 14 to 25.

Human Resources

Fletcher Allen and CVMC are pursuing
human resource strategies to maximize shared knowledge and resources and
reduce costs for management training and other employee activities.
CVMC has joined Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s short
term disability plan, which has led to a savings of $131,000.
Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Office of
Organizational Development has helped to establish a joint CVMC and
Fletcher Allen Manager Bootcamp educational series that previously had
been provided by Vermont Technical College. Instruction and support by
Fletcher Allen and CVMC has provided a savings of $7,000.
CVMC and Fletcher Allen have
co-instructed a performance review class and Fletcher Allen provided
support on conflict resolution for a total estimated savings of $12,000.

Supply Chain

In year one of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s
affiliation with CVMC, the organizations saved more than $1 million
dollars through a coordinated supply chain approach to purchasing
pharmaceuticals, orthopedic implants and other medical supplies.&nbsp;
For example, as part of that $1
million savings, the Fletcher Allen Partners&rsquo; contract with Stryker
Ortho Implant has created an annualized savings of $400,000 for Fletcher
Allen and $100,000 for CVMC.

Information Technology
Fletcher Allen and CVMC are working to
establish a common platform for electronic health records to support patients
and providers and to facilitate the aggregation of data for population health
management.
&nbsp;
&nbsp;

]]>
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<![CDATA[98 Miles Foundation Donates $85,000 to Vermont Children&acirc;€™s Hospital]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-11-20 (Burlington)&nbsp; The 98 Miles
Foundation of Barton, Vermont has donated $85,000 to Vermont Children&rsquo;s
Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care to support the families of patients with
cystic fibrosis. This is the 11th year the Foundation has provided
financial support to help family members meet unexpected expenses when their
loved ones are undergoing transplant operations, no matter where the surgery is
performed.
The Foundation was
formed in 2000 by David and Kathy White, the parents of Melissa White of Barton,
who died in 2004 at the age of 22.&nbsp; The organization&rsquo;s
name reflects the number of miles from Barton to Burlington that Melissa and
her family had to travel for treatment at Fletcher Allen.
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re so grateful
to the White family for all they have done and continue to do to support our
patients facing transplantation. Cystic fibrosis is a very difficult disease
that puts enormous physical, emotional and financial burdens on families. This
funding is a great resource and a wonderful way to honor their daughter
Melissa,&rdquo; said Thomas Lahiri, MD, director of Pediatric Pulmonology at Vermont
Children&rsquo;s Hospital
&nbsp;&ldquo;Melissa received tremendous community support
when she had her double lung transplant, and it was her hope that other families
could receive the same kind of help. &nbsp;It
is gratifying that more than ten years after we started the Foundation we are
still fulfilling her wish with the support of so many great people from Vermont
and across the country,&rdquo; said Kathy White. &nbsp;

Although the donation is being made to Vermont
Children&rsquo;s, families of adult cystic fibrosis patients at Fletcher Allen needing
transplant surgery are also eligible to receive money from the fund.
The Foundation&rsquo;s
main fundraiser of the year - a &ldquo;Turkey Trot&rdquo; 5k walk/run - will be held
Thanksgiving Day starting at 9am at the Barton Memorial Building.&nbsp;
&ldquo;Melissa cherished
sustainable community activities that brought family and friends together and
the Turkey Trot is something she would be extremely proud of,&rdquo; said White.

For more information on the Turkey Trot please contact
Gail Robitaille at (802) 525-3689.]]>
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<![CDATA[Taking Control: Becoming an A1C Champion]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-11-07 A1C Champions are people who have diabetes and have learned to manage it successfully.&nbsp; They have walked in your shoes and understand what it is like living with diabetes.&nbsp; This free presentation is sponsored by Sanofi, a pharmaceutical company.
Join us on November 7, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information.]]>
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<![CDATA[Living Well with Diabetes Saturday Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-11-03 Place:&nbsp; Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive in South Burlington (includes lunch with our diabetes education team.)
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this class.&nbsp; Please
contact your health insurance provider to verify coverage prior to
registering for class. Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.
Living Well with Diabetes is a comprehensive 6 hour class which covers self management topics for people with diabetes.&nbsp; This class is taught by Certified Diabetes Educators and is part of a diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
&nbsp;]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Exceeds Goal, Raises $3.9 million in FY 2012]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-11-01 &nbsp;&nbsp;
(BURLINGTON)&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Health Care raised $3.9 million for its Annual Fund in Fiscal Year 2012, exceeding its goal by $100,000. The total is a 24% increase over FY 2011.Contributions to the Annual Fund support a variety of programs that provide direct benefits to patients and their families including research into cancer and heart rhythm abnormalities, children's services and psychiatric care, among others."We are truly fortunate to be in a giving community that continues to support this organization and the patients and families we serve," said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer. "We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has given to Fletcher Allen. Their generosity makes it possible for us to provide the highest level of care every day."
&nbsp;
Examples of how Annual Fund contributions impact programs and services include:

&nbsp;

$1 million will be applied to construction of an Intensive Care waiting room for families of critically ill patients, who often spend extended periods of time in the hospital.

$20,000 will be devoted to research of an innovative tool to evaluate suicide risk in patients, ensure uniformity in assessments and standardize documentation of patient evaluations.
$300,000 will support Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Pediatric Immigrant Clinic which provides primary care to refugees from Africa and Asia among other regions.

&nbsp;
For information on contributing to the Fletcher Allen Annual Fund please contact David Warren, Senior Development Officer, at (802) 847-5592 or david.warren@vtmednet.org.]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-30 chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes,
emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain? Learn to manage
your symptoms and improve the quality of your life through this free workshop.&nbsp;People
who have taken the workshop report lower utilization of health services and
improved quality-of-life.When: Tuesdays, September 25th
&ndash; October 30th - 9:30am&ndash; Noon
Where:
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2012-10-30_450
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-30 Attendance at this meeting is limited to Dept. of Ob/Gyn attendings, fellows, residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners only.
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-25 is living with diabetes, this free workshop is for you! Topics covered are
healthy eating, glucose monitoring, physical activity, and medications. Class
is once a week for six weeks.
When:
Thursdays, September 20th &ndash; October 25th - 3:00-5:30pm

Where: University Health Center
Campus, Burlington

Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthsource: Start the Conversation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-24 When: Wednesday, October 24th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Medical Center Campus, Burlington ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen's 2012 Fall Forum on Health Care Reform]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-24 Objective:Fletcher Allen will host a half-day community forum about Health Care Reform on October 24, 2012 with the primary goal of creating a dialogue between the provider community and the business community about the challenges and opportunities in today's dynamic health care environment.
Invitation to Community Leaders:Is high-quality health care that's also affordable just a dream? Not in Vermont. Please join us as Fletcher Allen brings together leaders from the hospital community, business community and representatives from state government to discuss ways to deliver high-quality, affordable health care to Vermonters. The forum is open to the general public - free of charge.
Target Audiences

Community and business leaders; Vermont health professionals; Insurers
General public

Venue:&nbsp; SheratonDate/Time: Wednesday, October 24 - 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Tentative Order of Events/Speaking Program

7:30 - 8:00 am -- Refreshments and Networking
8:00 - Moderator's Welcome -- Dan Dubonnet, General Manager, Hall Communications
8:10 - 8:30 am - Opening Remarks

John Brumsted, MD, President &amp; CEO, Fletcher Allen/Fletcher Allen Partners
Al Gobeille, Owner, Gobeille Hospitality; Member, Green Mtn Care Board

8:30 - 9:30 am - PANEL #1
9:30 - 10:30 am - PANEL #2
10:30 - 11:30 am - PANEL #3

Panel #1 - Found in Translation: Using complex health data to improve patient care

Steve Leffler, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Fletcher Allen
Jenn Gilwee, MD, Associate Health Care Service Leader, Primary Care, Fletcher Allen
Adam P. Buckley, MD, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Fletcher Allen
Alison White, RN, CNO/Chief Quality Officer, Central Vermont Medical Center

Panel #2 - Making CENTS of Accountable Care: New models for health care delivery and payment

Church Hindes, VP, Accountable Care, Vermont Managed Care, Fletcher Allen&nbsp;
Steve LeBlanc, Exec VP, Dartmouth Hitchcock Health and Exec Dir, New England Alliance for Health
Richard Slusky, Director of Payment Reform, Green Mountain Care Board
Mitch Fleischer, Chair, Vermont Health Co-Op Board of Directors; President &amp; CEO, Fleischer Jacobs Group
Don George, President &amp; CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Panel #3 - Tying it all together: Discussion with Leadership

John Brumsted, President &amp; CEO, Fletcher Allen/Fletcher Allen Partners&nbsp;
Al Gobeille, Owner, Gobeille Hospitality; Member, Green Mountain Care Board
Tom Huebner, President &amp; CEO, Rutland Regional Medical Center
Judy Tartaglia, President &amp; CEO, Central Vermont Center

&nbsp;

&nbsp;

]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-23 chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes,
emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain? Learn to manage
your symptoms and improve the quality of your life through this free workshop.&nbsp;People
who have taken the workshop report lower utilization of health services and
improved quality-of-life.When: Tuesdays, September 25th
&ndash; October 30th - 9:30am&ndash; Noon
Where:
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-23 chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes,
emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain? Learn to manage
your symptoms and improve the quality of your life through this free workshop.&nbsp;People
who have taken the workshop report lower utilization of health services and
improved quality-of-life.When: Tuesdays, September 25th
&ndash; October 30th - 9:30am&ndash; Noon
Where:
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
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<![CDATA[Kohl's Cares&Acirc;&reg; grants $29,000 to Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-23 Erica Houskeeper Marketing and Communications 802-847-5164
BURLINGTON, VT &mdash; Kohl&rsquo;s will be presenting a check for more than $29,000 to representatives from the Kohl&rsquo;s Kids Bike Smart Program overseen by Vermont&rsquo;s Children&rsquo;s Hospital on Oct. 30 at the University Mall.
Through the Kohl&rsquo;s Cares&reg; program, Kohl&rsquo;s Department Store at the University Mall in South Burlington has donated nearly $171,000 to Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care since 2004. The annual grants are used to support pediatric injury prevention programs.
The event will take place at University Mall&rsquo;s Halloween celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the check presentation will be at the center court stage at 5:45 p.m. Kohl&rsquo;s Kids Bike Smart (KKBS) representatives will be handing out information about their programs, as well as safe biking and helmet use. There will be giveaways and bike helmets available while supplies last. Bring your child&rsquo;s helmet for a safety check and fitting.
In partnership with Local Motion of Burlington, KKBS is a bike skills training program that teaches kids how to ride bikes safely with the goal of keeping them active and injury free.
"Teaching children about bike safety and helmet use is an integral part of our injury prevention programs," said Lewis First, MD, chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen. "Thanks to Kohl&rsquo;s generous support, we are able to reach thousands of children in our community and teach them the importance of practicing safety each and every day."
During the school year, KKBS loans its trailer full of bikes, equipment and supplies &ndash; free of charge &ndash; to Vermont schools interested in conducting bike skill trainings for students in grades K-8. In addition to the trailer, the loaner program provides teachers with a detailed curriculum guide, training and technical support, and access to low-cost helmets for kids.
In the summer, KKBS works with municipal parks and recreation departments to incorporate bike skills into summer camps, providing all needed equipment and supplies plus trainers and counselor training.
Kohl's commitment to Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl&rsquo;s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children&rsquo;s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships such as this one. Kohl's has raised more than $180 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares&reg; features the Kohl's Cares&reg; Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl&rsquo;s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 500,000 associates have donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl&rsquo;s has donated more than $47 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl&rsquo;s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information, visit www.FletcherAllen.org.
About Kohl&rsquo;s Department StoresBased in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl&rsquo;s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl&rsquo;s operates 1,146 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl&rsquo;s has raised more than $208 million for children&rsquo;s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl&rsquo;s Cares&reg; cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-23 Elisabeth Wegner, M.D.Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, UVMOb/Gyn Resident Director
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-10-23_458
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Parenting for Blended and Non-Traditional Families]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-22 When: Monday, October 22nd, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Medical Center Campus, Burlington ]]>
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_parenting_for_blended_and_non-traditional_famil_2012-10-22_459
<![CDATA[Healthsource: How to Catch More Z's]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-18 When: Thursday, October 18th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Medical Center Campus, Burlington ]]>
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_how_to_catch_more_zs_2012-10-18_460
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-18 is living with diabetes, this free workshop is for you! Topics covered are
healthy eating, glucose monitoring, physical activity, and medications. Class
is once a week for six weeks.
When:
Thursdays, September 20th &ndash; October 25th - 3:00-5:30pm

Where: University Health Center
Campus, Burlington

Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2012-10-18_461
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries: Prevention Strategies and Management]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-17 The purpose of the presentation will be to discuss common injuries that occur in alpine skiing and snowboarding.&nbsp; The focus will be on injury prevention and management of these injuries, both non-surgical and surgical.
When: Wednesday, October 17th, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Medical Center Campus, Burlington ]]>
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<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screenings - Walk-ins]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-16 Where: Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106, Burlington
Cost: Free]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-16 chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes,
emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain? Learn to manage
your symptoms and improve the quality of your life through this free workshop.&nbsp;People
who have taken the workshop report lower utilization of health services and
improved quality-of-life.When: Tuesdays, September 25th
&ndash; October 30th - 9:30am&ndash; Noon
Where:
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2012-10-16_464
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-16 S. L. Tan, M.D.Professor, Ob/GynMcGill University, Montreal
7:30 -8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.]]>
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_residency_2012-10-16_465
<![CDATA[Healthsource: &quot;I don't like it!&quot; Learn How to Help Your Child Overcome Picky Eating]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-15 It is normal for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old to resist eating new foods, and to learn this is a natural part of a child&rsquo;s development can help you relax a bit about what your child chooses to eat or reject. We&rsquo;ll discuss ways to help your child develop a positive relationship with eating and practical strategies on how to navigate the typical picky eating phase.
When: Monday, October 15th, 6:00-7:30pm &nbsp;
Where:&nbsp;Medical Center Campus, Burlington ]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthsource: Beginning Hot Yoga (Class is full, so we have added a second class! Please call 847-2278 to sign-up for the second date).]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-12 It&rsquo;s not really that hot but the warmth facilitates easier stretching and increases circulation. Come and try some beginning yoga poses to strengthen and lengthen your body and start the weekend refreshed and rejuvenated. Please bring your own mat if possible.
When: Friday, October 12th, 5:30-6:30pm
Where: North End Studio, Burlington ]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthsource: Techno Diabetes (Limit 25)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-11 Move your diabetes care into the 21st Century. Learn how to use your internet-enabled devices to optimize, streamline and learn about your diabetes. Bring your devices with you!
When: Thursday, October 11th, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes Clinic, South Burlington ]]>
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_techno_diabetes_limit_25_2012-10-11_468
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-11 is living with diabetes, this free workshop is for you! Topics covered are
healthy eating, glucose monitoring, physical activity, and medications. Class
is once a week for six weeks.
When:
Thursdays, September 20th &ndash; October 25th - 3:00-5:30pm

Where: University Health Center
Campus, Burlington

Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
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<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-09 chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes,
emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain? Learn to manage
your symptoms and improve the quality of your life through this free workshop.&nbsp;People
who have taken the workshop report lower utilization of health services and
improved quality-of-life.When: Tuesdays, September 25th
&ndash; October 30th - 9:30am&ndash; Noon
Where:
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2012-10-09_470
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Special Panel Presentation - Gut Instincts: Food, Facts and Fiction in Irritable Bowel Disease]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-09 Gary Mawe, Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Sciences
Peter Moses, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterologist]]>
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_special_panel_presentation_-_gut__2012-10-09_471
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-09 Ken Ward, M.D.Former Professor and ChairUniversity of Hawaii, Ob/GynCurrent President and CEOJuneau Biosciences
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-10-09_472
<![CDATA[Breast Cancer Conference]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-05 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Free community event for survivors, caregivers, and those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, as well as the general public concerned about cancer and its prevention.

www.VTBreastCancerConference.org]]>
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 breast_cancer_conference__friday_october_5_2012-10-05_473
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Aging Gracefully]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-04 APRN-BC, MSN, GNP, Director of Nursing Education and Research
&ldquo;To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living" - Frederic Amiel.&nbsp;Learn what normal aging looks like and how we manage our daily lives over time.&nbsp;Topics will include what habits and choices can allow us to age gracefully.
When: Thursday, October 4th, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Medical Center Campus, Burlington]]>
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_aging_gracefully_2012-10-04_474
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-04 is living with diabetes, this free workshop is for you! Topics covered are
healthy eating, glucose monitoring, physical activity, and medications. Class
is once a week for six weeks.
When:
Thursdays, September 20th &ndash; October 25th - 3:00-5:30pm

Where: University Health Center
Campus, Burlington

Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2012-10-04_475
<![CDATA[U.S. News &amp; World Report Names Fletcher Allen a &quot;Best Regional Hospital&quot; for 2nd Consecutive Year]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-04 Michael Carrese
Marketing and Communications
802-847-2886
Twenty-one Physicians Named to &ldquo;Top Doctors&rdquo; List &nbsp;
Five Specialties and Electronic Medical Record Highly Ranked
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; For the second year in a row, U.S. News &amp; World Report has designated Fletcher Allen a Best Regional Hospital. The magazine also named twenty-one physicians to its Top Doctors list and recognized five specialties as High Performing. Twelve of the physicians on the Top Doctors list were ranked in the best 1% of specialists in the nation. (see list below).
Vermont's academic medical center was also selected for the U.S. News Most Connected list for the second consecutive year, indicating it is one of the leading hospitals in the nation in the adoption of electronic medical records.
The five specialty areas ranked as High Performing are Orthopedics, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Gynecology and Nephrology. To be included on this list, the quality of care must be on the same level as that provided by nationally ranked hospitals.
"We're very proud to be able to bring nationally ranked physicians, advanced specialty care and leading edge technology to the people of Vermont and northern New York, and pleased that U.S. News has determined the high value care we provide is as good as can be found almost anywhere else in the country," said John Brumsted, MD, president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care.
"All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care," said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases."
Electronic Medical Record System Among Best in the Nation
Fletcher Allen landed in the top 6% of hospitals that "are in the vanguard of centers leading medicine into the era of electronic medical records" earning it a place on the U.S. News Most Connected list. It is the only hospital in Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York included in this grouping.
Most Connected hospitals must meet federal requirements for e-prescribing, exchanging medical records, supplying medical data to patients, and providing data for monitoring clinical quality.
The Best Regional Hospital recognition adds to a list of positive quality ratings from national organizations that Fletcher Allen has received in the past year. These include:

UHC - an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers - ranked Fletcher Allen in the Top 20 Academic Medical Centers for quality and patient safety.

Vermont Children's Hospital was selected as a U.S. News Best Children's Hospital.

The Joint Commission - the organization contracted by the federal government to accredit health care institutions - described Fletcher Allen as a "high-quality organization with best-in-class practices" at the conclusion of a week-long inspection.

Methodology for Best Regional Hospitals
U.S. News and World Report surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and analyzed nearly 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties. The rankings are published in collaboration with RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For more information visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals
Video Segment: Dr. Stephen Leffler, Fletcher Allen's Chief Medical Officer, reacts to the news and discusses key efforts made at Fletcher Allen to constantly improve quality of care.
About Fletcher Allen Health Care
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen's mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
Fletcher Allen Physicians on U.S. News &amp; World Report "Top Doctors" list for 2012
NOTE: Physicians on this list are determined to be in the top 10% in their region.
* denotes that a doctor is among the top 1% in the nation in his or her specialty.

Doctor

Specialty

Special expertise

Brundage, William J.
&nbsp;

ENT-Otolaryngology

Head &amp; Neck Surgery, Thyroid Cancer

Cooper, Sheldon M., MD
&nbsp;

Rheumatology

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatolog

*Couch, Marion E., MD
&nbsp;

ENT-Otolaryngology

Head &amp; Neck Cancer, Thyroid &amp; Parathyroid Cancer &amp; Surgery, Cancer &amp; Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Airway Reconstruction

Fram, Daniel K., MD
&nbsp;

Radiation Oncology

Prostate Cancer, Prostate Brachytherapy

&nbsp;*Grunberg, Steven M., MD
&nbsp;

Medical Oncology

Lung Cancer, Head &amp; Neck Cancer, Thyroid Cancer Cancer, Cancer Risk Assessment

*Hebert, James, MD
&nbsp;

Surgery

Biliary Surgery, Colon &amp; Rectal Surgery

*Heimann, Ruth, MD, Ph.D.
&nbsp;

Radiation Oncology

Breast, Gastrointestinal and Lung Cancer

*Homans, Alan C., MD
&nbsp;

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Leukemia

Hood, Virginia L., MD

&nbsp;

Nephrology

Diabetic Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, Fluid/ Electrolyte BalanceElectrolyte Balance

*Hudziak, James, MD
&nbsp;

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

ADD/ADHD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Psychopharmacology

*Hyman, Neil H., MD
&nbsp;

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon &amp; Rectal Cancer

*Krag, David N., MD
&nbsp;

Surgery

Sentinel Node Surgery, Breast Cancer, Cancer Surgery, MelanomaSurgery, Melanoma

Nathan, Muriel H., MD, Ph.D.
&nbsp;

Endocrinology

Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders

*Parsons, Polly E., MD
&nbsp;

Pulmonology

Critical Care, Lung Injury-Acute

&nbsp;*Penar, Paul L., MD
&nbsp;

Neurosurgery

Brain &amp; Spinal Tumors, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders, Movement Disorders Disorders, Movement Disorders, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Pain-Chronic

*Raszka, William, Jr., MD
&nbsp;

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Immunization Compliance, Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Disease

Shapiro, Robert E., MD, Ph.D.
&nbsp;

Neurology

Headache, Migraine

&nbsp;
*Silverman, Damon A., MD
&nbsp;

ENT-Otolaryngology

Head &amp; Neck Cancer &amp; Surgery, Voice Disorders, Throat Disorders

Sofferman, Robert A., MD
&nbsp;

ENT-Otolaryngology

Head &amp; Neck Cancer

Solomon, Richard J., MD
&nbsp;

Nephrology

Diabetic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Failure

&nbsp;*Verschraegen, Claire F., MD
&nbsp;

Medical Oncology

Ovarian Cancer, Drug Discovery, Mesothelioma

]]>
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 us_news__world_report_names_fletcher_allen__a_best_regional__2012-10-04_476
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-04 S. L. Tan, M.D.Professor, Ob/GynMcGill University, Montreal
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.]]>
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-10-04_477
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-02 chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes,
emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain? Learn to manage
your symptoms and improve the quality of your life through this free workshop.&nbsp;People
who have taken the workshop report lower utilization of health services and
improved quality-of-life.When: Tuesdays, September 25th
&ndash; October 30th - 9:30am&ndash; Noon
Where:
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2012-10-02_478
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Saving Your Skin: How Mohs Surgery Treats Skin Cancer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-02 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building]]>
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_saving_your_skin_how_mohs_surgery_2012-10-02_479
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Forza: The Samurai Sword Workout (Limit 20)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-01 Forza is a full-body cardiovascular and strength-building workout.&nbsp;In class, we use wooden swords to practice the cutting moves of the Samurai Warrior.&nbsp;This is a very low impact but intense workout, safe for all fitness levels (except for those with back or shoulder injuries). Expect to burn lots of calories, build lean muscle, improve focus, and boost self-esteem. Wooden swords are provided.
When: Monday, October 1st, 5:00-6:00pm
Where: North End Studio, Burlington]]>
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_forza_the_samurai_sword_workout_limit_20_2012-10-01_480
<![CDATA[Cholesterol Screenings ]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-10-01 Register at 847-2278
When Monday, October 1st, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106,
Burlington

Cost $21 per participant; $18 for people over 62.]]>
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400 cholesterol_screenings__2012-10-01_481
<![CDATA[Quality Symposium on High Reliability]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-28 &nbsp;James M. Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness
presents &ldquo;Putting Patients First: High Reliability in Health Care&rdquo; on September
28 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington.&nbsp; Learn
more
]]>
Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 quality_symposium_on_high_reliability_2012-09-28_482
<![CDATA[Biological Basis of Antisocial and Violent Behavior in Both Children and Adults. Focus on Brain Imaging and Health Risk Factors Including Treatment Implications]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-28 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 biological_basis_of_antisocial_and_violent_behavior_in_both__2012-09-28_483 <![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-27 is living with diabetes, this free workshop is for you! Topics covered are
healthy eating, glucose monitoring, physical activity, and medications. Class
is once a week for six weeks.
When:
Thursdays, September 20th &ndash; October 25th - 3:00-5:30pm

Where: University Health Center
Campus, Burlington

Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2012-09-27_484
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Selects First Chief Medical Information Officer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-27 September 26, 2012
Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
(Burlington,
VT) Fletcher Allen Health Care has selected Adam P. Buckley, MD to be Chief
Medical Information Officer (CMIO), a newly-created position.
As CMIO, Dr. Buckley will serve
as a liaison between Fletcher Allen providers and the Information Systems
department to ensure that clinical information systems are being maximized to
improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
Dr.
Buckley was most recently at Beth Israel Medical Center, a 1,000-bed teaching
hospital in New York City, where he held leadership roles in several quality improvement
and information technology projects including the design and implementation of
an electronic medical record for obstetric care.&nbsp;
He was
an assistant professor at Beth Israel from 2000-2004 before moving to Stony
Brook University Medical Center where he spent five years as medical director
of Labor and Delivery and associate residency director in Obstetrics and
Gynecology.&nbsp; He returned to Beth Israel
in 2009.
Dr.
Buckley graduated from George Washington University Medical School
in Washington D.C. and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.&nbsp;

He will spend approximately 20 percent of his time seeing
OB/GYN patients which will allow him to encounter information
technology systems from a provider&rsquo;s perspective.]]>
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_selects_first_chief_medical_information_offic_2012-09-27_485
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Prostate Health - What Every Man Should Know]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-26 Kimberly Evans, Clinical Dietician
Learn about the causes and prevention of prostate cancer. Includes general health and nutrition tips, keys to early diagnosis and treatment options; reservations required: www.fletcherallen.org/prostateclass or 802-847-2115
&nbsp;
When Wednesday, September 26th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where Fletcher Allen, Medical Center Campus, Burlington (Davis Auditorium)
&nbsp;
&nbsp;]]>
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_prostate_health_-_what_every_man_should_know_2012-09-26_486
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Ranked as Top 20 Academic Medical Center for 2nd Year]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-25 Selected as Top National Performer in Supply Chain Efficiency

(BURLINGTON,
VT)&nbsp; For the second consecutive year,
Fletcher Allen Health Care has been ranked among the top 20 academic medical
centers in the nation for quality of care and patient safety by the University
HealthSystems Consortium (UHC), an alliance of the leading non-profit academic medical centers in the
country.
UHC also recognized Fletcher Allen for being the most cost efficient organization
in managing the purchase of all clinical and non-clinical supplies.&nbsp;
&nbsp;&ldquo;To perform so well among this elite group of
centers on measures of both quality and efficiency is a remarkable achievement
and reflects our commitment to being a high value provider,&rdquo; said John
Brumsted, MD, president and CEO.&nbsp; &ldquo;It
speaks to our unyielding focus on quality improvement and the talent and
dedication of employees throughout our organization.&rdquo;

The UHC study evaluates performance in quality and
safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The Institute of
Medicine&rsquo;s "six aims" &ndash; mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity,
patient centeredness, and efficiency &ndash; are used as a guide in structuring the
review.
Supply Chain Management Ranked #1

In a separate
UHC survey, Fletcher Allen was selected as the nation&rsquo;s top performer in managing
the costs of all supplies. The analysis paid particular attention to expense
utilization in cardiology, surgical services, and inpatient medications. Over the past four years, improved purchasing
systems and practices have yielded more than $10 million in direct savings
and/or cost avoidance in the acquisition of supplies and equipment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen was cited for using evidence-based
evaluations, innovative supply chain approaches and for its long-term
commitment to continuous improvement.&nbsp;
&ldquo;This is welcome recognition of our performance as a
low cost provider of health care,&rdquo; said Dr. Brumsted. &ldquo;Our excellence in supply
chain management is already proving to be a key factor in successfully building
an integrated delivery system in our region.&rdquo;
&ldquo;Cost management, enhanced business processes, a
unified supply chain organization and meaningful informatics are the tenets
that helped us achieve this honor of being the most cost efficient academic
medical center in supply purchasing, and they will drive our sustained
success,&rdquo; said Charles Miceli,&nbsp; vice
president of&nbsp; Supply Chain and
Information Systems.

The UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Awards are designed to
provide UHC members with &ldquo;best practices&rdquo; examples to assist them in making
measurable, sustainable improvements.
About
UHC


UHC is an alliance of the nation&rsquo;s leading nonprofit
academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient
care. Based in Chicago, Ill, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 114
academic medical center and 255 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in
the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply
chain management, strategic research and public policy. UHC helps its members
achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Formed in 1984,
UHC&rsquo;s membership includes more than 90% of the nonprofit academic medical
centers in the United States. For more information, visit www.uhc.edu.]]>
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_ranked_as_top_20_academic_medical_center_for__2012-09-25_487
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-25 chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes,
emphysema, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, or chronic pain? Learn to manage
your symptoms and improve the quality of your life through this free workshop.&nbsp;People
who have taken the workshop report lower utilization of health services and
improved quality-of-life.When: Tuesdays, September 25th
&ndash; October 30th - 9:30am&ndash; Noon
Where:
Charlotte Senior Center, Charlotte
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_conditions_2012-09-25_488
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Handle with Care: Managing Serious Burn Injuries]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-25 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building]]>
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_handle_with_care_managing_serious_2012-09-25_489
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Surviving Vermont Winters]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-24 Seasonal Affective Disorder, which typically occurs in the fall and winter, can be disruptive at work, home and affect interpersonal relationships. This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of signs and symptoms, effective treatment strategies, and help them to design a plan which addresses effective self-care. Cognitive-behavioral methods to buffer the severity of the symptoms of this type of depression will be discussed.
When: Monday, September 24th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Medical Center Campus, Burlington]]>
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_surviving_vermont_winters_2012-09-24_490
<![CDATA[Competing with Cancer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-21 Shannon Miller, the most decorated Olympian U.S. gymnast, will share her
experiences as a competitor, commentator and ovarian cancer survivor, 7-8:30
pm, UVM Davis Center, sponsored by the Eleanor B. Daniels Fund of Fletcher
Allen and the Vermont Cancer Center of UVM; free, reservations requested: edbfund@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/ebdfund. More
information: edbfund@gmail.com or
802-434-3979]]>
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 competing_with_cancer_2012-09-21_491
<![CDATA[Impact of the Vermont State Hospital Closure on the Delivery of Inpatient Psychiatry Care at FAHC]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-21 Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 impact_of_the_vermont_state_hospital_closure_on_the_delivery_2012-09-21_492 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Understanding the Meat and Potatoes of Vegetarian Diets]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-20 Vegetarians can eat more than tofu and salad. Most people can benefit from eating a diet rich in plant foods. We&rsquo;ll discuss the wide range of plant-based diets and impacts on health at this informative session. No need to commit to giving up steak and bacon to attend!
When: Thursday, September 20th, 7:00-8:30pm
Where:&nbsp;&nbsp;Medical Center Campus, Burlington ]]>
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_understanding_the_meat_and_potatoes_of_vegetari_2012-09-20_493
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-20 is living with diabetes, this free workshop is for you! Topics covered are
healthy eating, glucose monitoring, physical activity, and medications. Class
is once a week for six weeks.
When:
Thursdays, September 20th &ndash; October 25th - 3:00-5:30pm

Where: University Health Center
Campus, Burlington
Call 847-1624 to register.]]>
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_2012-09-20_494
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Tap into Your Life Force Energy Using Reiki (Limit 20)]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-19 Do you have an interest in learning about ancient alternative healing methods to stimulate your immune system, reduce stress, promote healing and enhance relaxation? Join Reiki Practitioners for an overview of what Reiki is and learn how to unlock the doorway to your consciousness. Everyone will have an opportunity to experience a brief hands-on session.
When: Wednesday, September 19th, 7:00&ndash;9:00 pm
Where: Medical Center Campus, Burlington ]]>
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 tap_into_your_life_force_energy_using_reiki_limit_20_2012-09-19_495
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screenings - Walk-ins]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-18 Where:&nbsp; Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 106, Burlington
Cost:&nbsp; Free]]>
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screenings_-_walk-ins_2012-09-18_496
<![CDATA[What is up with my blood sugar?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-18 Tuesday, September 18th
6:00 - 7:00 PM
A presentation by: Annis Marney, MDAttending Physician, Endocrinology &amp; DiabetesPlease bring your blood glucose records and glucometer downloads.
This free presentation will take place at Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information.]]>
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 what_is_up_with_my_blood_sugar_2012-09-18_497
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Getting to the Point: Childhood Immunizations]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-18 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building]]>
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_getting_to_the_point_childhood_im_2012-09-18_498
<![CDATA[Living Well with Diabetes Saturday Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-15 Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive, S. BurlingtonIncludes lunch with our diabetes education team.
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.
Living Well with Diabetes is a comprehensive 6 hour class which covers self management topics for people with diabetes. This class is taught by Certified Diabetes Educators and is part of a diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this class.]]>
Sat, 15 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_saturday_class_2012-09-15_499
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Creating Order Out of Chaos: New Research on Treating Atrial Fibrillation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-11 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Carpenter Auditorium at the UVM Given Medical Building]]>
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_-_creating_order_out_of_chaos_new_r_2012-09-11_500
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Receives Accreditation for Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-06
&ldquo;MOHS&rdquo; Procedure
Offers High Cure Rate and Minimizes Cosmetic Issues
&nbsp;
(Burlington, VT) The College of
American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded Fletcher Allen Health Care
accreditation of its MOHS surgical lab based on the results of a recent
evaluation.
The MOHS surgical procedure (named
for its inventor Dr. Frederic Mohs) involves removal of cancerous lesions and surrounding
skin in very thin layers that are immediately examined under a microscope for
the presence of cancer cells.&nbsp; If cancer
is detected, the surgeon removes additional layers until no cancer can be seen.
It is considered the most advanced and effective treatment for most types of
skin cancers.
&ldquo;Vermont has some of the highest
rates of skin cancer in the country, so it&rsquo;s important to be able to provide this
procedure to our patients, particularly because the cure rate is high and cosmetic
problems can be minimized,&rdquo; said Glenn Goldman, MD, director of Dermatology at
Fletcher Allen and a professor at the UVM College of Medicine. &ldquo;The CAP accreditation
reflects the hard work and skill of our surgeons and other highly trained
members of our team.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
To earn accreditation from CAP,
the Fletcher Allen MOHS lab had to meet stringent standards for staff
qualifications, facilities, quality control and safety among other factors.
On a related note, McGraw-Hill
has just published a book by Dr. Goldman on &ldquo;facial flap&rdquo; surgery which is
often used if large openings result from MOHS and other skin cancer procedures.&nbsp; The book provides instruction on a wide range
of flap surgeries, some of which have not been addressed before in a
publication.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Multimedia
Resources:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

Visit here
for an interview with Dr. Goldman on skin cancer in Vermont, MOHS surgery and
other treatment options.
A blog about skin cancer by Ted
A. James, M.D., FACS, surgical oncologist at Fletcher Allen and Kathryn
Schwarzenberger M.D., a dermatologist at Fletcher Allen, who are both also
professors at the UVM College of Medicine, is available here.
]]>
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_receives_accreditation_for_advanced_skin_canc_2012-09-06_501
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen establishes child car seat recycling event]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-09-04 Erica HouskeeperMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Car
seat recycling drop-off event to be held in Colchester on Sept. 15

BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen is launching the
first initiative in Vermont to recycle old child car seats into items such as
detergent bottles, culverts and other non-clear plastics.
Fletcher
Allen, in partnership with the Vermont
Governor&rsquo;s Highway Safety Program
and Canusa
Hershman Recycling Company
of St. Albans, will host a free child car seat recycling
drop-off and car seat inspection event on Sept. 15 at the Fanny Allen Campus in
Colchester between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Certified
child passenger safety technicians will accept expired, second-hand or damaged
car seats and inspect car seats currently in use for proper fit, installation
and parts. Also, Vermont permanent
fitting stations
across the state will be accepting car seats to be
recycled at no charge during Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 16 to 22.
&ldquo;We want to be better stewards of
the environment for our children and for future generations,&rdquo; said Ann
Weinstein, a child passenger safety
specialist at the Office of Community Health
Improvement
at Fletcher
Allen. &ldquo;Every car
seat has between 5 to 15 pounds of recyclable plastic that currently goes into
the landfill, where it will be 500 years from now.&nbsp; Recycling large plastic items like car seats
is part of that responsible stewardship.&rdquo;
Weinstein said she hopes the
event will be the start of an ongoing, statewide program to accept car seats throughout
the year for recycling.&nbsp;
To
recycle a car seat, strip the cover, harness and any foam padding. While technicians
at the Sept. 15 event and permanent fitting stations will accept seats with
covers, a pre-stripped seat allows them to assist families by inspecting seats
and providing any necessary replacements.

For more information, visit www.beseatsmart.org.]]>
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<![CDATA[Rick Vincent Named Vice President of Finance for UVM Medical Group]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-08-24 2012
Contact: Michael Carrese&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Marketing and Communications&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 802-847-2886&nbsp;
Burlington, VT &ndash;Rick
Vincent has been appointed Vice President of Finance for the University of
Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a position he has held on
an interim basis since April.
Mr. Vincent joined Fletcher Allen in 1994 as a staff
accountant for one of its founding institutions, the University Health
Center.&nbsp; He then moved into a financial analyst role for Radiology,
Anesthesia and Pathology, and subsequently became the administrative director
for those services.&nbsp; He served as the interim finance director of the
physician group in 2002 and has been the administrative director of Cancer
Services and Orthopedics since 2005.
Mr. Vincent has an undergraduate business degree from the
University of Vermont and a master&rsquo;s degree in business administration from St.
Michael&rsquo;s College.

The UVM Medical Group consists of approximately 500
physicians from all fields of medicine devoted to advancing patient care
through clinical and laboratory research and educating the next generation of
providers.]]>
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<![CDATA[Evslin Family Pledges $1 Million For Heart Research]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-07-26 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications801-847-2886
&nbsp;
EVSLIN FAMILY PLEDGES $1 MILLION FOR HEART RESEARCH

&ldquo;Angel&rdquo; Organization Formed to Encourage Similar
Giving
&nbsp;
(BURLINGTON, VT)&nbsp;
Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today it is receiving a $1,000,000
performance grant from Tom and Mary Evslin of Stowe to support research into
improving treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF), a common type of rapid
heartbeat.&nbsp; The creation of a &ldquo;Cardiovascular
Angel Club&rdquo; to encourage similar philanthropy was also announced.
Approximately 5.5 million Americans suffer
from AF which increases their risk for stroke and death.&nbsp; For the majority of these patients,
medications do not provide a cure.&nbsp; The
most common alternative is a procedure called catheter ablation that uses targeted application of heat to change
how electricity flows through the heart.&nbsp;
Unfortunately, this approach has a relatively low success rate compared
to ablations performed to treat other heart rhythm disorders.
The goal of the research project, led by
Peter Spector, MD director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Fletcher Allen and a
professor at the UVM College of Medicine, is to use information from CT scans
and recordings of the heart&rsquo;s electrical activity to design patient-specific
ablation therapy which is expected to significantly increase the rate of cure.
&ldquo;With this gift,
the Evslins are providing a remarkable level of support for one of the core
missions of Fletcher Allen: advancing the field of medicine through research,&rdquo;
said John Brumsted, MD, president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen
Health Care.&nbsp; &ldquo;I know from personal
experience that Dr. Spector and his
colleagues have established one of the leading electrophysiology programs in
the nation, and this research has the potential to significantly advance their
capabilities to the benefit of patients everywhere. I thank the Evslins for
their generosity and the faith in the quality of our research programs that
this gift represents.&rdquo;

The
Evslins became aware of Dr. Spector&rsquo;s research through David Schneider, MD,
director of Cardiology at Fletcher Allen and a professor at the UVM College of
Medicine, who they had met while heart patients at Fletcher Allen.
&ldquo;Our introduction to Dr. Schneider after the excellent care
I received last summer opened our eyes to the cutting-edge medical research
being done here,&rdquo; said Tom Evslin.&nbsp; &ldquo;He
explained how revolutionary some of the research is and how difficult it is to
get funding for this type of work in its early stages. Dr. Schneider also
explained how the research &ldquo;stars&rdquo; at Fletcher Allen and UVM attract other
researchers who want to be part of their teams and learn from them.&nbsp; As a result of those stars, we have a world class
cardiac research center in Burlington that we want to keep.&nbsp; The Cardiovascular
Angel Club is one way to raise the visibility of this research and to
encourage investment in this type of work.&rdquo;
The Club is an informal group with a mission to encourage
Vermont philanthropists to provide funding for research projects that may not
be likely to receive government or corporate support particularly because they
take an aggressive approach.&nbsp;
Following the model that resulted in the Evslins&rsquo; pledge,
the Club will meet twice a year with top cardiology researchers who will share
the details of their work with members as a general educational session, and with
the hope that some or all of the projects will generate donations. (For details
see attached summary).&nbsp;&nbsp;
&ldquo;Having benefitted from leading-edge health care at Fletcher
Allen and having worked in the high tech world for years, Tom and I understand
the importance of innovation,&rdquo; said Mary Evslin. &nbsp;&ldquo;We are looking for people to join the Club who understand that early stage research is not
always a safe bet, but nevertheless are motivated to help new thinking reach a
point where it makes a huge difference.&rdquo;
&ldquo;Economic constraints have severely limited investment in
medical research during the past few years, particularly from government
sources,&rdquo; said Dr. Schneider.&nbsp;&ldquo;That&rsquo;s why it is critical to receive
support from private donors like the Evslins, and why I&rsquo;m so grateful for their
leadership in forming the Cardiovascular Angel Club. I look forward to working
with the Club to sustain and advance high-quality cardiology care for everyone
in our region. &rdquo;
&ldquo;Atrial
fibrillation creates an enormous burden on patients and the health care system,
so it&rsquo;s very important to improve treatments for it,&rdquo; said Dr. Spector.&nbsp; &ldquo;We think the key is to develop better
mapping of electrical activity in each patient&rsquo;s heart during AF - something
that is currently very difficult to do.&nbsp;
With better mapping will come better targeting of the spots that need to
be addressed, ultimately resulting in better outcomes for our patients.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m deeply grateful to the Evslins for
believing in the potential of this research, and for their incredible
generosity.&rdquo;
The $1 million
will be provided in $250,000 increments over four years as benchmarks are met for
both scientific and clinical aspects of the project.&nbsp;
More Information
For details on the
performance grant, research project, Cardiovascular Angel Club and to see video
interviews with Tom Evslin and Dr. Spector visit www.fletcherallen.org/Angel&nbsp;
About the Cardiovascular Angel Club
The Cardiovascular Angel Club is
an informal group created to encourage private investment in cardiology
research at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont College of
Medicine. The focus will be on proposals that are unlikely to receive
government or corporate assistance because they are in the early stages of
development or because they are taking an aggressive approach.
The Club is modeled on the way
&ldquo;angel&rdquo; investing works in the high-tech sector. Twice a year, several
researchers will present their projects to Club members.&nbsp; If there is interest expressed in any
proposals, follow-up sessions will be held to allow potential investors to
learn more. There are no requirements for participants to make donations.
In addition to advancing medical
knowledge and treatments, it is hoped that the Club&rsquo;s activities will help in
the recruitment and retention of top cardiologists and will advance Fletcher
Allen&rsquo;s leadership as an academic medical center.
Tom and Mary Evslin of Stowe and
David Schneider, MD, director of Cardiology at Fletcher are the co-chairs. The next meeting will
be held September 12, 2012.&nbsp;

To learn more visit www.fletcherallen.org/Angel&nbsp; or contact Natalie J. Fleischman, vice
president for Development at (802) 847-5566 or Natalie.Fleischman@vtmednet.org
About Tom Evslin
Tom Evslin is co-founder of NG Advantage LLC, a newly formed
company bringing compressed natural gas to businesses not located on a
pipeline. He was founder and CEO of ITXC Corp., which grew from a startup in
1997 to the world's leading provider of wholesale VoIP. &nbsp;Before founding ITXC, he conceived, launched,
and ran AT&amp;T's first Internet Service Provider, AT&amp;T WorldNet Service.
In the 1970&rsquo;s and 80&rsquo;s Tom founded and managed Solutions, Inc., a
Vermont-based company that developed the first electronic transfer of funds
software for banks and was the first developer of commercial communications
software for the Macintosh.&nbsp; After
Microsoft acquired key assets of Solutions, Inc., Tom went to work for the
technology giant where he was responsible for Microsoft Exchange and Outlook.
Since returning to Vermont after the sale of ITXC, Tom has
served on the boards of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and the
Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund. &nbsp;Recently he volunteered to be Chief Technology
Officer for the State of Vermont and also served as Chief Recovery Officer
making him responsible for coordinating use of federal stimulus funds. &nbsp;In the 1980s, Tom was Secretary of the Vermont
Agency of Transportation and on Governor Richard Snelling&rsquo;s Council of Economic
Advisors.
He is currently on the board of the Stowe Electric Department and of
Feedblitz LLC.

About Mary Evslin
Mary Evslin is co-founder of NG
Advantage LLC.&nbsp; She was a founder and vice president of Marketing and Customer
Success at ITXC where she developed and lead the company&rsquo;s global marketing and
public relations efforts from start-up stage, through IPO and secondary
offering. Prior to ITXC, Mary worked at Attachmate Software in Seattle, Washington
and served as vice president of Marketing at Solutions Inc., a Vermont PC and
Macintosh software developer and retailer.Earlier in her career she worked
in the Vermont office of U.S. Representative Jim Jeffords, and at the non-profit
organization Vermont Dental Care.She is on the Board of Trustees
of Champlain College and was the first chair of the Board of Directors of the
Vermont Telecommunications Authority.]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Teams with Vermont HITEC to Train Phlebotomists]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-07-23 Steve LuttonExecutive Director, Vermont HITEC802-399-8540
Kim O'LearyFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
Applications for Free Training Program Due August 13th
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen and Vermont HITEC announced
today that they are recruiting candidates for a phlebotomy training program,
which will lead directly to employment at Fletcher Allen. Fletcher Allen
employees were informed of this training opportunity last week.&nbsp; A phlebotomist obtains blood specimens using
venipuncture and capillary collection from patients of all ages. &nbsp;&nbsp;
The training program, made possible with funding secured by
Senator Patrick J. Leahy from the U.S. Department of Labor, is offered at no
cost to unemployed and underemployed Vermonters, and to current Fletcher Allen
staff.&nbsp;
Leahy said, &ldquo;Vermonters looking for careers in the
ever-growing healthcare field should seriously consider this
opportunity.&nbsp;Vermont HITEC has created a workforce training model that
invests directly in the future of each participant, giving them skills that
promise to increase their paycheck &ndash; from soft skills to hard skills.&nbsp;The
model has also been successful at companies like Dealer.com and
Allscripts.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen to its credit has repeatedly taken advantage
of this program, helping them build a skilled workforce and giving Vermonters a
shot in new, interesting and long-term careers.&rdquo;
Nine individuals will be selected for the eight-week training
program through an extensive recruitment process. The free training will
prepare individuals to take the Phlebotomy Certification exam, issued by the
National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA). &nbsp;Upon graduation from the training, three
trainees will fill full time positions, four will fill half time positions and two
will fill per diem positions. All positions include a one year apprenticeship
and receive full wages and applicable benefits (per diem positions are not
benefit eligible).&nbsp; Between 2009 and 2012,
twenty-six participants successfully completed a similar phlebotomy training
program and were offered positions at Fletcher Allen.&nbsp;
The pay scale for phlebotomists starts at $12.43 per hour
with long-term earning potential of up to $18.64 per hour.&nbsp; However, individuals who complete this
program will be hired by Fletcher Allen at a minimum of $13.33 per hour.&nbsp; The positions will also include a
comprehensive benefits package.
NOTE:
The submission deadline for phlebotomist applications is August 13, 2012.&nbsp; To apply, visit the Vermont HITEC website at www.vthitec.org and complete the online
application.&nbsp; For more information or
assistance, contact Lisa Spaulding, ITAR Project Leader &amp; Mentor via email
at: lisa.spaulding@vthitec.org,
802-872-0660, or by writing to: Vermont HITEC, P.O. Box 1548, Williston, VT
05495.]]>
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<![CDATA[UVM/Fletcher Allen Participates in Study of Novel Approach to Treat Challenging High Blood Pressure]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-07-16
F O R&nbsp; R E L E A S E:Immediate (July 16, 2012)
&nbsp;
Jennifer NachburUVM CommunicationsCollege of Medicine802-656-7875
Mike NobleMarketing and CommunicationsFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886&nbsp;
UVM/FLETCHER ALLEN PARTICIPATES IN STUDY OF NOVEL APPROACH TO TREAT CHALLENGING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care today announced participation in a clinical trial to investigate a new procedure to care for patients with treatment-resistant high blood pressure. Treatment-resistant high blood pressure is a condition where systolic blood pressure remains high despite treatment with three or more high blood pressure medications. Systolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart beats. This condition poses a serious health threat to nearly six million Americans.
The investigational procedure called renal denervation is a minimally invasive, catheter-based procedure that modifies the output of nerves that lie within the renal artery wall and lead into and out of the kidneys. These nerves are part of the body&rsquo;s sympathetic nervous system, which is one of the ways the body controls blood pressure. In people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, the renal nerves are hyperactive and raise blood pressure, contributing to heart, kidney and blood vessel damage.The renal denervation procedure is performed in a cardiac catheterization laboratory. A catheter is inserted into patient&rsquo;s femoral artery in the upper leg and moved up to the renal artery.Once in place within the renal artery, the tip of the catheter is placed against the arterial wall in several places where it uses controlled, low-power radio-frequency (RF) energy to modify the renal nerves according to a proprietary, computer-controlled procedure. The treatment does not involve a permanent implant and is performed under conscious sedation.UVM/Fletcher Allen Health Care is one of up to 90 sites in the United States selected to participate this trial, which uses a renal denervation system made by Medtronic, called Symplicity. The trial will determine the safety and efficacy of this new type of treatment. The team participating in this trial comprises staff from both the Cardiology and Nephrology departments.&ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to participate in the study of this investigational interventional treatment, which may represent a new and innovative approach to treating the growing number of resistant hypertension patients in the United States,&rdquo; said Harry Dauerman, M.D., UVM professor of Medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Fletcher Allen.&nbsp; &ldquo;Renal denervation and ongoing treatment with antihypertensive medications have the potential to help patients with this challenging form of hypertension achieve their target blood pressure levels.&rdquo;For more information about the Medtronic SYMPLICITY HTN-3 U.S. Clinical Trial, see www.SymplifyBPtrial.com. For more information on the trial at Fletcher Allen, click here.About the Medtronic Symplicity Renal Denervation SystemThe Symplicity renal denervation system consists of a flexible catheter and proprietary generator. The Symplicity&reg; catheter is introduced through a separate catheter placed through the skin into the femoral artery, located in the upper thigh, and is then threaded up into the renal artery leading to each kidney. It is connected to the Symplicity&reg; generator, which produces controlled, low-power radio-frequency energy.The Symplicity renal denervation system has been successfully used since 2007 to treat more than 2000 patients worldwide. It has been commercially available in Europe and Australia since April 2010. The Symplicity renal denervation system is not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial distribution in the USA.Patients can contact Richard Solomon, M.D., UVM professor of Medicine and chief of Nephrology at 802-847-3572 at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, for more information about the clinical trial. Prospective participants also are encouraged to visit www.SymplifyBPtrial.com to learn more about the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 study and their potential eligibility for the trial. People considering participation in the trial should be diagnosed with hypertension (high blood pressure) and unable to control their hypertension even when taking three or more blood pressure medications. About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.About the UVM College of MedicineLocated in Burlington, the University of Vermont College of Medicine was founded in 1822 as the nation&rsquo;s seventh medical school. One of only 137 medical schools in the US, the College and teaching hospital Fletcher Allen Health Care comprise Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center, where more than one-third of Vermont&rsquo;s physicians were educated or trained. The College received $78 million in external research funding in 2011, and employs 762 full-time faculty and 415 staff, with over 1100 part-time faculty participating in medical education of students around the region. Enrollment currently includes 449 medical students, 147 graduate and post-doctoral students, and 290 residents and fellows.

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<![CDATA[Ted James, M.D., to lead Simulation Laboratory at UVM and Fletcher Allen Health Care]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-07-13 Mike NobleMarketing and CommunicationsFletcher Allen Health Care&nbsp;802-847-2886
Jennifer NachburUVM&nbsp; Communications&nbsp;College&nbsp;of Medicine802-656-7875&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; The University of Vermont College of Medicine, the University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences ,and Fletcher Allen Health Care have announced the appointment of Ted James, M.D., associate professor of surgery and attending oncology surgeon, as director of clinical simulation for the Clinical Simulation Laboratory, effective July 1, 2012.
Dr. James, associate professor of Surgery at the UVM College of Medicine, and an oncology surgeon in Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s UVM Medical Group, will provide administrative and academic leadership for the interprofessional, state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Laboratory, promoting health professions simulation education throughout UVM, Fletcher Allen and the medical community.
The Clinical Simulation Laboratory is jointly supported by the UVM College of Medicine, the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Fletcher Allen Health Care. It employs high-tech mannequins that allow health care providers to experience numerous clinical situations in a controlled learning environment.&nbsp; The mannequins can simulate heart attacks, birth, and traumatic injury, and can be used to build skills in performing surgical procedures. At a cost of just over $4 million, the Lab was supported by a generous gift from the late Thomas Sullivan, M.D., a UVM/Fletcher Allen medical alumnus from Etna, N.H., along with a $1.75 million federal grant secured by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy.
Since joining Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center in 2005, Dr. James has participated in the development of clinical simulation activities and other innovative educational initiatives, such as the implementation of a clinical skills program to optimize patient care and reduce medical error.&nbsp; He has also served as the surgery clerkship director, and director of both the Surgery Senior Major and Surgery Scholarly programs. He is an Accredited Education Institute surveyor for simulation centers and for the last few years has surveyed simulation centers in the Northeast and Canada. He also serves on a number of national committees dedicated to medical student education, simulation, and patient safety.
Dr. James earned a medical degree at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, and completed a general surgery residency at North Shore University Hospital/NYU School of Medicine, followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo.&nbsp; He also completed an educational research fellowship with the Association for Surgical Education. Currently, Dr. James is pursuing a Master of Science in Health Care Management at Harvard University.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
About the UVM College of Medicine
Located in Burlington, the University of Vermont College of Medicine was founded in 1822 as the nation&rsquo;s seventh medical school. One of only 137 medical schools in the US, the College and teaching hospital Fletcher Allen Health Care comprise Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center, where more than one-third of Vermont&rsquo;s physicians were educated or trained. The College received $78 million in external research funding in 2011, and employs 762 full-time faculty and 415 staff, with over 1100 part-time faculty participating in medical education of students around the region. Enrollment currently includes 449 medical students, 147 graduate and post-doctoral students, and 290 residents and fellows.
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Named a &acirc;€œMost Wired Hospital&acirc;€ in National Survey]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-07-12 Contacts:
Michael CarreseMarketing &amp; Communications802-847-2886
Tanisha Woodson-ShelbyHealth Forum312-893-6811
(Burlington, VT) &nbsp;Fletcher Allen Health Care has been recognized
as one of the nation&rsquo;s best hospitals at using information technology to
improve efficiency and quality of care according to results of the 2012 Most
Wired Survey conducted by the American Hospital Association and its partners.

The analysis paid particular attention to the use of
technology to protect patient data, check for drug interactions and allergies, and
develop performance improvement systems.
&ldquo;Quick
and reliable access to information can sometimes be the difference between a
positive and negative medical outcome,&rdquo; said Chuck Podesta, chief information
officer at Fletcher Allen. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s why we&rsquo;ve made major investments in
leading-edge health information technology.&nbsp; These systems are not only
helping us improve the quality and efficiency of the care we provide, but they
are also key elements in the progress we&rsquo;re making in building the integrated
delivery system the current reform environment demands.&rdquo;
The 2012 Most Wired
Survey is conducted by the American Hospital Association&nbsp;

in cooperation with McKesson Corporation and the
College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen to Hold Tenth Annual Children's Memorial Service]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-07-09 Program
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher
Allen is holding its&nbsp;tenth annual Children's Memorial Service on Sunday,
November 18, 2012, 3:30 &ndash; 5:30 p.m. at Ira Allen Chapel on the campus of the
University of Vermont.
The service provides parents and families an annual
opportunity to honor the memory of a child who has died, in the presence of
other families, caregivers and community members.&nbsp; This annual service is
intended to support families in their shared experience of mourning the loss of
a child.&nbsp;
Family, friends, healthcare providers and other
community members are all welcome to attend the service.&nbsp; While
this event is presented by the Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital, it is open to all
families who have experienced the loss of a child of any age, at any time in
their lives, regardless of whether their child was ever a patient at Fletcher
Allen.&nbsp;
Parents who wish to attend and wish to have their child&rsquo;s
name, photo, and/or a special reading included in the program should contact
Marlene Maron, Ph.D, at 802-847-4880 by August 15, 2012.&nbsp;


For further information about the service please
call Dr. Maron.]]>
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<![CDATA[Cafeteria Reopens with Healthier Choices, Focus on Local Food]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-07-09 VT) &nbsp;One of the main cafeterias at
Fletcher Allen Health Care is reopening today with a wider selection of
healthier choices than previously available at that location including organic,
whole grain, vegetarian and gluten-free foods as well as smaller portion
options and fewer sweetened beverages.&nbsp; It
has been closed since May for renovations.
The
Main Street Caf&eacute; is one of two cafeterias located at the main hospital in Burlington
that serve approximately 6,000 meals per day to visitors, staff and patients. &nbsp;Its counterpart, The Harvest Caf&eacute;, was similarly
reoriented several years ago and serves as a showpiece for a wide variety of
Vermont products from beef to vegetables to dairy items.
In
addition to the new offerings and remodeled space, visitors will encounter
educational features on the theme of &ldquo;Food Matters&rdquo; to help them understand the
health benefits of local foods.&nbsp; Nutritional
tips will also be displayed.
The
expanded options are being offered as part of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s nationally
recognized program to serve sustainably produced and organic food purchased
locally whenever possible. Fletcher Allen spends approximately $1.5 million onVermont
products each year, and hosts educational programs for healthcare food service
professionals on creating their own sustainable programs.

The Main St Caf&eacute; is located on the 3rd
floor of the Baird building, and will be open Monday-Friday from 6:30 am to 2
pm.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-06-26 Jeffrey Ecker, M.D.Professor, Ob/Gyn &amp; Reproductive BiologyHarvard Medical SchoolDivision of Maternal Fetal MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
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<![CDATA[Vermont Managed Care to Work with New Vermont Insurance Company]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-06-22 Contact: Mitch FleischerPhone: (802) 657-4744www.chcvt.coop
Press Release
South
Burlington, June 22, 2012:
Today the US Department of Health and Human Services
(HHS) announced the award of $33,837,800 million in loans to the Consumer
Health Coalition of Vermont (&ldquo;Vermont Health CO-OP&rdquo;) for the creation of a new
non-profit health insurer in Vermont. Unlike Vermont&rsquo;s current health insurers,
the Vermont Health CO-OP will be entirely member-owned and governed. Of the
loan award, $6,289,400 is allocated for &ldquo;start-up&rdquo; and $27,548,400 for cash
reserves (&ldquo;solvency fund&rdquo;).
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re
excited to be part of a national movement of member-owned and governed health
plans. We believe the Vermont Health CO-OP will play an important role in
health care reform and is a perfect fit for Vermont&rsquo;s culture and rich heritage
of cooperative endeavors,&rdquo; said Mitchell Fleischer, Chair of the founding Board
of Directors.
The
Affordable Care Act (ACA) charged HHS with designating at least one CO-OP in
each state, which will provide a selection of innovative health plan options
for the state&rsquo;s Health Insurance Exchange, slated to begin operation in January
2014. The federal loan to Vermont Health CO-OP will provide funding for the
18-month start-up period for the new non-profit company, as well as the
solvency fund required by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation for
licensed health insurers. The loan agreements with HHS require payback of the
start-up loan within five years, and the solvency loan within 15 years.
The ACA requires these new health
plans to be non-profit corporations, with direct election of the board by the
individuals covered by the CO-OP&rsquo;s health plans. The ACA also requires that any
financial gains realized by the CO-OPs must be used exclusively on behalf of
members and to re-pay the loans from the federal government.
The Vermont Health CO-OP is
incorporated in Vermont and will apply for an insurance license immediately. It
will begin marketing products by October 2013. CO-OP health plans will be
available statewide to individuals and small groups through the Vermont Health
Insurance Exchange starting January 1, 2014. The CO-OP also anticipates
offering plans outside of the Exchange to larger employers as well.
The founding board includes
individuals with extensive experience in health insurance, regulation, and
health care delivery, including CEOs of successful Vermont start-up ventures.
Under the bylaws of the CO-OP, and as
required by federal law, within two years of the issuance of the first
insurance policies, the founding board will be replaced by an operational board
directly elected by the members.
The Vermont CO-OP will work with
Vermont Managed Care to coordinate the delivery of health services through its
growing network of hospitals, physicians, patient-centered medical homes, and
other health care providers throughout the state of Vermont.&nbsp;
&ldquo;We will be working closely with the
Vermont Health CO-OP to implement the types of delivery systems and payment
reforms envisioned in Vermont&rsquo;s Health care reform efforts,&rdquo; said John
Brumsted, president and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care,
which wholly owns Vermont Managed Care. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re excited to have a partner whose
foremost goal is to strengthen the patient-physician relationship, and who is
eager to innovate with us in the new health care reform environment.&rdquo;
Todd Moore, president of Vermont
Managed Care said &ldquo;We believe the Vermont Health CO-OP strongly aligns with our
vision of the future, where provider-based organizations assume financial
accountability for the medical cost and quality outcomes for a population. We
anticipate strong relationships with payers in our market area who see value in
this type of payer-provider partnership, and are confident that the Vermont
Health CO-OP will be a leader in applying this model.
Founding Board member James Lampman,
President of Lake Champlain Chocolates, noted that the mission and governance
of the Vermont Health CO-OP differentiates it in important respects from other
health insurers. &ldquo;The CO-OP will be a democratically operated health insurance
company. Its only purpose is to serve its members. All of the founding Board
members are dedicated to establishing a corporate culture centered on that
goal. The CO-OP will focus on our Members&rsquo; health improvement and will operate
with full transparency.&rdquo;
As part of the rigorous application
and selection process established by HHS, the CO-OP was required to present
comprehensive feasibility and actuarial studies and a business plan. Moreover,
the CO-OP is required to meet a series of strict operational milestones in
order to continue to draw down the federal loan funds. The CO-OP is subject to
oversight by the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation and the federal
Department for Health and Human Services until the loan funds are fully repaid.]]>
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 vermont_managed_care_to_work_with_new_vermont_insurance_comp_2012-06-22_512
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-06-19 Louis Keith, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D. (Hon)Professor Emeritus, Ob/GynNorthwestern UniversityChicago, Illinois
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-06-19_513
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-06-12 Edward Leib, M.D.Professor, Dept. of Medicine (Rheumatology)UVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-06-12_514
<![CDATA[Vermont Children's Named a &quot;Best Hospital&quot; by U.S. News &amp; World Report]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-06-05 Immediate (June 5, 2012)Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital Selected for U.S. News &amp; World Report&rsquo;s
&ldquo;Best Children&rsquo;s Hospitals&rdquo; List for 2012-2013
Burlington, VT - U.S. News &amp; World Report has cited two pediatric specialties at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care as being among the best in the nation.&nbsp; The magazine&rsquo;s health care experts have determined that both pulmonology and gastroenterology care ranks at or near the top 25% of pediatric centers nationwide, qualifying Vermont Children&rsquo;s for the magazine&rsquo;s Best Children&rsquo;s Hospitals list.&nbsp; It is the only children&rsquo;s hospital identified in northern New England and northern New York state on the list.&ldquo;We&rsquo;re delighted to receive this important recognition from U.S. News &amp; World Report,&rdquo; said Lewis First, M.D. chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital.&rdquo;&nbsp; I congratulate all of our expert providers and staff in Pulmonology and Gastroenterology, along with our entire team at Vermont Children&rsquo;s, who dedicate themselves to ensuring their patients receive the best quality of care possible.&rdquo;&ldquo;This ranking comes on the heels of several national acknowledgements of the high quality of care provided at Fletcher Allen, including placement on the U.S. News Best Regional Hospitals list earlier this year,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer.&nbsp; &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very proud that parents in our region can be confident their children are receiving care as good as can be found anywhere in the country.&rdquo;&ldquo;Our goal at U.S. News is to identify the pediatric centers which excel at helping the sickest children,&rdquo; said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow.&rdquo; Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital deserves high praise for having the reservoir of expertise reflected in this recognition.&rdquo;U.S. News surveyed 178 pediatric centers and 1,500 pediatric specialists to make its determinations. In addition to rankings, the &ldquo;Best Children&rsquo;s Hospitals&rdquo; survey provides quality-related information including survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing, availability of key resources, and ability to prevent complications and infections, among other factors.
The full rankings and methodology are available at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals. The rankings will also be published in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, which will be available in August.
A short video of Dr. First commenting on this development can be found here.]]>
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 vermont_childrens_named_a_best_hospital_by_us_news__world_re_2012-06-05_515
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grnad Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-06-05 Attendance limited to Dept of Ob/Gyn attendings, fellows, residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grnad_rounds_-_private_departmental_meeting_2012-06-05_516 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-29 Aaron Shafer, M.D.Gynecologic OncologyHartford Hospital, Hartford, ConnecticutAssistant Professor, Ob/GynUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 29 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-05-29_517
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Olfactory Loss and Distortion - What Can Be Done?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-23
Olfactory Loss and Distortion &ndash; What Can Be Done?
Donald Leopold, MD, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology,
Fletcher Allen/UVM
The sense of smell is special to people. It warns of danger,
gives pleasure, and quickly brings back memories. It can be lost, and it can
produce very disturbing distortions. Join Dr. Leopold as he discusses the
anatomy and function of this special sense, including testing methods and
possible treatments.
When Wednesday, May 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 23 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_olfactory_loss_and_distortion__what_can_be_done_2012-05-23_518
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-22 Natalia Gokina, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ob/GynRoger Young, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Ob/GynGeorge Osol, Ph.D., Professor, Ob/GynRenju Raj, M.D., Instructor, Ob/GynUVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 22 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-05-22_519
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Baby Care Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-21
Baby Care Basics
Lewis First, MD and Mary Lee Ritter, PNP, Vermont Children&rsquo;s
Hospital, Fletcher Allen
If the thought of bringing home a new baby seems
overwhelming, put your mind at ease. This workshop will discuss your baby&rsquo;s
growth and development, sleep, and potential sibling issues.
When Monday, May 21 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 21 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_baby_care_basics_2012-05-21_520
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screenings]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-21 &nbsp;
Community Helath Improvement
128 Lakeside Ave
Suite 106
Burlington
&nbsp;
Call 847-2278 to register.
&nbsp;]]>
Mon, 21 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screenings_2012-05-21_521
<![CDATA[Living Well with Diabetes - Saturday Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-19 Location:&nbsp; Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington
Living Well with Diabetes is a comprehensive 6 hour class which covers self management topics for people with diabetes. This class is taught by Certified Diabetes Educators and is part of a diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this class.
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.
&nbsp;]]>
Sat, 19 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_-_saturday_class_2012-05-19_522
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Caring for the Caregiver]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-17
Caring for the Caregiver
Karin Hammer, BASW, Home Instead Senior Care
Join Karin as she discusses how caregivers and their
supporters can identify, prevent and reduce caregiver stress and burden. She
will briefly discuss common developmental challenges for all caregiver&rsquo;s
families &ndash; and special challenges and solutions for elder families, intergenerational
families, families across the miles, stepfamilies, and only-child families.
When Thursday, May 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_caring_for_the_caregiver_2012-05-17_523
<![CDATA[Techno-Diabetes: Moving Your Diabetes Care Into the 21st Century]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-16 Place: Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington
A presentation by Rhonda Lapidow, RN, CDE
Please bring your IPads, Tablets, Nooks, Kindles and Smart Phones
This presentation is free.]]>
Wed, 16 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 techno-diabetes_moving_your_diabetes_care_into_the_21st_cent_2012-05-16_524
<![CDATA[Scoring Points: Improving Health through the Power of Video Games]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-15 Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 scoring_points_improving_health_through_the_power_of_video_g_2012-05-15_525 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-15 Christopher Viscomi, M.D.Associate ProfessorDept. of AnesthesiologyDirector, Acute Pain ServiceUVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 15 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-05-15_526
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Parenting the School-Aged Child]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-14
Parenting the School-Aged Child
Jerry Larrabee, MD, Fletcher Allen
The nature and style of parenting change when children reach
their school years. We will have an open-forum discussion of topics such as
computers and the internet, school adjustment, peer relations and play dates,
structure and routines, healthy nutrition, sleep hygiene, and promoting
cognitive skills and creativity.
When Monday, May 14, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 14 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_parenting_the_school-aged_child_2012-05-14_527
<![CDATA[Free Skin Cancer Screening for New Patients Only]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-12 (no biopsies, treatments or cosmetic or rash questions) by Fletcher Allen
Dermatology residents and attending physicians, 9 am-1pm, East Pavilion 3
Dermatology Clinic. Call 847-4570 to schedule an appointment to be seen within
a half-hour block; walk-ins accepted. Includes follow-up contacts if
appropriate. Sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology.]]>
Sat, 12 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 free_skin_cancer_screening_for_new_patients_only_2012-05-12_528
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Healing Through Writing]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-09
Healing Through Writing
Patricia Fontaine, MA
Writing can become a key element of a healing process. Using
simple techniques, no experience required, we will being to explore what it
means to use writing to heal. Patricia Fontaine is a published poet, has
survived a medley of cancers, and recently published a book of her students&rsquo;
work: Healing Art &amp; Writing: Using Creativity to Meet Illness. Class
limited to 12 participants.
When Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 09 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_healing_through_writing_2012-05-09_529
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-08 Kelley Burkett, M.D.Clinical Instructor, Ob/GynUVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 08 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-05-08_530
<![CDATA[Imaging Pioneers: The History of Radiology at UVM and Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-08 Tue, 08 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 imaging_pioneers_the_history_of_radiology_at_uvm_and_fletche_2012-05-08_531 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-07
Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation
Lisa Condon, MA, Psy.D.
Learn how to use mindfulness meditation in everyday
situations to enhance your sense of vitality, increase self-understanding, and
help better manage difficult experiences. This class will give an overview of
mindfulness, including its definition, benefits, and applications.
When Monday, May 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278]]>
Mon, 07 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_introduction_to_mindfulness_and_mindfulness_med_2012-05-07_532
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Wins National Award For Green Practices]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-04 Immediate (May 4, 2012)Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886

BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s commitment to become one of the greenest
health care organizations in the country was recognized this week with an award
from the nation's leading association devoted to
environmentally responsible health care.
For the fourth year in a row, Fletcher Allen
was selected to be in the &ldquo;Environmental&nbsp;Leadership Circle&rdquo; by Practice Greenhealth. The Leadership
Circle awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated an outstanding
commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of their operations.&nbsp; Between 2007 and 2011, Fletcher Allen has
increased its annual recycling by more than 60 percent to 1,160 tons. Electric
use at the Medical Center Campus dropped&nbsp;2 percent in 2011.
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re incredibly proud of the green
initiatives at Fletcher Allen, and are committed to continuing our efforts to
further reduce our environmental impact,&rdquo; said Sandra Felis, senior vice
president of patient care services and chief nursing officer of Fletcher Allen
Health Care. &ldquo;This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of many
Fletcher Allen employees who have helped make our organization an environmental
role model and a leader in green health care.&rdquo;
The
Leadership Circle awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated an
outstanding commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of their
operations, including environmentally-friendly practices and
sustainability.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen participates in dozens of&nbsp;
pro-environment initiatives, including seeking out environmentally-friendly products
for use in maintaining and cleaning its facilities, selecting sustainable food
choices and composting.
&ldquo;This Award
demonstrates Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s commitment to their community to protect public
health and preserve the environment,&rdquo; said Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director
of Practice Greenhealth. &ldquo;Fletcher Allen is truly demonstrating
leadership for the future of health care.&rdquo;]]>
Fri, 04 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_wins_national_award_for_green_practices2_2012-05-04_533
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Should I Worry About That Growth? Understanding Skin Cancer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-02
Should I Worry About That Growth? Understanding Skin Cancer
Deborah Roseman, PA-C, Fletcher Allen Dermatology
Worry less and understand more about skin cancer, the risk
factors, and how to recognize and prevent the most common skin cancers.
Treatment options will also be discussed. Plenty of time for questions.
When Wednesday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 02 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_should_i_worry_about_that_growth_understanding__2012-05-02_534
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-01 Elise Everett, M.D., Assistant Professor, Div. of Gynecologic Oncology, Ob/GynCheung Wong, M.D., Associate Professor, Ob/Gyn, Div. of Gynecologic Oncology, Ob/GynBrooke Schlappe, M.D., Clinical Instructor, Ob/GynUVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 am. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-05-01_535
<![CDATA[Getting the Heads-Up: Understanding, Treating and Preventing Concussion]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-01 Diane Jaworski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Stephen Leffler, M.D., Professor of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care
David Lisle, M.D., Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
James Slauterbeck, M.D., Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation]]>
Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 getting_the_heads-up_understanding_treating_and_preventing_c_2012-05-01_536
<![CDATA[Cholesterol Screenings]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-05-01
Cholesterol Screenings
When Tuesday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where Community Health Improvement, 128 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 106, Burlington
Cost $21 per participant; $18 for people over 62.
&nbsp;
Call 847-2278 to register.]]>
Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 -0400 cholesterol_screenings_2012-05-01_537
<![CDATA[Spring into a Summer Fitness Program]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-30 This free program will take place at Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington.
Please join us for a presentation on exercise and physical activity for people with diabetes by:
Eric Place, The Rehab Gym
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information.
&nbsp;]]>
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 spring_into_a_summer_fitness_program_2012-04-30_538
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Zumba Gold]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-26
Zumba Gold
Adan and Sheila Lerma, Greater Burlington Y
Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the
population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and
pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just
starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.
When Thursday, April 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where Greater Burlington Y, Winooski
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_zumba_gold_2012-04-26_539
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Helpful Tips on Nutrition &amp; Training for a Marathon]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-25
Helpful Tips on Nutrition and Training for a Marathon
Susan Dodge, PT and Kimberly Evans, RD
Marathon season is fast approaching. Come hear from a
physical therapist and dietitian on how you can train and eat your way to a
successful marathon experience.
When Wednesday, April 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_helpful_tips_on_nutrition__training_for_a_marat_2012-04-25_540
<![CDATA[Healthier Living for Chronic Pain]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-25 &nbsp;
Wednesdays
April 25-May 30
3:00-5:30 pm
UHC Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_for_chronic_pain_2012-04-25_541
<![CDATA[Your Home Away from Home: Vermont's Innovative Approach to Primary Care]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-24 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 your_home_away_from_home_vermonts_innovative_approach_to_pri_2012-04-24_542 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-24 Shohreh Shahabi, M.D.Chairman, Ob/GynDanbury Hospital, Danbury, CTClinical Professor, Ob/Gyn, UVM
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.]]>
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-04-24_543
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Food Allergy, Fact &amp; Fiction]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-23
Food Allergy &ndash; Fact and Fiction
Elizabeth F. Jaffe, MD, PhD, Timberlane Allergy and Asthma
Associates, Clinical Associate Professor Pediatrics, Fletcher Allen
Join Dr. Jaffe as she discusses the various types of food
allergies in children, along with the causes, diagnosis, and current and future
treatments. She will also discuss some of the common misconceptions about food
allergies.
When Monday, April 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_food_allergy_fact__fiction_2012-04-23_544
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Senior Strength]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-20
Senior Strength
Adan and Sheila Lerma, Greater Burlington Y
Senior Strength works on strength, balance, and breathing.
We will be going through a series of exercises to work your whole body. Use any
size dumbbell you want and learn proper technique for exercising. Class size is
limited.
When Friday, April 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where Greater Burlington Y, Winooski
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_senior_strength_2012-04-20_545
<![CDATA[2nd Annual Respiratory Care Conference]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-19 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 2nd_annual_respiratory_care_conference_2012-04-19_546 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Organic Gardening 101]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-19
Organic Gardening 101
Jessica Hyman, Friends of Burlington Gardens
Interested in gardening, but don&rsquo;t know where to start? Jim
Flint will present a beginning gardener workshop covering the basics of growing
your own fresh organic vegetables at home or in a community garden.
When Thursday, April 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Where Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.
&nbsp;]]>
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_organic_gardening_101_2012-04-19_547
<![CDATA[At Wit's End: Recognizing and Dealing with Depression and Stress]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-17 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 at_wits_end_recognizing_and_dealing_with_depression_and_stre_2012-04-17_548 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-17 Anna Benvenuto, M.D.Clinical Instructor, Ob/GynUVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.]]>
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-04-17_549
<![CDATA[Blood Pressure Screenings]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-17 10:00 am to noon
Community Health Improvement
128 Lakeside Ave, Suite 106
Burlington
&nbsp;
Call 847-2278 to register.]]>
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 blood_pressure_screenings_2012-04-17_550
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Ranks in Top 10% of Integrated Health Care Networks in the U.S.]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-12 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Burlington, VT - &nbsp;Fletcher Allen Health Care is in the top
10% of integrated health care networks in the United States according to a
quality survey conducted by IMS Health, a Connecticut- based healthcare data research
firm.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen is one of only three
hospital systems in New England and one of ten in the northeast to make the
list.
&ldquo;We&rsquo;re
proud of this national recognition of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s efforts to deliver the
highest quality care in the right place and at the right time with the greatest
efficiency,&rdquo; said John R. Brumsted, M.D., president and CEO of Fletcher
Allen.&nbsp; &ldquo;Going forward we&rsquo;re committed to
building on the progress we&rsquo;ve made in strengthening the integrated delivery
system in our region,&rdquo; he added.
An integrated health care network
consists of several health care facilities that form partnerships - either
through ownership or formal agreements - in an attempt to improve quality and
cost. Nearly 600 regional, non-specialty health care systems were analyzed in
the survey which measures the level of integration in organizational operations, quality of care, scope
of services and efficiency.&nbsp;
The
other two hospital systems in New England were:

Yale New Haven Health System,
New Haven, CT
Baystate Health, Springfield,
MA

Complete survey results can be found
on the IMS
website
.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-10 Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-04-10_552 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-03 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-04-03_553 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Announces First Implant in Clinical Trial to Evaluate Revolutionary Heart Valve Procedure]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-04-02 New Technology Designed
to Treat Aortic Heart Valve Disease without Surgery&nbsp;
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care today
announced that on February 22 it successfully performed its first two patient
implants in the Medtronic CoreValve&reg; U.S. Pivotal Trial. Fletcher Allen Health Care
is one of 45 sites in the United States participating in an important clinical
study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a new technology that enables
aortic valve replacement without traditional open-heart surgery.
Many patients with severe
aortic stenosis are unable to receive surgical valve therapy.&nbsp; For patients at high-risk for open-heart
surgery, this trial will study the efficacy of a less-invasive, percutaneous
treatment option. Every high risk patient who is considered for the clinical
trial will be evaluated by a comprehensive Heart Team including interventional
cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
This
clinical trial, sponsored by Medtronic,&nbsp;
aims to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of the Medtronic CoreValve&reg;
System, an investigational technology that enables aortic valve replacement
without the need for traditional open-heart surgery (Transcatheter Aortic Valve
Implantation&mdash;TAVI). This system allows access to the diseased aortic valve via
a femoral artery in the leg and does not require heart-lung bypass.
&ldquo;There is significant need for a
new treatment option for patients with aortic stenosis, and it is enormously
rewarding that Fletcher Allen can be part of
evaluating this revolutionary new treatment option in our community,&rdquo;
said Harry Dauerman, M.D.,&nbsp; director, Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratories at
Fletcher Allen and professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine . &ldquo;As the population ages,&rdquo; he continued, &ldquo;the need for
this procedure will continue to grow, as aortic stenosis is a condition that
develops with age, and many people who are otherwise healthy could benefit
significantly.&rdquo;
In the U.S., the
CoreValve System will not be
commercially available until the successful completion of this clinical trial
and approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CoreValve System received CE (Conformit&eacute; Europ&eacute;enne)
Mark in Europe in 2007.
&ldquo;Because open-heart surgery is the most
commonly available treatment option for these patients, and because the risks
of surgery can be significant for many patients, the medical community is
enthusiastic about the less-invasive option for these patients,&rdquo; said Dr.
Dauerman.
For
more information about the Medtronic CoreValve U.S. Clinical Trial, see www.aorticstenosistrial.com.
For
more information on the trial at Fletcher Allen see http://www.fletcherallen.org/services/heart_health/clinical_trials/tavi_clinical_trial/
About
Aortic Stenosis


Aortic stenosis, which is most prevalent in the elderly population,
inhibits blood flow between the heart and the body and causes symptoms such as
shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue and heart palpitations. While the
heart initially compensates for stenosis by thickening its walls to help push
blood through the valve, eventually this extra work weakens the heart and leads
to an insufficient supply of oxygen-rich blood and sometimes causes a back-up
of blood into the lungs. Untreated, aortic valve stenosis can lead to serious
heart problems including heart failure and even death. Other than surgery,
patients with this condition have had few, if any, successful treatment
options.
About
Fletcher Allen


Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University
of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont
Medical Center are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a
more coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission
is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by
integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.
Fletcher Allen also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced
care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York --
and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden
and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us
online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
Editor&rsquo;s
Note:


Physicians are available for interviews to discuss the clinical trial.
Broadcast quality animation is also available. Information about the clinical
trial is available at www.clinicaltrials.gov.]]>
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<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-03-27 C A N C E L L E D
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Aud.]]>
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-03-27_555
<![CDATA[Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital Vote to Pursue Affiliation with Fletcher Allen Partners]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-03-23 Immediate (March 26, 2012)
C O N T A C T:&nbsp; &nbsp;
Mike
NobleMarketing &amp; CommunicationsFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
Mike HildebranMarketing/Public RelationsChamplain Valley Physicians Hospital518-562-7389
Sue KruthersCommunity RelationsCentral Vermont Medical Center802-371-4197
Jane HooperDirector, Community RelationsElizabethtown Community Hospital518-873-3003
Four-hospital, cross-lake affiliation would include Champlain Valley
Physicians Hospital, Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Central Vermont Medical Center and Fletcher Allen Health Care

BURLINGTON
VT &ndash; Under a letter of intent signed today, Champlain
Valley Physicians Hospital
Medical Center (CVPH) in Plattsburgh, NY and Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH)
have agreed in principle to become part of a four-hospital, cross-lake
affiliation under Fletcher Allen Partners, the parent organization of Fletcher
Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont, and Central Vermont Medical Center
(CVMC) in Berlin, Vermont. The purpose of the proposed affiliation is to
establish a coordinated, highly integrated health care system that will improve
quality, increase access, and lower costs of health care in the communities
served by the four hospitals in Vermont and upstate New York.
The
letter of intent was unanimously approved earlier this month by the boards of
trustees of both Fletcher Allen Partners and Community Providers, Inc. (CPI),
the parent organization of CVPH and ECH. It outlines the essential terms of the
proposed affiliation and is subject to the completion of definitive legal
agreements, due diligence reviews by all parties, and regulatory approvals by
the New York Department of Health and Federal Trade Commission.&nbsp; The hospitals hope that this work can be
completed, and the proposed affiliation can become effective, later this year.
Fletcher
Allen Partners was established in October 2011 to develop a more coordinated
system of care throughout the region. It currently has approval powers over significant
actions by Fletcher Allen Health Care and CVMC, including the election of
trustees, the adoption of annual budgets and strategic plans, the development
of new programs and services, the selection of hospital CEOs, and other major transactions.&nbsp; If the proposed affiliation becomes
effective, Fletcher Allen Partners would have these same powers over CVPH and ECH.
&ldquo;Pursuing an affiliation with
Fletcher Allen Partners is a wonderful opportunity for CVPH Medical Center and
Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the thousands of North Country residents
that we serve,&rdquo; said Stephens Mundy, president and chief executive officer of
CPI and CVPH. &ldquo;This proposed affiliation would increase access to care, enhance
quality and provide much needed services more cost effectively than if we
continued to operate without such collaboration. CVPH&rsquo;s recent cardiac surgery
affiliation with Fletcher Allen is just the first of many initiatives that we
expect to occur which will expand our communities&rsquo; access to care closer to
home!&rdquo;
"In today's health care
environment, increased collaboration among hospitals and affiliated physicians is
essential to providing the best possible care to our patients," said John
Brumsted, MD, president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Health
Care and Fletcher Allen Partners. &nbsp;"Pursuing an affiliation with CPI
makes sense from a geographic and patient care perspective as we have had the
privilege of providing critical safety net services -- trauma and neonatal care
-- to the people of the North Country for decades. &nbsp;The proposed
affiliation would strengthen regional support for these and many other vital
programs that serve New Yorkers and Vermonters alike, and also enhance our
teaching and research efforts."
&ldquo;We have already seen clinical
benefits as a result of establishing Fletcher Allen Partners,&rdquo; said Judy
Tartaglia, president and chief executive officer of CVMC. &ldquo;For example, the
telemedicine link between the intensive care unit at CVMC and intensive care
specialists at Fletcher Allen allows more critically ill patients in Central
Vermont to remain near their homes, yet benefit from highly specialized
intensive care expertise. We have also already seen substantial savings in
purchases of equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals.&rdquo;&nbsp;
Governance and Management
Upon implementation of the
proposed affiliation, Fletcher Allen Partners would be governed by a board of
trustees that would include representatives appointed by CPI, Fletcher Allen
and CVMC. Dr. John Brumsted, who currently serves as CEO of Fletcher Allen
Partners, would continue in that role; Judy Tartaglia would serve as executive vice
president, Vermont Community Hospital Division, and Stephens Mundy would serve
as executive vice president , Northern New
York.
System Activities&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Under
the proposed affiliation, the four hospitals would participate with Fletcher
Allen Partners in developing and implementing system-wide initiatives and
programs that promote their shared objectives, including initiatives that:

increase access and improve
the quality of health care services through joint clinical initiatives,
centralize administrative
functions to reduce costs and improve efficiency,
engage in regional planning
to address regional health care needs, and
explore
the development of a common electronic health record platform over the
next three years.

Existing Hospitals
Under the proposed affiliation, all
four hospitals, including CVPH and ECH, would retain their current identities. Subject
to Fletcher Allen Partners' oversight powers, each hospital would remain a
separate free-standing hospital with its own board, management, workforce,
licensure, medical staff (including credentialing and governance), and
endowment.
Next Steps
Both New York hospitals, through
their parent, CPI, and Fletcher Allen Partners will now begin development of
the binding legal agreements for the proposed affiliations, engage in a due diligence
process, and seek state and federal regulatory approvals.&nbsp; These processes are expected to take several
months.
About CVPH
CVPH Medical
Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital established in 1967 with the
merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians Hospitals.&nbsp; It is the largest health provider and
employer in New York&rsquo;s North Country.&nbsp;
CVPH is a partner with Adirondack Medical Center and Hudson Headwaters
Health Network in the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI).&nbsp; AHI is involved with the Adirondack Region
Medical Home, one of eight demonstration projects in the nation funded by the
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and the new Medicaid Health Homes,
a new approach in New York to providing enhanced care to Medicaid enrollees who
have chronic conditions.&nbsp; CVPH
established its Champlain Valley Heart Center in 2005 and has earned national
acclaim for outcomes and quality.
About
Elizabethtown Community Hospital

Elizabethtown
Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital providing healthcare to
communities throughout Essex County, NY (600 sq. mi.). It offers an inpatient
unit offering both acute and sub-acute care, a 24-hour emergency department,
access to specialists, a complete therapy department, on-site laboratory and
pharmacy, an all-digital radiology department, chemotherapy / infusion
treatment, and a cardiac rehabilitation program; all supported by advanced
technology throughout the facility. The hospital owns a network of community
health centers, offering convenient access to primary care throughout the area
and is the only critical access hospital in Essex County accredited by the
Joint Commission, reflecting its commitment to achieving certain performance
standards.
About CVMC
Central Vermont
Medical Center consists of a not-for-profit acute care hospital offering a full
spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency care,
National Life Cancer Treatment Center, Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing,
and 18 medical group practices.&nbsp; The mission of CVMC is to work
collaboratively to meet the needs and improve the health of the residents of
central Vermont.&nbsp; Visit www.cvmc.org for additional
information.
About Fletcher Allen Health Care

Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with its partners at the University
of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences,
is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp;
The mission of Fletcher Allen Health Care is to improve the health of
the people in the communities served by integrating patient care, education and
research in a caring environment.&nbsp;
Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing
advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New
York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in
Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. More information about Fletcher Allen may
be found online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites
at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
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<![CDATA[Debra Dulac Chosen to Lead Electronic Health Record System]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-03-21 Immediate (March 20, 2012)
Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
&nbsp;
Burlington, VT &ndash; Debra Dulac, RN&nbsp;has been
named director of PRISM - Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Electronic Health Record (EHR)
system.&nbsp; As director, she will define, plan and assess EHR priorities within
the organization and leverage clinical technology whenever possible to assist
with healthcare operations.
Ms.
Dulac has held a variety of leadership positions during the past 29 years at
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, including most recently director of nursing
informatics. She has led the implementation of many clinical systems, including
Dartmouth&rsquo;s EHR, with a&nbsp;focus on clinical documentation and orders, and
was nurse champion responsible for clinical transformation during EHR
implementation.&nbsp;
All of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s patient services are now linked
together through PRISM, which was initialized in June 2009 within inpatient
areas, pharmacies and the Emergency Department.&nbsp;
Since December 2010, all clinic sites and patient services have been part
of the system.

Ms. Dulac was previously a director of clinical
information systems and director of nursing for a 24-bed orthopedic unit and a
50-bed medical surgery unit.&nbsp; She has
earned a BS in Nursing, an MBA, certifications in Nursing Informatics, and is a
Certified Professional Health Information Technologist.]]>
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 debra_dulac_chosen_to_lead_electronic_health_record_system_2012-03-21_557
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-03-20 Tricia Murdock, M.D.Clinical Instructor, Ob/GynUVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2012-03-20_558
<![CDATA[$220,000 Goal Reached in 2012 &quot;Big Change Roundup for Kids&quot;]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-03-13 Immediate (March 13, 2012)
Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Grand Total for Project
Surpasses $1 Million
Burlington, VT - A record breaking one-year total of $220,000
was raised in the &ldquo;Big Change Roundup for Kids&rdquo; in 2012, pushing the grand
total for the 7-year old project to more than $1 million.&nbsp; The Big Change Roundup is the largest
fundraiser each year for Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital, and the proceeds directly
support health care services and programs provided to young patients and their
families.
The annual coin collecting campaign is a joint effort of
Fletcher Allen Health Care and 98.9 WOKO-FM with support from hundreds of local
businesses and community groups and thousands of school children from
throughout the region.
&ldquo;We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from schools,
businesses and people of all ages throughout Vermont and northern New York who
made it possible for us to reach our ambitious $220,000 goal,&rdquo; said Lewis
First, M.D. chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a
wonderful reflection of the commitment this region has to providing the best
possible health care for children.&rdquo;
&ldquo;This event is something that&rsquo;s very special to us,&rdquo; said
Bill Sargent (aka &ldquo;Wild Bill&rdquo;) co-host of the Morning Roundup on 98.9 WOKO. &nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;We&rsquo;re really proud of helping to raise more
than a million dollars in the last seven years, and it&rsquo;s an experience that
none of us would trade for the world.&nbsp; We&rsquo;re
really grateful for the thousands of people who take it upon themselves to get
involved and make a difference in the lives of the children cared for at the
hospital.&rdquo;

Key sponsors this year include Maplefields, New
England Federal Credit Union, Walmart and Pete&rsquo;s RV Center.]]>
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 220000_goal_reached_in_2012_big_change_roundup_for_kids_2012-03-13_559
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Receives $400,000 Gift to Support Medical Research at the Vermont Cancer Center]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-03-12 Contact:Jennifer NachburUVM CommunicationsCollege of Medicine802-656-7875
Mike NobleMarketing and CommunicationsFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
&nbsp;
Bequest from Morrisville Woman&rsquo;s Estate to Fund Several Cancer Research Initiatives
&nbsp;
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Barbara G. Stevens, a long-time resident of Morrisville, Vt., wanted to support medical research at Fletcher Allen. A $400,000 bequest from her estate will fulfill that wish as it will be directed to the Vermont Cancer Center at the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Mrs. Stevens died in April 2011 at the age of 85.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Vermont and the United States. American Cancer Society data show that about one out of three American women and one out of two American men will develop some form of cancer. For Vermont men each year, lung cancer causes the greatest number of deaths (an average of 195), followed by prostate cancer (an average of 75), and colorectal cancer (an average of 66 deaths). Deaths of Vermont women each year average 130 from lung cancer, 93 from breast cancer, and 75 deaths from colorectal cancer.&nbsp;
&ldquo;Cancer research is a priority for our academic medical center, and we are extremely grateful for this generous gift,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, M.D., president and chief executive officer at Fletcher Allen. &ldquo;We are committed to providing the best possible cancer care for patients and their families throughout the region we serve. A strong research program enhances those efforts. Mrs. Stevens&rsquo; gift will go a long way in supporting research that will help to extend and enhance the lives of our patients.&rdquo;&nbsp;
Claire Verschraegen, M.D., a medical oncologist at Fletcher Allen and co-director of the Vermont Cancer Center with Gary Stein, Ph.D., agrees. &ldquo;This generous gift from Mrs. Stevens will have a big impact on our research programs to understand the disease, develop preventive protocols, and discover innovative treatments. Currently, several research initiatives are helping to develop targeted therapies for treating a broad range of cancers. This gift will provide the resources to move that exciting work forward.&rdquo;&nbsp;]]>
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<![CDATA[Big Change Roundup Hulathon]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-03-08 Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0400 big_change_roundup_hulathon_2012-03-08_561 <![CDATA[Healthsource: How to Eliminate the Harmful Effects of Stress]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-27 &nbsp;
A presentation on why stress is a primary factor in many health problems, what it is doing to you, and what you can do about it. Learn how simple steps can help you handle life&rsquo;s stresses and how you can rebuild your body to be young, vital, and robust! In this fun workshop, Dr. Stephen Brandon, D.C. will break down an issue that is paramount in today&rsquo;s healthcare crisis.
&nbsp;
WHEN Monday, February 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m.WHERE Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278 to register.]]>
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_how_to_eliminate_the_harmful_effects_of_stress_2012-02-27_562
<![CDATA[Walk-In Care Center Announces New Hours]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-23 Contact:Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON VT - The Walk-In Care Center on the Fanny Allen Campus is announcing new hours to meet the needs of patients during the clinic's busier hours.
Starting on Monday, March 5, the clinic will be open at the following times:

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday

The clinic provides high-quality urgent care for non-emergency conditions, with no appointment necessary.&nbsp; The clinic offers immediate care for everything from cuts, colds and sore throats to sprains, sports injuries and fractures, and includes an on-site lab, IV placement and medications, X-ray, CT and ultrasound services.
For more information, please visit www.FletcherAllen.org/WalkIn or call 802-847-1170.]]>
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0400 walk-in_care_center_announces_new_hours_2012-02-23_563
<![CDATA[FULL: Healthsource: Stretching for Stress]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-22 &nbsp;
Join this class and learn the basics of a healthy and fun everyday stretching routine. This routine can be done from a standing or sitting position. No experience is necessary; men and women of all ages with little or no stretching experience are welcome. Participants are encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothing. 15 person limit.
&nbsp;
WHEN Wednesday, February 22, 6:00-7:00 p.m.WHERE McClure Lobby, Medical Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_stretching_for_stress_2012-02-22_564
<![CDATA[FULL! Healthsource: Eat to Beat Stress]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-19 &nbsp;
In this class we will look at the value and pleasure of using food to treat, prevent, and address chronic disease. We work with our culinary &ldquo;pharmacy&rdquo; (food ingredients) to design dishes that will delight our tastes and senses for the sake of creating a foundation of good health. This class will include a cooking demonstration, a nutrition education piece, and lots of sampling. 30-person limit.
&nbsp;
WHEN Sunday, February 19, 1:00-2:30 p.m.WHERE South Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_eat_to_beat_stress_2012-02-19_565
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Stress Management through Acupuncture &amp; Chinese Medicine]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-16 &nbsp;
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has been used for over 2,000 years to decrease stress and increase overall well-being. Acupuncture has been proven to decrease feelings of anxiety and depression, improve your quality of sleep and benefit your immunity. Come learn how acupuncture and oriental medicine can be used to manage your everyday stress. You will also be learning some acupressure points for relaxation that you can use on yourself at home.
&nbsp;
&nbsp;
WHEN Thursday, February 16, 6:30&ndash;8:00 p.m.WHERE Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus, Burlington]]>
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_stress_management_through_acupuncture__chinese__2012-02-16_566
<![CDATA[FULL: Healthsource: Reflexology]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-13 Sr. Pat McKittrick, RN Fletcher Allen Health CareA natural healing art, (using compression massage), basedon the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Class limited to 20 participants.
&nbsp;
&nbsp;
WHEN Monday, February 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m.WHERE O&rsquo;Brien Community Center, Winooski
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_reflexology_2012-02-13_567
<![CDATA[John Brumsted, M.D., to Lead Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-13 Release:Immediate
(February 13, 2012)

Contact:Mike
NobleMarketing
and Communications802-847-2886

John Brumsted,
M.D., to Lead Fletcher Allen

BURLINGTON,
VT &ndash; Today, Fletcher Allen Partners named John R. Brumsted, M.D., as president
and chief executive officer, Fletcher Allen Health Care, effective immediately.&nbsp; Dr. Brumsted has been serving as the
organization&rsquo;s interim president and chief executive officer since the
departure of Melinda Estes, M.D., this past August. Dr. Brumsted, 59, will also
serve as the president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Partners.
Fletcher Allen Partners is an integrated delivery system comprising Fletcher
Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center.
In
making the announcement, Roger Stone, chair of both the Fletcher Allen Board of
Trustees and the Fletcher Allen Partners Board of Trustees, as well as chair of
the search committee said, &ldquo;The caliber of the candidates for this position validates
the stature of Fletcher Allen in the world of academic medicine. There were
many highly-qualified candidates, but at the end of a rigorous process, the
search committee concluded that Dr. Brumsted was the right person to lead our
organization. The search committee&rsquo;s recommendation of Dr. Brumsted to the Fletcher
Allen Board and subsequently to the Fletcher Allen Partners Board was unanimously
adopted.&rdquo;
Fletcher
Allen Board approval is required on the search committee&rsquo;s recommendation. In
addition, Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s parent board, Fletcher Allen Partners, must approve
CEO appointments for both Fletcher Allen and for Central Vermont Medical
Center.
&ldquo;At
this moment in time when so much is at stake in health care, we need someone
who is absolutely committed to making the system work in Vermont and someone who
has established relationships with our many stakeholders.&nbsp; John is that person,&rdquo; said Gretchen Morse,
vice chair of the Fletcher Allen Board, and a member of both the Fletcher Allen
Partners Board and the CEO Search Committee. &ldquo;As a physician, his passion for
high-quality patient care is well-known and he has devoted a large part of his
career to advancing improvements in how care is delivered throughout the
broader health care system. I have no doubt he will sustain and improve upon our
achievements as a high-performing organization. It&rsquo;s exciting to have him lead
Fletcher Allen.&rdquo;
&ldquo;I
feel honored and humbled as I take on this role,&rdquo; said Dr. Brumsted. &ldquo;Fletcher
Allen is &nbsp;made up of an extraordinary
group of dedicated and caring men and women &ndash; 7,000 strong. It is a privilege
to work with them as they deliver high quality care to our patients and their
families.
&ldquo;In
this very dynamic health care environment we will face many challenges, but in
these challenges lie many opportunities as well.&rdquo; he continued. &ldquo;Knowing
Fletcher Allen as well as I do,&nbsp; having
been in the organization for 30 years, I am confident that we will overcome the
challenges and take full advantage of the opportunities to become stronger and
better able to meet the needs of our community and region.&rdquo;
Prior
to being named interim president and chief executive officer in August 2011,
Dr. Brumsted has enjoyed a varied and successful career at Fletcher Allen. He served Fletcher
Allen most recently as chief medical officer.&nbsp;
He has also served as chief quality officer, senior associate dean for Clinical
Affairs at the UVM College of Medicine, and medical director of The Vermont
Health Plan and Vermont Managed Care. He also served as Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s
interim president and chief executive officer for an 8-month period in
the late 1990s.
Dr. Brumsted received his
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Dartmouth College and his medical degree
from Dartmouth Medical School in 1978.&nbsp;
He completed a surgical internship at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT,
in 1979.&nbsp; He subsequently served in the
U.S. Public Health Service in Randolph, NY for two years prior to moving to
Vermont to complete his residency in the Department of Obstetrics and
Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine between 1981-
1985.&nbsp; He completed a fellowship in the
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Fletcher Allen in
1987, within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.&nbsp; He is board-certified in Obstetrics and
Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a member of
Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a tenured
professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont College of
Medicine.
Dr. Brumsted is currently
a member of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) Council and is chair of the VMS
Research and Education Foundation Board.&nbsp; He has published extensively,
both nationally and regionally.
Dr. Brumsted lives with
his family in Shelburne, Vermont.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher
Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont
College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is
Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical
Center, are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more
coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is
to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating
patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen
also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to
approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a
community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand
Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org
or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
###]]>
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<![CDATA[Heather Roszkowski Named Chief Information Security Officer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-10 Burlington, VT &ndash; Heather Roszkowski of Waterbury has been
selected to lead Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s information security (IS) operations.
Ms. Roszkowski was most recently a director of Information
Technology &amp; Communications in Fort Bliss, Texas. During her eleven-year
Army career she was assigned as a signal officer and held multiple leadership
roles in Information Technology and IS.&nbsp;
She served more than two years in Iraq, where she was awarded the Bronze
Star Medal for outstanding leadership, communications support, and information
security in combat.&nbsp;
As chief information security officer she will be
responsible for enhancing Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s efforts to ensure all electronic
health records and other information assets are sufficiently protected.
Ms. Roszkowski has also been an Army ROTC instructor at
Norwich University from where she earned Bachelor of Science degrees in
Computer Information Systems and Business Administration, and a Master of
Science in Information Assurance.
She will continue her military service as a member of the Vermont
Army National Guard.]]>
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<![CDATA[FULL! Healthsource: Tai Chi for Seniors]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-08
Tai Chi for SeniorsClaire Rutenbeck, BSN, RNRobust health, peace-of-mind, and personal empowerment are just a few of the rewards that await the practitioner of this ancient art. During this Tai Chi class, interested participants will be introduced to Yang style Tai Chi. We will discuss how it helps with balance, mobility, reducing anxiety, improving flexibility and managing pain.
&nbsp;
WHEN Wednesday, February 8, 3:00-4:30 p.m.WHERE Robert Miller Community Center, Burlington
&nbsp;
Free! Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
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<![CDATA[Stroke Program Earns &quot;Gold Plus&quot; Award from American Heart Association and American Stroke Association]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-03 BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Stroke Program has
received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association&rsquo;s &ldquo;Get With
The Guidelines&rdquo; Gold Plus Performance Achievement award for its success in
implementing excellent care for stroke patients according to evidence-based
guidelines.&nbsp; It is the only &ldquo;Gold Plus&rdquo;
program in Vermont and northern New York.
To earn
the award, providers at Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s multi-disciplinary Stroke Center achieved at least 24 consecutive months at
85% or higher achievement for the stroke performance measures, as well as 75%
or higher for 5 out of 9 optional quality measures.
&ldquo;This award highlights our
commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing
aggressive, proven stroke care,&rdquo; said Mark Gorman, MD, UVM Medical Group
neurologist, director of the Fletcher Allen Stroke Program, and UVM associate
professor of Neurology.&nbsp; &ldquo;We&rsquo;re honored
to receive this additional validation that our expert Stroke Center staff provides
best-practice care that saves lives and improves patient outcomes.&rdquo;
These
measures include aggressive use of medications such as t-PA (a protein
designed to dissolve blood clots), antithrombotics (such as aspirin), anticoagulation (coumadin)
therapy where appropriate, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation,
all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke
patients. Stroke is
the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and the primary cause of long-term
disability.&nbsp;

The Stroke Center team was also honored by the &ldquo;Get with the Guidelines&rdquo;
program with a Silver Plus award in 2010 and a Bronze award in 2008, and has
been classified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, the
nation&rsquo;s leading organization for setting health care quality standards.&nbsp;
Multimedia
Resources
Listen to an
interview with Dr. Gorman on stroke care here.&nbsp; A blog from Dr. Gorman on stroke prevention
is available here.&nbsp; More information on Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Stroke
Center can be found here.]]>
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<![CDATA[UVM Medical Group Selects Research, Education Grant Award Winners]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-01 Burlington &ndash; The University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher
Allen recently presented research and education awards to eight of its
physician members to recognize their exceptional teaching and research efforts.&nbsp; The UVM Medical Group consists of approximately
450 physicians from all fields of medicine devoted to advancing patient care
through clinical and laboratory research and educating the next generation of
providers. &nbsp;&nbsp;
&ldquo;These awards seek to recognize and encourage the critically
important work our members do beyond providing excellent patient care,&rdquo; said
Paul Taheri MD, MBA, president of the UVM Medical Group and senior associate
dean for Clinical Affairs at UVM. &nbsp;&ldquo;The
value of having an academic medical center is rooted in the expertise our
physicians develop through research, and how that expertise provides direct
benefits to patients and improves the education of medical students, residents
and fellows.&rdquo;
Research
and Education Recognition Awards

Recipients of these awards receive
a $1,500 prize and a $6,000 block grant related to the award&rsquo;s focus.

Radiologist Jeffrey Klein, MD of Williston was named Continuing Medical Educator of the Year for his work as a teacher and administrator. Dr. Klein serves as the associate dean for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Alan Rubin, MD of Burlington, a primary care physician, was selected as the Graduate Medical Education Teacher of the Year for his contributions as a teacher, mentor and role model for residents and medical students.
Robert Althoff, MD, PhD of South Hero won the Junior Researcher of the Year award which is presented to a faculty member less than 10 years out from residency or fellowship training. Dr. Althoff, a child psychiatrist, studies genetic elements of childhood disorders.
Surgical Oncologist David Krag, MD of Shelburne was recognized as Senior Researcher of the Year, an award presented to an individual more than 10 years out from residency or fellowship training. Dr. Krag's ground-breaking research into the use of radiotracer-guided surgery in breast cancer has benefited more than a million patients worldwide. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

Investigator-Initiated
Research Awards

These two awards each come with a
$50,000 grant funded by Fletcher Allen for two years of medical research. They
were created to help align the academic missions of Fletcher Allen and the UVM College
of Medicine and enhance multidisciplinary and multi-departmental projects.
This year&rsquo;s two winning teams
are:

Vascular Surgeon Daniel J. Bertges, MD and Endocrinologist Muriel Nathan, MD, PhD, both of South Burlington. Their controlled quality improvement project is designed to test the effect of aggressive perioperative insulin management on both perioperative glucose control, and short-term infectious complication in both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects undergoing peripheral vascular surgery.
Medical Oncologist Marie Wood, MD of South Burlington and surgery researcher Brian Sprague, PhD of Colchester. Their study will try to establish the relationship between inflammation and increased breast density in a population of women at increased risk for breast cancer, along with the ability to stratify patients based on body mass and menopausal status.
]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen's Electronic Health Record Meets Federal Requirements]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-02-01 February 1, 2012Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON,
VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen
announced that it has met electronic medical record (EMR) system quality,
safety and efficiency requirements developed by the federal government&rsquo;s
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).&nbsp; These standards, part of the CMS Meaningful
Use program, help hospitals focus on aspects of EHR implementation deemed most
important by CMS, namely those that improve patient safety, quality of care and
health system efficiency.
The institution will receive an
incentive payment of $2.75M from CMS for meeting these Meaningful Use standards.&nbsp;
Meaningful Use is a multi-year government
incentive program created under the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to encourage health care providers
across the country make the switch to electronic health records. Fletcher Allen
was in the first wave of hospitals recognized for successfully meeting the
program&rsquo;s Stage 1 requirements.
&ldquo;This recognition signifies a
major milestone in the history of our EMR project and reflects the hard work of
many people throughout Fletcher Allen,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s
interim president and chief executive officer.&nbsp;
&ldquo;It&rsquo;s worth noting that the Meaningful Use criteria were published by
the government well after the initial design of our system was underway. It
took a considerable effort to review and calibrate our system to ensure that we
could successfully meet the requirements and qualify for this incentive.&rdquo;
The $57.2 million project
received Certificate of Need approval from the state in March 2008. The first
part of the installation was completed and operational in the pharmacy in early
May 2009.&nbsp; The system was operational
throughout all of Fletcher Allen on schedule at the end of 2010.
CMS recognized that by installing
and meaningfully using an EHR system, health care providers would reap benefits
such as improved patient safety and clinical outcomes through reduction in
errors, improved availability of records and data, reminders and alerts,
clinical decision support, and e-prescribing/refill automation. The meaningful
use incentive program helped health care providers to focus on specific uses
that would be of most benefit to patients.

Stages 2 and 3 in the Meaningful Use program become effective in 2015
and 2015 and are scheduled to provide incentive payments for meeting additional
goals as EHR systems become more fully developed and integrated.]]>
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<![CDATA[Steps to Wellness: Coping with Cancer Treatment's Over. Now What?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-31 Kathy McBeth, MA
&ldquo;After treatment&rdquo; is a milestone to celebrate, it also represents a new
beginning in how to best take care of yourself. The reality is that
while you might be cancer-free, you are not free of cancer.&nbsp; Kathy
McBeth, M.A. is licensed psychologist, the coordinator of the Cancer
Patient Support Program and a cancer survivor.
6:00pm - 7:00pm62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT
Steps to Wellness is a medically based rehabilitation program that
serves the unique needs of Cancer Survivors. The program includes a
physical therapy evaluation, medical assessment, individualized exercise
prescription, and education. There are multiple phases of
rehabilitation based on your needs. You can receive individualized
Oncology/Hematology rehabilitation services and recommendations for
exercise at different stages through your cancer survivor journey.
The lectures will take place at&nbsp; 62 Tilley Drive in S. Burlington in
the Cardiac Rehab conference room from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please enter
the building via the second driveway on the right as you drive down
Tilley Drive. The conference room is off the Rehabilitation Gym. Look
for the Steps to Wellness signs.
These lectures are free and Open to the Public. For more information, please call Charlie Brooks at (802) 656-2176.]]>
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<![CDATA[Steps to Wellness: Dragonheart]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-24 Volunteers from the Dragon Boat team will present information about how
to join the team and many of the other programs that they offer. Get
information on Survivorship NOW, Network on Wellness.
6:00pm - 7:00pm62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT
Steps to Wellness is a medically based rehabilitation program that
serves the unique needs of Cancer Survivors. The program includes a
physical therapy evaluation, medical assessment, individualized exercise
prescription, and education. There are multiple phases of
rehabilitation based on your needs. You can receive individualized
Oncology/Hematology rehabilitation services and recommendations for
exercise at different stages through your cancer survivor journey.
The lectures will take place at&nbsp; 62 Tilley Drive in S. Burlington in
the Cardiac Rehab conference room from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please enter
the building via the second driveway on the right as you drive down
Tilley Drive. The conference room is off the Rehabilitation Gym. Look
for the Steps to Wellness signs.
These lectures are free and Open to the Public. For more information, please call Charlie Brooks at (802) 656-2176.]]>
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<![CDATA[Living Well With Diabetes Class - Part 2]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-23 Living Well with Diabetes is a comprehensive 6 hour class which
covers self management topics for people with diabetes. This class is
taught by Certified Diabetes Educators and is part of a diabetes
education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this class.
This class will be take place at Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive,
South Burlington.
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.]]>
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<![CDATA[Steps to Wellness: Lymphedema]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-17 Maggi Shadroui, PT; Fletcher Allen health Care
Lymphedema can be a side effect of cancer treatment.&nbsp; This will be an
informal overview of the symptoms, and how to treat it. Ms. Shadroui is a
specially trained lymphedema therapist with years of experience.
6:00pm - 7:00pm
62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT
Steps to Wellness is a medically based rehabilitation program that
serves the unique needs of Cancer Survivors. The program includes a
physical therapy evaluation, medical assessment, individualized exercise
prescription, and education. There are multiple phases of
rehabilitation based on your needs. You can receive individualized
Oncology/Hematology rehabilitation services and recommendations for
exercise at different stages through your cancer survivor journey.
The lectures will take place at&nbsp; 62 Tilley Drive in S. Burlington in
the Cardiac Rehab conference room from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please enter
the building via the second driveway on the right as you drive down
Tilley Drive. The conference room is off the Rehabilitation Gym. Look
for the Steps to Wellness signs.
These lectures are free and Open to the Public. For more information, please call Charlie Brooks at (802) 656-2176.]]>
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<![CDATA[Living Well With Diabetes Class - Part 1 of 2]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-16 Living Well with Diabetes is a comprehensive 6 hour class which covers self management topics for people with diabetes. This class is taught by Certified Diabetes Educators and is part of a diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this class.
This class will be take place at Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive,South Burlington.
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.]]>
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<![CDATA[Board of Trustees Approves Four New Members and Welcomes President of Medical Staff]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-12 VT &ndash; The Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees voted to accept the
nominating committee recommendation for four new members, and welcomed the new
president of the medical staff as an ex-officio member at its annual meeting in
December.
The new
Trustees receiving four-year appointments are:

Lawrence W. DeShaw
of
Shelburne spent his career at Chittenden Bank retiring in 2005 as president and
CEO.&nbsp; During his 34 years at the company,
he held a variety of leadership positions including executive vice president of
operations and administration for Chittenden Corporation, president of
Chittenden Home Mortgage Company and president of the Mountain Trust Company in
Stowe.&nbsp; A lifelong resident of Vermont,
he has served on several boards and committees including Vermont Public Radio, the
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, the Church Street Marketplace Committee and the
Burlington Electric Department where he served as chair. Mr. DeShaw is
currently chairman of the executive committee of Ocean Club Resorts in the
British West Indies and serves as a chairman of Green Mountain Housing Equity
Fund investment committee at Housing Vermont.

Kathleen "Scottie" Ginn
of Essex, NY, spent 29 years with IBM in Vermont and New York, retiring
as a Vice President of Engineering. She led large engineering teams working
on&nbsp;IBM's technology development,&nbsp;and was responsible for
organizational management, business development, strategy development and
financial management. She was&nbsp;co-chair of IBM&rsquo;s Gay Lesbian Bisexual and
Transgender Executive Task Force, which guided the company in the implementation
of inclusive employment&nbsp;and business practices. Ms. Ginn currently serves
on the vestry of St John's Episcopal Church and the boards of the New England
Federal Credit Union and the Adirondack Art Association, among other
organizations.
&nbsp;

Mark Phillippe, MD
of
South Burlington is physician leader
of the Women&rsquo;s Health Service at Fletcher Allen and professor and chair of the
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the UVM
College of Medicine.&nbsp; Dr. Phillippe previously
held faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School, the University of Chicago
and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.&nbsp;
His clinical interests are in high-risk pregnancies, medical
complications of pregnancy and preterm labor/delivery. Dr. Phillippe has served
on numerous peer review committees for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and
the March of Dimes and has been an active researcher throughout his career. He
earned his bachelor&rsquo;s and medical degrees from Northwestern University, and a
Masters in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Barbara
Rachelson
of
Burlington has been executive director of the Lund Family Center since
1997 during which time she led the organization as it further developed
services to meet the complex needs of pregnant and parenting&nbsp;teens and
women, comprehensive adoption services, and community treatment and parent-child
services for families. Prior to assuming her current role she held executive
positions at several other human service organizations in Vermont and Michigan,
including serving as the Executive Director of the Michigan Network of Runaway
and Youth Services, and the Director of Outpatient Services at the Counseling
Service of Addison County.&nbsp; Ms. Rachelson has been a clinical instructor
at the University of Vermont, Michigan State University and the University of
Michigan schools of Social Work. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and
earned an MSW in Policy and Planning at the University of Michigan.
The Board of Trustees
also welcomed the new president of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s medical staff as an
ex-officio member.
Patti
Fisher, MD
has been the medical
director of the Community Health Centers of Burlington (CHCB) since 2008. &nbsp;Prior to assuming that role, she worked in private
practice specializing in women's health including prenatal care and deliveries,
comprehensive health care for families, homeless health care, substance abuse
and mental health treatment, and tropical medicine.&nbsp; Since 2001, Dr. Fisher has volunteered two
weeks per year at a rural health clinic in Haiti. She is a graduate of Saint
Mary's College and the University of Texas at Houston Medical School, and
completed her residency at Forbes Family Practice in Pittsburgh, PA.]]>
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<![CDATA[Steps to Wellness: Gaining (or Maintaining) Control Through Exercise]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-10 Steph Fraser, Social Worker; Cancer Patient Support Program
Upon hearing the words, &ldquo;you have cancer,&rdquo; one can feel that his/her
life is suddenly out of control. Through exercise, you can gain back
some of that control and feel like you can get through your cancer
journey with a You-Can-Do-It attitude!
6:00pm - 7:00pm62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington, VT
Steps to Wellness is a medically based rehabilitation program that
serves the unique needs of Cancer Survivors. The program includes a
physical therapy evaluation, medical assessment, individualized exercise
prescription, and education. There are multiple phases of
rehabilitation based on your needs. You can receive individualized
Oncology/Hematology rehabilitation services and recommendations for
exercise at different stages through your cancer survivor journey.
The lectures will take place at&nbsp; 62 Tilley Drive in S. Burlington in
the Cardiac Rehab conference room from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Please enter
the building via the second driveway on the right as you drive down
Tilley Drive. The conference room is off the Rehabilitation Gym. Look
for the Steps to Wellness signs.
These lectures are free and Open to the Public. For more information, please call Charlie Brooks at (802) 656-2176.]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen to Serve as Mentoring Hospital For CVPH Heart Surgery Program]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2012-01-06 Mike NobleMarketing and CommunicationsFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
PLATTSBURGH, NY &ndash; CVPH Medical
Center and Fletcher Allen
Health Care announced a new working relationship for the provision of heart
surgery today that they say will be beneficial to area residents and opens the
door for future cooperation and collaboration.
Frank Ittleman,
M.D., associate vice president of operations for the University
of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher
Allen Health Care and Chief of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s heart surgery program in Burlington, Vermont,
has been appointed medical director of cardiothoracic surgery at CVPH,
effective January 1, 2012. He will provide oversight for CVPH&rsquo;s heart surgery
program, including guidance for quality assurance, coordination of patient
referrals when appropriate, and coordination of continuing medical education
requirements for the hospital&rsquo;s heart surgery program.&nbsp;
Anne Cahill, M.D., board-certified
cardiothoracic surgeon, will continue to perform heart surgery procedures at
CVPH in her role as medical director of cardiac surgery.&nbsp; Dr. Ittleman will remain as chief of the cardiothoracic
surgery division at Fletcher Allen in Burlington.&nbsp; He will not be providing direct patient care in
Plattsburgh.
The New York State
Department of Health requires community hospitals that provide heart surgery
services to have an affiliation or mentoring agreement with a major medical
center. The mentoring relationship with Fletcher Allen supplants an arrangement
with St. Peters Hospital in Albany that was established before surgeons
performed the first open heart procedure at CVPH seven years ago. &nbsp;Fletcher Allen, in alliance with the
University of &nbsp;Vermont College of Medicine
is the region&rsquo;s academic medical center. The overwhelming majority of patients
transferred for heart services from the Plattsburgh
facility go to Fletcher Allen already according to CVPH officials.&nbsp;
&ldquo;This affiliation
should positively impact quality, convenience, cost effectiveness and patient
satisfaction,&rdquo; Stephens Mundy, CVPH president and chief executive officer
said.&nbsp; &ldquo;Health care reform is creating an
environment in which cooperation between hospitals rather than competition is
imperative.&rdquo;
Mundy complimented
the New York State Department of Health for approving the mentoring
relationship with a hospital located outside of the state.&nbsp; &ldquo;The Department of Health recognized that
because we already transfer patients to Fletcher Allen approving this contract
is the right thing to do for our community and will lead to a more seamless
provision of care&rdquo;
In addition to his
role as chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Fletcher Allen, Dr. Ittleman also serves
as a professor of surgery and vice chair of &nbsp;outreach for the department of surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
For almost forty years he has been highly respected as a cardiothoracic surgeon
by his colleagues and is a recognized champion of quality improvement in
cardiothoracic surgery.
He received a
medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and came
to Vermont in
1972 as a surgical resident at one of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s predecessor
organizations, the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.&nbsp; He completed a residency in thoracic and cardiovascular
surgery at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in
Cleveland before returning to Burlington to join the medical center&rsquo;s clinical
faculty as a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon.
About CVPH
CVPH Medical Center
is a private, not-for-profit hospital established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley
and Physicians Hospitals.&nbsp; It is the largest health provider and
employer in New York&rsquo;s North
Country.&nbsp; CVPH is a partner
with Adirondack Medical Center
and Hudson Headwaters Health Network in the Adirondack Health Institute
(AHI).&nbsp; AHI is involved with the Adirondack
Region Medical Home, one of eight demonstration projects in the nation funded
by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and the new Medicaid Health
Homes, a new approach in New York
to providing enhanced care to Medicaid enrollees who have chronic
conditions.&nbsp; CVPH established its Champlain Valley Heart
Center in 2005 and has
earned national acclaim for outcomes and quality.&nbsp;
About Fletcher Allen

Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our
partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing
and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s
academic medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont
Medical Center,
are members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more
coordinated system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is
to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating
patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also
serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to
approximately one million people in Vermont
and northern New York
-- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in
Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen,
find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org
or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
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<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Teams with Vermont HITEC to Train Phlebotomists]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-12-20 (December 20, 2011)
Contact: Steven
LuttonExecutive Director, Vermont HITEC
802-399-8540Kim O'LearyFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886


Applications for Free Training Program Due January 9


BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen and Vermont HITEC announced
today that they are recruiting candidates for a phlebotomy training program,
which will lead directly to employment at Fletcher Allen. Fletcher Allen
employees were informed of this training opportunity last week.&nbsp; A phlebotomist obtains blood specimens using
venipuncture and capillary collection from patients of all ages. &nbsp;
The training program, made possible with funding secured by
Senator Patrick J. Leahy from the U.S. Department of Labor, is offered at no
cost to unemployed and underemployed Vermonters, and to current Fletcher Allen
staff.
Six individuals will be selected for the eight-week program
through an extensive recruitment process. The free training will prepare
individuals to take the Phlebotomy Certification exam, issued by the National
Credentialing Agency for Laboratory Personnel (NCA). &nbsp;Upon graduation from the training, three
trainees will fill full time positions, one trainee will fill a 32 hour a week
position,
and two trainees will fill half time positions. All positions include an
apprenticeship and receive full wages and benefits.&nbsp; Between 2009 and 2011, twenty participants
successfully completed a similar phlebotomy training program and were offered
positions at Fletcher Allen.
The pay scale for phlebotomists starts at $12.43 per hour
with long-term earning potential of up to $18.64 per hour.&nbsp; However, individuals who complete this
program will be hired by Fletcher Allen at a minimum of $13.33 per hour.&nbsp; The positions will also include a
comprehensive benefits package.
NOTE:
The submission deadline for phlebotomist applications is January 9, 2012.&nbsp; To apply, visit the Vermont HITEC website at www.vthitec.org and complete the online
application.&nbsp; For more information or
assistance, contact Lisa Spaulding, ITAR Project Leader &amp; Mentor via email
at: lisa.spaulding@vthitec.org,
802-872-0660, or by writing to: Vermont HITEC, P.O. Box 1548, Williston, VT
05495.
About Vermont
HITEC
Vermont HITEC is a 501C (3)
non-profit organization with a mission to educate, train and employ Vermonters
in a variety of fields. Over the past 10 years, Vermont HITEC has partnered
with over 30 Vermont and New Hampshire businesses to employ over 350 Vermonters
in the healthcare, information technology and advanced manufacturing fields.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at
the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College
of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic
medical center. Fletcher Allen, along with Central Vermont Medical Center, are
members of Fletcher Allen Partners, established to develop a more coordinated
system of care throughout the region. Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s mission is to improve
the health of the people in the communities it serves by integrating patient
care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen also serves
as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one
million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital
for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For
more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org
or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at
www.fletcheralle



n.org/socialmedia.

]]>
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0400 phlebotomist_2012_2011-12-20_582
<![CDATA[Innovative Procedure Under Study May Reduce Blood Thinner Use and Lower Severe Stroke Risk For Some Heart Patients]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-12-16 BURLINGTON VT; A new device being studied in a clinical trial that is implanted in the heart may reduce the need for blood thinners and reduce severe stroke risk for patients who have atrial fibrillation. The Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure device, as it is known, is being studied by the Cardiology Division at Fletcher Allen Health Care as part of a national clinical trial. This is the only study location north of Boston in New England.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is irregular electrical activity of the upper chambers of the heart, the atria, resulting in ineffective pumping action.&nbsp; AF is the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting over 5 million people worldwide.
AF can cause blood to pool in a portion of the left atrium known as the left atrial appendage, providing an environment for blood to clot.&nbsp; These clots can then break lose and migrate through the bloodstream and up to the brain causing an embolic stroke.
An embolic stroke refers to the blockage of an artery by an embolism from another part of the body, such as the heart chamber.&nbsp; Because the blockage is sudden, initial symptoms are usually severe. Embolic strokes can leave patients with serious lasting effects. Patients with AF have a 6-fold increased risk of severe stroke versus patients who have normal heart rhythm.&nbsp;
The device looks like a miniature umbrella. It is inserted into the atrial appendage using a catheter that is placed in a procedure that is similar to the use of a catheter to implant a stent in a blocked coronary artery. With the device in place, it is opened much like an umbrella, and the curved surface blocks the entrance to the appendage, trapping existing embolisms in the pooled blood inside. Subsequently, the catheter used to deliver the device is removed from the patient. After a few weeks, tissue grows over the device&rsquo;s curved surface, preventing blood from pooling. &nbsp;&ldquo;The potential of being able to close off the left atrial appendage without major surgery may offer many clinical advantages to our patients with atrial fibrillation who are at risk of having a stroke,&rdquo; said Dan Lustgarten, M.D. Ph.D., associate professor, Medicine, University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen.&nbsp; If successful, the adoption of this procedure and technology may reduce the need for blood thinning medications and decrease the number of strokes in this at risk patient population.&rdquo;Currently, blood thinners are considered to be the best preventive therapy for those patients. To obtain additional information about this study, please contact Joe Miller, M.S., clinical research coordinator at Fletcher Allen, (802) 847-4746.
Watch a video animation of the device being usedClick on this link: http://www.atritech.net/animation.html]]>
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0400 innovative_procedure_under_study_may_reduce_blood_thinner_us_2011-12-16_583
<![CDATA[Pumps and More]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-12-12 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care, 4th floor, East Pavilion, GYN Conference Room
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_more_dec12_2011-12-12_584
<![CDATA[Frank Ittleman, M.D., Named Associate Vice President of Operations,University of Vermont Medical Group at Fletcher Allen Health Care]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-12-09 BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Frank Ittleman, M.D., has been appointed associate vice president of Operations for the University of Vermont Medical Group. In this role, he will be working with both the medical group providers and referring providers throughout Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s service region. The University of Vermont Medical Group includes approximately 500 primary care and specialty physicians who are members of the clinical faculty of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the medical staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care. They are engaged in patient care, education and research.Within the medical group, Dr. Ittleman will facilitate the resolution of systems and process issues to improve care.&nbsp; He will also serve as a key link with referring providers to continuously improve the processes through which patients are referred to Fletcher Allen.Dr. Ittleman also serves as chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Fletcher Allen and as a professor of Surgery and vice chair of Outreach for the Department of Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He received a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and came to Vermont in 1972 as a surgical resident at one of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s predecessor organizations, the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont.&nbsp; He completed a residency in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in Cleveland before returning to Burlington to join the clinical faculty as a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon. ]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0400 frank_ittleman_md_named_associate_vice_president_of_operatio_2011-12-09_585 <![CDATA[Roving Telemedicine Unit Improves Care]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-12-09 Intensivists, Dr. Gil Allen and Dr. Ryan Clouser, located at Fletcher Allen in Burlington, were able to consult with Dr. Craig from The Health Center in Plainfield while he was at the bedside of a patient in CVMC&rsquo;s intensive care unit by means of a roving telemedicine unit.&nbsp; Intensivists are physicians with specialized training in critical-care medicine who care for patients in intensive care units.The roving unit is basically a computer monitor mounted on a cart with a camera on top that can transmit images and sound securely from one hospital to another.&nbsp; The camera at CVMC is remotely controlled from Fletcher Allen and can pan the area and focus in on the patient or the physician. According to Dr. Phil Brown, CVMC vice president of medical affairs, the roving unit is easily moved and &ldquo;we expect to use it in the ICU and the Emergency Department to help [Fletcher Allen physicians] evaluate patients [at CVMC].&rdquo;Dr. Craig was able to present the case of a patient with multiple medical problems, providing background, current test results and the current status of the patient. The intensivists, in turn, asked questions and recommended next steps. The patient enthusiastically participated in the interview with Fletcher Allen intensivists and Dr. Craig. CVMC hospitalists and ICU nursing staff were also present. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients, particularly those with complicated illnesses, on a daily basis.Dr. Sarah Swift, medical director of CVMC&rsquo;s hospitalists, said &ldquo;I am excited about this new capability. It gives our hospitalists the capability to communicate more directly with Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s intensivists to consult on our more difficult cases. This will enable us to provide more care locally rather than transfer the patient.&rdquo;In the fall of 2011, CVMC entered into a formal affiliation agreement with Fletcher Allen to help develop a coordinated health system in Vermont that will build on our joint efforts to deliver high-quality care to Vermonters as efficiently as possible.&nbsp; This agreement closely aligns the two organizations with state and federal health care reform agendas that promote enhanced integration.Implementing the roving telemedicine unit is part of an ICU improvement initiative, which is one of two quality improvement initiatives chosen by the FAP Quality Council for the upcoming year.]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0400 roving_telemedicine_unit_improves_care_2011-12-09_586 <![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-12-07 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: 353 Blair Park Road, Williston VT 05495
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_dec7_2011-12-07_587
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Releases Y-T-D and Third Quarter Financial Results]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-12-02 December 1, 2011
Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Fletcher Allen Releases Year-to-Date and Third Quarter Financial Results
BURLINGTON, VT - Fletcher Allen reported an operating income of $18.6 million for the first three quarters of the 2011 fiscal year. This includes an operating income of approximately $9.6 million for the third quarter. The third quarter covers the period beginning April 1 and ending June 30. This result reflects our spending&nbsp;significantly less on expenses than budgeted, while the&nbsp;trend of declining patient care revenues year-to-date continued to remain below budget.
Third Quarter Results
Operating income for the third quarter was $2.5 million above budget and $700,000 below the corresponding quarter in FY 2010.&nbsp; Net operating revenues for the quarter were $229 million, $1.7 million below budgeted revenues.&nbsp; The organization's operating expenses for the quarter were $219.4 million, $4.3 million under budget, resulting in an operating income of approximately $9.6 million and an operating margin of 4.1% for the third quarter.&nbsp; By comparison, the organization produced an income from operations of $10.3 million in the third quarter of FY 2010.
Year-to-date Results
On a year-to-date basis, the $18.6 million net income from operations was above the budgeted $9.5 million for the period, and produced an operating margin of 2.8%. A year ago, the organization generated a three-quarter operating gain of $17.3 million.&nbsp; For nine months of the fiscal year, net operating revenues were $673.8 million, $6.3 million below budget. Operating expenses were $655.2 million, below budget by $15.4 million.
A key financial indicator, earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBIDA) stood at approximately $67.4 million for three quarters. This was above the FY 2011 budget forecast of $61.5 million.&nbsp; EBIDA provides a good measure of the organization&rsquo;s actual earnings.
At the end of the third quarter, days cash on hand stood at 132 days using a 12-month rolling average, compared to 106 days last year. This indicator is a projected estimate of the number of days an organization could meet operating expenditures provided no additional revenues were received.&nbsp;&nbsp;
A High-Performance Organization
Fletcher Allen compares well with peer groups outside the state in terms of quality and efficiency.&nbsp; This year&rsquo;s University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC) Quality and Accountability Study results placed Fletcher Allen 14th among 101 member academic medical centers across the country in quality of care and patient safety. This is a considerable improvement from the&nbsp; 41st place ranking achieved in 2009.
In addition, Fletcher Allen Health Care has received a full three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission in August. The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits health care organizations on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.&nbsp; The commission&rsquo;s final report contained no &ldquo;significant findings,&rdquo; a term used when a situation or condition is serious enough to warrant immediate correction.
Regionally, Vermont&rsquo;s Act 49 report issued last year with data from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine showed that Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s hospital service area had the lowest rate of Emergency Department visits and the lowest rate of potentially-avoidable ED use.&nbsp;&nbsp; Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s service area also had the lowest per-member per-month expenses for insured patients in the three-state region.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.
The institution began making its quarterly financials public with the release of the first quarter results for FY 2003 in February 2003.&nbsp; The audited financial statements as well as unaudited quarterly results for FY 2003 through the third quarter of FY 2011 are available on the Fletcher Allen Web site at www.fletcherallen.org.
For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
Click here for FY 2011 Third Quarter Y-T-D Financial Results (Unaudited)
Click here for FY 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results (Unaudited)]]>
Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_releases_y-t-d_and_third_quarter_financial_re_2011-12-02_588
<![CDATA[Ricky Padgett Named Director of Corporate Accounting at Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-30 Mike NobleFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886
Burlington, VT- Ricky Padgett, vice president of Finance and Operations and chief operating officer for the past five years at the George West Mental Health Foundation (GWMHF) in Atlanta, has been named director of Corporate Accounting at Fletcher Allen Health Care.Prior to accepting the position at Fletcher Allen, Padgett had also assumed the roles of chief financial officer and director of Finance at GWMHF. During his tenure there, Padgett implemented various accounting systems to improve financial reporting, streamlined their audit processes, and focused the organization on increased financial stability.Padgett holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Florida State University and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Troy State University in Alabama.&nbsp;About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 ricky_padgett_named_director_of_corporate_accounting_at_flet_2011-11-30_589
<![CDATA[Amy Vaughan Named to Director Revenue Finance and Reimbursement at Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-30 Burlington, VT- Amy Vaughan has been named director of Revenue Finance and Reimbursement at Fletcher Allen Health Care where she previously held the roles of manager of Revenue Finance and Reimbursement and senior reimbursement analyst. Prior to joining Fletcher Allen in 2001, Vaughan worked in sub-acute care reimbursement positions in Denver, Chicago, and Connecticut.
In her current position, Vaughan is responsible for directing reimbursement projects and strategy, overseeing revenue cycle reporting capabilities, and directing accounts receivable net revenue process and strategy.&nbsp;Vaughan holds a Master of Business Administration from Regis University in Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in Maine.&nbsp;About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. ]]>
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 amy_vaughan_named_to_director_revenue_finance_and_reimbursem_2011-11-30_590
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Donates $138,000 and Supplies for Irene Recovery]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-18 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Employees also volunteer for relief efforts across the state
Burlington &ndash; Employees at Fletcher Allen Health Care have donated $69,000 for Tropical Storm Irene recovery efforts, an amount which has been matched by the organization.&nbsp; The $138,000 total is being distributed through the United Way&rsquo;s Vermont Disaster Relief Fund and the Vermont Red Cross for use throughout the state.
"My thanks to the employees of Fletcher Allen Health Care for their generous gift and to the organization for matching these contributions,&rdquo; said David Coates, chair of the Vermont Long Term Disaster Recovery Group. &ldquo;All of these funds will go directly to Vermonters who were victims of Irene to not only help rebuild their homes, but just as importantly to help them begin the process of rebuilding their&nbsp; lives."In addition to financial assistance, these are some of the contributions Fletcher Allen and its employees made to recovery efforts:
&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Delivered 10,000 masks, 820 bath blankets, 200 bath towels, and 24&nbsp; cases of hand sanitizer to the Vermont Red Cross in Rutland.&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Staffed a wound care clinic in cooperation with the Waterbury Ambulance Service, and donated tetanus vaccine to the clinic. &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Provided hundreds of sandwiches and other food to volunteers in Waterbury. &bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Volunteered to answer calls made to the Vermont Emergency Response 2-1-1 hotline.&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Continue to provide care to patients displaced by the flooding of the Vermont State Hospital.Employees also donated 800 hours of time-off to colleagues directly affected by the storm &ndash; a value of more than $20,000 &ndash; and $825 has been contributed to the LeRoyer Fund which offers financial assistance to employees with emergency needs.
Fletcher Allen Contributions to Irene Recovery&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
One example of volunteer activity involves five employees from Acute Therapy who spent a day clearing tons of silt and rocks from the yard of Jill Jesso-White of Hancock.&nbsp; Becky McQueen, Johanne Fradette, Judy Brodowski, Andrea McBride and Heather Collins used shovels, wheelbarrows and a tractor to clear debris that was one to two feet thick.
&ldquo;I like to help and I knew so many people were worse off than I was.&nbsp; It was great to see how appreciative they were of our efforts,&rdquo; said Physical Therapist Assistant Becky McQueen.&ldquo;When I stepped out onto my front porch in the flood&rsquo;s aftermath and saw what lay before me, it took my breath away,&rdquo; said Jesso-White. &ldquo;Even though we were not as seriously affected as some, I didn&rsquo;t have any idea where to start to cleanup. To have these Fletcher Allen volunteers arrive and lend a hand was just wonderful. Their spirit as they dug-in was infectious. It was then I knew that we would recover.&rdquo;&ldquo;These efforts are a natural extension of what we do every day at Fletcher Allen - work together to help the people and communities we serve,&rdquo; said John R. Brumsted, M.D., interim president and CEO.&nbsp; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m proud of the generous response of our employees and want to thank everyone who has given of themselves to support victims of this devastating storm.&rdquo; About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. Photo InformationFletcher Allen Health Care staff cleared tons of dirt and rocks from the yard of a Hancock resident as part of flood recovery efforts made by the organization. L to R:&nbsp; Judy Brodowski, Heather Collins, Becky McQueen, Johanne Fradette, Andrea McBride
Tractor Photo: Johanne Fradette of Fletcher Allen Health Care drives a tractor while clearing tons of dirt and rock from the yard of a Hancock resident as part of flood recovery efforts made by the organization]]>
Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_donates_138000_and_supplies_for_irene_recover_2011-11-18_591
<![CDATA[Pumps and More]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-14 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care, 4th floor, East Pavilion, GYN Conference Room
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_more_nov14_2011-11-14_592
<![CDATA[Living Well With Diabetes - Saturday Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-12 Living Well with Diabetes is a comprehensive 6 hour class which covers self management topics for people with diabetes. This class is taught by Certified Diabetes Educators and is part of a diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Most health insurance plans cover the cost of this class.
This class will be take place at Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes, 62 Tilley Drive,South Burlington and includes lunch with our diabetes education team.
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.]]>
Sat, 12 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_-_saturday_class_2011-11-12_593
<![CDATA[100th Anniversary at the Nursing Research &amp; Evidence Based Practice Symposium]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-11 Friday, November 11th, 20115:00-6:30 pmFletcher Allen Health CareMcClure Lobby Conference RoomBurlington, VT
For further information:
Visit our website at www.vtprofessionals.org/oprl/nursesor contact linda.davidson@sec.state.vt.us]]>
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 100th_anniversary_at_the_nursing_research__evidence_based_pr_2011-11-11_594
<![CDATA[Todd Moore Named Senior VP of Managed Care and Revenue Strategy at Fletcher Allen And President, Vermont Managed Care]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-11 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Burlington, VT &ndash; Todd Moore, vice president of Revenue Cycle for the past four years, has been named senior vice president of Managed Care and Revenue Strategy at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a new position within the organization.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Moore has also been named president, Vermont Managed Care, a physician hospital organization (PHO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen. These organizations are management service organizations in which the partners are physicians and hospitals. PHO organizations contract with insurance companies for physician and hospital services. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; During his time as the vice president of Revenue Cycle, Moore helped to negotiate contracts with key insurance companies and helped to lead strategic planning that has enabled Fletcher Allen to navigate the emerging dynamic managed care environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As senior vice president of Managed Care and Revenue Strategy, Moore will play an even greater role in shaping Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s response to health care reform. In his new role as president of Vermont Managed Care, Moore will also provide strategic direction for that company.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &ldquo;Todd&rsquo;s experience fits perfectly with the requirements for this new senior-level position,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, interim president and CEO, Fletcher Allen Health Care. &ldquo;Like every other health care provider, we need to focus on being part of the discussion and fully understanding the new reimbursement methodologies as they develop, both at the state and federal level.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Prior to his role with Fletcher Allen, Moore served for fourteen years as an executive consultant to health care providers and insurers as a principal at the Mercer Consulting Group, a co-founder and partner of his own firm, and as a consulting executive for Cerner Corporation, a health information technology company. In addition, Moore previously served four years as a technology consultant to the financial services industry with Accenture. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Moore holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois.&nbsp;About Vermont Managed CareVermont Managed Care (VMC) was founded in 1991 as a Physician Hospital Organization.&nbsp; A wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen, it currently coordinates the delivery of health care services for a population served by a network of more than over 2,700 primary and specialty care providers and 10 hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire. The VMC Network conducts its own care management, enabling the physician-run network to make day-to-day health care decisions for its patients, rather than a distant third party claims manager. About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 mike_noble_marketing_and_communications_802-847-2886todd_moo_2011-11-11_595
<![CDATA[Vermont Cancer Center - Clinical &amp; Translational Research Symposium]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-10
Harold Varmus, M.D.
J. Walter Juckett Distinguished Lecturer
Director, National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
&nbsp;

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Grand Maple Ballroom

Dudley H. Davis Center

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT
&nbsp;
Conference Co-chairs - Susan Wallace, Ph.D. &amp; Joann Sweasy, Ph.D.]]>
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 vermont_cancer_center_-_clinical__translational_research_sym_2011-11-10_596
<![CDATA[Diabetes Guest Speaker Series - Get Moving to Manage Your Diabetes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-09 Care Exercise Physiologist, who will be discussing exercise and fitness programs for
people with diabetes on Wednesday November 9th from 6:00-7:00 PM.&nbsp;

This free program will be held in the Cardiology Conference Room, 62 Tilley Drive South Burlington and will include a tour of the
Cardiac Rehabilitation Gym.
Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information.]]>
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 diabetes_guest_speaker_series_-_get_moving_to_manage_your_di_2011-11-09_597
<![CDATA[Heatlhsource: The Link between Cancer and Foods]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-07
The Link between Cancer and Foods....Nutrition Makes
a Difference!&nbsp;
Sue Johansen, RD
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Researchers and scientists have said that the easiest and
least expensive way to reduce one's risk of cancer is by eating a healthy
diet.&nbsp; This session will explore&nbsp;what to eat and why&nbsp;for
cancer prevention by reviewing the&nbsp;recommendations from the results of
various studies and current scientific evidence.
Monday, November 7th
6:30-8:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Medical
Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Register online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 heatlhsource_the_link_between_cancer_and_foods_2011-11-07_598
<![CDATA[Survivorship Health Fair]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-05 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
PT 360426 Industrial Avenue, Suite 190Williston, VT
To register please call 860-4360 or email deborah@pt360coop.com
Walks-ins welcome, but please call.]]>
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 survivorship_health_fair_2011-11-05_599
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-02 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: 353 Blair Park Road, Williston VT 05495
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_nov2_2011-11-02_600
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Understanding Parkinson's Disease]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-11-02
Understanding Parkinson&rsquo;s Disease
James Boyd, MD, Assistant Professor of
Neurology, Fletcher Allen Health Care
Join us for an informational session about Parkinson's
disease. Learn the clinical symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other similar
conditions, understand the anatomical and biological changes and hear about the
current treatments and cutting edge research to improve quality of life and
slow progression of the disease.
Wednesday, November 2nd
6:30-8:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Medical
Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Register online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_understanding_parkinsons_disease_2011-11-02_601
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-25 Lubna Pal, MBBS, MRCOG (UK)Associate ProfessorDivision of Reproductive Endocrinology &amp; InfertilityDept. of Ob/Gyn &amp; Reproductive SciencesYale University School of Medicine
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-10-25_602
<![CDATA[Healthsource: CPR ]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-25
CPR ($)
Barbara Liberty, R.N., Corporate Health, Fletcher
Allen
This two-part CPR class with AED certification is
specifically designed to meet the needs of those who are required to maintain
CPR certification for employment or volunteer activities.&nbsp; Participants
will learn the proper technique and application of CPR for the adult, child and
infant. Successful completion of skills demonstration is required to receive a
certification card that is valid for two years. This course is not adequate certification for
healthcare providers. $50 per participant. Class space is limited to 12.&nbsp;
Tuesday, October 25th &amp; Thursday, October
27th
6:00-8:30 pm
UHC Campus, Burlington

There is a $50 charge for this class. Please call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_cpr__2011-10-25_603
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Stress Management #4]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-24 9:30am-10:30am
Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_stress_management_4_2011-10-24_604
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Placed High in National Quality and Accountability Study]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-21 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON VT &ndash; This year&rsquo;s UHC Quality and Accountability Study results placed Fletcher Allen 14th among 101 member academic medical centers across the country in quality of care and patient safety. Over the past three years, Fletcher Allen has moved from 41st in 2009 to 33rd in 2010, to 14th in this year&rsquo;s study.
&ldquo;This is a significant trend that we should celebrate,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s interim president and chief executive officer. &ldquo;This achievement was made possible by all our staff working together to put our patients first. While everyone has a role in making this happen, a special thanks to our clinicians, our nurses, our Environmental Services staff, our Health Information Management (medical records) staff, and our Jeffords Institute for Quality staff.&nbsp;&nbsp; These results demonstrate that Fletcher Allen continues to perform extremely well among our peer academic medical centers.&rdquo;UHC, formerly known as the University HealthSystem Consortium, is an alliance of the nation&rsquo;s leading nonprofit academic medical centers.&nbsp; The results of the study, which UHC has conducted annually since 2005, were released in late September.
The study is designed to help academic medical centers identify structures and processes associated with high performance in quality and safety across a broad spectrum of patient care activity. The Institute of Medicine&rsquo;s 6 domains of care &ndash; mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness, and efficiency &ndash; were used as a guide in structuring the study.
About UHC
UHC is an alliance of the nation&rsquo;s leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. Based in Chicago, Ill, UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 114 academic medical center and 255 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research,and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. Formed in 1984, UHC&rsquo;s membership includes more than 90% of the nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States. For more information, visit www.uhc.edu.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center &ndash; providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York &ndash; and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_placed_high_in_national_quality_accountabilit_2011-10-21_605
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Just Imagine. Developing Skills for Health and Healing]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-19
Just Imagine:&nbsp;Developing
Skills&nbsp;for Health and Healing

Mary Streeter, RA, MS, RRT(CT)
We all can play an active role in our health and healing.
This workshop will discuss the power of the mind/body connection. An
informative lecture and interactive workshop will provide participants with
tools to help manage stress related to a medical procedure, surgery or life.
Wednesday, October 19th
6:30 &ndash; 8:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Medical
Center Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Sign up online or call 847-2278.]]>
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_just_imagine_developing_skills_for_health_and_h_2011-10-19_606
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Signals for Action]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-19 Location:&nbsp;
Cardiac Rehab Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr
So. Burlington
Free&nbsp; and Open to Cardiac Rehab Patients
847-2693]]>
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_signals_for_action_2011-10-19_607
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-18 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-10-18_608 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Wins National Awards for Sustainable Food Leadership]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-18 The "Sustainable Food Procurement Award" recognizes accomplishments in promoting health through food purchasing decisions.&nbsp; $1.5 million of the total annual food budget of $3.5 million is spent on products made in Vermont.&nbsp; In 2010 Fletcher Allen also achieved the following: &nbsp;&nbsp;

42 percent of food and beverage purchases were sustainable.
A variety of products, including yogurt, vegetables, apples, cider and turkey, were purchased directly from farms, ranches, and cooperatives.
35 percent of meat and poultry came from animals not treated with antibiotics.
70 percent of dairy purchases were produced without rBGH growth hormone.

The "Sustainable Food Public Policy and Advocacy Award" acknowledges support for creating a healthy food system.&nbsp;Highlighted activities include:

Supporting Vermont's "Farm to Plate" initiative.
Educating other health care providers, schools and the public through Center for Nutrition and Healthy Food Systems.
Signing the HCWH petition supporting the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act.&nbsp;&nbsp;

"We're honored to receive these awards from Health Care Without Harm, which along with other great partners in Vermont and beyond has helped us create a model food service program that supports our missions to provide the highest quality of care and to be responsible stewards of the environment," said John Brumsted, M.D. interim president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Health Care.
"Transforming our program has been an exciting and rewarding journey, and this recognition will serve to encourage our efforts to assist other institutions that want to follow the same path," he added.
Gary Cohen, president and founder of Health Care Without Harm said "Fletcher Allen is a deserving winner of a double award from our Healthy Food in Healthcare program because of its commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and improving the health of patients, staff and the community. It is a highly successful example of how health care facilities can lead the way to more sustainable practices throughout our society."
The first annual Sustainable Food Awards will be presented at the FoodMed conference October 18-19 in Seattle, WA.
About Health Care Without Harm
HCWH is an international coalition of more than 430 organizations in 52 countries, working to transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment. For more information on HCWH, see www.noharm.org. More than 200 hospitals have signed the HCWH "Healthy Food in Healthcare Pledge" which commits signers to work toward developing sustainable food systems in their facilities.&nbsp; To learn more about HCWH's work on food and other issues related to health carewww.healthyfoodinhealthcare.org
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center - providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York - and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. ]]>
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_wins_national_awards_for_sustainable_food_lea_2011-10-18_609
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Practice Makes Perfect: Aviation Training Techniques in Clinical Simulation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-18 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.Followed by a Q&amp;A session.
Carpenter Auditorium]]>
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_alzheimers_disease_2011-10-18_610
<![CDATA[Pumps &amp; More]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-17 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care, 4th floor, East Pavilion, GYN Conference Room
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_more_oct17_2011-10-17_611
<![CDATA[Healthource: Matter of Balance]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-17 &nbsp;
Call 847-2278 to register.
&nbsp;]]>
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthource_matter_of_balance_2011-10-17_612
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Reflexology]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-17 &nbsp;
Sign up online or call 847-2278. Space is limited.]]>
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_reflexology_2011-10-17_613
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab Weight Loss Class #3]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-17 9:30am-10:30am
Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_weight_loss_class_3_2011-10-17_614
<![CDATA[CANCELED Heatlhsource: Easy Mouth Watering Leftovers ]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-16
CANCELED
Easy Mouth Watering
Leftovers

Alexandra Jasinowski,
BS, cPT, Greater Burlington
Y Wellness Educator
Love Leftovers! This cooking demonstration class will show
you how to turn one basic dish of barbeque chicken into three delicious meals.
This class costs $10 and is limited in size.
Sunday, October 16th
12:00-1:30 pm
South Burlington
&nbsp;
There is a $10 charge for this class. Please call 847-2278 to register.]]>
Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 heatlhsource_easy_mouth_watering_leftovers_2011-10-16_615
<![CDATA[Central Vermont Medical Center and Fletcher Allen Health Care Announce Formal Affiliation]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-14 October 17, 2011Mike NobleFletcher Allen Health Care802-847-2886Susan KruthersCentral Vermont Medical Center802-371-4197
BURLINGTON VT &ndash; Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) and Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today at a press conference that their Boards have each given final approval to a corporate affiliation between the two organizations that took effect October 1. The affiliation was first approved by both Boards in December 2010 when an affiliation agreement was signed, and is being implemented through a new organization &ndash;Fletcher Allen Partners &ndash; the new parent corporation of both CVMC and Fletcher Allen."This is a significant step in developing a coordinated health care system in Vermont that will deliver higher quality care for Vermonters and do it more efficiently," said Judy Tarr Tartaglia, president and chief executive officer of CVMC.&nbsp; "This affiliation builds on existing clinical partnerships and also closely aligns with the state and federal health care reform agendas that promote enhanced integration."Like Judy, I believe that increased collaboration among hospitals and other providers in our state will benefit our patients," said John Brumsted, M.D., interim president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen.&nbsp; "The affiliation also will foster the academic mission. With an integrated health care system, we have an opportunity to train the next generation of physicians, nurses and other providers in a clinical environment of the future &ndash; one that emphasizes coordination and integration &ndash; and to provide expanded opportunities for clinical research."
"This is an example of the kind of collaboration that we want to encourage in Vermont," said Governor Peter Shumlin. "We need health care providers to break down some of the walls between individual institutions and start working as a system. It is only by increasing coordination that we will achieve the highest quality, most efficient health care delivery for all Vermonters."
The affiliation was finalized following a nine-month period of due diligence that began last December after both organizations gave their initial approvals.&nbsp; The due diligence process included state and federal regulatory reviews.

Common Parent Organization

Fletcher Allen Partners has governing powers over both Fletcher Allen and CVMC.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen Partners has a board of trustees drawn from the membership of both organizations' current boards and medical staffs.&nbsp; Interim Fletcher Allen President and CEO Dr. Brumsted will serve as CEO of the system parent; CVMC President and CEO Judy Tarr Tartaglia will serve as senior vice president.
There are 17 board members, 11 from Fletcher Allen and 6 from CVMC.&nbsp; They include from CVMC: Robin Nicholson, Board Chair; Tom Robbins, Vice Chair; Marta Marble, Trustee; Tom Curchin, M.D., Chair of CVMC Medical Group; Andy Minkin, M.D., Gastroenterologist;&nbsp; Brad Watson, M.D. CVMC Medical Staff President (Ex Officio). Note: Dr. Watson's term expires in November, when he will be succeeded by Joe Pekala M.D., who becomes the medical staff president.
Partners board members from Fletcher Allen include: Roger Stone, Chair, Fletcher Allen Board of Trustees; John Brumsted, M.D., Interim President and CEO, Fletcher Allen; Steve Marsh, Chair, Board Audit Committee; John Powell, Chair, Board Finance Committee; Jan Carney, M.D., Chair, Board Planning Committee; Sarah Carpenter, Chair, Board Ethics &amp; Quality Committee; Donald Gilbert, Chair, Board Compensation Committee; Richard Morin, M.D., Dean, UVM College of Medicine and member of the Board of Trustees; Trustees Betsy Davis and Gretchen Morse; and Stephen Leffler, M.D., Fletcher Allen Medical Staff President (Ex officio), who is also a Board member.
Existing Hospitals to Retain Identities, Separate Medical Staffs
Under the affiliation, Fletcher Allen and CVMC will retain their current identities.&nbsp;&nbsp; Each party remains a separate free-standing hospital with its own board, management, workforce, licensure, medical staff (including credentialing and governance), and endowment. The medical staffs of each hospital will remain separate with separate credentialing and governance.
System Activities
This affiliation builds on existing clinical partnerships between CVMC and Fletcher Allen.&nbsp; For example, Fletcher Allen already provides specialized physician services for the Central Vermont community on the CVMC campus including general surgery, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, gynecologic oncology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and family medicine services at Berlin Family Health.
The parent organization, over time, will carry out centralized activities for the benefit of patients of both CVMC and Fletcher Allen, such as:

Regional strategic planning
Joint quality and clinical initiative
Joint purchasing and supply chain management
Tax-exempt bond borrowing
Development of a common electronic health record platform

The parent organization also has approval rights over significant matters of each organization such as budgets, strategic plans, and major financial decisions.
The system will carry out centralized activities for the benefit of patients of both CVMC and Fletcher Allen.&nbsp; Joint work councils will be established in the following areas: clinical care &amp; quality, supply chain &amp; facilities planning, information technology, finances, and human resources.&nbsp; Judy Tarr Tartaglia will oversee the work of these councils.
Here are some examples of collaborative work that has already begun:

Physician leaders at Fletcher Allen and CVMC are collaborating to determine how both intensive care units can best work together to ensure that patients are treated locally whenever possible, or transferred to Fletcher Allen for more specialized care, when appropriate
In coordination with the Blueprint for Health, Fletcher Allen and CVMC are collaborating to reduce hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations of patients with congestive heart failure.&nbsp; Plans include the development of a standardized approach to ensure consistent care and regular communication with health care providers.&nbsp; A variety of support systems are being implemented to ensure that patients understand their treatment and participate in monitoring their health status at home.
Fletcher Allen and CVMC have jointly identified opportunities to align and combine service and supply contracts for the two organizations with the goal of saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in the coming year.
Leaders at Fletcher Allen and CVMC are working on a plan to bring CVMC onto the Fletcher Allen information systems platform so that CVMC physicians and employees will have access to the same electronic health record software that Fletcher Allen implemented across its inpatient and outpatient areas in 2009-2010.

About CVMC
Central Vermont Medical Center consists of a not-for-profit acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of in-patient and out-patient services and 24-hour emergency care, National Life Cancer Treatment Center, Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, and 17 medical group practices.&nbsp; Our mission is to work collaboratively to meet the needs and improve the health of the residents of central Vermont.&nbsp; Visit www.cvmc.org for additional information.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center &ndash; providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York &ndash; and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.

Affiliation Creates Parent Organization "Fletcher Allen Partners"

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<![CDATA[Thomas Lahiri, M.D. Receives National Humanitarian Award]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-13 BURLINGTON, VT - Thomas Lahiri, M.D., medical director of Pediatric Pulmonology at Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital at Fletcher Allen and Associate Professor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, has been selected to receive the D. Robert McCaffree Humanitarian Award from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and the CHEST Foundation.
The award comes with a $15,000 grant which will be used by the Burlington-based Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation for a documentary project called &ldquo;Living Extreme with Cystic Fibrosis.&rdquo; &nbsp;The Foundation will produce short and long-form videos that capture the stories of people who live successfully with cystic fibrosis and push the limits of what was once thought to be possible.
&ldquo;The primary target of the videos will be patients, families and care providers, but they can also be used to promote a healthy and active lifestyle for people with other respiratory diseases and the general public,&rdquo; said Dr. Lahiri. The award will be presented in October at the ACCP annual meeting.]]>
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 thomas_lahiri_md_receives_national_humanitarian_award_2011-10-13_617
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Stroke Prevention]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-12
Ruby Merali,
MS, APRN, Stroke Nurse
Practitioner
Stroke
is the nation&rsquo;s third leading cause of death after cardiac disease and cancer,
and is one of the principal causes of serious, long-term disability. &nbsp;Learn how to modify stroke risk factors and to
understand the signs and symptoms of stroke.
Wednesday,
October 12th
6:30-8:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center
Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Sign up online or call 847-2278 to register.]]>
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_stroke_prevention_2011-10-12_618
<![CDATA[Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-12 FREE!
Healthier Living with Chronic Pain Workshop
This
free series of workshops will provide you with tools and information to help you
manage your chronic pain and live a healthier life.
Wednesdays,
October 12th - November 16th
2:00
- 4:30 p.m.Milton Family Practice, Milton
Register
by calling (802) 847-2278. ]]>
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_chronic_pain_workshop_2011-10-12_619
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-11 Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-10-11_620 <![CDATA[Cigna Names Fletcher Allen Transplant Program Center of Excellence]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-11 Move Eliminates Need for Individuals to Travel Out of State for Car
&nbsp;Burlington VT &ndash; Cigna has added Fletcher Allen Health Care to its centers of excellence transplant network for kidney, pancreas, and simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplants, making it possible for individuals in Vermont to receive this critical care closer to home.
To be included in the Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network&reg;, Fletcher Allen's Transplant Program had to demonstrate superior outcomes and meet stringent cost management requirements.
"This recognition acknowledges the excellent outcomes and patient-centered care our dedicated transplant team provides," said Antonio Di Carlo, M.D., Division Chief of Transplantation. "We are excited to be able to offer our highly specialized services to individuals through the Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network."
About Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network
Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network contracts with approximately 550 transplant programs at more than 130 independent transplant centers that are nationally recognized for their clinical outcomes. To learn more about Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network, please visit www.cignalifesource.com or call 1-877-733-1709.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center &ndash; providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York &ndash; and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cigna_names_transplant_program_center_of_excellence_2011-10-11_621
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Biomarkers and Beyond: The Science of Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-11 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.Followed by a Q&amp;A session.
Carpenter Auditorium]]>
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_clinical_simulation_2011-10-11_622
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Weight Loss Class #2]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-10 9:30am-10:30am
Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_weight_loss_class_2_2011-10-10_623
<![CDATA[Breast Cancer Conference]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-07 Sheraton Burlington Hotel &amp; Conference Center
&nbsp;
http://vtbreastcancerconference.org/]]>
Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 breast_cancer_conference_2011-10-07_624
<![CDATA[Heatlhsource: Senior Strength]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-06
Senior Strength
Tristan Lanfear,
Certified Instructor, Greater Burlington
Y
Senior Strength works on strength, balance, and breathing.
We will be going through a series of exercises to work your whole body. Use any
size dumbbell you want and learn proper technique for exercising.
Thursday, October 6th
1:30-2:30 pm
Greater Burlington
Y, Winooski
&nbsp;
Register online or call 847-2278.]]>
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 heatlhsource_senior_strength_2011-10-06_625
<![CDATA[Stephen Leffler, M.D. Named Chief Medical Officer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-05 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Stephen Leffler M.D. has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Fletcher Allen Health Care.&nbsp; He is currently medical director of the Emergency Department and president of the medical staff.
Dr. Leffler succeeds John Brumsted M.D., Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s interim president and chief executive officer. As CMO, Dr. Leffler will be the senior clinical executive responsible for medical staff affairs, the Jeffords Institute for Quality, technology management and ethics. He will also participate in strategic planning and lead continued development of a regional integrated system of care, drawing upon his experience working with other hospitals and physicians in the area.
During his nearly two decades at Fletcher Allen Dr. Leffler has served on numerous clinical committees and has been a key collaborator on significant organizational initiatives including Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s regional STEMI project -a program to ensure heart attack victims receive life-saving care as rapidly as possible.
Dr. Leffler received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico in 1993.]]>
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 stephen_leffler_md_named_chief_medical_officer_2011-10-05_626
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-05 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: 353 Blair Park Road, Williston VT 05495
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_oct5_2011-10-05_627
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - A Guide to Breast Imaging: The Latest Technology for Screening and Detecting Cancer]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-04 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.Followed by a Q&amp;A session.
Carpenter Auditorium]]>
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_mammography_2011-10-04_628
<![CDATA[Healthlier Living Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-04 &nbsp;
Call 847-2278 to register.]]>
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthlier_living_workshop_2011-10-04_629
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Falls Prevention]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-03
Falls Prevention
Julie Adams, PT &amp;
Dawn Weening, RN Fletcher Allen Health Care
Are you feeling less steady on your feet these days?&nbsp;
Learn how to recognize the factors within yourself and your environment that
could lead to falls, and how to eliminate as many as you can.
Monday, October 3rd
6:30-8:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Medical Center
Campus, Burlington
&nbsp;
Register online or call 847-2278.]]>
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_falls_prevention_2011-10-03_630
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Weight Loss Class #1]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-03 9:30am-10:30am
Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab___weight_loss_class_1_2011-10-03_631
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Recognized in U.S. News &amp; World Report Listings]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-03 Twelve Physicians Considered Within the Top 1% Nationally in Their Field
Six Specialties and Electronic Medical Record Highly Ranked
[photo1L]BURLINGTON VT &ndash; Twenty-three physicians and six specialty areas at Fletcher Allen Health Care have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report magazine as being the best in Vermont and northern New York for 2011. Half of the 23 physicians were ranked within the top 1% in their specialties nationally. The academic medical center was also honored for being one of the leading hospitals in the nation in the adoption of electronic medical records.
Those making the publication&rsquo;s &ldquo;Top Doctors&rdquo; list span 15 specialty areas and were selected based on a peer nominating process. (see complete list below).
Six adult specialty areas were ranked as &ldquo;High Performing.&rdquo; They are: Ear, Nose &amp; Throat, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology &amp; Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics.&nbsp; To earn this distinction, performance must be competitive with the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals.&nbsp;
U.S. News and World Report (USN&amp;WR) surveyed nearly 10,000 specialists and sifted through data for almost 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties, from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety, and hospital reputation were a few of the factors considered.
Electronic Health Record System Among Best in the Nation
In national rankings by USN&amp;WR, Fletcher Allen landed in the top 3.5% of hospitals that, in the view of the magazine, places it &ldquo;in the vanguard of centers leading medicine into the era of electronic medical records&rdquo; earning it a place on the &ldquo;Most Connected&rdquo; list. &nbsp;This year, only 118 hospitals nationwide made this list, and Fletcher Allen was the only hospital in Vermont, New Hampshire and upstate New York to do so.
USN&amp;WR defines a hospital as Most Connected if it has met twin standards: achieving a very high level of electronic medical record (EMR) adoption according to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society standards, and earning either a national Best Hospital ranking or a high-performing designation in one or more medical specialties.
&ldquo;Recognition from this widely-regarded publication is the latest acknowledgement of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s excellence in providing safe, high quality patient care,&rdquo; said Sandra Dalton, R.N. senior vice president for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very proud to be able to bring nationally ranked physicians, advanced specialty care and leading edge technology to the people of Vermont and northern New York.&rdquo;
All of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s patient services are now linked together through its electronic medical record system, which was initialized in June 2009 within the inpatient areas, pharmacy and the Emergency Department.&nbsp; By the December 2010, all of its clinic sites and patient services were part of the system.
From the patients&rsquo; perspective, the most visible use of technology is when they are visiting their physicians. Doctors have electronic access to their patients&rsquo; medical records &ndash; including radiology images, laboratory reports, clinic notes, medications, discharge notes and summaries of previous visits to any physician in the Fletcher Allen system.
U.S. News and World Report 2011 &ldquo;Top Doctors&rdquo; in the Region
Note: Click on name to see credentials and other information.
Brundage, William J.
Cooper, Sheldon M.
Couch, Marion &nbsp;*
Fram, Daniel
Grunberg, Steven M. *
Hebert, James *
Heimann, Ruth *
Homans, Alan C. *
Hood, Virginia L.
Hudziak, James J. *
Hyman, Neil H. *
Krag, David N. *
Lazarovich, Mark
McFadden, David W. *
Nathan, Muriel H.
Parsons, Polly *
Penar, Paul L. *
Raszka, William Jr. *
Shapiro, Robert E.
Silverman, Damon A.
Sofferman, Robert A.
Solomon, Richard J.
Verschraegen, Claire F. *
* Indicates that a physician is in the top 1% in the nation in his/her specialty according to Castle Connolly, a medical rating organization.
About Fletcher Allen Health Care
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.&nbsp;
Fletcher Allen is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia]]>
Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_recognized_in_us_news__world_report_listings_2011-10-03_632
<![CDATA[Healthsource: Terrific Toddlers]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-10-01
Terrific Toddlers
Lewis First, MD and
Mary Lee Ritter, PNP Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital, Fletcher Allen
Toddlers are terrific! This workshop will focus on caring
for your children through the toddler years. Class content will address
nutritional needs, behavioral strategies for those &ldquo;challenging&rdquo; moments, and
advice on handling the occasional temper tantrum.&nbsp;
Saturday, October 1st
10:00-11:30 am
O&rsquo;Brien Community Center, Winooski
&nbsp;
Call 847-2278 to register or sign up online!]]>
Sat, 01 Oct 2011 00:00:00 -0400 terrific_toddlers_2011-10-01_633
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-29 7:30-8:30 AM
Davis Auditorium
Neurosurgery M&amp;Ms to follow]]>
Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-09-29_634
<![CDATA[Prostate Health Class: What Every Man Should Know]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-28 Scott Perrapato, D.O. Urologist and Urologic Oncologist, Associate Professor, University of Vermont College of Medicine
In this free class, Dr. Scott Perrapato of the UVM Medical Group at Fletcher Allen offers complete information on causes and prevention of prostate cancer including general health and nutrition tips, keys to early diagnosis, and treatment options.
WHEN: 6-7 p.m. (Q &amp; A to follow)
WHERE: Davis Auditorium, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Medical Center Campus, Burlington
Register online for this free event or call 802-847-2115.]]>
Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 prostate_health_class_2011-09-28_635
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - Bringing Cutting-Edge Medicine to the Community: Clinical Trials at UVM/FAHC]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-27 Anne Dixon, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Beth Kirkpatrick, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Vaccine Testing Center
Daniel Lustgarten, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Research Laboratory
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.Followed by a Q&amp;A session
Carpenter Auditorium]]>
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_clinical_trials_panel_2011-09-27_636
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-27 Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., RDProfessor, Nutrition and Food Sciences and MedicineChair, Department of Nutrition and Food ServicesUVM
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyngrandrounds_2011-09-27_637
<![CDATA[Endocrinology and Diabetes Guest Speaker Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-27 Please join us on Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM for a presentation on health care resources you may qualify for by Ann Slattery, RN, BSW, Health Assistance Coordinator, Coummunity Health Imporvement, Fletcher Allen Health Care
This free presentation will take place at Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes at 62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington.&nbsp; Please call (802) 847-4576 for more information and to register for this class.]]>
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 endocrinology_and_diabetes_guest_speaker_series_2011-09-27_638
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Receives Three-Year Accreditation From The Joint Commission]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-27 Michael CarreseMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
Organization Wins High Praise From Surveyors&nbsp;&nbsp;
BURLINGTON VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care has received a full three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission following a week-long visit by the commission&rsquo;s site surveyors in August. Although the accreditation covers three years from August 2011 to August 2014, The Joint Commission reserves the right to revisit an accredited organization at any time.
The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits health care organizations on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).&nbsp; CMS is the branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.
Accreditation means that Fletcher Allen meets the numerous quality standards of The Joint Commission and continues to be eligible to receive Medicare and Medicaid payments for services provided to patients.
The commission&rsquo;s final report on the survey, received last week, contained no significant findings, a term used when the surveyors classify a situation or condition serious enough to warrant immediate correction. Instead, surveyors made some suggestions for improvements in how we document care, and suggested improvements regarding the environment of care. The institution is addressing these areas.
In an email to all staff, John Brumsted, M.D., Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s interim president and chief executive officer, wrote, &ldquo;I am pleased to share with you that the report is by far the best our academic medical center has ever received. The surveyors were highly complimentary of our organization and confirmed no significant findings that relate to direct patient care. This is truly remarkable for a delivery system of our size and complexity and speaks to the skill, expertise and caring of the entire Fletcher Allen team.&nbsp; The surveyors praised our caring and compassionate staff, and described us as a high-
quality organization with best-in-class practices.&nbsp; This is very validating feedback, and we take great pride in these results.&rdquo;
In the past, the surveyors focused on institutional policies and systems. Steady improvement in those areas has resulted in a change of focus to discussions about how the organization can maintain the current high level of performance achieved by having good systems and policies in place.
The surveyors cited the Radiation Oncology facility as &ldquo;a model unit&rdquo;; they highlighted the work of the inpatient Psychiatry teams, the Pediatric care practices in the Comfort Zone, a unit that helps children make the transition into a surgical procedure; they were impressed by the high-quality imaging equipment; they identified Nutrition Services and Emergency Management areas as &ldquo;best-in-class&rdquo;; and they cited the excellent practices of the Patient Placement Center where conversations between staff and referring providers wanting to transfer patients to Fletcher Allen are recorded and used for training and quality improvement.
Survey results are available on The Joint Commission website at: http://www.qualitycheck.org/consumer/searchresults.aspx?nm=Fletcher+Allen+Health+Care&amp;ddstatelist=&amp;st_nm=-1&amp;st=
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.&nbsp;
Fletcher Allen now has affiliations with three northern New York hospitals &ndash; Inter-Lakes Health (Ticonderoga, NY), Alice Hyde Medical Center (Malone, NY) and Canton-Potsdam Hospital (Potsdam, NY). With more than 30 patient care sites and 100 outreach clinics, programs and services throughout the region, Fletcher Allen is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region.
For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia. ]]>
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_receives_three-year_accreditation_from_the_jo_2011-09-27_639
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-22 7:30-8:30 AM
Davis Auditorium
Vascular Surgery M&amp;Ms to follow]]>
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-09-22_640
<![CDATA[American Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Speaks at Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-21 American snowboarder and Vermont native, Kevin Pearce will speak as part of the celebration of National Rehab week. In December 2009, while training for the Olympic trials, Kevin suffered a traumatic brain injury ending his career and leaving him in a medically induced coma. Hear Kevin speak about his recovery, the importance of helmets and the prevention of traumatic brain injury.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Davis Auditorium, Fletcher Allen Health Care
FREE and open to the public
Sponsored by the Schubart Oliver Endowment at Fletcher Allen]]>
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 american_snowboarder_kevin_pearce_speaks_at_fletcher_allen_2011-09-21_641
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-20 Marlene B. Goldman, ScDProfessor and DirectorDivision of Clinical Research&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; andJames L. Whiteside, M.D.Associate ProfessorFemale Pelvic Medicine&amp; Reconstructive SurgeryDartmouth Hitchcock Medical CenterLebanon, New Hampshire
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyngrandrounds_2011-09-20_642
<![CDATA[Community Medical School - It's a Stretch: Is Connective Tissue the Link to Yoga's Benefits?]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-20 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.Followed by a Q&amp;A session.
Carpenter Auditorium]]>
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 community_medical_school_acupuncture_massage_and_yoga_2011-09-20_643
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-15 7:30-8:30 AM
Davis Auditorium
Surgical Oncology M&amp;Ms to follow]]>
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-09-15_644
<![CDATA[A $90,000 Gift from the Mary Haas Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Foundation Creates Early Detection Program at Fletcher Allen]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-15 Michael CarreseMarketing&nbsp;&nbsp;and Communications802-847-2886 BURLINGTON, VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen announced today that it has received a $90,000 gift from the Vermont-based Mary Haas Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Foundation. The money will be used to equip primary care providers with the information&nbsp;they need to make ovarian cancer screening a routine part of their patient care practice in an effort&nbsp;to detect&nbsp;this disease&nbsp;in its early stages.
&ldquo;We are deeply honored that the Mary Haas Foundation has chosen to make this gift to Fletcher Allen,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, M.D., interim chief executive officer. &ldquo;This gift will enable us to improve our efforts in early detection of ovarian cancer in the primary care setting. Our hope is that the practices we implement because of this gift will become a national model and have a positive impact on women&rsquo;s health beyond Fletcher Allen.&rdquo;
&nbsp;&ldquo;While others lead in seeking a cure for cancer, the Mary Haas Foundation is focused on saving lives now through early detection,&rdquo; said Meredith Burak, foundation president and daughter of the late Mary Haas. &ldquo;Through this partnership with Fletcher Allen we will be able to reach a significant number of women in Vermont through their health care providers in an efficient manner.&rdquo;
Because early detection is infrequent, ovarian cancer is nicknamed the &ldquo;silent killer.&rdquo; In its early stages, symptoms can go unnoticed or are thought to be associated with various other disorders. As a result, more than 75 percent of ovarian cancer patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage (Stage III or IV), leaving a fifteen to thirty percent chance of survival.&nbsp; However, if caught early enough (Stage I or II) women have a ninety percent chance of surviving this form of cancer for at least five years or more. &nbsp;If diagnosed early the overall survival rate is 93%; however, only 19% of ovarian cancer is diagnosed at the earliest stage.
The disease may signal its presence with vague symptoms, even in early-stage ovarian cancer. These symptoms include recent, frequent bloating; pain in the belly or pelvis; difficulty eating or feeling full quickly; or urinary problems, such as an urgent need to urinate or urinating more often than usual.
Other symptoms that women with ovarian cancer may have include fatigue, indigestion, back pain, pain with intercourse, constipation, and changes in their menstrual cycles. But these symptoms are also common in women who don't have ovarian cancer. &nbsp;
If these symptoms are new and unusual, and persist daily for more than two weeks, a woman should see her doctor and ask about ovarian cancer.
About The Mary Haas Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Foundation
The Mary Haas Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Foundation was established in honor of longtime Vermont resident and 30-year Merrill Lynch veteran Mary Haas who lost her battle with ovarian cancer on July 12, 2009, only fifteen months after being diagnosed.
Composed of volunteers, the Mary Haas Foundation is using all funds raised to fulfill the simple, unmet and dire need of timely diagnosis of ovarian cancer by: designing a partnership with Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center, located in Burlington, VT; establishing The Mary Haas Ovarian Cancer Research Fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City; and organizing awareness programs in Vermont, New York and soon in Massachusetts. To learn more, visit our website at www.maryhaasfoundation.org.]]>
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 a_90000_gift_from_the_mary_haas_ovarian_cancer_early_detecti_2011-09-15_645
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-13 Brenda L. Waters, M.D.Associate ProfessorDepartment of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyngrandrounds_2011-09-13_646
<![CDATA[Pumps &amp; More]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-12 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care, 4th floor, East Pavilion, GYN Conference Room
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_more_sept12_2011-09-12_647
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-08 7:30-8:30 AM
Davis Auditorium
Trauma M&amp;Ms to follow]]>
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-09-08_648
<![CDATA[William &quot;Chip&quot; Holmes Named to Top Post at Moses-Ludington Hospital]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-07 Michael CarreseMarketing&nbsp;&nbsp;and Communications802-847-2886
TICONDEROGA NY &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT and Moses-Ludington Hospital announce the appointment of William &ldquo;Chip&rdquo; Holmes as president and chief executive officer, Moses-Ludington Hospital, effective Monday, October 31. He will also join the vice president team within Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Holmes comes to Moses-Ludington from Quorum Health Resources. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Quorum is a hospital management company focused on not-for-profit hospital management services.&nbsp; Holmes was a regional vice president responsible for executive and operational oversight of 14 not-for-profit hospitals and health systems in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.
&ldquo;I am looking forward to leading Moses-Ludington through the dynamic environment all hospitals face in this era of health care reform,&rdquo; Holmes said.&nbsp; &ldquo;Even with the challenges ahead, the organization will have many opportunities to shape health care in the region particularly as we explore potential initiatives with the Hudson Headwaters Health Network. Further, the additional expertise that is available to Moses-Ludington through the affiliation with Fletcher Allen will be of great benefit as we go forward. I can&rsquo;t wait to begin and to meet people in the community.&rdquo;
&ldquo;Chip is a seasoned hospital executive and I am very pleased that he accepted the position with us,&rdquo; said Sandra Bolton, Chairperson, Inter-Lakes Health Board of Directors. &ldquo;As a native of Fairfax, Vermont and having served as CEO of Littleton Regional Hospital in New Hampshire, he is no stranger to our region.&nbsp; He brings the experience of serving in small and large facilities and their respective health systems in both rural and urban settings.&rdquo;
Holmes will replace Charles Miceli, C.P.M., vice president of Supply Chain and Pharmacy Services at Fletcher Allen, who served as Moses-Ludington&rsquo;s interim chief executive officer while the search for a permanent CEO was conducted.&nbsp; Miceli has served in that position since April 2011.
Prior to his responsibilities as a Quorum Regional Vice President, Holmes most recently served as chief executive officer at Littleton Regional Hospital from 2001-2006. He has also served as chief operating officer at Abilene Regional Medical Center, Abilene, TX, and has more than 20 years experience in hospital administration.
Holmes received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology at Union College, Schenectady, NY, followed by a Master of Health Administration degree at Tulane University, New Orleans. He is board-certified in health care management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Holmes is married to Margie Laferriere from St. Johnsbury, VT and is the proud father of two teenage daughters, Carson and Isabelle Holmes.
About Moses-Ludington
Moses-Ludington Corporation is a family of health services located in Ticonderoga, NY between Lake George and Lake Champlain in the Adirondack Mountains.&nbsp; Inter-lakes Health services patients from Essex, Warren and Washington Counties. The not-for-profit family members include Moses-Ludington Hospital, a 15-bed Critical Access Hospital, Heritage Commons Residential Health Care, a 84-bed nursing home, Moses-Ludington Adult Care, a 23-bed adult home, the Inter-Lakes Dental Clinic, and Lord Howe Estates, a 43-unit HUD Section 8 202 multi-family housing complex for low income elderly.&nbsp;
Our mission is to be a caring, community responsive health care partner that promotes wellness, individual dignity, and quality and value.
It is our vision to facilitate a coordinated continuum of quality, cost-effective health services which include acute and emergency services, assessment and referral, primary care, long- term care, restorative services, education and community outreach. To learn more, please join us at www.interlakeshealth.com.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.&nbsp;
Fletcher Allen now has affiliations with three northern New York hospitals &ndash; Inter-Lakes Health (Ticonderoga, NY), Alice Hyde Medical Center (Malone, NY) and Canton-Potsdam Hospital (Potsdam, NY). With more than 30 patient care sites and 100 outreach clinics, programs and services throughout the region, Fletcher Allen is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region.
For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.]]>
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 william_chip_holmes_named_to_top_post_at_moses-ludington_hos_2011-09-07_649
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-07 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: 353 Blair Park Road, Williston VT 05495
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_sept7_2011-09-07_650
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-09-06 Edward C. Borrazzo, M.D.Professor, Department of SurgeryUVM/FAHC
7:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyngrandrounds_2011-09-06_651
<![CDATA[Avoiding Dangers at Home During Storm Recovery ]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-31 Poison Center Offers Tips on Safely Using Generatorsand Handling Food&nbsp;&nbsp;
Burlington &ndash; The Northern New England Poison Center (NNEPC) is encouraging Vermonters without electricity or those whose homes have been flooded to learn how to use portable generators and handle food safely as recovery from tropical storm Irene continues.&nbsp;
&ldquo;Incorrect use of generators or mishandling of food can lead to poisoning and even death,&rdquo; said Gayle Finkelstein, Poison Prevention Educator at Fletcher Allen Health Care.&nbsp; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s important for everyone to know how to avoid harm while living in these difficult circumstances.&rdquo;
Here are key guidelines to safe use of a generator:

Never use a generator near windows, doors or other vents leading into the home, or in any enclosed space such as garages, basements or under a deck.
Place the generator at least 15 feet away from your home and all nearby homes or buildings.&nbsp; Placing it 20-25 feet away is ideal.
Point the exhaust away from your home and all nearby homes or buildings.
Store a 25-foot or longer extension cord with your generator so it can be connected to appliances. &nbsp;
Never hook-up a generator directly to household wiring.
Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.

The initial symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to the flu but without a fever. If you feel sick or dizzy or have a headache while operating a generator, get to fresh air right away and call the Northern New England Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.&nbsp;
&ldquo;In terms of food safety, spoilage from lack of refrigeration is not the only concern.&nbsp; Exposure to flood water can cause serious problems as well,&rdquo; said Finkelstein.
The NNEPC recommends that non-waterproof containers that come into contact with flood water should be discarded.&nbsp;&nbsp; Examples include cardboard boxes, screw-caps, snap lids, pull tops and home canned food. Waterproof containers that show signs of swelling, leaking, denting, crushing, rusting or have holes cannot be effectively cleaned and need to be thrown out.&nbsp;
Waterproof cans and pouches can be cleaned as follows:

Remove labels if possible
Brush off dirt
Wash the container with soap and water
Rinse thoroughly in safe drinking water

These items should then be sanitized by either boiling them for two minutes or soaking them for 15 minutes in a solution of 1 gallon of water and 1 tablespoon of unscented, liquid bleach.&nbsp; Containers should be air-dried and relabeled if labels were removed.&nbsp;
Food kept in a closed refrigerator will stay cold for up to four hours.&nbsp; If a power outage lasts longer, use a cooler with ice or ice packs. If the freezer is full and kept closed the food should stay cold for up to 48 hours; 24 hours for a half-full freezer.&nbsp; Beyond that time period, consider using dry ice.&nbsp; Food that still contains ice crystals or remains below 40&deg;F may be safely refrozen.&nbsp;
Refrigerated meat, poultry, fish, leftovers and eggs need to be kept below 40&deg;F, and if frozen below 0 &deg;F.&nbsp; If any of these foods stay above 40&deg; F for more than 2 hours, they will need to be thrown away.
If you get sick after eating potentially spoiled or contaminated food, call the NNEPC at 1-800-222-1222.]]>
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 vermonters_face_dangers_at_home_during_storm_recovery___2011-08-31_652
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Weight Loss Class #1]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-29 Phase II Cardiac Rehab Patients
9:30-10:30
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington]]>
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab___weight_loss_class_1_2011-08-29_653
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Beyond Phase II]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-24 Location:&nbsp;
Cardiac Rehab Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr
So. Burlington Free&nbsp; and Open to Cardiac Rehab Patients
847-2693]]>
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab__beyond_phase_ii_2011-08-24_654
<![CDATA[From Our Blog: School's in for Summer - How our New Residents Make It a Great Season to Receive Care]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-23 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 from_our_blog_schools_in_for_summer__how_our_new_residents_m_2011-08-23_655 <![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Weight Loss Class #4]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-22 9:30am-10:30am
Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_weight_loss_class_4_2011-08-22_656
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Health Care Earns Blue Distinction Center Recognition]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-17 Michael CarreseMarketing&nbsp;&nbsp;and Communications802-847-2886
Berlin, VT &ndash;Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is proud to announce that Fletcher Allen Health Care, recently earned two Blue Distinction Center recognitions&mdash;one for knee and hip replacement, and another for spine surgery. Fletcher Allen&nbsp;is the only northern Vermont hospital and one of two state facilities to earn this designation.
Blue Distinction is a title awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that demonstrate expertise in delivering quality health care. The designation is based on rigorous, evidence-based, objective selection criteria established with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. Its goal is to help consumers find quality specialty care on a consistent basis, while enabling and encouraging health care professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care nationwide.
&ldquo;Fletcher Allen Health Care continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence in knee and hip replacement care, as well as spine surgery care, with these Blue Distinction Center recognitions,&rdquo; says BCBSVT&rsquo;s CEO Don George.
&ldquo;Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is more than proud to partner with such an excellent medical center,&rdquo; George adds.
Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement have demonstrated a commitment to quality care and comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement, total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery provide comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association determines Blue Center Distinctions through a number of demanding criteria, including: the hospital must be fully accredited; physicians and surgeons must be Board Certified, and; the hospital must perform a high volume of appropriate procedures, such as knee and hip replacement and spine surgery.
&ldquo;I&rsquo;m pleased that Fletcher Allen has been recognized by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Centers program. Their evidence-based selection criteria provides the public with independent assurance that Fletcher Allen delivers exceptionally high-quality care in spine surgery and in knee and hip replacements. This designation recognizes the expertise of our orthopedic and neurosurgical providers and underscores the commitment to excellence they demonstrate every day,&rdquo; said John Brumsted, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland was also recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Two other hospitals in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont network also previously earned Blue Distinction Center recognition; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, as well as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery. Both facilities are located in Lebanon, N.H.
For more information on the Blue Distinction Centers, visit http://www.bcbs.com/innovations/bluedistinction/.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state&rsquo;s only Vermont-based health insurer and is the largest private health plan in Vermont. The non-profit company employs more than 340 people and provides health care benefits for more than 150,000 Vermonters. The company offers benefits and services to virtually all Vermont populations through its array of products and through its partner companies, The Vermont Health Plan (TVHP) and Comprehensive Benefits Administrators. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.]]>
Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_health_care_earns_blue_distinction_center_2011-08-17_657
<![CDATA[Pumps &amp; More]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-15 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care, 4th floor, East Pavilion, GYN Conference Room
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
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Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_more_aug15_2011-08-15_658
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Weight Loss Class #3]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-15 9:30am-10:30am
Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardio_rehab_weight_loss_class_3_2011-08-15_659
<![CDATA[Healthier Living With Diabetes - Free Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-12 If you or someone you know is living with diabetes this free
workshop is for you! Some of the topics covered are healthy eating,
glucose monitoring, physical activity and medications to prevent
diabetes-specific problems.&nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp;
Given Health Care - University Health Center
Fridays, July 8th - August 12th&nbsp; 2-4:30pm
&nbsp;
Please call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_-_free_workshop_2011-08-12_660
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Benefits of Exercise ]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-10 Location:&nbsp;
Cardiac Rehab Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr
So. Burlington Free&nbsp; and Open to Cardiac Rehab Patients
847-2693]]>
Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab__benefits_of_exercise__2011-08-10_661
<![CDATA[Healthier Living With Diabetes - Free Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-05 If you or someone you know is living with diabetes this free
workshop is for you! Some of the topics covered are healthy eating,
glucose monitoring, physical activity and medications to prevent
diabetes-specific problems.&nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp;
Given Health Care - University Health Center
Fridays, July 8th - August 12th&nbsp; 2-4:30pm
&nbsp;
Please call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_-_free_workshop_2011-08-05_662
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab: Reversing Coronary Artery Disease]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-08-03 Location:&nbsp;
Cardiac Rehab Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr
So. Burlington
Free&nbsp; and Open to Cardiac Rehab Patients
847-2693]]>
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_reversing_coronary_artery_disease_2011-08-03_663
<![CDATA[Healthier Living With Diabetes - Free Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-29 If you or someone you know is living with diabetes this free
workshop is for you! Some of the topics covered are healthy eating,
glucose monitoring, physical activity and medications to prevent
diabetes-specific problems.&nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp;
Given Health Care - University Health Center
Fridays, July 8th - August 12th&nbsp; 2-4:30pm
&nbsp;
Please call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_-_free_workshop_2011-07-29_664
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab Nuturtion Class #2]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-27 Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_nuturtion_class_2_2011-07-27_665
<![CDATA[Living Well With Diabetes Class - Part 2]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-25 Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes will be offering our next session of Living Well
with Diabetes on July 18th and 25th.&nbsp; This class is
scheduled in two sessions from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on consecutive Mondays.&nbsp;
Participants should register for both sessions and are welcome to bring a
support person to class.
&nbsp;
Please call 847-4576 to register.
62 Tilley Drive, Suite 202, South Burlington, VT

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Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_class_-_part_2_2011-07-25_666
<![CDATA[Healthier Living With Diabetes - Free Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-22 If you or someone you know is living with diabetes this free
workshop is for you! Some of the topics covered are healthy eating,
glucose monitoring, physical activity and medications to prevent
diabetes-specific problems.&nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp;
Given Health Care - University Health Center
Fridays, July 8th - August 12th&nbsp; 2-4:30pm
&nbsp;
Please call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_-_free_workshop_2011-07-22_667
<![CDATA[Knee Health Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-20 Free, 6-7pm, Orthopedic Specialty Center on Tilley Drive; reservations: www.fletcherallen.org/kneeclass or (802) 847-7578.]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 knee_health_classes_2011-07-20_668 <![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab Nutrition Class #1]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-20 Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants]]>
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab__nutrition_class_1_2011-07-20_669
<![CDATA[Pumps &amp; More]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-18 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care, 4th floor, East Pavilion, GYN Conference Room
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_more_july18_2011-07-18_670
<![CDATA[Living Well With Diabetes Class - Part 1 of 2]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-18 Endocrinology &amp; Diabetes will be offering our next session of Living Well
with Diabetes on July 18th and 25th.&nbsp; This class is
scheduled in two sessions from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on consecutive Mondays.&nbsp;
Participants should register for both sessions and are welcome to bring a
support person to class. &nbsp;&nbsp;
Please cal 847-4576 to register.
62 Tilley Drive, Suite 202, South Burlington, VT]]>
Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_class_-_part_1_of_2_2011-07-18_671
<![CDATA[Healthier Living With Diabetes - Free Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-15 If you or someone you know is living with diabetes this free
workshop is for you! Some of the topics covered are healthy eating,
glucose monitoring, physical activity and medications to prevent
diabetes-specific problems.&nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp;
Given Health Care - University Health Center
Fridays, July 8th - August 12th&nbsp; 2-4:30pm
&nbsp;
Please call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_-_free_workshop_2011-07-15_672
<![CDATA[Knee Health Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-13 Free, 6-7pm, Orthopedic Specialty Center on Tilley Drive; reservations: www.fletcherallen.org/kneeclass or (802) 847-7578.]]> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 knee_health_classes_2011-07-13_673 <![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab Risk Factors]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-13 Cardiac Rehab&nbsp; Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr.
So. Burlington
847-2693
Phase II Cardiac Rehab Participants
&nbsp;]]>
Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_risk_factors_2011-07-13_674
<![CDATA[Healthier Living With Diabetes - Free Workshop]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-07-08 If you or someone you know is living with diabetes this free
workshop is for you! Some of the topics covered are healthy eating,
glucose monitoring, physical activity and medications to prevent
diabetes-specific problems.&nbsp; &nbsp;
&nbsp;
Given Health Care - University Health Center
Fridays, July 8th - August 12th&nbsp; 2-4:30pm
&nbsp;
Please call 847-2278 to register. ]]>
Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthier_living_with_diabetes_-_community_health_improvemen_2011-07-08_675
<![CDATA[Breastfeeding Basics]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-29 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: 353 Blair Park Road, Williston VT 05495
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
]]>
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 breastfeeding_basics_jun29_2011-06-29_676
<![CDATA[Cardiac Rehab Anatomy and Physiology]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-29 Location:&nbsp;
Cardiac Rehab Conference Room
62 Tilley Dr
So. Burlington Free&nbsp; and Open to Cardiac Rehab Patients
847-2693]]>
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 cardiac_rehab_anatomy_and_physiology_2011-06-29_677
<![CDATA[Heart Rhythm Education Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-28 Free, 6-7 pm, Davis Auditorium
Reservations: www.fletcherallen.org/heartclass or 847-1178]]>
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 heart_rhythm_education_classes_2011-06-28_678
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-28 Genevieve Neal-Perry, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorOb/Gyn &amp; NeuroscienceDivision of Reproductive Endocrinology &amp; InfertilityAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronx, NY
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-06-28_679
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen CEO Melinda Estes, M.D., Will Leave To Lead Major Midwest Hospital System]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-24 John Brumsted, M.D., Named Interim CEO
June 24, 2011
Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886
BURLINGTON VT &ndash; Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Melinda Estes, M.D., will be leaving the organization in mid-August to become the president and chief executive officer at St. Luke&rsquo;s Health System in Kansas City, Missouri. She will be replacing G. Richard Hastings, who is retiring after 35 years with St. Luke&rsquo;s.&nbsp; Saint Luke's is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system with 11 hospitals and related health services in the Kansas City area and surrounding region.

Related Infomation
Letter: Melinda Estes, M.D., President &amp; CEO
Letter: Roger Stone, Chair, Fletcher Allen Board of Trustees
Bio: John R. Brumsted, M.D., Interim Chief Executive Officer

Fletcher Allen also announced today that John Brumsted, M.D., chief medical officer, has been named interim chief executive officer, and will serve in that capacity while the board of trustees pursues a national search for a permanent replacement for Dr. Estes.&nbsp;
In a message to the Fletcher Allen community, Dr. Estes said, &ldquo;What success I have enjoyed at Fletcher Allen has been the result of the efforts of many.&nbsp; This has been a true team sport.&nbsp; Together, we have elevated this organization to a position of respect around the country, regardless of how you measure our success.&nbsp; The quality of care we provide, the technology used to provide it, the commitment of the physicians and staff, the proximity and partnership with the University of Vermont, and the stewardship of resources make us the envy of most academic medical centers.&rdquo;
In commenting on Dr. Estes&rsquo; leadership, Roger Stone, chair of the Board of Trustees said, &ldquo;We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Estes at the helm for almost eight years. Thanks to her leadership, Fletcher Allen is on very solid ground and well-positioned for the future.&nbsp;I join my fellow board members and staff at Fletcher Allen in thanking her for all she has done for Fletcher Allen and wishing her all the best in her new role.&rdquo;
Dr. Brumsted, 58, a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has practiced medicine at Fletcher Allen since 1985 and has held numerous administrative positions during his tenure, including serving as interim chief executive officer in the late 1990s and serving as chief quality officer for many years.
Accomplishments During Dr. Estes&rsquo; Tenure
Dr. Estes, 58, joined Fletcher Allen in October 2003, succeeding then interim President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Colodny.
From the beginning, her philosophy has been simple.&nbsp; &ldquo;At the end of the day,&rdquo; she has said, &ldquo;if we put the patient first, everything else will follow.&rdquo;
An early task was to rebuild public trust, and establish a culture of integrity, accountability, respect and customer service, which has transformed the organization. During her eight-year tenure, the organization accomplished a great deal, including:

Creation of a strong leadership team and the development of &ldquo;bench strength&rdquo; throughout the organization.

Establishment of an Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness early in her tenure. The institute, dedicated in honor of Senator James M. Jeffords in 2006, supports the organization&rsquo;s efforts to improve quality, patient safety and operational efficiency.&nbsp; In 2008, Fletcher Allen received the &ldquo;Rising Star Award&rdquo; from the University Healthsystem Consortium, which recognized the organization&rsquo;s continued improvement in quality of care.

A focus on delivering high-quality, low-cost health care.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen has achieved strong performance against national benchmarks on quality and cost. The latest Association of American Medical Colleges data shows the organization as ranking 90th lowest out of 96 academic medical centers surveyed on patient care expense per discharge, while performing above medians for an array of quality measures such as readmissions, heart attack and pneumonia care. In addition, Vermont&rsquo;s Act 49 report showed Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s service area had the lowest rate of Emergency Department visits and the lowest rate of potentially avoidable ED use.&nbsp; In 2010, Dr. Estes participated in the U.S. Health and Human Services&rsquo; national health care summit on health quality and costs to share Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s successes in this area.

Expansion of efforts to prevent health care associated-infections, making it a strategic focus for the organization.&nbsp; While Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s baseline rate for infections was already below the national average for academic medical centers, the organization succeeded in bringing it even lower and reducing the rate for some infections by close to 50 percent.

In partnership with the University of Vermont, establishment of a state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory that allows medical students, medical residents, physicians and nurses, nursing and physical therapy students, as well as community EMTs and Vermont National Guard members, to practice patient care skills in discipline-specific teams. Simulation technology has been shown to positively impact patient safety, health care quality and patient care outcomes.

Implementation of an electronic health record in 2009/2010 to improve quality of care and patient safety; successful implementation established the hospital among the nation&rsquo;s top four percent of hospitals that have a fully-integrated electronic health record system.&nbsp;

Improved patient satisfaction:&nbsp; in a national survey measuring the patient experience, the percentage of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s patients rating their overall experience a 9 or 10 out of 10 increased from 50% in 2007 to 72% in 2010.&nbsp; In comparison, 66% of participating hospitals reported 9&rsquo;s and 10&rsquo;s during the most recent reporting period.&nbsp;

In cardiac care: Fletcher Allen is leading the nation in the rapid treatment of patients who have suffered severe heart attack &ndash; not only exceeding the standard of care, but setting the standard for what other hospitals across the country are striving to achieve. We are one of only nine centers in the country funded by the National Institutes of Health to study heart failure and help transfer the findings into the patient care setting.

In stroke care: Our Multidisciplinary Stroke Center was awarded the Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in 2010 for providing high-quality, evidence based care.

Establishment of the patient-centered Medical Home Project, which has national recognition as a model for chronic disease management and prevention.&nbsp; Part of the state&rsquo;s Blueprint for Health program, the project fosters a team approach to improving health outcomes by helping patients with chronic illness better manage their conditions.&nbsp;

In Children&rsquo;s Health:&nbsp; Increased philanthropic funds to support the Vermont Children&rsquo;s Hospital and improve care for sick children throughout the region.

Development of a coordinated health system. She has led the effort to affiliate with Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, VT.&nbsp; Also in 2010, Fletcher Allen announced an affiliation with Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, New York, marking the third northern New York hospital with whom Fletcher Allen is affiliated.&nbsp; Alice Hyde Medical Center (Malone, NY) and Canton-Potsdam Hospital (Potsdam, NY) are the others.&nbsp;

New Facilities: Oversaw the building and opening of a new birthing center, central plant, underground parking garage and outpatient cardiology facility in 2004; a new ambulatory care center, emergency department, medical education center and inpatient mental health facility in 2005; an outpatient orthopedic specialty center in 2007; and a new radiation oncology facility in 2010.

Renegotiation of our affiliation agreement with the University of Vermont, and has worked closely with leadership at the University to foster greater strategic alignment of the two institutions in support of Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.

Establishment of the Fletcher Allen Foundation in January 2007. The Foundation continues Fletcher Allen's long history, tradition&nbsp;and pride in garnering philanthropic support.&nbsp; Overseen by a board comprising community leaders, opinion makers, business leaders as well as local philanthropists, the Foundation guides the organization's fund-raising efforts in support&nbsp;of Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s&nbsp;mission.

Environmental sustainability: Fletcher Allen is recognized as one of the &ldquo;greenest&rdquo; hospitals in the country by Practice Greenhealth, winning its &ldquo;Leadership Circle Award&rdquo; for three straight years in 2009, 2010 and 2011.&nbsp;

U.S. Green Building Council recognition: the new radiation oncology facility achieved Gold certification from Leadership in Energy &amp; Environmental Design (LEED).

Support of locally-produced food: the Harvest Caf&eacute; offers healthy, locally-grown food at affordable prices for patients, employees and the public, establishing it as a national model in local foods sustainability.

Prior to joining Fletcher Allen, Dr. Estes served as chief executive officer and chair of the Board of Governors of Cleveland Clinic Florida from 2001 to 2003, and as the executive director of business development at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, and chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, from 2000 to 2001.
Earlier appointments include serving as executive vice president and chief of staff for the MetroHealth System in Cleveland from 1997-2000, and as the associate chief of staff of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1990-1997.
Dr. Estes has been active in the community, serving on many local boards including the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Flynn Theatre, Vermont Public Radio and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, a board she currently chairs.&nbsp; She has twice been the keynote speaker at the American Heart Association&rsquo;s &ldquo;Go Red for Women&rdquo; luncheon, and she was honored by the local MS Society with its Hope Award in 2008.&nbsp; In 2006, just three years after she took the helm, Fletcher Allen was named &ldquo;Business of the Year&rdquo; by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.
In 2009, Dr. Estes was named one of the &ldquo;50 Most Powerful Physician Executives&rdquo; in the nation by Modern Healthcare. She also serves on several national boards and committees, including the boards of the University Healthsystem Consortium and the Council on Teaching Hospitals, and is a member of the Governing Council of the American Hospital Association&rsquo;s Section for Metropolitan Hospitals.
Dr. Estes earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She received a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, in 1978, and completed a neurology residency there in 1982. She also was a neuropathology fellow at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1982-1984 and completed special training in pediatric neuropathology at the Children&rsquo;s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1984. She is board certified in both neurology and neuropathology. Dr. Estes earned an M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University&rsquo;s Weatherhead School of Management in 1995.
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont&rsquo;s academic medical center.&nbsp; Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.&nbsp; Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.
For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_ceo_melinda_estes_md_will_leave_to_lead_major_2011-06-24_680
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-23 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-06-23_681 <![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Launches &quot;Doc for a Day&quot; Event]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-22 Winners will perform virtual surgery in high-tech simulation lab
(BURLINGTON) Members of the public will have a rare opportunity to explore an advanced clinical simulation laboratory as part of a new Fletcher Allen program called &ldquo;Doc for a Day.&rdquo; &nbsp;&nbsp;Starting today, anyone over 18 can enter for a chance to be selected for the program by &ldquo;liking&rdquo; Fletcher Allen on Facebook.&nbsp;
Five winners will be chosen at random to participate in a fascinating, hands-on experience on August 12th led by Fletcher Allen surgeon and UVM College of Medicine professor Michael Ricci, MD. Winners will perform virtual surgeries and participate in simulated emergency room trauma events using technologically advanced, life-like mannequins whose complex circuitry allows them to react as if they were human.
As part of the &ldquo;Doc for a Day&rdquo; program, Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Facebook page will feature weekly quizzes and prize drawings throughout late June and July. &nbsp;The initial prize is a balloon ride for two at this year&rsquo;s Hot Air Balloon Festival, donated by Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa.&nbsp;
The Clinical Simulation Lab- a collaboration between Fletcher Allen and the University of Vermont&rsquo;s College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences - is an interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art &ldquo;virtual hospital&rdquo; that allows medical and nursing students, physical therapy students, medical residents, physicians and nurses, community EMTs and Vermont National Guard members to practice clinical procedures in a safe learning environment. In the Lab, trainees can &ldquo;practice&rdquo; on mannequins with the aim of enhancing patient safety and clinical outcomes. (See details below).
Please visit Fletcher Allen&rsquo;s Facebook page for contest details and more information.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
About the Clinical Simulation Lab
Key features of the 9,000-square-foot facility include:

Six inpatient hospital rooms, each equipped with video cameras for&nbsp;recording and communication.

A multi-purpose room that can function as a simulated Operating&nbsp;Room, Emergency Room or Intensive Care Unit.

A professional skills/task training lab with body-part models for&nbsp;learning how to perform such procedures as drawing blood, lumbar&nbsp;puncture, and insertion of central and IV lines.

A virtual reality lab for practicing surgical skills.

Standardized patients - community members who have been&nbsp;specially trained to accurately portray specific roles or conditions&nbsp;- are used in conjunction with simulation technologies

Funding for the project came from a gift of Thomas Sullivan, M.D., who was a UVM medical alumnus and Fletcher Allen radiology resident, and from a $1.75 million grant secured by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. ]]>
Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 fletcher_allen_launches_doc_for_a_day_event_2011-06-22_682
<![CDATA[Heart Rhythm Education Classes]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-21 Free, 6-7 pm, Davis Auditorium
Reservations: www.fletcherallen.org/heartclass or 847-1178]]>
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 heart_rhythm_education_classes_2011-06-21_683
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-21 Natalia Gokina, Ph.D.Marilyn Cipolla, Ph.D.Sarah Hale, Ph.D.Ob/Gyn, UVM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; andMaurizio Mandala, Ph.D.Visiting ScholarUniversity of Calabria, Consenza, Italy
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-06-21_684
<![CDATA[Osteoporosis Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-17 Speaker: Vanessa Escobar, M.D., Endocrinology Fellow
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM&nbsp;
Location: Austin Auditorium, Shepardson 4, Medical Center Campus ]]>
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 osteoporosis_grand_rounds_2011-06-17_685
<![CDATA[Vermont Cancer Center - Highlights of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2011 Annual Meeting]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-17 At this full-day review of the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, key data will be presented, interpreted, and analyzed. Separate tracks are offered to physicians and nurses. CMS credit will be awarded. Nursing contact hours are pending approval. A complete schedule and registration will be available soon at http://www.VermontCancer.org.
Questions may be directed to Katherine.W.Martin@uvm.edu]]>
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 vermont_cancer_center_-_highlights_of_the_american_society_o_2011-06-17_686
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-16 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-06-16_687 <![CDATA[Endocrinology and Diabetes Guest Speaker Series]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-15 diabetes
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Please join us for this free presentation by;
Dr. Annis Marney
June 15th from 6:00-7:00PM
62 Tilley Drive, South Burlington
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Please call 847-4576 for more information]]>
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 endocrinology_and_diabetes_guest_speaker_series_2011-06-15_688
<![CDATA[Champlain Valley Prostate Cancer Support Group]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-14 Where:&nbsp; Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave., Burlington, VT]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 champlain_valley_prostate_cancer_support_group_2011-06-14_689 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-14 Roger Young, M.D., Ph.D.Professor, Ob/Gyn, UVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-06-14_690
<![CDATA[Pumps &amp; More]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-13 Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Fletcher Allen Health Care, 4th floor, East Pavilion, GYN Conference Room
Cost: $20
Please call 847-1245 to register.
The Lintilhac Breastfeeding Clinic at Blair Park also provides full breastfeeding services on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.Other services offered:

Urgent Care Breastfeeding Clinic(open to all)
Medela Pump Rentals, Sales, and Supplies
Provider Resource Line (non-emergent)
Breastfeeding Warm Line (802) 847-2237 - Leave a message for a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Routine Infant Weight Checks and Feeding Assessment
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Mon, 13 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 pumps_more_june13_2011-06-13_691
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-09 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-06-09_692 <![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-07 Peter Cherouny, M.D.Division of Maternal Fetal MedicineProfessor, Ob/Gyn, UVM/FAHC
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-06-07_693
<![CDATA[Moses Ludington to Train Albany College of Pharmacy And Health Sciences Students]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-06 Michael CarreseMarketing&nbsp;&nbsp;and Communications802-847-2886
TICONDEROGA, NY &ndash; Moses Ludington Hospital, part of Inter-Lakes Health, announced today that it has signed an affiliation agreement with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) that will place pharmacy students at Moses Ludington Hospital as part of ACPHS&rsquo;s experiential program and provide those students with supervised practical experience and training.&nbsp; The experiential program is a core component of ACPHS&rsquo;s Doctor of Pharmacy program.
Kate&nbsp;Shmulsky, Pharm. D., director of Pharmacy Services at Moses Ludington, will provide oversight.
&ldquo;As part of their studies, students participate in a series of pharmacy practice experiences, or rotations, that allow them to apply what they have learned,&rdquo; Shmulsky said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re very pleased that the college chose us to be an affiliate for their program.&rdquo;
&ldquo;The experiential education component of our Doctor of Pharmacy program moves students out of the classroom and provides them with opportunities to apply the knowledge they have gained in hands-on pharmacy experiences,&rdquo; said Laurie Briceland, Pharm. D., assistant dean for Pharmacy Admissions and Experiential Education at ACPHS. &ldquo;Inter-Lakes Health offers a variety of settings for our students.&rdquo;
Plans call for 2 students each summer to participate in three-week rotations at the hospital each year, where they will gain experience in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.&nbsp; The students will initially come from ACPHS&rsquo;s Albany campus, but will also come from their Colchester, VT, campus in the future.
ACPHS Practice sites include community pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, research laboratories, managed care facilities, academia, government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry. Select opportunities for international rotations are also available.
About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution committed to the advancement of health. The College possesses all of the qualities for an outstanding education, including diverse academic programs, modern facilities, and distinguished faculty. In addition to its doctor of pharmacy program, ACPHS offers three bachelor&rsquo;s programs and five graduate programs in the health sciences. The College&rsquo;s main campus is located in Albany, New York; its satellite campus is in Colchester, Vermont. For more information, please visit www.acphs.edu.
About Inter-Lakes, Health
Inter-Lakes Health, formally known as Moses-Ludington Corporation, is a family of health services located in Ticonderoga, NY between Lake George and Lake Champlain in the Adirondack Mountains.&nbsp; Inter-Lakes Health services patients from Essex, Warren and Washington County. The not-for-profit family members include Moses-Ludington Hospital, a 15- bed Critical Access Hospital, Heritage Commons Residential Health Care, an 84-bed nursing home, Moses-Ludington Adult Care, a 23-bed adult home, the Inter-Lakes Dental Clinic, and Lord Howe Estates, a 43-unit HUD Section 8 202 multi-family housing complex for low income elderly. To learn more, please visit www.interlakeshealth.com.]]>
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 moses_ludington_to_train_albany_college_of_pharmacy_and_heal_2011-06-06_694
<![CDATA[Living Well With Diabetes - Saturday Class]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-04 &nbsp;
9am- 3pm at 62 Tilley Drive in South Burlington.
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This class includes lunch with our diabetes team of educators.
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Please call 847-4576 to register or for more information.
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Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 living_well_with_diabetes_-_saturday_class_2011-06-04_695
<![CDATA[Surgical Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-06-02 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400 surgical_grand_rounds_2011-06-02_696 <![CDATA[Healthsource: Diabetes 101]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-05-31 WHEN Tuesday, May 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE Davis Auditorium, Medical Center Campus, Burlington]]>
Tue, 31 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400 healthsource_diabetes_101_2011-05-31_697
<![CDATA[Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-05-31 Ob/Gyn Business Meeting(Attendance limited to Dept of Ob/Gyn attendings, fellows, residents, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants and nurse practitioners)
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. @ Davis Auditorium]]>
Tue, 31 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400 obgyn_grand_rounds_2011-05-31_698
<![CDATA[Fletcher Allen Releases FY 2011 Year-to-Date and Second Quarter Financial Results]]> http://www.fletcherallen.org/community_resources/classes_events/?day=2011-05-26 Mike NobleMarketing and Communications802-847-2886

Fletcher Allen Releases FY 2011 Year-to-Date and Second Quarter Financial Results

BURLINGTON VT - Fletcher Allen reported an operating income of approximately $9.1 million for the first two quarters of the 2011 fiscal year. This includes an operating income of approximately $8.2 million for the second quarter. The second quarter covers the period beginning January 1 and ending March 31.
Second Quarter ResultsOperating income for the second quarter was $4.5 million above budget and $1.4 million above the corresponding quarter in FY 2010.&nbsp; Net operating revenues for the quarter were $228.2 million, approximately $2 million above budgeted revenues.&nbsp; The organization's operating expenses for the quarter were approximately $220 million, $2.5 million under budget, resulting in an operating income of approximately $8.2 million and an operating margin of 3.6% for the second quarter.&nbsp; By comparison, the organization produced an income from operations of $6.8 million in the second quarter of FY 2010.
Year-to-date ResultsOn a year-to-date basis, the $9.1 million net income from operations was above the budgeted $2.5 million for the period, and produced an operating margin of slightly more than 2%. A year ago, the organization generated a two-quarter operating gain of $6.9 million.&nbsp; For the first half of the fiscal year, net operating revenues were $444.8 million, $4.6 million below budget. Operating expenses were $435.8 million, below budget by $11.1 million.

A key financial indicator, earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBIDA) stood at approximately $41.3 million for the first two quarters.&nbsp; This was above the FY 2011 budget forecast of $36.8 million.&nbsp; EBIDA provides a good measure of the organization&rsquo;s actual earnings.
At the end of the second quarter, days cash on hand stood at 114 days using a 12-month rolling average compared with 107 days last year. This indicator is a projected estimate of the number of days an organization could meet operating expenditures provided no additional revenues were received.&nbsp;&nbsp;
The institution began making its quarterly financials public with the release of the first quarter results for FY 2003 in February 2003.&nbsp; Audited financial statements, as well as unaudited quarterly results for FY 2008 through the second quarter of FY 2011 are available on the Fletcher Allen Web site at www.fletcherallen.org&nbsp;.

A High-Performance OrganizationFletcher Allen compares well with peer groups outside the state in terms of quality and efficiency. In one group of 107 academic medical centers and 233 of their affiliated hospitals, known as the University Healthsystem Consortium (UHC), Fletcher Allen performs above the UHC median on an array of quality measures such as&nbsp;readmissions, heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia