Health care leaders worry about loss of key provider

MIDDLEBURY PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S health care practitioners wrapped up their last week as the office closed June 12. Shown, from left, are Brittany Haskins, Rachel Guy, Ash Hickey, Heidi Recupero and Rachel Smith. The health center is one of four Vermont Planned Parenthoods that closed on June 12 for fiancial reasons; the organization plans to expand hours of operation at other Vermont health centers.

Addison County healthcare providers are worried about where the area’s most vulnerable residents will receive care now that Middlebury’s Planned Parenthood office has permanently closed.

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