Creative caregivers craft scarecrows

Get into the Halloween spirit by celebrating the work that 16 teams at Porter Medical Center put into their second annual scarecrow contest.

COVID-19 flares up at Helen Porter nursing home

The nursing home confirmed that 21 of its residents tested positive for COVID-19, and the facility has reinstituted its visitor/staff masking requirement.

County’s nursing home eyed for big renovations

Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing next year will undergo an estimated $4.5 million in exterior and interior renovations aimed at making the facility safer, more functional and more aesthetically pleasing to those who reside, receive treatment and visi … (read more)

Helen Porter reports 5 COVID cases, reduces visitation to nursing home

Visitation is temporarily suspended at the Memory Care Neighborhood until further notice.

Flower show brought cheer to residents

MIDDLEBURY — The residents and staff of Helen Porter Rehab Center and EastView at Middlebury send out thanks to the generous Addison County community for the support of our recent flower shows. Middlebury Agway, Middlebury Community Players, Memorial Bapt … (read more)

Porter Medical Center patients allowed visitors – if they are vaccinated

MIDDLEBURY — After keeping most visitors from the hospital and nursing home for a year to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, Porter Hospital and Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing today are easing some visitor restrictions. It is part of a lo … (read more)

Local organizations team up to address nurse shortage

MIDDLEBURY — There’s never been a better time for some people to enter the health care field if they live in Addison County. Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing and the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center are collaborating on a new course offering aspir … (read more)

Regulator says no to Porter budget

MIDDLEBURY — In a move that could have dire long-term consequences for Addison County’s nursing home, the Green Mountain Care Board (GMBC) on Tuesday rejected Porter Hospital’s request for a 5.75% increase in its commercial rate as part of its fiscal year … (read more)

Porter officials emphasize support of Helen Porter; will appeal GMCB directive

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials on Friday morning indicated that Helen Porter Nursing & Rehabilitation is not in imminent peril of closing in spite of its ongoing budget shortfalls, but said the facility will be in serious financial trouble g … (read more)

GMCB directive puts Helen Porter at risk

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital officials on Tuesday, Sept. 29, will lobby the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) to reconsider its recommendation to pare back the hospital’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request because it, in part, subsidizes operations at Helen P … (read more)

UPDATE: Helen Porter COVID case was a false positive; no cases at local nursing home

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials on Thursday afternoon reported that the positive COVID-19 test result at the Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center was erroneous, and no one at the nursing home has the disease caused by coronavirus … (read more)

UPDATE: First COVID-19 case at Porter nursing home proved to be wrong

UPDATE: The positive COVID-19 test proved to be a false positive. See story update here.   MIDDLEBURY — A resident of Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has tested positive for COVID-19, Porter Medical Center reported on Friday. Porter offi … (read more)

Technology keeps senior residents safe and engaged

MIDDLEBURY — If there’s one thing Nancy Durham has learned in her role as activities director at Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing in Middlebury it’s this: “You don’t mess with Bingo,” she says. “Pandemic or no pandemic, Bingo will go on.” Safety prot … (read more)

College opens dorm for Porter nursing home staff

MIDDLEBURY — In a continuing effort to work with the town and hospital on measures to address the coronavirus pandemic, Middlebury College has opened one of its dorms as temporary housing for a small number Porter Medical Center (PMC) staff. The employees … (read more)

Hospital and Helen Porter limiting visitors

MIDDLEBURY — Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation (HPHR) on March 12 began limiting visitors to cases involving terminally ill patients, with exceptions for situations when a visitor is deemed essential for the resident’s emotional well-being and care … (read more)