Guest editorial: Vermont can no longer sustain its 14 hospitals

As a grateful user of Vermont’s health care system (UVM hip replacement last year), an observer of its growth (the house I grew up in in Morrisville was next to a pasture in which the current Copley Hospital was built in 1958), and a participant in its growth (I chaired Fletcher Allen in 2003), I value and care deeply about health care in Vermont. And, full disclosure, I’m an advocate for universal health care coverage and hope to see it in my lifetime. Having said all this, it may come as a surprise that I … (read more)

Gov. Scott allows hospitals to restart elective procedures

Gov. Phil Scott on Monday announced that Vermont’s hospitals may reopen for some elective procedures and non-essential visits, if they follow a long list of conditions. Hospitals had to cancel non-essential visits and elective surgeries on March 20 as par … (read more)

Faith Gong: Of hospitals and hawks

One thing I’ve learned over the past few weeks is that we are able to endure a great deal more than we believe is possible. Life is not a benevolent tutor, handing down lessons one at a time in order of increasing difficulty; instead, life often feels lik … (read more)