Guest editorial: UVMHN CEO cites optimism, opportunity… and urgency

As we begin a new year, and as I embark on my second year as CEO of the University of Vermont Health Network, I feel a sense of both optimism and urgency.

Porter plans new musculoskeletal clinic

Porter Medical Center is planning a major renovation of the 23 Pond Lane office complex in Middlebury so it can launch a new musculoskeletal clinic offering orthopedic, podiatry and rehab services under one roof.

Letter to the editor: Patient grateful to his community

I recently had full knee replacement surgery at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. I have been putting it off for some time but the pain got the best of me. I

Porter eyes a major makeover for its ER

Porter Medical Center officials are busy planning the institution’s top construction priority: A doubling of the size, hopefully within the next two or three years, of the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Ortmyer settles in as interim leader at Porter

Bob Ortmyer in September was named interim president of Porter Medical Center. He replaced Tom Thompson, who resigned this fall to help care for his ailing spouse.

Dr. Benvenuto caps eventful run at Porter

When Dr. Anna Benvenuto leaves Porter Hospital’s employ later this month, her 13-year tenure will represent only a fraction of the institution’s 98-year history as Addison County’s healthcare hub.

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.

Porter nurses earn double-digit raises in new contract

Porter Medical Center has struck a new three-year labor agreement with its nurses, a deal that provides raises of 10% in year one, 5.5% in year two and 4.5% in year three.

Community forum: Hospital boards advancing wrong priorities

I have grave ethical concerns about the behavior, governance, and board leadership at the UVM Health Network and its network of Vermont hospitals (Porter, Central VT, and UVM Medical Center).

Thompson reflects on Porter years

Porter Medical Center President and Chief Operating Office Tom Thompson led the Middlebury hospital and associated health care practices for nearly three years before he left the posts on Sept. 18 to take care of his ailing wife, Lori.

Thompson steps down as Porter president

Tom Thompson will step away from his role as of Sep. 18. He will focus his time and energy on a pressing family health matter.

Community forum: Porter budget aims to improve patient care

This week Porter Medical Center, along with our two Vermont partner hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network, presents our fiscal year 2024 budget to Vermont’s health care regulator, the Green Mountain Care Board, for approval.

Expenses driving up hospital spending

Porter Medical Center (PMC) officials are seeking state approval of a fiscal year 2024 budget that projects $140 million in expenses, reflecting a $23 million increase compared to the $117 million originally budgeted for FY’23.

Senior profile: Porter volunteers Fred and Mary Anne Hoff

Married couple Fred and Mary Anne Hoff of Bristol retired in the early 2000s — Mary Anne, now 84, from a career as a special education teacher and Fred, 81, as a mechanical designer.

Letter to the editor: Libby’s Trail in need of clearing

I have been trying to contact someone since December 2022 about trees on the path.