Letter to the editor: Porter loses another longtime, cherished employee

What has happened to so many fine doctors, nurses, HR directors, PR development advocates at our community hospital, Porter Medical Center? 

Letter to the editor: We’re fortunate to have Porter Hospital

I had to go into Porter Hospital this morning for what we call, I believe, a routine procedure — if I say that I had spent the previous day chugging Miralax to prepare, an inquiring reader might be able to figure out the details.

Porter hires new leader for end-of-life care

The mission and volunteers of End of Life Services, a non-profit hospice care agency in Addison County, will be integrated into Porter Medical center.

Letter to the editor: Ron Hallman much more than Porter spokesman

Editor’s note: The Letters Forum in the Independent is a place for correspondents to exchange information and opinions on issues of public policy and matters of broad public interest. As such, we don’t generally publish letters from a person extolling the … (read more)

Ron Hallman steps down from Porter Medical Center

MIDDLEBURY — After 32 years of service as the chief spokesperson and communications leader for Porter Medical Center, Ron Hallman stepped down from his role as Vice President for Communications and Engagement on Sept. 2.Through his hard work understanding … (read more)

Porter increases base wages

MIDDLEBURY — Beginning later this month, all Porter Medical Center employees will be making at least $15 an hour.This new minimum base wage, to take effect July 12, is part of a major effort by one of the county’s largest employers to boost its wages to r … (read more)

Porter Hospital seeks ongoing support

MIDDLEBURY — Through the years, lifelong Middlebury residents Ben and Lois Foster developed a deep appreciation for Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing. While he was alive, Ben showed his gratitude through service on the Porter Medical Center (PMC) boar … (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)

COVID-19 blamed for $500k shortfall at Porter

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center President Tom Thompson is asking his managers to be frugal during the coming months in an effort to reduce a budget deficit produced in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent email to the PMC community Thompson noted … (read more)

COVID-19 turning anticipated surplus into deficit at Porter Medical Center

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center President Tom Thompson is asking his managers to be frugal during the coming months in an effort to reduce a budget deficit produced in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent email to the PMC community, Thompson note … (read more)

Porter doctors take on leadership roles

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center is adopting a new leadership structure that will invite more physicians input into management of the county’s hospital, nursing home and a dozen affiliated provider practices. It’s a move that Porter administrators belie … (read more)

Porter pursues diversity, inclusion

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council to help the county’s hospital create a more just, welcoming and responsive place for people of all colors, nationalities and religions to work and receive healt … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Porter steps up against racism

Racism is a public health issue. Black communities and other communities of color have higher rates of newborn death, childhood illness, women dying in pregnancy and childbirth, and shorter lives with higher rates of severe illness. Porter, as a healthcar … (read more)

Porter frontline workers vaccinated

MIDDLEBURY — By the end of this week, Porter Hospital will have given out a combined total of 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to its staff and other frontline healthcare workers, though state and federal authorities have yet to indicate when the vaccine will … (read more)

Porter vaccinates frontline workers

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center continues to dispense COVID-19 vaccines to its frontline health care workers at a brisk pace. By the end of Monday, 307 Porter workers had received their first of two shots. That figure includes 61 Middlebury EMS staff, … (read more)

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