Auxiliary still pays dividends for hospital

The Porter Medical Center Auxiliary’s biggest annual fundraiser involves a sprint — among horses. It’s the May 6 “Derby Days” party and raffle, where attendees quaff some beverages, eat some good food and watch the Kentucky Derby, aka “The most exciting two minutes in sports.” 

End of Life Services gets a new name

Porter Medical Center has changed the name of its End of Life Services program to Palliative Support Services.

Volunteer doulas to aid in birthing process

Porter is looking for volunteers to provide this support. If you have experience being a doula and are interested in volunteering, you are asked to complete a volunteer application.

‘Veggie Van Go’ to deliver nutritious food

Addison County residents struggling with financial and/or health issues will soon have a new source for free, fresh produce.

Porter to host grief support groups

A support group for people dealing with grief will be hosted by the Porter Medical Center and the Palliative Care Department for seven weeks in January and February.

Porter physicians join leadership group

Two physicians from Porter Medical Center were among the healthcare professionals named this week to the Vermont Medical Society Education & Research Foundation’s 2023 cohort of the Physician Executive Leadership Institute Foundational Course.   

Ideas sought to boost health care access

Wanted: Ideas on how to give marginalized groups — such as migrant farm workers — better access to health care services in Addison County.

Porter Hospital to host storytelling event Oct. 29

End of Life Services at Porter Hospital will host the Moth-like storytelling event “Stories from the Heart” on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Letter to the editor: Porter lacks a dialysis center

I am writing this as a plea for myself and many other dialysis patients in the surrounding area.

Letter to the editor: Leading-edge medical technology a county perk

Last winter, I was diagnosed here in Middlebury by Dr. Ben Rosenberg to need a full knee replacement for my right knee.

Porter battles inflation, major staffing problems

Porter Medical Center has embarked on a major effort to reduce its expenses in light of declining reimbursement for health care services, spiraling inflation and a workforce shortage that’s forcing the county’s hospital to fill some posts with traveling n … (read more)

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)