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.

Letter to the editor: Big things happen when a community comes together

This community needs this hospital. This hospital needs this community. And, we have to do the work to connect the two in a meaningful and productive way.

Porter Hospital rolling back COVID masking policy

Visitors to most units of three UVM Health Network hospitals in Vermont will not not have to wear masks starting Wednesday.

Join Porter for a conversation about anxiety and depression

Got questions about anxiety and depression? Doctors and social workers will answer anonymous questions this Wednesday.

Porter lab gets help from National Guard medics

National Guard medics fill in at pandemic-pinched medical laboratory.

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)

Vaccination required for Porter Hospital and other UVMHN employees

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Health Network, which includes Middlebury’s Porter Medical Center, will require employees to either get a COVID-19 vaccination by Oct. 1, or be subject to weekly testing for the disease, which has killed 260 Vermonte … (read more)

Comeau takes over as Porter CFO

MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has hired a new chief financial officer. Scott Comeau began his new role as the Middlebury hospital, rehab center and physicians network’s new associate vice president/chief financial officer last month.Comeau has a dive … (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 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)

UPDATE/New Location: Porter Hospital hosting more drive-through COVID-19 testing

UPDATE: On Friday the Middlebury location for the driveu-up COID testing changed to the Town Recreation Center off Creek Road in Middlebury. Local Emergency Management Director Tom Hanley said the testing will be done outside in the back parking lot of th … (read more)

UVM affiliated hospitals slowly regain IT functions

On Friday the head of the network of six Vermont hospitals that saw its internet systems hobbled by a cyberattack 10 days ago said the University of Vermont Health Network’s IT team is making significant progress in restoring communications systems among … (read more)

UVM Health Network hit by cyberattack

All six hospitals in the UVM Health Network — including Middlebury’s Porter Medical Center — have experienced a major tech outage that has made electronic patient records inaccessible, which has had a direct impact on patient care and appointments. As of … (read more)

Porter Pediatrics plots return to PMC campus

MIDDLEBURY — The Porter Pediatric Primary Care practice will soon move from their current location at 1330 Exchange St. in Middlebury to a newly available space on the Porter Medical Center campus. According to PMC spokesperson Ron Hallman, this is a mult … (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)

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