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)

UPDATE: First COVID-19 case at Porter nursing home proved to be wrong

UPDATE: The positive COVID-19 test proved to be a false positive. See story update here.   MIDDLEBURY — A resident of Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center has tested positive for COVID-19, Porter Medical Center reported on Friday. Porter offi … (read more)

Porter Medical Center Official: I am Grateful

SPONSORED CONTENT I am Grateful   Growing up in Vermont, graduating from Vergennes Union High School and ultimately raising my family in Addison County has brought to life the importance of community, support, and ingenuity.  When I joined University of V … (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)

UVM Health Network projects $152 million loss due to COVID-19

The University of Vermont Health Network expects to lose $152 million this fiscal year because of the coronavirus crisis. Porter Medical Center in Middlebury is a member of the network. The UVM Health Network outlined a series of steps to fill the gap Fri … (read more)