Kathy Mariani, MD, is a primary care physician at South Burlington Family Medicine. She describes why including information about sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) as part of the Epic upgrade will empower clinicians to provide the best care for our patients. What is your experience with SOGI issues and caring for LGBTQ+ patients? I’m […]

A conversation about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in health care. Treating all of our patients with respect, dignity and compassion is central to our patient- and family-centered approach to care. As part of the rollout of our enhanced electronic health record across the UVM Health Network, we will begin asking patients to identify […]

Every spring and fall, health departments and pharmacies around the country join the Drug Enforcement Agency in holding National Prescription Drug Take Back Days. This twice-yearly event provides a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications, while educating about the potential for medication misuse, accidental ingestion and overdose. During the 2018 […]

Hippocrates wrote: “Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” That sentiment aptly describes the ways in which providers, patients, families and staff work together to make the UVM Medical Center a safe, inclusive and affirming organization for all, including our LGBTQ+ community. We are excited to highlight our […]

Each day, the doctors and staff of the outpatient obstetrics and gynecology clinics (known as Women’s Services) support patients through complicated pregnancies, new cancer diagnoses, and a variety of other deeply personal healthcare concerns, as well as routine care like Pap smears and birth control prescriptions, all with the greatest empathy and respect. But, what would it […]

Nurses Lois Lavoie, RN, and Caitlyn Abbott, RN, recount the special circumstances that brought them together, not once, but twice. As told by Lois Lavoie, RN On a cold winter day in early December, Caitlyn Abbott was born at Northwestern Medical Center. Three weeks early, she was a big baby by NICU standards. However, she […]