Today, we honor patients and families who have survived trauma – and we renew our commitment to providing the best quality of care possible to injured patients in our region. It’s a commitment we have dedicated ourselves to since 1994, when we received our first Level I Trauma designation. Our champions then were Fred Rogers, […]

Editor’s Note: This series of blog posts highlights community programs that partner with the UVM Medical Center to help people in our community. As a parent of a young child and an employee of a nonprofit social services agency, I know firsthand how important and challenging the first years of a child’s life can be […]

I’ve been a family physician for 15 years, mostly here in Vermont taking care of an underserved population at the Community Health Centers of Burlington and now as a hospitalist at the UVM Medical Center. I have met many people over the course of my time in Burlington addicted to opiates and/or heroin and I’ve […]

A study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Tuesday, suggests that medical errors in hospitals and other health care facilities continue to be incredibly common and may soon rise to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, claiming 251,000 lives each year. Nurses represent a key line of defense […]

As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, I am reminded what motherhood has encompassed for me. Initially, when I offered to write this blog, it was several weeks ago and I was musing about being a young mother, and the excitement that, later in my maternal life and my husband’s paternal life, we found ourselves having […]

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week takes place April 24 – 30, 2016. We salute our incredible clinical laboratory team for their continued excellence. Jessica Salamy, a medical laboratory scientist, explains what it is like to work in this profession.  “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading […]