Patients and families have valuable wisdom, advice, and experiences to share. We value patient and family feedback. It helps us improve the delivery, quality, and safety of our care. At the UVM Medical Center, we are committed to patient and family-centered care. We believe in it so much that it is a hospital-wide strategic initiative. Bringing […]

Today is an exciting day for the University of Vermont Medical Center, for our partners at the Champlain Housing Trust and Community Health Centers of Burlington, and most importantly, for the patients we treat every day who experience homelessness. Today, we cut the ribbon on the new Bel Aire Apartments in Burlington, Vermont. These apartments […]

Opioid addiction has grown to epidemic proportions locally and nationwide. In 2015, more people in the United States died from drug overdoses than in car crashes. Vermonters have seen firsthand the negative impact that opioid addiction can have on families, friends and entire communities. In response to the crisis, Vermont’s medical community is working to […]

Amy Cohen, Program Manager of Patient- and Family-Centered Care at the UVM Medical Center talks about the new Welcoming Policy allowing for elimination of visiting hours and what else the Patient and Family Advisers are working on at the hospital. Listen to the interview by clicking on the link below, or read the transcript that […]

May is ATV Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were approximately 340 All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)-related deaths and 97,200 ATV-related injuries treated at emergency departments in the United States in 2015. Approximately 20% of all ATV-related fatalities since 1982 have occurred among children under the age of 16 It’s ATV […]

Join us on June 6, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for “Facilitated Book Discussion: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi,” presented as part of Community Medical School. This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Reardon Classroom (Medical Education Center Room 300). Learn more.  Several recent books […]

A patient recovering from addiction may not have “visit the dentist” at the top of their to-do list. However, as staff dentist at UVM Medical Center, I have seen that the medication they rely on in recovery – as well as some habits they might be carrying with them – can impact their oral health. […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I would like to invite you to join the UVM Medical Center’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) in working to change the culture of violence. This year’s theme is “Engaging New Voices.” It builds on the idea that we are stronger together and that by working with community […]

Bernie Echo, president of the UVM Medical Center Auxiliary, one of the largest donors, talks about ways for anyone to get involved and different projects that they have funded over the years. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Learn more at the Auxiliary at the UVM Medical Center.  UVM Medical Center: You […]

The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County is a peer-run recovery center for those in recovery from substance abuse (alcohol and/or drug addiction). Our 2016 guest survey of 195 guests suggests that the majority (61%) of our guests are in the first year of recovery. The first year of recovery is filled with many challenges […]