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 […]

Adult primary care physician, David Ziegelman, talks us through the uses of My Heath Online, UVM Medical Center’s online health records system, for both patient and physician and introduces us to the new mobile application. Listen to the interview or read the transcript below. Learn more about MyHealthOnline and our new app.  UVM Medical Center: Wouldn’t […]

Prescription drugs — most Americans take at least one prescription drug and 50 percent take two. Another 20 percent take five or more. With the growth in prescription drug use, the role of the pharmacist has changed. Listen to an interview with Mark DiParlo, a registered pharmacist and director of pharmacy outpatient services at the […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. A 72-year-old man was prescribed three new prescriptions upon discharge from the hospital because his blood pressure was elevated. The doctor instructed him to stop taking his former blood pressure medication and to start taking the new ones. When asked by a nurse if he had any questions about the […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. Health care associated infections (HAIs) are among the most common complications of being a patient in a hospital. On average 247 people die every day as a result of HAIs, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. This week we mark an important milestone in our journey towards increased patient-and family-centered care (PFCC). The number of patient/family advisors working in partnership with us now exceeds 100.  Patient/family advisors are patients or family members of patients who have received care at our organization and who […]

Time to schedule a colonoscopy! March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It is one of only a few cancers that may be prevented through screening. Visit the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable Web site […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. Together we are “United for Safety!” Safe patient care is a primary responsibility for leaders of health care organizations, clinicians, the staff who deliver care, and those who support care delivery. Patients and families also play a vital role in preventing medical errors and reducing […]

Read this article in French. Read this article in Spanish. March 13-17th 2017 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week! This week is sponsored by the National Patient Safety Foundation and is dedicated to raising awareness about patient safety among health care professionals and the public. Each year the University of Vermont Medical Center joins hundreds […]