Those of us who knew her here at the UVM Medical Center will always remember her as a tireless advocate for patient education. Nan came to this avocation the hard way, through her own health experiences. Her single minded determination and vision are responsible for the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center. She felt uncomfortable taking all the credit; she always wanted to share the laurels of achievement.
When we would meet she was keenly interested in how we were progressing at the Center. Was there anything we needed? Was some gentle coercion needed somewhere? And she always asked how we as people were doing. What was going on in our lives? She loved sharing the joys of her family and hearing the stories of others. Because her light burned so brightly right till the end it was all the more devastating when it went out. She can’t be replaced but we can carry on her passion for the principles of educating our patients and treating them as equals.
To learn more about the Frymoyer Center, which Nan was instrumental in establishing, please visit our site here.
Alan P. Lampson, M.L.S., is the lead of the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center at the UVM Medical Center.