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Granite City Medical Associates Joins UVM Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center and Relocates

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Release Date: 
Friday, March 13, 2015

Mark Yorra, MD and Madelyn Hamilton, NP of Granite City Primary Care

Madelyn Hamilton, NP and Mark Yorra, MD of Granite City Primary Care

Barre, Vt – Granite City Primary Care is now located in the Blanchard Block on Main Street in Barre  in new offices on the 4th floor.  “It’s exciting to be part of the Barre Renaissance, said Dr. Yorra. “We are in a classic location with beautiful arched windows overlooking the park.”

UVM Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center President and CEO Judy Tartaglia stated “We are fortunate to be able to welcome Dr. Yorra and his entire staff to the UVM Health Network - CVMC medical group. We are particularly happy to assist in maintaining primary care access in downtown Barre.”

Mark Yorra, MD, has been practicing in Barre, Vermont since 1980.  He is a well-known figure in the community. He was instrumental in opening the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic over 20 years ago, where he still remains medical director.  He and Robert Robinson, MD operated Granite City Medical Associates together for 25 years. 

“When I opened my practice here in 1980 I was drawn to Barre -- its working class and rich culture,” said Dr. Yorra.  “My goal has always been to keep a primary care practice in downtown Barre,”

Mark Yorra graduated from New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and did his internship and residency at the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the South Bronx.  He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

Madelyn Hamilton, NP has been working with Dr. Yorra for 11 years.  “I like being part of the community,” said Madelyn.  “Dr. Yorra’s patients are like family. We see the parents, grandparents and kids.”

Madelyn Hamilton, NP did her undergraduate work in psychology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and received her Masters in Education at Johnson State College.  Her RN was achieved at the Nursing School of Vermont College.  She earned her Masters in Nursing at the University of Vermont and is a certified Nurse Practitioner in family practice and women’s health.

CVMC will be adding many complimentary services and programs to assist the downtown residents including access to its patient assistance for both medical and pharmaceutical care, free transportation via a partnership with GMTA, its community health teams who assist with care coordination, as well as mental health and nutritional counselors. CVMC also is building the new location for up to three full time providers in anticipation of continued growth and support of the downtown.

The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center is part of a four-hospital system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve. Our partners are: The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, The University of Vermont Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital.