COVID-19 Update: A Message from Anna T. Noonan, President and COO, to the Community

Release Date: 
May 15, 2020

Woodridge Nurse Carol S. cares for a resident and CVMC Acute Respiratory Clinic staff

Left: Woodridge Nurse Carol S. cares for a resident. Right: Acute Respiratory Clinic staff.

May 15, 2020

Dear Central Vermont Community Members,

Vermont Department of Health Community Prevalence Map
(accessed May 14)

Starting on Monday, May 11, CVMC began seeing patients with time-sensitive care needs in our hospital and clinic practices. This is part of our measured, and carefully planned movement to a “new normal” in how we provide services, and is driven by data that suggest a significant drop of community prevalence of COVID-19 in Central Vermont.

These plans build off the extensive COVID-safety measures, which have kept our patients, residents, and staff safe during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Safety and quality of care at CVMC are always our top priority. I am incredibly proud of CVMC’s COVID-19 safety record, which is a testament to both your adherence to Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and our staff’s expertise and diligence in the face of the unknown.

As of today, here is where CVMC stands:

  • No positive COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized in nearly two weeks.
  • To date, we have had no COVID-19 positive residents at CVMC’s Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing facility.
  • It has been more than 21 days since a CVMC employee tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Only five of our 1800 employees contracted the virus – the majority of these occurred in March and half of those were travel-related. All CVMC staff who tested positive made a full recovery.

These are hopeful and promising signs. I want to thank you for all your support over these past several months. Your donations and words of gratitude and encouragement helped our team push through an extremely challenging time. Thank you for your continued support. Together, we are making progress towards a safe and healthy “Go Forward phase” for Central Vermont.

With Gratitude,

Anna Tempesta Noonan, RN, BSN, MS
President and Chief Operating Officer
Central Vermont Medical Center