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

Release Date: 
May 29, 2020

Green Mountain Boys fly over CVMC. Photo by Alison White.

Green Mountain Boys fly over CVMC. Photo by Alison White.

May 29, 2020

Dear Central Vermont Community Members,

Last Friday, the Vermont Air National Guard’s Green Mountain Boys provided a flyover of CVMC and all the hospitals in the state. Many staff and community members came out to watch this salute to our health care team for their efforts during the COVID-19 response.

Community prevalence of COVID-19 remains very low in Central Vermont. The last patient admitted to CVMC with COVID was 26 days ago. In the last two weeks, we have performed 1200 tests for COVID-19 and none have returned positive.

This negative testing trend is true for much of Vermont, which is why Governor Scott announced that Vermont hospitals would be able to provide elective procedures that require overnight stays. This expansion is in addition to the time-sensitive elective procedures CVMC has been providing since May 11.

Our practices are seeing more than 90% of last year’s volumes, and other departments and units are not far behind. CVMC’s safety record and the low community prevalence of the virus is attracting patients from outside our traditional service area.

I want to acknowledge the continued community support for CVMC. Our team is committed to assuring the highest quality care and service in a safe and efficient environment.

Central Vermont Medical Center remains committed to our mission “Central to our community. Caring for a lifetime.” Throughout this pandemic, we have demonstrated that with your support we can overcome any challenge.

With Gratitude,

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