CVMC News

May 30, 2013

Berlin, Vt – Central Vermont Medical Center was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety ScoreSM, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety.

May 29, 2013

Berlin, Vt - Central Vermont Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Central Vermont Medical Center was recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life by enhancing standards of care.

May 15, 2013

Berlin, Vt – The twelfth annual Rose Black Nursing Awards ceremony honored three registered nurses (RNs) and for the first time also honored two Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) for excellence in clinical practice.

Chief Nursing Officer Alison White, RN, MHA opened the awards ceremony stating   “All of the nurses being honored today provide exceptional, compassionate and high quality care to our patients and loved ones.”

May 3, 2013

Board will coordinate improved care, improved population health, and lower cost growth for Vermont’s statewide ACO

COLCHESTER, VT – OneCare Vermont has announced the membership of its Clinical Advisory Board (CAB), an entity charged with creating a coordinated, consistent approach to improving the quality and monitoring the cost of care delivered to approximately one-third of Vermont’s Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries attributed to the OneCare Vermont Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

April 18, 2013

Berlin, Vt – Central Vermont Medical Center volunteers were recognized for their service at a luncheon prepared by the CVMC Nutrition and Food Services Department on April 12, 2013.

During calendar year 2012, 168 volunteers contributed 22,568 hours to Central Vermont Medical Center. CVMC volunteers serve in various hospital departments, the cancer center, Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing, and in the CVMC Auxiliary Gift Shop and The Bene-Fit Shop in Barre.

March 12, 2013

Berlin, Vt  – “The field of neurologic rehabilitation is making a shift from focusing on teaching patients to compensate from their injuries to a model of recovery from their injuries due to recent findings about the plasticity of the brain,” explained Hannah Zajac PT, DPT, NCS.  She is Central Vermont Medical Center’s Neurologic Certified Specialist, one of only two in Vermont. 

March 4, 2013

Berlin, Vt --- Marlaina Montgomery, OTR/L, CLT and Sarah Avery, PT, WCC, CLT were recently certified for Lymphedema Management joining a team that includes four others in Central Vermont Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services Department.

February 27, 2013

Berlin, VT—The Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (CBNC) has announced that Joachim Mueller, MD, on staff at CVMC’s Central Vermont Cardiology practice, passed their certification examination in November/December 2012. Dr. Mueller is now entitled to designate himself as “Diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.”

February 11, 2013

Berlin, Vt – Central Vermont Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Division of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) recently achieved accreditation from the American College of Radiology.  The MRI service is now ACR Accredited as a Quality Indicator for this service line for a period of three years.

“This accreditation is a standard of excellence that speaks to both the credentials of the staff operating the highly sophisticated MRI unit, and interpretation of the complex images by our Board Certified Radiologists,” said Nancy Lothian, CVMC’s Chief Operating Officer.  

January 2, 2013

PLATTSBURGH NY – CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) announced today that the New York State Department of Health has approved a corporate affiliation between the two organizations through their corporate parent, Community Providers, Inc. (CPI), and Fletcher Allen Partners (FAP), the Vermont-based corporate parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC).  The affiliation took effect January 1, 2013, and is subject to confirmation by the New York Supreme Court, which is expected within 45 days.