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Elizabethtown, NY The University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital announced today the appointment of its new President, Bob Ortmyer. He will formally begin his role on July 12, 2021.

Ortmyer has been with WellSpan Health System in York, Pennsylvania for 30 years, serving in a number of leadership positions. In his current role as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, he is responsible for a 141-bed acute care hospital within an eight-hospital system.

“Bob has the right mix of experience and skills to lead ECH as

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BURLINGTON – The Patient Safety Movement Foundation presented The University of Vermont Medical Center with the Foundation’s 5-Star Hospital award for making commitments in alignment with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s evidence-based Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). The APSS address patient safety challenges that hospitals face daily and offer solutions designed to help hospitals eliminate preventable harm or death.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the importance of healthcare worker and patient safety,” said David Mayer, MD, CEO of Patient Safety

Berlin, Vt. – March 22, 2021 – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) today announced the hire of a new Woodridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Administrator and VP of Aging Services, William (Bill) Kowalewski following an extensive national search.

Kowalewski brings 19 years of experience in senior administrative roles in rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities. Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Southington Care Center (SCC), an $18 million 130-bed nonprofit rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility in Southington, Connecticut.

“We’re thrilled to have Bill join our

“This week’s horrifying murders in Georgia are yet another example of the increasing incidence of violence, hatred and racism targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). Six of the eight victims were of Asian descent. And this comes amid a well-documented rise in hate crimes and xenophobia against AAPI communities since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am appalled and disgusted by these acts, and I want everyone to know that the UVM Health Network stands in support and solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community here and across the nation.

“In a time

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Berlin, Vt. – February 5 – Central Vermont Medical Center Emergency Department Nurse Lisa Walton, RN was selected at random out of a group of nominated CVMC staff who deserve recognition for regularly going above and beyond for CVMC’s patients and residents, and adapting quickly to new challenges and changing information. Walton is well known throughout the hospital for her cheerful disposition and can do attitude – she also happens to be a huge football fan. Her favorite team is the New England Patriots.

“I got the call from my supervisor over the weekend, and I couldn’t believe it,” said

Berlin, Vt. – February 3, 2021 – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) today announced the hire of a new Chief Financial Officer, Kimberly Patnaude, following an extensive year-long national search.

Patnaude, a 30-year veteran of health care financial administration, will return to Vermont from her current post as Chief Financial Officer/Regional Vice President – Finance at CHRISTUS HEALTH Ochsner Southwest Louisiana – part of a $5B health care network with U.S. affiliates in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as Central and South American countries.

“We’re thrilled to

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