Vaccinated CVMC Nurse Attending the Super Bowl

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 Walton. “In my mind, being first in line to get the vaccine as a frontline worker was privilege in itself. I never imagined getting vaccinated would lead to this opportunity. My first-ever trip to Gillette Stadium to watch the Patriots was actually planned for this year, but was cancelled due to the pandemic. This more than makes up for it. When you have a chance to get the vaccine, take it. The more people we have vaccinated the faster we can get back to doing the things we love.”

More details on the initiative to send vaccinated “healthcare superheroes” to the Super Bowl is attached. One of four health care workers selected to represent Vermont, each representative will bring maple products as a “thank you” to the Kraft Family and the Patriots.

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About Central Vermont Medical Center

Central Vermont Medical Center is the primary health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in the 26 communities of Central Vermont. We provide 24-hour emergency care, with a full spectrum of inpatient (licensed for 122 beds) and outpatient services. Our professional staff includes over 200 physicians and 70 advanced practice providers representing 25 medical specialties.

Central Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network, an integrated system established to deliver high-quality academic medicine to every community we serve.

For more information, visit www.UVMHealth.org/CVMC.

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