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Porter Medical Center celebrates new partnership

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin has always compared the hospital’s affiliation process with University of Vermont Health Network to a courtship.

There was an initial period of “dating” last year when Porter was considering the possibility of joining UVMHN’s family of five medical institutions in Northern New York and Vermont.

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Porter to celebrate UVM affiliation

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Hospital will be formally announcing and celebrating their recent affiliation with University of Vermont Health Network this month. Although the affiliation became effective in April following a vote at the PMC annual meeting in March, a community launch celebration is planned for May 11 during National Hospital Week.

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Porter Medical Center offers new services for chronically ill patients

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center is developing new educational and online services aimed at helping chronically ill patients stay out of the hospital and/or avoid serious surgeries.

The services include a wide range of free workshops and a website, all designed to help people adopt diets and exercise regimens to better live with — or avoid experiencing — persistent ailments such as diabetes, cancer, lupus, heart disease and asthma, or chronic pain caused by serious injury or medical conditions such as fibromyalgia.

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Porter amends bylaws, seals affiliation deal

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The members of Porter Medical Center voted unanimously at the PMC annual meeting last Wednesday night to amend the Porter bylaws, which represented the final step for the Middlebury institution to complete an affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network.

The affiliation will become effective in April, and the formal community launch is planned for May 11 during National Hospital Week.

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Porter building 'express' clinic for urgent care

Posted on March 13, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center has begun construction on a new clinic that will serve people requiring immediate medical services, but who do not require the resources of an emergency department.

It’s going to be called “Porter Express Care,” and it is now being built into a 1,600-square-foot space within Porter’s Collins Building.

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Edgewater event nets $10K to improve Porter Medical Center

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Nearly 100 people braved frigid temperatures on Feb. 9 to attend Porter Medical Center Auxiliary’s “An Evening for Porter” at Edgewater Gallery at the Falls. The event cleared more than $10,000 in ticket sales and local sponsorships, all of which will be dedicated to investments approved by the Auxiliary board for Porter Medical Center.

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Kniffin, Brumsted cite advantages for Porter Hospital/UVM affiliation

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — University of Vermont Medical Center CEO Dr. John Brumsted took UVM Health Network’s ongoing courtship of Porter Hospital directly to area residents on Thursday, saying such a marriage would improve services for the Addison County community.

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Porter Medical Center bolsters palliative care

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center’s main goal during its 90-year history has been to help people heal from injuries and illnesses.

Porter is now partnering with another major hospital to help people close the circle of life, allowing them to die on their own terms and with minimal pain.

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Porter moves closer to an affiliation deal with UVMHN

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Porter Medical Center officials will spend this month reviewing key terms of an agreement that could lead to the organization’s affiliation with the University of Vermont Health Network early this spring.

“Things are going well,” PMC President Fred Kniffin said during a recent affiliation update to the Porter community. “The work is being done in a collaborative, respectful fashion … The ‘feel’ of the growing relationship between PMC and UVMHN is really good. Progress is being made.”

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Dr. Kniffin sheds 'interim' title as head of Porter Medical Center

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — It was in March that Dr. Fred Kniffin agreed to assume what was then the unenviable hot seat as Porter Medical Center’s interim CEO. Porter employees and the greater community were up in arms about recent layoffs, financial problems, physician defections and the controversial tenure of Lynn Boggs, who had just resigned.

What a difference seven months can make.

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