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Mountain Health Center http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1504/all en Physicians prescribe fresh food from their new garden http://addisonindependent.com/201407physicians-prescribe-fresh-food-their-new-garden <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24619" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407physicians-prescribe-fresh-food-their-new-garden"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/MtnHealthGarden5375_4_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MtnHealthGarden5375_4.jpg" title="MtnHealthGarden5375_4.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SUZANNE GERMAIN, FRONT left, and Corinne Almquist, along with the rest of the Mountain Health Center staff, have begun growing a community garden in front of their Bristol offices as part of an effort to focus on preventative care. The produce is available to staff, patients and community members. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">BRISTOL &mdash; As a child, you may have been given a lollipop or a sticker after braving a doctor&rsquo;s visit. At Bristol&rsquo;s Mountain Health Center, you&rsquo;ll probably get a few tomatoes and a bag of spinach.</span></p> <p> The modern twist on giving a treat after a doctor&rsquo;s visit is feasible because of a new garden outside the Health Center office featuring healthy options such as tomatoes, spinach, arugula and kale.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24608">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407physicians-prescribe-fresh-food-their-new-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol bristol Featured Mountain Health Center Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:43:16 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 24608 at http://addisonindependent.com New health center aims to broaden care http://addisonindependent.com/201206new-health-center-aims-broaden-care <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12325" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206new-health-center-aims-broaden-care"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/mountainhealth3960.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mountainhealth3960.jpg" title="mountainhealth3960.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE MOUNTAIN HEALTH Center in Bristol is teaming up with the Five Town Health Alliance to become a nonprofit and create a health center that offers broader and more affordable care. Pictured, left to right, are new Mountain Health Center Director Martha Halnon, healthcare providers Marion Bouchard, Laura Weylman, Shawn May and Suzanne Germain, and Five Town Health Alliance Chair Nancy Marnellos. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; Since 2005, the Bristol-based health care advocacy group Five Town Health Alliance, or 5THA, has sought to provide broader and cheaper primary care to Addison County residents.</p> <p> Beginning next week, the organization will take its biggest stride yet in accomplishing this goal, as it teams up with Mountain Health Center to create a new non-profit health center in Bristol.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12313">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206new-health-center-aims-broaden-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Featured Five Town Health Alliance health Mountain Health Center Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:20:55 +0000 Andrew Stein 12313 at http://addisonindependent.com