In late November, I was interviewed by a reporter who asked for my perspective regarding the topic of hospital “consolidations” and to discuss some national studies that indicate that hospitals coming together means higher prices for patients. The reporter wanted to hear about our experience as an affiliate of the UVM Health Network since we joined the Network in early 2017.
I am not a healthcare finance expert nor a student of national trends. I am, however, intimately familiar with our finances here at Porter and what is happening locally and in our region. Each of the three years since...
BEE'S WRAP WAS honored as the Addison County Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business of the Year at the annual breakfast meeting last Thursday. Chamber President Rob Carter and Emily Gaynor presented the award to Sarah Kaeck, center, owner and founder of Bee’s Wrap.
Photo courtesy of Joanna Banks-Morgan
MIDDLEBURY – The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized a local business, individual, and non-profit organization with awards during its annual meeting held on Oct. 24, at the Middlebury Inn.
Bee’s Wrap, located in Middlebury, received the 2019 Business of the Year Award, which recognizes businesses that have grown, while providing excellent products or services while doing well by their employees and the community.
Bee’s Wrap started with a question facing many families and home cooks: How can we eliminate plastics in our kitchen in favor of a healthier, more sustainable way to store...
MIDDLEBURY — Recently hired Porter Medical Center President and COO Seleem Choudhury resigned from his post on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the aftermath of a PMC board investigation into allegations he plagiarized material for a series of weekly messages to the hospital community.
Dr. Choudhury started at Porter as chief operating officer on April 29 and took the mantle as president on June 1, when previous Porter President Dr. Fred Kniffin returned to his full-time responsibility as an Emergency Department physician.
However, Choudhury faced some criticism late in the summer that his weekly emails...
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.
Kniffin, during his brief stint as Porter’s top executive, has helped stop the proverbial bleeding at Porter medical Center. The organization recently won state approval for a very conservative fiscal year 2017 budget....