Porter Medical Center Official: I am Grateful


I am Grateful


Growing up in Vermont, graduating from Vergennes Union High School and ultimately raising my family in Addison County has brought to life the importance of community, support, and ingenuity.  When I joined University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center in 2016, I immediately recognized that I was called to serve as the Chief Nursing Officer/VP of Patient Care Services during a challenging time in the life of our community.  We have overcome several hurdles over the past several years and this moment in history is another opportunity to rise to the challenge and become stronger in the end. 

I wanted to take this moment to recognize our entire healthcare team who have persevered and accepted new challenges with grace and the utmost professionalism.  Our community has surrounded us with love, support, generous donations of food and local products, signs, and words of gratitude. 

The World Health Organization has declared 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse.  May 12th, 2020 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Florence Nightingale.  Her legacy as the pioneer of modern nursing is being recognized and embraced across the globe during this pandemic for her practical and philosophical practices.  While traditional celebratory events are on hold during this time, I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize and express my gratitude for the remarkable care provided to our patients and community. 

We feel blessed and humbled to serve you, our community, with caring, compassion and grace during this time.

— Karen Beinhaur, MSN/Ed, RN, NEA-BC, CEN, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

UVM Health Network Porter Medical Center

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