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Fletcher Allen Named “Best Regional Hospital” for 4th Year – What That Means for Quality of Patient Care

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Fletcher Allen was named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for the fourth year in a row. Additionally, three of our specialty areas – Gynecology, Orthopedics, and Urology – were ranked as “High Performing.” We’re very proud. The rankings are a great reflection on Fletcher Allen – our people, our processes, and our …Read More

Vermont Now One of Top 3 States for Lyme Disease

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Ten or 20 years ago, most Vermonters never gave Lyme disease a second thought. It was a distant threat, something that people in, say, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or Massachusetts worried about. Now you don’t even have to leave the Green Mountain state to hear about someone’s experience with Lyme disease. That’s because Lyme …Read More

From Patient to Intern: How One Girl’s Experience with a Life-Threatening Illness Turned Her Into a Vermont Children’s Hospital Champion

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Hello, my name is Victoria LaRen. I am currently the Development Intern for the Fletcher Allen Health Care Foundation. My passion for Vermont Children’s Hospital began when I was six years old and admitted to the hospital with a rare life-threatening illness called Congenital Intestinal Gestational Malrotation. Every year, my determination for raising funds and …Read More

Cholera: New Vaccine Tested by University of Vermont Center

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Cholera. A disease not many Americans are likely to think about outside of a 19th century history or literature class; however, cholera is a reality in many developing countries around the world, and the number of epidemics has increased over the past decade in areas affected by natural disasters, such as Haiti and Southeast Asia. …Read More

A Physician’s Perspective on the Drug Addiction Epidemic in Vermont

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Editor’s Note: These remarks were originally delivered by Stephen Leffler, MD, at Fletcher Allen’s Community Rounds Program in June 2014.  Our state is confronting what can only be described as an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse. No question, this is a tough subject – but I’m glad to shed some light on it …Read More

A Choir is Born: The Song of Stroke Survivors

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In honor of National Aphasia Awareness Month, the Aphasia Choir will be performing a free, public concert on Sunday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Davis Auditorium. A reception will follow.  “When…I…sing, I feel…free.” This quote came from a man who suffered a left hemisphere stroke many years ago, the kind of …Read More

Child Abuse Prevention: Why It Is Everyone’s Responsibility

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Every day, 1,900 children in the United States become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die.  Sadly, we have the highest rate of deaths by child abuse of any industrialized nation. Right here in our own communities, we know that there are children whose parents can’t safely care for them because they …Read More

Food & Health: Fletcher Allen Purchases $1.5 Million in Local Farm & Food Products

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We have pledged to improve the health of our patients, our community and our environment through food. We put that promise in writing in 2006 when we signed the Healthy Food in Health Care pledge. Since then we have made many significant achievements through changing our practice. We have Increased our purchase of meats raised …Read More

Legislative Matters: The Value of Extending Certificate of Need Laws to Include Urgent Care Centers

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The Green Mountain Care Board has determined that several proposed urgent care centers do not need Certificate of Need (CON) reviews before they go forward. Some groups have applauded that decision, saying it is responsive to Vermonters’ needs for lower-cost care in more efficient settings.  Others have decried it, pointing to the fact that these new …Read More

Community Rounds: A Letter to Susie About My Day at the Hospital

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Dear Susie, Well, I just finished Community Rounds at Fletcher Allen Health Care, and I just have to tell you about it because it was unexpected, wonderful and quite fabulous! I was with a group of about 12 people and we started out with a meeting with the guy who runs the show, John Brumsted, …Read More

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