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Over 1,100 receive flu vaccine at NCH clinics

NEWPORT — The North Country Hospital Flu Clinic task force didn’t let the pandemic stop them from creating an ideal venue for providing the flu vaccine to community members of all ages. Over the course of three separate clinics, at various times of the day, more than 1,100 people took advantage of the opportunity at… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital earns “Most Wired Recognition” for fifth consecutive year

NEWPORT — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced that North Country Hospital has earned the 2020 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7 again for the fifth consecutive year. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies… Keep Reading

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NCH preparing for two more community flu clinics at the Elks Lodge in Derby

DERBY — Last Wednesday, North Country Hospital conducted the first of three community flu clinics at the Elks Lodge in Derby. With many restrictions still in place surrounding the pandemic, the hospital says the decision to move the clinics off the hospital campus made sense. “The Elks facility allowed the parking and social distancing necessary… Keep Reading

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NCH recognized with Platinum Award for promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently recognized for promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation. The hospital has participated in the donate life campaign for the past several years to educate the community about the organ donation process and success stories of lives saved. Even in the midst of a worldwide crisis, 127 hospitals and… Keep Reading

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VeggieVanGo returns to North Country Hospital August 12

NEWPORT — Last month two Vermont Foodbank refrigerated trucks arrived at the North Country Hospital campus to prepare for their first-ever VeggieVanGo food distribution in Newport. The foodbank provides this program at many of the other Vermont hospitals as well as schools throughout the state. A great corps of volunteers from the Vermont Department of… Keep Reading

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Healthcare scholarships awarded to local students by North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — Fifteen new healthcare scholarships were recently awarded to graduating high school seniors, totaling $15,000. In addition, North Country Hospital renews the $1,000 scholarships for consecutive years providing students stay in healthcare education and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each year the scholarship review committee makes selections based on student essays, transcripts, extra-curricular activities,… Keep Reading

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First scholarship awarded from newly established fund at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Scholarship Review Committee recently selected longtime nurse Rhonda Howard, to receive the first $2,000 continuing education scholarship from the newly established Sheryl M. (Washburn) and Buddy L. Carter Nursing Scholarship Fund. Howard began her career in the U.S. Army as a flight medic and then a flight nurse. After serving… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital earns echocardiography re-accreditation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography. This latest accreditation awarded to North Country Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. It is the seventh consecutive time North Country Hospital has… Keep Reading

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Some elective health care procedures to resume in Vermont

NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott announced limited elective procedures would resume, which had previously been put on hold as Vermont’s health care system focused on preparing for COVID-19. The Governor’s decision comes as the state’s modeling continues to show the spread of COVID-19 has slowed. Health care providers who recommence these procedures have been provided… Keep Reading

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NCH to hold screenings and limit entrance to ER

NEWPORT — Out of an abundance of caution, North County Hospital says they are implementing additional infection prevention measures. Due to Coronavirus concerns at this time, anyone entering the hospital for any reason is asked to use the Emergency Room entrance. For public safety, you will be asked screening questions at the Emergency Room entrance… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital Receives Quality-Based Accreditation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital recently announced the successful completion of its accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare. By earning the renewal of this three-year accreditation, the hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The hospital received its first accreditation… Keep Reading

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Derby Green Nursing Home announces plans to close

DERBY – Derby Green, the nursing home located on US Route 5 in Derby, announced that it will close effective on or before April 30, 2020. The home, owned by North County Hospital, filed a letter of intent today with the state’s Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living Division of Licensing and Protection, laying… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital earns ‘Most Wired’ recognition for fourth consecutive year

NEWPORT — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced that North Country Hospital has earned 2019 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7 again for the fourth consecutive year. NCH is also the only Vermont facility to receive this award. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital stands out in region by offering Automated Breast Ultrasound System for screening

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital announced this week that they are on the forefront of breast care by now offering the InveniaTM ABUS 2.0 (Automated Breast Ultrasound System), approved by the FDA for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for women with dense breast tissue. “We are excited to add the Automated Breast… Keep Reading

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Area students kick off shadowing week at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — This year marks the thirteenth year that North Country Hospital has supported Medquest, the week-long healthcare job shadowing program. High school sophomores in northeastern and central Vermont have to apply for this special opportunity to participate in a structured, educational healthcare program. They will be learning about medical careers while shadowing health professionals,… Keep Reading

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Larry Labor receives prestigious honor

NEWPORT — Longtime local pharmacist and retiree of North Country Hospital Larry Labor, BS, RPh, has been officially named a Legend as part of the Legends Scholarship program at North Country Hospital. Created in 2010 to honor exceptional and legendary healthcare professionals, The Legends Scholarship program is dedicated to serving the needs of our community,… Keep Reading

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New healthcare scholarships awarded to local students

NEWPORT — A recent group of high school graduates plus a medical school student are the latest recipients of healthcare scholarships awarded on behalf of North Country Hospital. This year 22 new healthcare scholarships were recently awarded, totaling $22,000. In addition, North Country Hospital renews scholarships for consecutive years providing students stay in healthcare education… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital honored for workplace safety

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently honored with an award for exceptional on-the-job safety performance during The MEMIC Group’s Annual Meeting of Policyholders. Only nine employers out of more than 20,000 MEMIC policyholders across the country, received a 2019 award for workplace safety from the workers’ compensation insurance specialist. Chief Financial Officer Andre Bissonnette… Keep Reading

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Local nurses honored at annual dinner

NEWPORT — Every year at North Country Hospital, nurses nominate their peers for one of four special awards. This year awards were given to Kim Blanchard for customer service, Angela Coblentz for professional growth, Chelsea Hamel for community, and Marie Dumas for quality. These accolades were all revealed at the nurses week dinner on May… Keep Reading

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Nearly 400 students show up for North Country Hospital’s Teddy Bear Clinic

NEWPORT — It’s been a busy week at the hospital, as visiting kindergartners and first graders have been getting their favorite stuffed animals weighed and immunized at the Teddy Bear Clinic. Nearly 400 students from 15 schools in the two local supervisory unions marched proudly with their buddies into North Country Hospital. Multiple stations provided… Keep Reading

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