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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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Newport City students get a taste of clinical healthcare

NEWPORT — A group of fifth graders at Newport City Elementary School had some hands-on experience in North Country Hospital’s Education Department. The students were able to practice procedures for donning and doffing, sterile glove application, as well as touring through various clinical departments throughout the hospital. North Country Hospital is able to host students… Keep Reading

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Recognizing North Country Hospital volunteers

NEWPORT — Patients, families, as well as North Country Hospital staff, all appreciate local hospital volunteers throughout the year. Between nearly 50 volunteers performing various jobs throughout the organization, a total of 8,000 hours have been logged over the last 12 months. On April 8, the group was recognized for their dedication and many hours… Keep Reading

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New CEO appointed to North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed Brian Nall as the next Chief Executive Officer. Nall currently serves as President and CEO at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, Illinois. He has 24 years of healthcare experience, including 12 years of CEO experience at two rural hospitals in Idaho… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital nurses celebrated

NEWPORT — To celebrate the nurses at North Country Hospital, during National Nurses Week, their VP of Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, Avril Cochran, hosted a dinner at the Eastside Restaurant. Guests enjoyed a wonderful buffet, outdoor games in the beautiful sunshine, and the announcement of this year’s Nursing Excellence Awards recipients. Cochran,… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital supports MedQuest Scholarships

NEWPORT — This year marks year 12 that North Country Hospital has supported the week-long, healthcare job shadowing program MedQuest. High school sophomores from northeastern and central Vermont apply for an opportunity to participate in a structured educational program where they learn about job-shadowing health professionals, acquire basic medical skills, explore career and educational goals,… Keep Reading

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Tick-borne disease on the rise in Vermont

NEWPORT — Tick-borne illnesses have increased in Vermont, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Vermont had 6,161 cases of illness caused by tick-borne diseases between 2004 and 2016. In total, 99 percent of all reported tick-borne diseases are caused by the blacklegged tick, the state Department of Health says. According… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital board names interim CEO

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital Board of Trustees has named Chief Operating Officer, Tom Frank, as the interim CEO of North Country Hospital effective April 1, 2018, replacing long-time CEO Claudio Fort. Fort is leaving to fill the position of CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center. Chairman of the North Country Hospital Board of Trustees,… Keep Reading

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North Country named a 2018 top 100 critical access hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the second year the hospital has received this recognition. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to… Keep Reading

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Nurse Residency Program graduates six at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — Six nurse residents recently presented their oral projects and graduated from North Country Hospital’s program, developed last year by nursing leadership. This is the second class that has gone through the rigorous, eight-month residency, where graduates work with a preceptor in their respective departments, get to work with other clinical areas as well… Keep Reading

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