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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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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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