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Honor the Health Care Heroes in Your Neighborhood  

We’ll be shining a light on the health care heroes during National Health Center Week August 9-15, said Jill Jesso-White, Community Health community relations specialist. Community Health is spotlighting the dedication and inspiration provided by the clinical and non-clinical workers who make high quality health care accessible to everyone in the community.

Robust Tick Season Collides With COVID and Flu

Lyme disease is quite prevalent in Vermont this year, said Graves-Austin, an internal medicine specialist at Community Health Rutland. She recommends that the number one thing to do, if there is ever any question, is contact your health care provider. “Often time with ticks you will have symptoms without any tick being seen and the […]

Unity Through Community: Community Health video blog

Over the past few months anxiety and worry consumed most everyone as the pandemic altered our lives and has overwhelmed almost all of our normal routines. Community Health Behavioral Health Manager Christopher Chadwick said the one way to deal with pressure, change and negative thoughts is to talk about them. Chadwick and Community Health Community […]

Primary Care means medical, dental, behavioral health in one Community Health location

“So many families have a belief about mental health services that it’s really for only when you are in an acute crisis.,” said Anne Hopkinson, LICSW, the social worker at Community Health Shorewell. “That would be the only time when you would see mental health services.” Hopkinson, who grew up in Addison County, says it’s important to […]

Home Grown Medical Assistants

“If the company can take the employees they have and increase their intelligence and give them more knowledge and skill I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for all involved,” said Laura Pelletier, a 2019 graduate of the Medical Assistant Training Program at Stafford Technical Center in Rutland. “I can’t go to nursing school full time,” […]

School Nurses Connect Through Telemedicine

The Community Health-Fair Haven Grade School telemedicine partnership was serendipitous, and according to Schneider, the perfect timing was the result of the immediate and total buy-in on both sides. Community Health’s mission to make health care available to the underserved community of young children in the area melded with the educators’ goal to keep children […]

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