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Homegrown: Training North Country Kids For a Career in Medicine

Ten years ago, high school student Joey Tousignant enrolled in career exploration program called New Visions at UVM Health Network-Alice Hyde Medical Center. The program offers motivated, high-achieving students an insider’s view into a wide range of health care roles through college-level courses, supervised clinical experience and job shadows with Emergency Department physicians, pediatricians, nurses, occupational therapists and much more. Fast forward a decade and that hig [...]

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PT Gives Patient Hope with Treatment

James Farrell was in serious pain every day. Battling a rare condition in his pelvic area, Farrell desperately searched for months to find a therapist to treat him. And then he called The University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) and spoke to Colleen Law, a physical therapist. Farrell went from painful days fi[...]

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ED Nurse's Quick Response and Information-Sharing Reassures Parents

Experiencing an unexpected allergic reaction can be stressful, painful and generally unpleasant for most people. But for one Franklin County family and their 10-year-old child, the situation quickly turned life-threatening. The evening in early April started out like any other for Ashley LaBare and her son, Jaxson. Shortly after Jaxon&[...]

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Calm, Cool and Compassionte

Kaela Bonesteel Honored With DAISY Award

A trip to the emergency room can be a harrowing experience for any patient and their loved ones. And yet a touch of compassion and a commitment to advocate for those seeking care can make a dramatic difference. That is why Kaela Bonesteel, RN is the newest recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at The University of Vermont Health [...]

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Going Above and Beyond to Care for Patients and Families at The Alice Center

A loved one’s inpatient stay in the hospital can create anxiety under the best circumstances – and for adults with aging parents, the visits often come with unexpected stressors, including the shock of seeing them struggle to bounce back from an injury or medical condition that had previously resulted in less serious or urgent outcom[...]

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Going Above and Beyond to Care for Patients and Families in the ED, IMCU

A surprise trip to the hospital Emergency Department (ED) or being admitted for inpatient care after an accident, injury or medical issue is stressful under the best circumstances. But for patients and families dealing with memory issues, in addition to medical emergencies, the process can often be harrowing. Enter Registered Nurse Hun[...]

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Thanking Every Member of the Alice Hyde Team for a Fantastic Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Survey

Earlier this afternoon, Alice Hyde’s Joint Commission Critical Access Hospital Survey came to a close following five days of intensive review by a team of three surveyors who arrived at our hospital on Monday morning and have spent this week reviewing all aspects of our operations, to include conversations with many of you, policies and pr[...]

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Carrying on the family tradition of caring for the community

For Registered Nurse Jessica Patterson, caring for others isn’t just a passion, it’s a calling that has been passed down through generations. So when Patterson joined Alice Hyde’s dialysis clinic care team at the age of 19, the reason was simple: it was her way into health care. Working in health care is a passion som[...]

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Scholarships smooth path to career advancement

Kimberly Webb, Phlebotomist

By the end of the then-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, Kimberly Webb was questioning her decision to pursue a career in health care. Despite the many challenges posed by the pandemic, Kimberly had stuck to her original plan and enrolled in North Country Community College’s Licensed Practical Nursing program — offered despite lockd[...]

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Going Above and Beyond to Ensure Safe Patient Discharges

From the outside looking in, it might seem like patient care stops once an individual leaves the hospital. But members of Alice Hyde’s inpatient care team – nurses, aides, therapists and more – know that patient care never stops, the focus of that care simply changes. Regardless of whether a patient is preparing to re[...]

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Nurse Manager's Leadership and Compassion sets the tone in Emergency Department

Debbie Beach, RN, Honored with Alice Hyde's First DAISY Leadership Award

Delivering care and compassion amid crisis is what the Alice Hyde Emergency Department’s nursing team does 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year – and ED Nurse Manager Debbie Beach, RN, is no exception. In fact, it’s Debbie’s penchant for leading by example — jumping in as a floor RN when an extra pair of hands is needed;[...]

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