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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 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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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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Cancer Care Nurse's Advocacy for Patient Inspires Colleagues

Caring for cancer patients and survivors is a responsibility members of Alice Hyde’s Reddy Cancer Center are proud to shoulder each day, and being a tireless advocate for patients — especially when the RCC team are the only resources and support a patient has — is something in which registered nurse Kimberly Bouvier-Barnes take[...]

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Cancer Care Nurse's Compassion Inspires Patient's Gratitude

Mary Myford knows something about living with pain, fear and anger – even, perhaps, at her lowest point, despair. Myford, who moved to Franklin County from Boston, Mass., about 15 years ago, has for years been dealing with a rare condition that required her thyroid — a gland in the neck that produces two hormones critical t[...]

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ED Nurse Inspires Gratitude from Infant's Family

Alice Hyde’s Emergency Department is one of the hospital’s busiest places – particularly during cold-and-flu season. But for one Malone family and their infant daughter, who ended up there twice in a period of several weeks, the stress of managing a congenital condition that had turned life-threatening wasmade more bearable by [...]

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