VTDigger publishes daily stories on health care. We cover the state’s hospitals, the state’s psychiatric care system, the Green Mountain Care Board, insurers, state health care policy, Medicaid and Medicare. Erin Mansfield is VTDigger’s health care reporter. She can be reached at [email protected]
Dr. James Weinstein, 66, has been with the hospital system since 1996 and has held his current role since 2011.
Darshana Bolt, 31, died after being treated at Howard Center.
Hospital staff used restraints on two patients who were experiencing psychiatric crisis, according to a regulatory report.
Spring Lake Ranch changed its practices after state regulators cited it for failings in connection with a patient who died by suicide. The executive director says the policy is temporary.
The governor said President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be “a disaster” for Vermont. Shumlin offered stats showing the health exchange is operating smoothly for most customers.
Three surgeons are joining the one already on staff at Southern Vermont Medical Center’s orthopedics office, where more expansion is planned.
Greg Robinson, who served as CEO of Community Health Centers of Burlington from June to October, said he was fired while he was on vacation.
The publicly funded nonprofit that coordinates health records has $66,000 in cash on hand but needs to issue $135,000 in paychecks at the end of the month.
Genesis Healthcare Inc. has completed its purchase of five facilities in Vermont. Staff say the change brings access to more resources such as training and help with regulatory compliance.
Gov. Peter Shumlin is praising a new federal rule that will allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe the addiction treatment medication Suboxone, also known as buprenorphine. The rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will allow the two midlevel providers to undergo 24 hours of training on opioid addiction treatment […]
The federal government is putting a stop to the way the state has used Medicaid money to fund certain facilities that don’t qualify, as well as other programs.
Outgoing Gov. Peter Shumlin picked her to fill an open seat on the regulatory panel. She has been his director of health care reform since 2011.
The state could be forced to scale back its $1.7 billion Medicaid program, which expanded to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act.
Louis Josephson, Brattleboro Retreat’s president and chief executive officer, argues that “there is no mental health system” currently. He’s pushing for changes he believes will lower costs and improve care.