Vermont Business Magazine For the seventh consecutive year, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) has received an Excellence in Worksite Wellness award from the Governor's Council of Physical Fitness & Sports and the Vermont Department of Health. The Governor's Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of approximately 20 volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters. This award recognizes MAHHC’s success in creating a workplace that promotes the health and wellness of its employees.
Vermont Business Magazine Citizens Bank Foundation provided Lund with a grant of $5,000 through the Colleague Funded Grant program. Funding for the grant came from donations to the foundation made by Citizens employees during its annual payroll giving campaign as well as $200,000 in personal donations pledged by the bank’s senior leadership team at the end of 2016.
Lund will use the grant to support initiatives integrated into programming that address fighting hunger; one of Citizen’s Bank priority funding areas.
Vermont Business Magazine Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger, Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) Assistant Director Gillian Nanton, and Director of ReSOURCE YouthBuild Andrew Jope announced two initiatives to support Burlington’s workforce and businesses during the CityPlace Burlington (formerly Burlington Town Center) and other upcoming construction projects.
Vermont Business Magazine Small businesses leaders will be on hand at the State House on Wednesday to raise awareness about issues that support the small businesses and are vital to Vermont’s economy. Representatives from Main Street Alliance of Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and members from both organizations will be available to chat during a coffee bar meet and greet in the State House cafeteria in the morning.
Vermont Business Magazine A state-by-state analysis released by a national advocacy organization for Tuesday's Equal Pay Day reveals that a woman employed full time, year-round in Vermont is typically paid just 86 cents for every dollar paid to a man – a yearly pay difference of $6,718. That means Vermont women lose a combined total of more than $1 billion every year to the gender wage gap. If it were closed, on average, a woman working full time in Vermont would be able to afford 50 more weeks of food for her family, more than nine additional months of mortgage and utilities payments, nearly one additional semester of tuition and fees for a four-year public university, nearly one year of tuition and fees for a two-year community college, more than seven additional months of rent or more than eight additional months of child care each year.
by Bob Bick, Howard Center CEO Beginning last summer Vermonters seeking medication assisted treatment for opiate use could access treatment almost immediately. While there may still be a delay in first appointment scheduling, what had been long waiting lists at the treatment centers known as hubs were all but eliminated. Around the same time, Vermont instituted new policies that limit opiate prescribing and encourage doctors and their patients to explore alternative pain management solutions.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Mutual Insurance Group was recently awarded the 2018 Governor’s Excellence in Worksite Wellness Award by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Each year the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports awards Vermont employers who promote a work environment that encourages and enables employees to improve their overall health. This is the eleventh year Vermont Mutual has been recognized by the state for its efforts in worksite wellness.
by John McClaughry In the wake of a Florida school shooting and a thwarted attack targeted on Fair Haven High School, the legislature and governor have enacted into law a bill touted by its advocates as “gun violence prevention”. Its main features are required background checks for firearms transfers among all but immediate family members, a ban on high capacity magazines, and barring the sale of a firearm to a person under age 21, unless that person has completed hunter safety training.
Vermont Business Magazine Patricia “Patti” Fisher, MD, has joined The University of Vermont Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) as Chief Medical Officer, succeeding Philip Brown, DO, who retired in March. Dr Fisher comes to CVMC from The University of Vermont Medical Center, where she served as medical director for Case Management and Medical Staff Affairs as well as Family Medicine Inpatient Service/Ambulatory Care Unit.
Vermont Business Magazine Michael Feitelberg, President of The Sports & Fitness EDGE Inc (The EDGE, The EDGE Kids & Fitness and The EDGE Physical Therapy), a Vermont health and fitness company established in 1966, has announced that The EDGE is launching a multi-site preventative care practice, The EDGE Preventative Care. The Edge has locations in Essex, South Burlington and Williston.
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott announced today that he will sign three bills related to gun safety (S.55, S.221 and H.422) at 2 pm on Wednesday at the State House. The most controversial of them has been S.55. The bill would ban “bump-stocks,” limit the capacity of ammunition magazines, require background checks for private gun sales and increase the age at which one can purchase a firearm from 18 to 21.
by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott today announced the arrival of an AT&T Cell Site on Wheels (COW) at Grace Cottage Hospital, which will reinforce and enhance wireless network coverage for the hospital and the surrounding area. Grace Cottage, the state's smallest hospital is located in Townshend in Windham County. The hospital and surrounding area were facing a loss of coverage due to a potential shutdown of wireless provider CoverageCo.