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UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 9, 2019

UVM Medical Center may lose more federal funding than originally expected after a nurse was forced to participate in an abortion procedure, a violation of federal law. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education, released a Notice of Violation Aug. 28 stating that ...

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches drawing, perspectives on art making and courses on art and ecology. She currently has her work ...

Technical professionals continue hospital negotiations

Technical professionals continue hospital negotiations

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Hospital technical employees’ contracts are currently under negotation. Following strikes from nurses in the summer of 2018, contract negotiations are taking place with the University of Vermont Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, the nurses’ union, aims t...

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

August 28, 2018

Sawyer Loftus For the past four months, nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have been in a constant back-and-forth with hospital administrators over new contracts. The nurses’ union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, represents around 1,800 nurses an...

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Nurses protest UVM Medical Center’s budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018

In the midst of ongoing contract negotiations between the UVM Medical Center and its nurses’ union, a hearing to confirm the medical center’s annual budget continued “business as usual” despite pleas from nurses. The union of just over 1,800 members called on the Green Mountain Care Board —...

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Nurses’ Union leadership ask lead negotiator to resign

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 24, 2018

The lead negotiator for the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union has resigned after 8 months in the role. The negotiator, Julie MacMillan, announced her decision to resign on Facebook after several members of the union leadership team asked her to resign, according to the post. MacMillan, who is a n...

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

August 21, 2018

The Green Mountain Care Board will continue to approve the University of Vermont Medical Center’s annual budget as the UVMMC Nurses stage protest. The nurse’s union called on the board last week to delay approving the budget until a new contract could be ratified between nurses and the medical ...

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2018

  The UVM Medical Center nurses will issue a strike notice to the UVM Medical Center Monday morning. After a week of negotiations, the bargaining committee has voted to issue a strike notice, according to a June 30 Facebook post made by Stephanie Lusk, a member of the nurses’ bargain...

Nurses vote to strike

Nurses vote to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 13, 2018

University of Vermont Medical Center nurses have voted in favor of a potential two day strike. The approval was announced at a June 13 press conference lead by negotiator Julie MacMillan. MacMillan represents the 1,800 member union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, in t...

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018

After months of negotiations, lead negotiator Julie McMillan of the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union announced they had not yet reached a deal with UVM Medical Center. The announcement came at a June 1 community meeting outside the Medical Center that followed the last session of scheduled negotia...

Burlington man arrested for murder

Burlington man arrested for murder

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 13, 2017

An attack with a meat cleaver at 72 Hyde St. Oct. 12 left one dead and one in the Intensive Care Unit at the UVM Medical Center. Aita Gurung is accused of murdering his wife and attempting to murder his mother-in-law, according to the Vermont Superior Court, in which Gurung appeared Oct. 13. H...

UVM Health Network switches to electronic records

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

UVM Health Network has been working to improve patient care for years. Finally, they have reached an advancement in electronic health records. According to a Jan. 3 press release, UVM began implementing an electronic health records system in 2008, called Epic. The transition to the Epic system ende...

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