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Nurses vote to strike

Representatives from the nurses' union stand behind lead negotiator, Julie MacMillan as she announces a vote in favor of striking.

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

Registered Nurse, Sarah Ferguson, announces the submission of 20 unfair labor complaints against UVMMC

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...

$500,000 donated to find new breast cancer therapy

$500,000 donated to find new breast cancer therapy

October 18, 2016

Half a million dollars have been donated to a UVM research team in the hopes of creating a therapy for a rare type of breast cancer. The Susan G. Koman foundation has awarded a UVM professor $500,000 for breast cancer research. Dr. Jason Stumpff and his research team have been given the money to continue their...

Crime Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Crime Log Sept. 23 - Sept. 30

Bryan O'Keefe

October 4, 2016

sep. 23 A patient at Adult Primary Care refused transport to the UVM Medical Center. Police assisted in transporting the patient.   sep. 23 Police responded to reports of a person smoking marijuana at the amphitheater on Athletic campus. When police arrived, the person was gone.   se...

Construction to begin on medical library

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 8, 2016

Innovative models of educa- tion are driving the creation of a new space for UVM students studying medicine.   Construction on a new Learning Commons within the Dana Medical Library will begin in October, combining the latest in classroom and education technology, Marianne Burke, director...

UVM Medical center to open offices downtown

UVM Medical center to open offices downtown

Bryan O'Keefe

April 21, 2016

The University of Vermont Medical Center will be leasing office space in the heart of downtown Burlington.   As a part of the current redevelopment project of the Burlington Town Center, the Medical Center will open non-clinical office space to support an additional 350 to 400 administrative jobs, ...

Transgender clinic to open

The UVM Medical Center is pictured Feb. 27. The hospital is opening a clinic specifically for transgender youth. PHIL CARRUTHERS/The Vermont Cynic

Caroline Alkire

March 3, 2016

The UVM Medical Center is planning to start a new clinic to help transgender children and teens. As part of the UVM Children’s Specialty Center, the clinic will be a collection of doctors, social workers, coordinators, mental health providers and fertility specialists to provide support for transg...

Vaccine center researches Zika virus

The infectious diseases lab in the Given Complex is pictured Feb. 12. UVM is testing the safety of a potential Zika virus vaccine. COLE WANGSNESS/The Vermont Cynic

Caroline Alkire

February 19, 2016

The UVM Vaccine Testing Center will play a role in the development of a vaccine for the Zika virus, which was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. UVM will test vaccines developed at the National Institute of Health to make sure they are safe for humans and effectiv...

College of Nursing and Health Sciences receives $175,000 grant

February 5, 2016

A $175,000 grant has been given to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences to help educate nurses, nursing students, and expand the UVM Medical Center. The grant came from the Keybank Foundation, a non profit organization founded in 1969 to provide grants to educate students for the workforce, a...

UVM Medical Center joins effort to lower opiate abuse

Caroline Alkire

January 28, 2016

In a new initiative to reduce opiate usage, the Burlington Police Department is working with the UVM Medical Center and Mayor Miro Weinberger. All three parties will be working together to increase treatment for opiate users and decrease the amount of crime related to opiate use, according to a Jan...

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