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UVM Medical Center and Medical School selected as testing site for COVID-19 vaccine

UVM Medical Center stands on UVM's campus April 22. The Center, which has treated COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, will now be a vaccine trial site.
News Staff October 27, 2020

The UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine will be a trial site for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an all-staff email from UVMMC President and CEO John Brumsted. The medical center...

UVM professor and doctor faces federal child pornography charges

Assistant Professor Eike Blohm was charged with possession and production of child pornography May 22, a month after he was arrested for voyeurism.
Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter May 26, 2020

A UVM assistant professor and doctor at the UVM Medical Center will now face federal trial for charges related to child pornography on top of previous charges of voyeurism. Eike Blohm, 38, was originally...

UVMMC’s Harvest Cafe: an unexpected comfort

UVMMC's Harvest Cafe: an unexpected comfort
Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer September 10, 2019

Walking into UVM Medical Center’s Harvest Cafe, I wasn’t expecting anything great. After all, hospital food isn’t known for its quality.  But the setting itself wasn’t exactly hospital-like....

Technical professionals continue hospital negotiations

Vermont Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals President Deb Snell steps away from the podium after a press conference Sept. 2, 2018. Negotiations with UVM Medical Center are still ongoing to improve the technical employee's contracts.
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...

Nurses strike deal with medical center

Molly Wallner, lead negotiator for the nurses, reads from a statement at a Sept. 28 press conference outside UVMMC.
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 27, 2018

After eight months of negotiating UVM Medical Center nurses and the administration have struck a lasting deal. The nurses announced the vote by union membership in favor of the contract via Facebook...

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 26, 2018

Sawyer Loftus After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation...

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

UVMMC Nurses waving at cars at their
Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 19, 2018

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract,...

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...

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...

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