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Vermont Health Care

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The Vermont State Department[1] of Health serves as the major agency for public health policy and advocacyVermont Department of Health in the state. The primary objective of the state is to protect and promote optimal health for all the people of the state. Many programs and initiatives of the Health Department help the people of the state to live fuller, healthier lives from birth through old age. Through the departments 12 district offices, essential public health and disease prevention services are available across Vermont. The department, as part of the agency of Human Services, works in concert with the Departments of Children and Families, Mental Health, Disabilities, Corrections, Aging and Independent Living and the Department of Vermont Health Access to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of the state.

Contact Details
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone no: 802-863-7200; 800-464-4343
Fax: 802-865-7754
Website: Vermont Department of Health

Hospitals in Vermont


Hospitals in Vermont are well equipped with all the modern facilities, efficiently staffed and provide 24-hour inpatient care, including nursing, medical, surgical, laboratory,anesthesia, radiology, child care, pharmacy services, mental well being, maternity care and many more services. Most of the hospitals in Vermont make an effort to follow environmentally preferable practices.

Some notable Hospitals in Vermont

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Steven Gordon, President
17 Belmont Ave
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone no: (802) 257-0341
Website:http://www.bmhvt.org

The University of Vermont Health Network -
Central Vermont Medical Center
Judy Tartaglia, President and CEO
P.O. Box 547
Barre, VT 05641
Phone no:(802) 371-4100
Website:http://www.cvmc.org

North Country Hospital
Claudio Fort, CEO
189 Prouty Drive
Newport, VT 05855
Phone no:(802) 334-7331
Website:http://www.nchsi.org

Northwestern Medical Center
Jill Berry Bowen, CEO
133 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478
Phone no:(802) 524-5911
Website:http://www.northwesternmedicalcenter.org

Rutland Regional Medical Center
Thomas Huebner, President
160 Allen Street
Rutland, VT 05701
Phone no:(802) 775-7111
Website:http://www.rrmc.org

Springfield Hospital
Timothy Ford, President and CEO
25 Ridgewood Road
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone no:(802)885-7603
Website:http://www.springfieldmed.org

Copley Hospital
Melvyn Patashnick, President
528 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661
Phone no:(802) 888-4231
Website:http://www.copleyvt.org

Gifford Medical Center
Joseph Woodin, President & CEO
P.O. Box 2000
Randolph, VT 05060
Phone no:(802) 728-7000
Website:http://www.giffordmed.org

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
Paul Bengtson, CEO
P.O. Box 905
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone no:(802) 748-8141
Website:http://www.nvrh.org

Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Thomas Dee, CEO
100 Hosp. Drive East
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone no:(802) 442-6361
Website:http://www.svhealthcare.org

Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Deborah Amdur , Director
215 North Main Street
White River Jct., VT 05009
Phone no:(802) 295-9363
Website: http://www.whiteriver.va.gov

Top 5 Hospitals in Vermont


The Brattleboro Retreat
The Brattleboro Retreat

The Hospital is the first facility for the care of the mentally ill in Vermont, and is also one of the first ten private psychiatric hospitals in the United States.

Contact Details
Brattleboro Retreat
Central Intake and Ambulatory Services
Anna Marsh Lane
P.O. Box 803
Brattleboro, VT 05302
Phone no: 1-802-257-7785
Website: Brattleboro Retreat

Grace Cottage HospitalGrace Cottage Hospital

A 19-bed inpatient facility, Grace Cottage Hospital is a facility for acute and rehabilitative care. The Hospital is well equipped with a hospice suite, a 24-hour emergency department for critical care treatment, rehabilitation department and state-of-the-art laboratory and radiology departments.

Contact Details
185 Grafton Road,
Townshend, Vermont 05353
Phone no: (802) 365-4331; (802) 365-7357
Website: Grace Cottage Hospital

University of Vermont Medical CenterUniversity of Vermont Medical Center

The University of Vermont Medical Center is part of the University of Vermont Health Network, a four-hospital network that serves patients and their families in Vermont and northern New York. Along with The University of Vermont College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, The University of Vermont Medical Center, is one of 138 academic medical centers in the country.

Contact Details
The University of Vermont Medical Center
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone no: 802 847-0000
Website: University of Vermont Medical Center

Porter Medical Center Porter Medical Center

It is a non-profit health care system situated in Middlebury in Vermont. The Medical centre provides medical and long-term care services for the people of northern Rutland County, Addison County and northeastern New York State.

Contact Details
Porter Medical Center,
115 Porter Drive, Middlebury,
Vermont 05753
Website: Porter Medical Center

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center was founded in the year 1933.It is a non-profit, hospital and healthcare provider and recipient of the national and prestigious Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.

Contact Details

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
289 County Road
Windsor, Vermont 05089
Phone no: (802) 674-6711
Fax: (802) 674-7155
Website: Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center

Blood Banks in Vermont


Several organizations in Vermont are dedicated to provide organ and blood to those in need. The organizations are committed and striving to meet the transplant needs of the people of Vermont.

Blood Banks in Vermont

American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays an important role in the health care system of the United States. American Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the nation.

Burlington Blood Donation Center
32 North Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Vermont Health Insurance


The Health insurance plans not only protects physical health, but also financial health and peace of mind. Health insurance coverage helps the people to stay healthy by including preventive health services like routine check-ups, flu shots, and blood pressure screenings with insurance through Vermont Health Connect. Most of these services are free of cost. In addition to free preventive services, the insurance plain also has some other benefits which include: Non-Hospital care, Support Services and treatment, Hospital and Emergency Room Care, Medication and Tests and Free Preventive services.

Read more about: Vermont Health Insurance

Vermont has initiated many programs that assist the people of the state to pay for the entire or part of their health care or medical costs.

Medicaid Program

Medicaid Program

Medicaid is a government health insurance program for the people of Vermont. The Program is for people who are blind or disabled, seniors 65 or older, pregnant women, children, and parents. This program includes most medical care and services such as hospital care, doctor visits, vision and dental care, prescriptions, physical therapy, long-term care in a nursing home and more.

Also read:

Ladies First Program


Ladies First Program

This program is a health screening program for the women of Vermont. This program removes financial barriers that prevent many women of the state from being screened for breast and cervical cancer and heart disease. According to this program eligible women can get breast, cervical and heart health screenings.

Read more about: Ladies First Program

WIC ProgramWIC Program

The women, infant and children program helps new mothers, pregnant women and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. It is a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children by the Federal Government.

Read more about: WIC program

Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN)


The Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN) office offers a number of services to children of Vermont from birth to age 21 who suffers from complex health conditions, and also to their families.

Read more about: Children with Special Health Needs (CSHN)


Vital Records and Health Statistics


The Vermont vital statistics[2] system is responsible for maintaining vital events in Vermont. The Vermont vital records system, since 2000, includes eight types of vital events: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, civil unions, dissolutions, fetal deaths, and abortions

Vermont Healh Data

The Department of Health maintains the records for events that occurred within the past five years and other records are maintained by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration.

Also see how to apply certificates for:

Contact Details

Vital Records Office
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Phone: 802-863-7275
800-439-5008 (toll free in Vermont)
Email: vitalrecords@state.vt.us

Birth rates in 2010
(Rate per 1000 Live Births)
  • Total Birth: 6224
  • Crude Birth rate: 9.9
  • Fertiity Birth rate: 52.5

Infant Mortality rate in 2010
[3]
(Rate per 1000 Live Births)
  • Total Deaths: 26
  • Death rate: 4.2

Neonatal Death

  • Total Deaths: 14
  • Death rate: 2.2

Leading Causes of Death in 2010
[4]
  • Salmonella infections
  • Shigellosis and amebiasis
  • Certain other intestinal infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Whooping cough
  • Scarlet fever and erysipelas
  • Meningococcal infection
  • Septicemia
  • Syphilis
  • Acute poliomyelitis

Get more information on various health data and statistics:


Also see: Get complete Vermont Health Statistic Reports and data

References:
  1. Vermont Health Department
  2. Vermont Vital Statistics
  3. Vermont Infant Mortality Rate
  4. Leading Causes of Death

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