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Welcome to Northwestern

Northwestern Medical Center is a vibrant, not-for-profit, primary care hospital. We are nestled at the top of Fairfield Street in St. Albans, Vermont with satellites and provider practices elsewhere in Franklin County. Our size brings a family feel to our organization, and we pride ourselves on bringing a broad range of high-tech medical equipment & services to our region. Thanks to that balance and the incredible care provided by our staff we have earned national Avatar awards in six consecutive years for overall patient satisfaction! Learn more about Northwestern.


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What's Happening in Health Care?

Jill BowenTo help keep our community updated and informed, CEO Jill Berry Bowen has a weekly column in the St. Albans Messenger where she answers questions relating to health care. We post them here for online sharing and so you can browse through to see any you may have missed in the newspaper.

This week's question "Is NMC's Master Facility Plan Moving Forward? Click here for Jill's answer.

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News & Updates

Northwestern Medical Center recently received a $36,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Food and Farm Initiative. The grant will help further NMC’s mission of providing exceptional healthcare by supporting Farm to School programming and local food access at six schools in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. This is the first grant NMC has received from the Food and Farm Initiative, the Vermont Community Foundation’s effort to provide healthy food to all Vermonters while increasing the viability of our local farms.

After hundreds of amazing applications over the past couple of months, the New York-Penn League's Vermont Lake Monsters are pleased to announce the nine kids named to the 2015 Little Lake Monsters Community All-Stars, brought to you by Northwestern Urgent Care.

Representatives of the Run for Jim recently presented Northwestern Medical Center with the proceeds from their 2015 walk/run event, totaling $8,000. Pictured left to right are Sarah Jemley, Manager of Care Management; Jennifer Hauptman, Social Worker; Mair Baron, Case Manager; Shari Bashaw; NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen, and Bill O’Connor.

Two Franklin County students were recently presented with scholarships towards their health-related degree programs as part of the Northwestern Medical Center Health Professions Scholarship Program Benefit Dinner, at the Tyler Place Resort on May 20, 2015.

St. Albans resident Helene Biggie was awarded this year’s NMC Community Service award at an Incorporator’s meeting at the hospital, Monday May 11.