NMC’s Health Beat

NMC’s Health Beat is dedicated to discussing current healthcare topics of interest to our community. We launched the show with the help of Northwest Access TV in the fall of 2014 and it airs on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week on Channel 15.

Our goal is to provide education about available NMC services and to help viewers become more informed consumers of health care. The show features NMC’s Jill Berry Bowen as host and she speaks with a variety of NMC staff and healthcare providers. Each conversational episode gives viewers a chance to hear health care issues discussed by members of our talented team, connecting you to the people who deliver your care. 
If you have a topic you would like us to discuss on the show, please contact Kate Laddison in our Community Relations office at 802-524-1239 or through email at kladdison@nmcinc.org

September 2017: RiseVT & Measurement

NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen talks with Vermont Department of Health District Director Judy Ashley and Dr. Deanne Haag of Northwestern Pediatrics about a RiseVT initiative measuring the long-term health improvements we’re making in our communities.

September 2017: SI Joint Disorders

Dr. Michael Barnum of Northwestern Orthopaedics talks with CEO Jill Berry Bowen about a specific type of issue related to the sacroiliac joint, and about a minimally invasive procedure that can help.

August 2017: Hospital Budgets

NMC’s Chief Financial Officer Chris Hickey speaks with CEO Jill Berry Bowen about NMC’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget and the pressures on Vermont hospital to lead the charge on healthcare reform, and driving healthcare costs downward.

August 2017: RiseVT Update

RiseVT Program Manager Denise Smith and Medical Director Dr. Elisabeth Fontaine join CEO Jill Berry Bowen to give viewers an update about RiseVT’s progress in encouraging the community to embrace healthy lifestyles.

July 2017: Primary Care & Urgent Care Moving to New Medical Office Building

As NMC prepares for the opening of the new, two-story Medical Office Building, Director Candace Collins and CEO Jill Berry Bowen discuss two of the services that will be found in this new space. Northwestern Urgent Care and Northwestern Primary Care will both move out of their Cobblestone locations into the building.

July 2017: C-Sections

Dr. Lowrey Sullivan, NMC’s Chief Medical Officer and a physician in the Northwestern OB/GYN practice talks with NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen and Family Birth Center Supervisor Anna Gabaree about cesarean sections. NMC has a rate of first time C-sections lower than the Vermont state average and lower than the national average.

June 2017: Opioid Prescribing Rule Changes

CEO Jill Berry Bowen talks with Dr. John Minadeo, Medical Director of NMC’s Emergency Department as well as Compliance Supervisor Jamie Pinkham about Vermont’s new rule governing how healthcare providers prescribe opioids for the treatment of acute pain.

May 2017: Care Coordination

NMC’s CEO Jill Berry Bowen talks with Franklin County Home Health Executive Director Janet McCarthy, NMC’s Chief Nursing Officer Jane Catton, and NMC Vice President of Physician Services about care coordination in our community.

May 2017: Children's Health

Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union Superintendent Win Goodrich, District Director for the Vermont Department of Health Judy Ashley and NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen discuss the health of children in our community and efforts to improve wellness in our youngest residents.

April 2017: Preventing Tick Bites

Pediatrician Dr. Laura Bellstrom speaks with NMC’s CEO Jill Berry Bowen about how parents can handle ticks, as well as some tips for preventing tick attachment.
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