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
 

Jan. 2018: Ortho Nurse Navigation

Orthopaedic Nurse Navigator Leanne Medor talks with NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen about the care she provides to patients having a total joint replacement surgery. Leanne provides a consistent point of contact, education, and follow-up to all NMC’s joint replacement patients.

Dec. 2017: Drug Takeback Kiosk

Pharmacist John Chesarek talks with NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen about a new collection receptacle at the hospital which community members can use as a place to dispose of unused or unwanted medication.

Dec. 2017: Healing Harp Music

NMC’s CEO Jill Berry Bowen talks with harpist Kathryn Kuba-Dandurand about the music she plays for patients and visitors at NMC. Kathryn has played her music at NMC for over 13 years and in this segment she explains the healing power of music.

Nov. 2017: Palliative Care Pilot

Amanda Wilson and Kristen Tuttle of NMC’s Care Management Department discuss a pilot program on Palliative Care in our community with CEO Jill Berry Bowen. Palliative Care is a system of care that’s meant to provide symptom management and improve quality of life for people who have a life-limiting or life-threatening illness.

Nov. 2017: Most Wired

NMC’s Chief Information Officer Joel Benware and NMC’s Information Systems Operation Manager Dennis Boucher talk about the hospital earning the Most Wired designation for the second year in a row with CEO Jill Berry Bowen.

October 2017: Medical Office Building Opening

NMC’s new two-story Medical Office Building opens on November 20 and CEO Jill Berry Bowen discusses the practices that will be housed in the new space in this Health Beat segment. She interviews Vice President of Physician Services Amy Putnam and Director of Facilities Tyson Moulton.

October 2017: Athletic Training

Danielle Trombley, an Athletic Trainer with Northwestern Rehabilitation Services talks with NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen about direct community access to physical therapy and the job of the Athletic Trainer.

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.
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