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 [email protected]

June 2019 - Cooking with Quinoa

Jonathan Newhard, Sous Chef in NMC’s Restaurant and Catering Department joins CEO Jill Berry Bowen to cook with quinoa – taking some of the mystery out of this amazing seed!

June 2019: Clinical Practice Governance

NMC’s Chief Nursing Officer Deanna Orfanidis and Tayler Levesque, an Emergency Department nurse at NMC talk with CEO Jill Berry Bowen, RN, about Clinical Practice Governance at the hospital.

May 2019: Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Dr. Gregory Brophey of Northwestern Ophthalmology joins CEO Jill Berry Bowen, RN on this episode of Health Beat discussing laser-assisted surgery for cataract patients.

April 2019: Unified Portal Launch

On this episode of Health Beat, CEO Jill Berry Bowen, RN, talks with Dr. Gregory Brophey and Chief Information Officer Joel Benware about the May 2019 launch of a unified Patient Portal. The new approach brings all patient information into a single, unified system offering easier access for all.

March 2019: Post-Concussion Management

Physical Therapist Joel Desautels and CEO Jill Berry Bowen focus on the topic of concussion and management of post-concussion symptoms in this episode of Health Beat.

February 2019: Patient Access Center

Patient Access Manager Fred O’Neill talks with CEO Jill Berry Bowen about Northwestern Medical Center’s new patient access center – a centralized point of contact for patients of several practices.

February 2019: ED Renovations

NMC’s Director of Facilities Tyson Moulton talks with CEO Jill Berry Bowen about plans for upcoming renovations to the Emergency Department.

January 2019: Healthy Hearts

NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen talks with RiseVT’s Denise Smith, Margaret Maley from NCSS and Kate Laddison of NMC about the upcoming Healthy Hearts event – the seventh annual wellness fair!

December 2018: Beyond the Kale

Sous Chef Jon Newhard of NMC’s Restaurant and Catering team introduces us to some cruciferous vegetables – making cauliflower soup with curry.

December 2018: Kale, Yeah!!!

Sous Chef Jon Newhard of NMC’s Restaurant and Catering team cooks up some Caldo Verde with kale – a superfood vegetable! As a bonus, we also learn how easy it is to make kale chips.