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De-Stress for Better Health

The physiological impact of stress is universally accepted as affecting physical and mental health. Dr. Hans Selye, a pioneering endocrinologist, is one of the earliest researchers in this area and reported on the positive and negative effects of stress. He used the term “eustress” for events that are positive and challenge us to adapt to […]

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Sara C. King Named Chief Executive Officer

Sara C. King Named Chief Executive Officer

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, (VNAHSR), one of the state’s largest providers of skilled home health and hospice services, announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Sara C. King as Chief Executive Officer she will replace Ron Cioffi, RN, CEO who is retiring in June. King will assume the leadership […]

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COVID Vaccine Update

Update on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Homebound Patients

At the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, we are following guidelines set by the State of Vermont that determine when Vermont residents are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Right now, the vaccine is available to those who are 75 and over. We urge all eligible Vermonters to sign-up for your vaccine and […]

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Vitamin D is Essential for Good Health

Vitamin D is essential for multiple physiological processes and is considered a hormone, with receptors located in nearly all human cells. It is well established to be critical for bone health, with deficiencies linked to many issues including type II diabetes, cancer, depression, cognitive health, autoimmune disorders, infectious disease, and more. Many studies are linking […]

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Employees of the Quarter

VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Recognizes Employees of the Quarter

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) named Sharon Davis and Jenifer Dufresne as the Non-Clinical Employees of the Quarter and Celina Fuller, Speech Language Pathologist as the Clinical Employee of the Quarter. Employees of the Quarter are selected from nominations submitted by colleagues and acknowledge employees who go above and beyond their […]

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Dinners with Love Recognizes Volunteers with Annual Awards

Dinners with Love, a Brandon based non-profit agency dedicated to providing free, delivered meals from local restaurants to hospice patients and their families recently honored two individuals from the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region at their virtual Comfort for a Cause event. Volunteer Dick Bower from Bennington County received the Jean Finnerty Award, […]

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Walk this Way! Starting Your Own Walking Program Has Benefits

The coronavirus is taking its toll worldwide and will continue to do so for some time to come. Much is known about transmission, infection, and symptoms, but there are still many unanswered questions. However, there is one thing that is almost certain to help protect an individual from contracting the virus, and that is maintaining […]

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