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VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Offers Flu Shots

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) is offering flu shots by appointment only beginning Thursday, September 30. While the flu shot only protects against influenza and not COVID-19, health experts are encouraging individuals to get vaccinated against the flu to mitigate the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.

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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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natrual sources of Vitamin D

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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