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North Country Hospital Supports MedQuest Scholarships

2018 marks year 12 that North Country Hospital has supported the week-long, healthcare job shadowing program MedQuest, sponsored by AHEC (Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center). High school sophomores from northeastern and central Vermont apply for an opportunity to participate in a structured educational program where they learn about job-shadowing health professionals, acquire basic ...

Community Health Needs Assessment 2018

Tell us what you think! Please complete our Community Health Survey! Tell us what matters to you about the healthcare needs of our community. All comments are confidential.

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

What is OT?   Occupational Therapy focuses on helping you take part in the activities you need to do each day. Your “occupation” is the activity that “occupies your time”. Learning, being able to do things by yourself, using your hand after an injury, are all “occupations” and participating in them is important to maintain […]

Spring/Summer Wellness Center Schedule

Spring is here and The Wellness Center is here with a brand new calendar of classes and events! Spring Summer 2018 Brochure Finishing STRONG Brochure

North Country Hospital Medical Staff Receives the Gift of Giving

Each year North Country Hospital provides a small gift to each member of the Medical Staff, honoring them for Doctor’s Day. This year the Medical Staff Executive Committee suggested that instead of a gift an equal amount of money could be contributed to the med staff fund, which in turn gives back to programs in […]

North Country Hospital Pharmacy Department Receives Two Industry Awards

North Country Hospital Pharmacy Department Receives Two Industry Awards Newport- The pharmacy professionals at North Country Hospital were recently presented with the Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) 2017 Best Practices Award as well as being named 2017 Site of the Year Award for the East Region. Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is a national independent pharmacy service provider […]

Win a Supermarket Shopping Spree!

Win one of two grocery shopping sprees at Vista Foods on Saturday October 21 at 8:30 am. North Country Hospital and Vista Foods have teamed up to raise money for the North Country Hospital Patient Care Initiatives Fund. Get your raffle ticket at Vista Foods at the Customer Service Desk or at The Window Box […]

North Country Hospital Named One of the Top Critical Access Hospitals in the Country

North Country Hospital Named One of the Top Critical Access Hospitals in the Country North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing […]

Dream Vacation Raffle Tickets

Here is your chance to win a seven-night, all inclusive dream vacation for 2 with open travel dates. The Winner may choose from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Falmoluth, Jamaica or a destination of choice. The value of the trip is $3,250.00. No Cash Value. *Includes airfare for 2 adults from Boston, lodging, meals and beverages, taxes […]

October is National Physical Therapy Month

NORTH COUNTRY REHABILATION WANTS YOU TO KNOW IT’S PT MONTH North Country Hospital has two Clinics offering PT Services, one in Barton, and one right here at NCH. PTs are experts in movement and want to help you, your family and friends to maintain mobility and quality of life. PTs use treatment techniques that are […]

North Country Hospital Celebrates Healthcare IT Week – Oct 5-9

North Country Hospital Celebrates Healthcare IT Week – Oct 5-9 When you think of North Country Hospital, your first thought is probably not about the technology used throughout the hospital and clinics. However, over the past 20 years, there have been remarkable technological improvements that have made a tremendous impact on how North Country Hospital […]

Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

This colorful summer salad packs a lot of flavor, considering how few ingredients and how little of your time it requires. And, you’ll get an added kick of vitamin A from the fresh basil. Use the peeler lengthwise rather than horizontally to create long, beautiful green and yellow ribbons of squash. Ingredients 1/2 cup cider […]

Healthy and Happy Fourth of July

Here are some tips on how to safely enjoy the 4th of July weekend. Leave Fireworks to the Professionals Vermont state law prohibits private citizens from using, selling, or possessing fireworks. Additionally, fireworks purchased legally elsewhere and then transported into the state are strictly prohibited. There are a variety of fireworks displays supervised by professionals […]

North Country Hospital to Perform Full-scale Emergency Exercise

North Country Hospital will be performing a full-scale emergency drill in Newport on June 19th. The drill will consist of a simulated fire scenario at Derby Green Nursing Home and will incorporate North Country Hospital and North Country Career Center as an alternate care site. This drill will be a practical exercise to implement our […]

Orleans Clinic Moves to Barton

Orleans Clinic Moves to Barton By Christopher Roy, Express Staff Writer Wednesday, March 25 – Orleans – As of Tuesday patients of Orleans Family Medicine now have to travel about five miles south to the North Country Primary Care Barton/Orleans Building on Elm Street in Barton, to receive care. Claudio Fort, North Country Hospital’s CEO, […]

North Country Hospital receives Worksite Wellness Award

NCH Worksite Wellness will be recognized for their efforts in worksite wellness by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and Vermont Department of Health on March 25, 2015 in Burlington. NCH Worksite Wellness is one of 92 businesses that will receive an award for 2014. This is the third year the company has […]

Breast cancer screening tool comes to North Country Hospital

NEWPORT, Vt. – It’s new technology some doctors are saying is as revolutionary as CT scans. “We know that we’ve already picked up some cancers here that we would not have seen. This is in the past two months since we initiated this,” said Radiologist Steven Perlin of North Country Hospital. Perlin says 3D Mammography […]

Seasonal Flu 101

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent […]

North Country Hospital Pharmacy Department Receives CPS Award

NEWPORT- The pharmacy professionals at The North Country Hospital were recently presented with a Best Practices Award from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), a national independent pharmacy services provider with nearly 450 client facilities across the United States. The award was presented by Bihn Dang, Pharm D.., CPS Regional Vice President for the East Region, at […]

Hospital Employees Bring Christmas to Nineteen Families

2014 marks the 15th anniversary of North Country Hospital’s Annual Gingerbread Family Program. It has provided Christmas to 280 families across Orleans and Essex Counties over the last one and a half decades.  Area schools submit an anonymous family profile of a family in need from their school.  NCH departments select a family to sponsor, […]

6 ways to boost womens health

6 Ways to Boost Women’s Health By Beth W. Orenstein | Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Women’s health concerns are a little different from those of men. If you’re a woman, these tips will soon have you feeling fit and energetic. To look and feel your best at every age, it’s important to […]

7 ways to make water taste better

Not everybody has a taste for water, but we all need it to ensure that our bodies continue functioning properly. If you want to drink more water, but aren’t crazy about the taste (or lack thereof), here are some tips that can make it more enjoyable: 1. Add fresh fruit. Citrus fruits, such as lemons, […]

North Country Hospital Sees Success with VITLAccess

North Country Hospital Sees Success with VITLAccess Submitted by Joanna.Cummings on Tue, 11/18/2014 – 4:12pm By eHealth Specialist Betsey Walton and Joanna Cummings The VITLAccess provider portal has officially been launched in Vermont, with seven pilot sites transitioning to this secure resource for patient information. Health care providers are beginning to see the importance of […]

Dr. Malik joins North Country Primary Care

Dr. Umair Malik has been with us a short time, but has already hit the ground running, with a filling panel of patients at North Country Primary Care. He was born and raised in Montreal, so is no stranger to the winters of the Northeast. Umair tried out the business track, along with pharmaceutical quality […]

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