NCH in the News

MedQuest Students Job Shadow North Country Hospital Employees

MedQuest (sponsored by Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education Center) is a week-long, healthcare profession job-shadow program on the Johnson State College campus for 10th graders. Students meet from Northeastern and Central Vermont, and learn skills that help them pick a career path. The group started out their week at North Country Hospital in Newport, where […]

Six New Nurse Residents at North Country Hospital

North Country Hospital is pleased to welcome six recent nursing school graduates into our 2018 Nurse Residency Program.  The nurse residency is a program for the new graduate registered nurse and serves to guide in the transition from student nurse to an acute care professional nurse over an eight month time frame. The program provides a […]

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 ...

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 […]

New Healthcare Scholarships Awarded to Local Students by North Country Hospital

Seventeen new healthcare scholarships were recently awarded to local high school seniors and above, totaling $14,000. In addition, North Country Hospital renews scholarships for consecutive years providing students stay in healthcare education and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each year the scholarship review committee makes selections based on student essays, transcripts, extra-curricular activitie...

North Country Hospital Employees Complete AHA Certification

North Country Hospital Employees Complete AHA Certification North Country Hospital Environmental Services (EVS) employees recently completed a six week “CHEST” certification course designed by the American Hospital Association. “CHEST” stands for Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician, which is a course of training that sets national standards specifically for environmental...

North Country Hospital the First in Vermont to Receive New Quality-Based Accreditation

North Country Hospital the First in Vermont to Receive New Quality-Based Accreditation North Country Hospital announces the successful completion of its new accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare. By earning accreditation, the hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “The […]

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 […]

Public Screening of “All of Me”

When: Thursday October 13 Where: Goodrich Memorial Library New documentary All of Me on eating disorders tours across Vermont Kingdom County Productions is proud to launch its new documentary film All of Me by award winning filmmaker Bess O’Brien. The film will tour Vermont this September and October. Twenty four screenings are scheduled across the […]

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 […]

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

North Country Hospital’s Speech-Language Pathology department is offering FREE speech, language, communication, hearing and swallowing screenings to persons of all ages. Have you ever wondered “Why isn’t my child speaking?”, “Why doesn’t my child understand me? “Why am I coughing when I take a drink?” “Why am I having a hard time managing meats or […]

North Country Hospital Earns Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation

Newport, Vermont October 27, 2015 — North Country Hospital has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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