Southwestern Vermont Medical Center says a new agreement with Dartmouth-Hitchcock paves the way for expanded access to
physicians in Southwestern
Vermont, as well as improved
recruitment of new doctors.
The health care provider says it will lay off dozens of workers in response to state budget cuts. Dartmouth Hitchcock says the layoffs are part of a series of cost-cutting measures the health
system has taken in recent months to close deficits.
Valley News Political Editor John Gregg talks with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the recent change in the management structure at Darmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and how it’s meant to position DHMC for more changes in the health care community.
This week, the results of the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey were
released by the heads of Vermont’s Health and Education Departments, and
there is both good news and bad news on the health and welfare of Vermont teens.
New Hampshire officials have raised concerns about the closing of state agency offices in the Lebanon area and Dartmouth Hitchcock joins a lawsuit against the state. John Gregg of the Valley News discusses these stories with Jane Lindholm.
Vermont’s United States attorney says the
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is going to pay $2.2 million to
settle charges it improperly billed various federal health programs. Dartmouth-Hitchcock denies any liability, but it acknowledges there were gaps in its billing system that it has been working to fix.