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Don't Delay Care

Don’t Delay, Get Screened Today The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in our lives but not the importance of regular cancer screening. Screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung and prostate cancers can dramatically improve treatment outcomes and in some cases, prevent the cancers from occurring in the first place. According to the National Cancer Institute, when detected at its earliest stages and confined to the primary site, the 5 year survival rate for: Breast [...]

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Family Medicine Center Nurse Celebrated for Dedication to Patients

Morgan Bennet, LPN Honored With DAISY Award

Those who work with Morgan Bennet, LPN see first-hand every day just how dedicated she is to her patients and co-workers. That commitment was honored as Morgan became The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital’s (CVPH) 18th DAISY Award recipient. “Morgan has incredible compassion for others, is a stand-out team player and goes above and beyond every day for both her patients and her team members at work,” offered Aubrey Wheeler, MD, a physi [...]

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ICU Nurse's Care Inspires Donation to Foundation of CVPH

A Plattsburgh couple touched by a dedicated nurse’s care has donated to The Foundation of CVPH in her honor. The patient was rushed to The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) needing emergent care, including dialysis. Julia Tansor, RN was among those providing care for the patient during a stay in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Fortunately, the couple happened to live close by to Tansor and she volunteered to help them out wh [...]

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A Donation that Gives Back

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a powerful tool for philanthropy because it has benefits for supporters as well as The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH). With your donation, you can create a guaranteed income stream for yourself or others, receive tax benefits, and make a transformative gift to CVPH. This method of donating has been used around the country since the 19th century and is a simple contract between a donor and The Foundation of [...]

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Family Christmas Tradition Continues Thanks to CVPH Gift

A local family will be able to carry on a picture perfect holiday tradition following a special presentation at The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital's (CVPH) Alice T. Miner Women and Children’s Center (WCC). When Anna Anderson was born at the hospital 16 years ago, her family received a Christmas stocking from us. From then on, Anna’s parents took a picture of her with the stocking every holiday season, a tradition that Anna grew [...]

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CVPH Hosts Norwegian Nurse Practitioner Student

Aiste Venclovaite Hopes to Transform Nursing Profession in Norway

The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is impacting the nursing profession on a global scale following a unique visit by an international student. “In my country, the Primary Care Providers have so many patients, there’s actually a crisis happening there now,” Aiste Venclovaite, a nurse from Norway, said. “After learning what I did at CVPH, I want to lift the Nurse Practitioner position up and say we can do a lot of what do [...]

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Nurse Recognized for Supporting Breast Cancer Survivors

Jeanine Lynch, RN Honored With DAISY Award

A nurse’s push to educate and raise awareness is making a dramatic difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors in the North Country. That is why Jeanine Lynch, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN has been honored as The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital’s (CVPH) 17th DAISY Award recipient. A Breast Care Navigator (BCN) at CVPH since 2017, Lynch works tirelessly with patients to help them through their fight against cancer. She assists with sche [...]

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ED Nurse Celebrated for a Half-Century of Caring

Storm Treanor, RN is known to be as dependable as the next sunrise, with a passion for learning and teaching that burns just as bright. She is also as committed to the nursing profession as they come, and that is particularly evident with the incredible accomplishment Treanor has reached: 50 years of service at The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH). In all that time, she has learned to be prepared for anything, except when it’s a surprise c [...]

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Nurse Practitioner Study Improves Vital Access to Care for Stroke Patients

Readmission Rates Dramatically Improved

Stroke patients in the North Country are avoiding return trips to the hospital in part due to the work of a Nurse Practitioner at The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH). Senior Nurse Practitioner in Stroke/Neurology Sarah Baskind, who earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from George Washington University in the spring of 2022, knew that readmission rates at CVPH for patients suffering a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) were on the ris [...]

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Foundation Grant Helps Ease Needle Nerves for Patients

Jon Verseput, an IV Therapist and Registered Nurse, helps place IVs in thousands of patients every year. One of the significant points of frustration he encounters with them is when it takes several attempts to insert the needle in the right spot. “I can see it in their faces. When I get called into a patient’s room, and the patient has already been stuck six or seven times, and they look at you like you’re going in for a root canal at a dentist.” Knowing the [...]

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