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A Year-Long Commitment Has A Life-Long Impact

Charles Spring's Efforts Helped Change Lives

Bit by bit, one empty water bottle at a time, Charles Spring of Environmental Services made a difference in the lives of people he doesn’t even know.  After a year-long effort, Charles donated two full grocery carts to the Interfaith Food Shelf. It was during the Christmas holiday that he conceived the idea to help those less fortunate. “I’m not a particularly religious man but I just felt as if showing “good will toward men and women” was the right thing to [...]

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Jean Gidding's Small Gifts Bring Big Smiles

Celebrating a year of extraordinary CVPH People & A Much Deserved Retirement

The following is the first CVPH People blog, launched a year ago to celebrate the extraordinary people who come to work here each day and devote their head, hands and heart to their patients, their peers and their community.  We’re also reposting this blog as a tribute to Jean Giddings of Environmental Services who retires after 38 years. Congratulations Jean and thank you! Jean Giddings, a 36-year veteran of the Environmental Services Department, makes her way across the parking [...]

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A Joyful Arrangement

Shirley Timmons can light up a room with her warm smile and hand crafted flower arrangements

Shirley Timmons takes a quick break in the lounge of the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) to talk about her passion, flowers and her job as an Environmental Service Worker for the 54-bed nursing home located on the hospital’s 6th floor.  Almost before it begins, the discussion is halted because a resident needs help, or as it turns out, a bit of comforting.  A few minutes later, she returns and explai [...]

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