CVPH Post Intensive Care Syndrome Support Group Meets - Meeting Planned for Wednesday, December 12 at CVPH

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CVPH Post Intensive Care Syndrome Support Group Meets
Meeting planned for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at CVPH


PLATTSBURGH, NY (11/30/2018) ---   A support group for those suffering from Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) meets Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH).  The one-hour meeting begins at Noon in the Administrative Conference Room. Beginning in 2019, the group will meet the second Wednesday of every month at Noon in Suite 302B of the Miner Arts Building, 214 Cornelia St., on the CVPH Campus.  

Free and confidential, the PICS Support Group is open to adults who are experiencing psychological trauma related to an ICU admission. Some studies indicate that almost a third of ICU patients experience PICS which is marked by difficulty sleeping, irritability, anxiety and fear. Left untreated, these symptoms can complicate or even delay recovery of ICU patients.

The support group is led by Danielle Bouvier, LMHC of Lake City Counseling and is part of a multifaceted approach by the ICU team to assist those in the community who suffer from the syndrome. They are also conducting a voluntary research study to better understand the prevalence of PICS experienced by their patients, identify at risk patients and develop programs and services to support them.  

For more information, contact Cayla Ventre, RN and Emily Reding, RN at (518) 562-7725. 



About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is a private, not-for profit hospital and a subsidiary of Community Providers Inc., (CPI). Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014, became The University of Vermont Health Network.  Together with its partners, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the University of Vermont Medical Center, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Care Center.  Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid approved.  Learn more at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.



About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  Our partners include:



Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.