RANDOLPH, Vt.—The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) will hold its next traveling board meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the Conference Center at Gifford Medical Center. Open to the public, the meeting will feature presentations by community health partners.
The GMCB regularly travels for board meetings in an effort to be more accessible to Vermonters across the state. The board has previously held meetings in Rutland, Burlington, Bennington, Brattleboro, the Upper Valley, and the Northeast Kingdom, and plans to hold future meetings across Vermont.
The agenda for the May 29 meeting at Gifford includes:
- Overview of Chelsea Health Center Visit: 15 minutes
– Rebecca O’Berry, Vice President of Operations at Gifford
- Overview of Mental Health Discussion: 15 minutes
– Monica Boyd, Director of Quality/Risk Management at Gifford
- Overview of Community Outreach: 15 minutes
– Ashley Lincoln, Director of Development and Public Relations at Gifford
- Overview of Prevention Partnerships: 45 minutes
– Bethany Silloway, Community Outreach Coordinator at Gifford / RiseVT Program Manager for Orange County
– Lt. Scott Clouatre, Orange County Sheriff’s Department / Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD)
– John Lincoln, Seventh-Grader at Randolph Union High School / LEAD Graduate
– Jason Gingold, Director of Randolph Technical Career Center / Vaping Program
– Deb Lary, Health Teacher at Randolph Union High School / Heroin Epidemic Learning Program (HELP)
- Overview of Addiction Medicine: 15 minutes
– Dr. Christopher Lukonis, Gifford Addiction Medicine, Kingwood Health Center
- Questions from Community: 15 min
Gifford Medical Center is located at 44 South Main Street in Randolph. Directions are available online at giffordhealthcare.org/visitors/directions. The Conference Center is on Level 1.
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Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.