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Fletcher Allen receives high marks in report

first_imgFletcher Allen receives high marks in MVP reportMVP Healthcare has recently released the results of a healthcare quality report that has shown that Fletcher Allen Health Care equals or surpasses, in most categories, other academic medical centers in MVP’s region. MVP is an HMO that covers upstate New York and parts of New England. It covers 60,000 Vermonters.The report shows that Fletcher Allen met high standards for nursing, surgery, physician staffing and communication with doctors outside the hospital. But the Burlington hospital finished below a some hospitals, including Albany Medical Center and Dartmough-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, in overall patient satisfaction, which was attributed to some extent to the inconveniences caused by the construction.AHC and DHMC also received generally high marks in the report.MVP Health Care members can now see how other MVP members have rated themajor hospitals in the health insurer’s network as part ofhospital-specific MVP Hospital Quality Profiles available through the MVPWeb site (www.mvphealthcare.com(link is external)). MVP has produced profiles for the 24hospitals in its 100-hospital network that treat the majority of itsmembers.MVP asked members to rate their experience with these hospitals on overallsatisfaction with the quality care they received, their satisfaction withthe nursing care they received and if they received any services in errorduring their hospital stays.The Hospital Quality Profiles were prepared in cooperation with thehospitals and also include information about whether or not the hospitalshave in place, or are planning to begin, programs designed to improve thequality of patient care such as computer physician order entry, and havingphysicians certified in critical care medicine on staff as specialists.The profiles also include information about how well the hospitalscommunicate back to members’ Primary Care Physicians following inpatienthospital stays and emergency room visits.By viewing the reports, members can also determine the number ofprocedures the hospitals performed in three areas: heart bypass surgery,abdominal aneurysm repair and heart balloon angioplasty.MVP began profiling the hospitals two years ago as part of its effort toimprove the quality of hospital care its members receive.”We profiled hospitals on member satisfaction and on indicators that havebeen identified as critical to high-quality hospital care by nationalexperts including the Leap Frog Group,” said Jerry Salkowe, M.D., MVP’svice president for clinical quality improvement. “Our goal is to improvethe quality of hospital care our members receive and highlight the effortsthat hospitals in our network are making to improve quality and enhancepatient safety,” he said.The Leap Frog Group is a national coalition comprised of employers andhealth care organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of hospitalcare.”We based our profiles on the Leap Frog initiatives including suchmeasures as computer physician order entry which reduces the likelihood ofhospital prescription errors by eliminating the use of paperprescriptions, because measures such as these have been proven to improvepatient safety and reduce medical errors in hospitals,” Salkowe said.The Vermont and New Hampshire hospitals MVP produced quality profiles for are:VERMONT–BenningtonSouthwestern Vermont Medical Center–BurlingtonFletcher Allen Health Care–RutlandRutland Regional Medical CenterNEW HAMPSHIRE–LebanonDartmouth Hitchock Medical Centerlast_img read more

Northfield Savings Bank donates $165,000 to help fight hunger in Vermont

first_imgNorthfield Savings Bank,During 2010 Northfield Savings Bank will donate more than $165,000 to fight hunger in Vermont. To help Vermonters who need short-term emergency food relief, Northfield Savings Bank donates to the Vermont Foodbank, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, and several other food pantries. To help build long-term solutions for a hunger-free Vermont, the NSB Foundation continues its partnership with the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger.Northfield Savings Bank was founded in Northfield, Vermont in 1867 by a schoolmaster and haberdasher who believed a local community bank was needed. More than 143 years later, the Bank continues this community-minded tradition, and has grown to become Vermont’s second largest bank headquartered in the State. Also known for its role as a corporate citizen, Northfield Savings Bank proudly donates 10% of profits to Vermont community organizations, which is expected to total more than $400,000 in 2010. Northfield Savings Bank operates 13 branches throughout central Vermont and Chittenden County. Member FDIC. www.nsbvt.com(link is external).Photo Caption: (left to right) Marissa Parisi, Executive Director of Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger; Tom Pelletier, President and CEO of Northfield Savings Bank; Maisie Howard, Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger; Anne Gould, NSB Foundation Board member.Source: Northfield Savings Bank. November 19, 2010 (Northfield, VT) –last_img read more

Missed free throws, threes bury Badgers

first_imgWhen all else fails, a struggling team must take what is given it.Last year’s problems became the theme at the Kohl Center Saturday afternoon when missed free throws put the nail the Badgers’ coffin.Owning a seven-point lead with 8 minutes, 52 seconds left in the game and in the bonus for the final 8 minutes, No. 14 Wisconsin (17-5, 4-5 Big Ten) would have the chance to ice the game at the free throw line.Eight missed free throws later Wisconsin found itself on the wrong end of a 59-58 loss to No. 24 Ohio State (17-5, 4-5) at home falling for the third-straight time at the Kohl Center this season.Kirby WrightJackson went 2-9 from the floor scoring seven points.With 25 seconds left, down by two, Wisconsin junior guard Traevon Jackson had the chance to tie it at 59 heading to the line for two free throws.Jackson — a player who has hit clutch free throws in the past — came up short on his second freebie, leaving the Buckeyes a one-point lead that they would not give up.When asked what his team did well defensively down the stretch to be able to pull out the win, Ohio State head coach Thad Matta made no question about it answering: “fouled.”Jackson wasn’t the only player on the Wisconsin side to hurt his team at the line. The usually reliable veterans Ben Brust and Josh Gasser, who are first and third in free throw percentage respectively on the roster, missed from the line with less than five minutes left.“We wanted to get [to the line] obviously,” Gasser said. “It happens sometimes, you can’t make everyone of them, sometimes you shoot it and they don’t fall.”But it was the freshman forward and Ohio native Nigel Hayes whose season-long struggles at the free throw line may have been the difference.Hayes provided a much needed spark off of the bench in the second half for Wisconsin, picking up 14 of his 17 points in the second half on 6-7 shooting from the floor.But Hayes, who led the team in free throw attempts, wouldn’t even convert on half of his chances going 5-11 from the line.“I missed more free throws than I made and that’s a big problem,” Hayes said. “I have to start converting at the free throw line. Getting there is not the problem — I need to just start making my shots so I can help the team.”The freshman out of Toledo owns the team’s worst free throw percentage converting just 59 percent of his shots and admitted the missed shots start to get in his head.“It’s all mental,” Hayes said. “I have to take it upon my self to have a short memory when it comes to the free throw line, so if I miss I start over at zero for zero and try to knock the next ones down.”Trouble from downtownWhile troubles at the free throw line are nothing new for a Wisconsin team that hit just 64 percent of its shots from the line last year, struggling to convert from beyond the three-point arc is a unique problem for this Badger team.In its last 100 attempts from three-point territory, Wisconsin has hit just 27 of them including a then-season-worst result against Northwestern last Wednesday where the Badgers went 5 for 24 from beyond the arc.Saturday wasn’t much different for Wisconsin going up against the best three-point defending team in the Big Ten as the Badgers hit only three of its shot from deep on 17 attempts (17.6 percent) — a new season low.Wisconsin was able to find clean looks on kick outs and swings along the perimeter, but couldn’t get the ball to go down.“I have a hard time figuring out how in the last two games we didn’t knock down more perimeter shots. That I don’t understand,” head coach Bo Ryan said.”Guys have to be able to step up and hit shots and obviously we didn’t. We miss some free throws, missed some wide-open shots for threes. If you expect to be on the left hand side you have to make some of those.”Shooting has been a problem for Wisconsin in its last two losses shooting 32.3 percent from the field and just 19.5 percent from three-point range.Ryan accounts for shooting as the major reason for the Badgers’ recent slide that has dropped them to sixth in the Big Ten.“In the last two games [the difference] has basically been the shots,” Ryan said. “I thought we had a great blend of inside, outside, but we have some guys who have some deficiencies and they show and other teams have exploited those. So, the guys that that’s happening to have to get better, which is what we’re still trying to do.”last_img read more