Porter Medical Center Rebounding From A Tumultuous Year

Aug 9, 2017

Middlebury's Porter Medical Center hit a low point in 2016. In the process of instituting cuts to deal with serious financial losses, staff morale suffered. 

More than one-quarter of the center's nurses left, along with half of the center's primary care physicians. The center's president and CEO also stepped down. Since then Porter has been recruiting and rebuilding.  The changes include joining the University of Vermont Health Network.

We'll talk to current Porter President and CEO Dr. Fred Kniffin and Alice Leo, president of the Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, to find out where things stand financially and how the medical center has addressed staffing and morale issues.

Broadcast live on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.