To celebrate Vermont Family Network’s ongoing collaboration with the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, we are excited to share some of their events, updates, and news. Please let us know what you think about this new addition to our newsletter, and feel free to send us questions or suggestions you may have regarding ‘Hospital Happenings’.
Events: The Community Medical School at the University of Vermont Medical Center offers a variety of classes and panel discussions free of charge to the public. There are a variety of topics covered including a panel presentation on April 3rd titled “Transgender Health and Healthcare: Transitioning to Affirmative Care”. On May 1st the topic is “Microbiome: How it Keeps You Healthy…Or Not!”
Pediatric Updates: The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital is happy to welcome Dr. Keith Morley, a pediatric dermatologist located at the Children’s Specialty Center (the outpatient specialty care setting for children) and Dr. Sujata Singh, a pediatric ophthalmologist, who is located at UVM Medical Center’s Shelburne Road site. Additionally, Dr. Joe Ravera, a pediatric-trained physician, has joined the Emergency Department. Welcome, Drs. Morley, Singh, and Ravera!
News: Two ‘Mamava’ lactation pods for nursing and pumping moms who would like privacy have been installed at the hospital. One can be found on the 4th floor of the Ambulatory Care Center just outside of the Children’s Specialty Center; the other is located in the Emergency Department.
The Patient and Family-Centered Care Program at the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital has grown significantly over the past two years, collaborating with over 50 Pediatric Patient/Family Advisors across every setting in the children’s hospital! In June, Patient/Family Advisors from the Transgender Youth Program Advisory Council will present their work in creating intersectional care for transgender youth and their families at the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care’s International Conference in Baltimore, MD. The Patient and Family-Centered Care Program is always welcoming new Patient/Family Advisors; contact Charlotte Safran at [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about becoming an Advisor.