4/17/2018

The University of Vermont Health Network - Alice Hyde Medical Center is hosting Color Your Hyde, our fourth annual 5K Run/Walk on May 19!  This fun color run/walk is a no-pressure event designed to promote happiness and healthy activities.  Whether you run, jog, walk, or a combination of all three, grab your friends and sign up!

What is Color Your Hyde?

Color Your Hyde is a 5K Run/Walk.  This is a "color run" which means that at different stations throughout the run, colored powder is thrown at the participants.  Participants start out wearing white, and end covered in a variety of bright happy colors! The race is a 5K, which is 3.1 miles.This is a fun, no-pressure event, and participants are encouraged to go at their own pace.  The point is to get out there, get moving, and just have fun. Once you finish the race, there are other fun activities back at the Fairgrounds! 

Where and When?

Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 am, Kids Run at 10:15am
Location: Begins and ends at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

Who Can Participate?

Color Your Hyde 5K Run/Walk

Participants of all ages and all abilities are welcome. Children 5 years of age and older are allowed to register for the 5k event. Those younger than 5 may still participate in the full event but cannot register. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

Kids Run

We also have a free kids race that occurs before the main race.  This short fun run is open to kids 10 years of age and younger, and takes place within the track at the fairgrounds.  

What is the Cost?

Color Your Hyde 5K Run/Walk

Registration Cost: $30.

For the cost of registration, you will receive a T-Shirt and Race Pack filled with goodies, including sun glasses to protect your eyes, a bandana to use to cover your mouth or head, a color packet, tons of coupons for free stuff from businesses in town, and a few other surprises! YOU MUST SIGN UP BY APRIL 27th TO GUARANTEE YOUR T-SHIRT AND RACE PACK. 

Multi-Person Discount: For groups of 6 people or larger, you are eligible to receive a $5.00 discount per person.  Make sure that after you have added all participants, you select the Multi-Person Pricing option.

Kids Run

Registration Cost: FREE!

We have race packs with t-shirts available for purchase this year for the kids, for an additional cost of $10. If you do not want to add this to your free-kids run registration, simply choose "No T-Shirt and Race Pack" under the "T-Shirt and Race Pack Option" otherwise, choose your kid's t-shirt size and you will be charged $10.00 at checkout.

How Do I Get In On The Fun?

"Register Here" on paint splash

4/2/2018

Michelle LeBeau, RN, MHRM Named To Lead Two University of Vermont Health Network Hospitals in the North Country

 

MALONE/PLATTSBURGH (04/02/2018) - Michelle LeBeau, RN, MHRM has been named President of Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) and President and Chief Operating Officer of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), both affiliates of the University of Vermont Health Network. The announcement was made jointly by John Brumsted, MD, President and CEO of the UVM Health Network along with BrianMonette and Robert Smith, Chairs of the AHMC and CVPH Boards of Trustees respectively.   

LeBeau will succeed Stephens Mundy, who for 16 years served with distinction as a health care leader in the North Country.  LeBeau has been the Chief Operating Officer at CVPH since 2015 and prior to that was the Vice President of Human Resources.

“Michelle has proven to be a dynamic leader who is committed to delivering the highest quality care for the patients and families we serve,” Dr. Brumsted said. “I look forward to working with her as she continues the important work of building on the strengths of each institution and advances our work as an integrated health system.”   

LeBeau has been a member of the CVPH executive team for seven years and Mundy noted that during that time, she has championed a number of significant initiatives including building an organizational culture that celebrates accountability, teamwork and professional growth.

“I’ve had the great pleasure to work with Michelle for several years and feel confident that along with the wonderful teams in Malone and Plattsburgh, she’ll continue our efforts to provide the very best health care for this region,” Mundy said.  

LeBeau was instrumental in the development of a blended executive leadership team that now serves both AHMC and CVPH.

“When Alice Hyde affiliated with the Network, we began a journey of cooperation and collaboration that continues to improve how we deliver health care to the North Country and makes us a stronger medical center,” Monette said. “This is the next step in that journey. Michelle has exceptional leadership experience. Our Board of Directors looks forward to working with her as we navigate this constantly evolving health care landscape while striving to provide outstanding care and service to our patients and communities.

Smith, too, highlighted her experience. “I am excited that the CVPH Board of Directors has selected LeBeau. Her years of experience as a health care professional, from nursing to administration, are well respected within and outside of the walls of this hospital. We are fortunate to have such a leader especially with the Human Resources experience she brings.”

LeBeau first joined CVPH as a critical care nurse and she and her family have a long history with health care in the North Country. Her late grandfather, A.B. Degrandpre, MD, was a well-known and respected general surgeon in the community, practicing for 56 years at the Plattsburgh hospital.

Early in her career, she served as a Home Health Administrator for Home Medical of America and at CVPH, she held several positions in Human Resources before becoming the executive leader of that division in 2012. She earned her nursing degree from Clinton Community College, a bachelor’s of science in business administration and a master’s degree in Human Resources from Walden University.

“As a North Country native and a leader within our Network, I have had the pleasure of watching first-hand the rapid changes occurring in the healthcare industry and right here in our region,” LeBeau said. “Ours is an ever-changing environment whose success lies in the ability of many organizations to come together for the betterment of patient care. When we are all focused on the one thing we do every day – care for patients – we find our purpose and reignite our passion. I look forward to all that AHMC and CVPH, working together with our colleagues across the Network, can accomplish.”

LeBeau and Mundy will be working closely to assure a smooth transition. Mundy announced his retirement in late February and was lauded for his tremendous contributions to both organizations and the communities served.

The mother of five children, LeBeau resides in Morrisonville.

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About Alice Hyde Medical Center

Alice Hyde Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Malone, NY. Established in 1913, Alice Hyde Medical Center is comprised of a 76-bed acute care facility, four family health centers, a walk-in clinic, cancer center, orthopedic and physical rehabilitation center, cardiac rehabilitation unit, and a dental center. The medical center provides a 24-hour MD staffed emergency department, laboratory, a full array of surgical services, and a wide range of outpatient services. For over 100 years, Alice Hyde Medical Center has been providing high-quality, low-cost health care to the more than 55,000 residents of the North Country. In early 2015, Alice Hyde opened The Alice Center, a new, state of the art 135-bed skilled nursing facility with a 30-bed Assisted Living Program. The facility replaced two obsolete skilled care facilities located in Malone, and is the first such facility to be constructed in Franklin County. Alice Hyde Medical Center is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Learn more at www.alicehyde.com.

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 UVM Health Network – Adirondack Region. 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 a nationally recognized cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Department.  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 UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:

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 affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.

 

 

 

 

3/7/2018

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW CARE UNIT

MALONE – A new patient-focused renovation project is underway that will improve how the University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) delivers care to hospitalized patients.

By converting four patient rooms on the first floor, the medical center is creating a new Intermediate Care Unit where patients will benefit from improved access to staff and services in a newly-renovated space that will be located with most other inpatient services. Today, these patients receive treatment in the Intensive Care Unit which is not in close proximity to other inpatient care areas.  Moving the majority of inpatient services to one location will also allow the hospital to be more flexible with how care is provided as it responds to the needs of patients and adapts to changes in volume.

“This move will allow us to provide patients with the same level of care we’ve been providing to our most acute patients, but in an improved space and with more flexibility,” said Matthew Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at AHMC. “We continue to look at how we deliver services to ensure we’re providing high quality care in the most efficient way possible. This move is part of that effort.”

Julie Marshall, Associate Vice President of Patient Care Services at AHMC, said the project will benefit both patients and staff. “For our patients, this will mean an easier transition from one level of care to another, as well as access to additional staff. For our staff, consolidating most of our inpatient beds into one area streamlines access for our hospitalists and providers and creates additional opportunities for collaboration and consultation among our nurses.”

As the construction project continues, every effort will be taken to minimize the impact on patients, visitors and staff. The project, which is scheduled to take roughly five weeks to complete, will include room upgrades, an improved waiting area and a separate nursing station for the new unit.

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About University of Vermont Health Network - Alice Hyde Medical Center

Alice Hyde is a private, not‐for‐profit hospital located in Malone, NY. Established in 1913, Alice Hyde is comprised of a 76‐bed acute care facility, four family health centers, a walk‐in clinic, cancer center, orthopedic and physical rehabilitation center, cardiac rehabilitation unit and a dental center. The medical center provides a 24‐hour physician-staffed emergency department, laboratory, a full array of surgical services and a wide range of outpatient services. For more than 100 years, Alice Hyde has been providing high‐quality, low‐cost health care to the more than 55,000 residents of the North Country. In early 2015, Alice Hyde opened The Alice Center, a new, state of the art 135‐bed skilled nursing facility with a 30‐bed Assisted Living Program. The facility replaced two obsolete skilled care facilities located in Malone, and is the first such facility to be constructed in Franklin County. Alice Hyde Medical Center is governed by a 13‐member Board of Directors, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Learn more at www.alicehyde.com.

 

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system serving residents of Vermont and New York. Our network is comprised of six hospital affiliates, a primary and specialty medical group and a home health agency. We come together with a shared mission: Working together, we improve people’s lives. Our affiliates include:

  • The University of Vermont Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group
  • The University of Vermont Health Center Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Visiting Nurses Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties

 

2/20/2018

Alice Hyde Primary Care Offices Earn National Recognition  for Quality, Patient-Centered Care

MALONE, NY – All seven of the primary care medical practices offered through the University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) have earned national recognition for providing quality care that is focused on the patient, known as a Patient Centered Medical Home. The honor comes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a non-profit organization that utilizes the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care.

“This is tremendous achievement and demonstrates the commitment of the physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff to provide our patients with right care at the right time,” said Stephens Mundy, AHMC President and CEO.   “Their efforts will provide untold benefits to our patients.”

The NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home is a primary care model that combines teamwork and information technology to improve how patients experience care and also aims to reduce costs.   Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, as opposed to thinking about care as a series of episodic visits, typically when a patient is sick.   Each patient’s care is overseen by a clinician-led care team that coordinates treatment. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.

“The providers, care managers, and staff of the Alice Hyde Medical Center primary care practices are proud to be recognized by NCQA for their ongoing efforts to provide patient-centered care,” said Angie Bashaw, the Director of Programs and Practice Support for Outpatient Practices at Alice Hyde. “Our care teams focus on preventive care, patient-specific care plans, follow through of referrals and other testing, and continuous quality improvement to ensure our patients continue to maintain or improve their health status. Our goal is to take the best care of our patients.”

Wouter Rietsema, MD, Regional Vice President of Population Health and Information Services at Alice Hyde, said that the primary care teams deserve credit for transforming care in a way that benefits the patient.

“Our vision across the University of Vermont Health Network is that by working together we improve people’s lives.  Ten years ago, primary care focused on disease. Now our goal is to work with each patient to understand the social, personal and medical risk factors that may lead to or worsen their health status.  We do this by better understanding the data about our population and working in a team-based approach.  When done well this improves quality and keeps costs in check.”

Care coordination, supported by health information technology and appropriately trained staff are the primary components of medical home.  It’s a team based approach to providing patient centered care that is both high quality and cost effective.  Alice Hyde Primary Care offices demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards align with the joint principles of the patient centered medical home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

The Alice Hyde Primary Care Offices join the Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) Family Medicine Center and Adult Medicine practices in Plattsburgh and the Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s AuSable Valley, Crown Point, High Peaks, Elizabethtown, Westport and Smith House health centers in attaining the national recognition for quality care.

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About Alice Hyde Medical Center

Alice Hyde Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Malone, NY. Established in 1913, Alice Hyde Medical Center is comprised of a 76-bed acute care facility, four family health centers, a walk-in clinic, cancer center, orthopedic and physical rehabilitation center, cardiac rehabilitation unit, and a dental center. The medical center provides a 24-hour MD staffed emergency department, laboratory, a full array of surgical services, and a wide range of outpatient services. For over 100 years, Alice Hyde Medical Center has been providing high-quality, low-cost health care to the more than 55,000 residents of the North Country. In early 2015, Alice Hyde opened The Alice Center, a new, state of the art 135-bed skilled nursing facility with a 30-bed Assisted Living Program. The facility replaced two obsolete skilled care facilities located in Malone, and is the first such facility to be constructed in Franklin County. Alice Hyde Medical Center is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Learn more at www.alicehyde.com.

 

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:

 

 

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 affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.

 

2/7/2018

PHYSICIANS SHARE NUTRITION KNOWLEDGE WITH AREA STUDENTS

 

Photo courtesy of Northern Borders Academy
Dr. Aaron Esterson, center front, and Dr. Dragos Banu, center back, recently discussed nutrition and diabetes with students in the Northern Borders Academy, the regional P-Tech.

 

MALONE – University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center is now participating in the residency program at CVPH/UVM, and the medical facility is sharing the physicians’ knowledge with local students.

Two medical residents - doctors who have graduated from Medical School and are completing further training to advance in their chosen specialty – have come to Malone as part of their medicine rural rotation. 

One of the residents, Dr. Aaron Esterson, a second-year resident at CVPH/UVM, has special interest in nutrition. Dr. Esterson, joined by UVM Health Network – AHMC Primary Care Physician, Dr. Dragos Banu, recently gave a presentation and discussion on Nutrition and Diabetes to students at Northern Borders Academy.

The presentation focused on prevention and management of diabetes for youth and young adults.

The physicians plan to continue their work with the students with a workshop on preparing healthy meals in under 15 minutes and for under $5.

 

2/7/2018
ALICE HYDE MEDICAL CENTER PROMOTES TWO OF ITS OWN
North Country residents assume new leadership roles 
 

MALONE – Two longtime Alice Hyde employees and North Country residents have been promoted to leadership roles at University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center.

Matthew L. Jones, who grew up in Moira and now lives in Malone, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Angela M. DeBeer, a lifelong resident of the Moira area, has been named Associate Vice President of Finance and Controller.

“Alice Hyde, Malone and the surrounding communities are home to some of the most dedicated and talented professionals in the University of Vermont Health Network, said Stephens M. Mundy, President and CEO of Alice Hyde.

“I’m proud to work with those professionals – to tap into their skills and knowledge, as well as their dedication to this facility and the communities it serves – as we continuously work to improve how we deliver healthcare to our family, friends and neighbors.”

After graduating from Brushton-Moira Central, Jones obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College. He then began his career at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT, where he served as a hockey coach, teacher and then as the Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. He returned to northern New York and Alice Hyde in 2010, where he has progressively served in a number of leadership role, most recently including Vice President of Support Services and Associate Vice President of Operations.

“I’ve been privileged to have had a couple outstanding mentors and to be able to advance and grow in my career at a facility I’ve been familiar with all my life,” Jones said. “I look forward to working with the outstanding leadership team we have in place and the exceptional employees we have across the organization to continuously improve how we deliver health care to our North Country neighbors.”

An avid hockey player, Jones serves as a coach and board member for the Malone Minor Hockey Association and serves as Assistant Coach to the Franklin Academy varsity hockey teams. He and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Maggy and Ava.

DeBeer is no stranger to Alice Hyde, having worked at the hospital as Accounting Manager from 2002 to 2007. After getting her start at a local accounting firm, DeBeer has advanced her career while working  for some of the largest employers in the region, including the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino, Brushton-Moira Central School District and, most recently, as Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance at Citizen Advocates.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from SUNY Plattsburgh and her Associate of Applied Science in Banking from SUNY Canton.

“For me, returning to Alice Hyde is like returning home,” DeBeer said. “I’ve lived in the North Country all my life, and I spent five years here  earlier in my career. Alice Hyde provides exceptional health care and service to the North Country, and it has provided me opportunities to progress my career, skills and responsibilities. I look forward to working with the finance and leadership teams to continuously look for ways to improve and advance the organization.”

DeBeer has served on the Brushton-Moira Central School District Board of Education since 2012, and also  serves  on the board for Brushton-Moira Scholars for Dollars. She and her husband, Tom, have two daughters, Megan and Ashley.

1/15/2018

Funds to support patients with Breast Cancer

 

Malone, NY  – On October 13th, the Malone American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 219 hosted a “Ladies Night Out” breast cancer support fundraiser. The event, hosted at American Legion Post 219, featured a buffet, music, dancing, and breast cancer awareness giveaways. Nearly $4,000 was raised through a chance auction with 45 items donated by various local vendors and community members, a raffle of a lottery ticket breast cancer ribbon, a raffle of a donated casino package, a 50/50 raffle, and a Paint Your Pinkie Pink station run by the Junior Auxiliary members. The funds raised were donated to a fund at the Reddy Cancer Center at UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center that supports breast cancer patients and the Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund, which is now supporting breast cancer patients in Franklin County.

 “I would like to thank the Malone American Legion Post 219 for allowing us to host this event, as well as the committee of women who worked to make this event possible,” said Gail LaFlesh, Ladies Auxiliary member. “We also want to thank everyone that donated to this event, and we look forward to your support for this event again next October.”

“The ladies from the Legion Auxiliary have an unbelievable spirit, and are wonderful people with kind and generous hearts,” said Chantelle Marshall, Director of Philanthropy at UVM Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center. “We are so pleased to accept this gift to help our local breast cancer patients. Our patients have a variety of needs that this donation will support, from assistance with travel for treatment to help with the purchase of wigs.”

Donations can be made to the Reddy Cancer Center at any time. The Center’s general fund supports the purchase of new technology and equipment. The Kalpana Reddy Patient Care Fund supports the financial needs of general cancer patients, and this new Breast Cancer Patient Fund supports the needs of our breast cancer patients. 

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