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UVM Medical Center restores electronic medical records nearly a month after cyberattack
Burlington Free Press

The University of Vermont Health Network has restored access to its electronic medical records for all inpatient and outpatient sites, such as primary care offices, which use the system, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday afternoon.

"This includes inpatient and ambulatory sites at UVM Medical Center and ambulatory clinics at Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, and Porter Medical Center," Neal Goswami said in an email.

Ambulatory refers to outpatient care.
This 74-Year-Old COVID-19 Survivor Has Plenty to be Thankful For This Year

In Vermont this Thanksgiving, many paused to reflect on how thankful they are for the health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

One 74-year-old, who was hospitalized in late march at the University of Vermont Medical Center with COVID-19, is especially thankful.

For three and a half excruciating days, Richard Pritsky needed a ventilator to do his breathing for him after one of his lungs collapsed.

Ever since his recovery, he’s been profoundly appreciative for his ICU nurses, doctors and all the other frontline hospital staffers.

"All of the medical staff was just phenomenal," he said. "It’s so impressive to see folks so dedicated to helping other people."
Vermont crosses 4,000 Covid case threshold; concerns over long-term care facilities

Vermont logged its 4,000th case of Covid-19 this week, officials said at Gov. Phil Scott’s press conference Friday, a figure they called a sobering landmark in the state’s fight against the virus that began in March.

A significant number of Vermont’s cases have come in just the past three weeks: More than 44% of the state’s 4,005 total cases were reported in November, state data show. 

Officials reported 72 cases of the virus on Wednesday and 99 Thursday as Vermonters celebrated Thanksgiving this week.

Three additional deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 67.
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