Porter Medical Center's $900K Renovation
Porter Medical Center/UVM Health Network, a member of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), is planning a major expansion of its affiliate, the Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (ARCH) in Middlebury. This major renovation project is the result of much fund-raising and planning.
The $900,000 project will result in a state-of-the-art post-acute unit for residents recovering from surgery or other conditions requiring short-term rehabilitation, and a new end-of-life suite offering a comfortable & family-centered environment for residents and their loved ones which, for the ARCH organization, represents the realization of their founding mission.
Working closely with the ARCH board of directors, Porter raised more than $350,000 of the overall cost of the project from local citizens, with a major boost from the Porter Medical Center Auxiliary which capped off the campaign with a two-year commitment of $150,000 as well as a significant contribution from ARCH.
This renovation project will be completed in approximately 5 months, followed by a community celebration and open house in September hosted by Porter Medical Center.
Porter Medical Center is part of the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network, an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals in VT & Upstate New York, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency.