Porter Medical Center
About Porter Medical Center
The University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center is comprised of a 25-bed critical access hospital, 105-bed skilled nursing home and 12 outpatient clinics in and around Addison County, including primary care, orthopedics and ExpressCare.
Learn more about the UVM Health Network and our organization’s impact across Vermont and Northern New York at https://uvmhealthimpact.org/.
Porter’s mission to improve the health of our community relies on our ability to successfully partner with local organizations like ACEDC. Porter has always had a representative on the ACEDC Board of Directors and the organizations work closely together to bring economic development and job training opportunities to Addison County.
Stay tuned to this page in late 2022 for upcoming information about a new grant that ACEDC is administering to help build a clinical training center at Pond Lane in Middlebury.
Addressing Health Needs
Porter works with partners like the United Way of Addison County, Mountain Health Center and Addison County Home Health & Hospice to address the health care needs of our community. Our work together is guided by a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), which helps shape the health care services we offer our patients and residents, for example offering mental health care services at primary care clinics.
Economic Impact & Job Training
Beyond our impact in health care, Porter Medical Center is one of the largest employers in the region with approximately 700 total staff, including over 100 providers. Porter is always recruiting for a variety of positions, both locally and from out-of-state. We also work to provide training opportunities for people interested in a career in health care.
For example, Porter and the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center offer a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) training program. This semester long course is provided free of charge to ten new Porter employees who wish to begin a career in health care. It includes both online coursework and clinical training. After completion, staff receive a starting salary of $17 per hour along with potential bonus opportunities.
Porter welcomes all volunteers who want to dedicate time to our patients and residents. You can volunteer on our campus in Middlebury or even at home – our volunteers provide support in a variety of ways. To learn more, please read about our volunteer opportunities and apply on Porter’s website.
Porter also invites community members to join our Patient and Family Advisory Council. This group is responsible for bringing the patient and family perspective to all aspects of planning and decision making at Porter in an effort to improve patient care.
In addition to inviting volunteers to work with Porter, many of our own staff like to spend their free time volunteering. We are always happy to raise awareness about local volunteer opportunities with our staff. Please email PMC-Volunteers@portermedical.org or call (802) 382-3444 to get started.
Please stay tuned to this page for future updates!