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Former MVMC Board President, Peter Stock, left, observes.
Board of Directors
being recognized by Board President ...
being recognized by Board President Peter Stock,
center, for their many years of service.
38 Route 11, P.O. Box 310, Londonderry, Vermont 05148
Telephone: (802) 824-6901 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday, Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
SMALL CLINIC SUCCEEDING
Board president Peter Stock says "The fact that we're independent allows us to do things that bigger places either can't do or are slow to do and we can respond to the needs of the providers and the community, like, fast.
As a small organization we can make decisions quickly and not have to go through all the channels.
While many Vermont hospitals are hurting because they're dependent on the way the state and federal government reimburse them for their Medicare and Medicaid patients at less than the actual cost of medical procedures, Mountain Valley has created other options to make up for the shortfall, according to Stock.
said people served by Mountain Valley
have always been "very generous.
The board wants to add another doctor to the staff and has begun a new capital campaign to upgrade its 30-year-old building, which is in need of "significant work," Stock
"In each of our towns, Weston, Peru, Landgrove, the mountains, by far the majority of the property owners that help to support us are vacation owners, yet they support us because they want us to be there when their families are here," he
and Fuller said they didn't believe the clinic had ever been approached by a hospital interested in taking over but said they thought such an offer would not be well-received because the clinic's board values Mountain Valley's independence.
We're fortunate in that everyone on our (10-member) board supports that concept," Stock
believes what is holding back other communities from using this kind of model is the will.