Dr Cathy Palmer named Medical Director of the Laboratory at CVMC

first_imgCentral Vermont Medical Center,Long time Medical Director of the Laboratory at CVMC, Dr. Brian Travis, has passed the torch to his colleague, Dr. Cathy Palmer, who has been named the lab s new Medical Director.  Dr. Palmer received her MD/PhD degree from Indiana University and went on to complete an Internship and Residency in Pathology at the University of California San Diego Medical Center.  She came to Vermont to pursue a Clinical Fellowship in Cytopathology at Fletcher Allen Health Care and subsequently was a Research Fellow in Environmental Pathology at UVM.  Dr. Palmer is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, with subspecialty certification in Cytopathology.  We are very happy Dr. Palmer agreed to take on her new role as Medical Director of the Laboratory, said Judy Tarr, CVMC s president & CEO.  She is a talented clinician with an impressive academic background.  Dr. Palmer has worked here since 2001 and is well established within the physician community.  I expect that she and our new Administrative Director of the Laboratory, Jeanne Laperle, will bring CVMC s lab to the next level with new initiatives and ways of doing business, concluded Tarr.  One of my key roles as Medical Director is to facilitate communication between the laboratory and the clinicians who rely on us, both in the hospital and in community-based practices. said Dr. Palmer.  All of us in the lab work very hard to provide our clinicians the test results they need as quickly and accurately as possible, so that they can provide the best possible care to their patients.  The CVMC lab offers a broad menu of tests in many different areas, including hematology, chemistry, serology, microbiology, and blood banking.  A newly purchased state-of-the-art instrument allows the lab to perform more tests in-house that previously were sent to outside reference labs.  That means faster turn-around times, and clinicians get test results sooner.  Within the next few months, new molecular diagnostic testing will be brought into the lab. Another important aspect of the CVMC laboratory is the Surgical Pathology service, which provides diagnoses of surgical specimens obtained in the OR as well as tissue biopsies, pap tests – and more – from the various medical practices.  Dr. Travis and Dr. Palmer support CVMC s surgeons by offering intra-operative evaluation of specimens by frozen section microscopy.  They also collaborate with CVMC s radiologists on CT- guided or ultrasound-guided aspiration biopsies of lung, liver, lymph node and thyroid.  Aspiration biopsy is a relatively non-invasive outpatient procedure that, in many cases, can provide same day diagnosis.  This is an exciting and challenging time at CVMC, noted Dr. Palmer.  We have new hospital administration and new leadership in the lab.  Similar to other areas of the hospital, like the Emergency Department and Same Day Surgery, our highest priority is to serve patients needs right here in our community.     Dr. Palmer and her husband, Bruce Scott, live in Waterbury with their two sons Colby, nine-years-old and Clay, eleven-years-old.  They are nature boys, so we spend lots of time outdoors, said Dr. Palmer.  Winter skiing is over and the boys are enjoying the Mad River Valley Spring Soccer League while looking forward to summer kayaking, hiking and fishing.last_img read more

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first_imgWorkaholics cast members Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Adam DeVine speak at Bovard Auditorium on Thursday night for an exclusive screening of a season three unaired episode. The viewing was followed by a panel discussion with USC alum and host Jack Michelman.Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojanlast_img

Joe Maddon and wife giving $30,000 grant to WomenShelter of Long Beach

first_imgIn addition, Respect 90 is awarding grants to the Hazleton Integration Project’s Food Distribution Network (in Joe Maddon’s hometown of Hazleton, Pa.) and the Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa, where Maddon managed the Rays from 2006 to 2014. Angels manager Joe Maddon and his wife, Jaye, are reaching out to help victims of domestic violence.The Maddons’ charity, Respect 90 Foundation, is making a $120,000 donation for COVID-19 relief efforts, with a $30,000 grant going to the WomenShelter of Long Beach. WSLB is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate domestic violence through compassionate intervention, education and personal empowerment.The grant will be used to support victim services that have become challenging to provide during the coronavirus pandemic.“WomenShelter of Long Beach is very thankful to have this collaboration with Respect 90 Foundation,” said Mary Ellen Mitchell, the WSLB executive director. “Their contribution will have a direct, positive impact on the many victims of domestic violence and the children we serve.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Utd must finish second in Premier League, says Smalling

first_img0Shares0000Chris Smalling is setting Manchester United a minimum target finish of second © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 27 – Chris Smalling says securing the Premier League runners-up spot must be the “bare minimum” for Manchester United, whose win against Chelsea gave them a major confidence boost in the race for Champions League places.United never ended the season lower than third in the Premier League era under Alex Ferguson but have failed to finish higher than fourth since he retired as a champion in 2013 — a side Smalling was part of. “I think obviously we’ve been second for quite a while and that needs to be our bare minimum,” the United defender said.“The fact we get to play Liverpool at home as well I think is a big advantage.“If we can separate ourselves from Chelsea and Liverpool and work our way up then we can do that. But I think that’s our (goal) first and foremost.”United were overtaken by Liverpool on Saturday but regained second spot thanks to Sunday’s 2-1 comeback win against Chelsea.Romelu Lukaku and substitute Jesse Lingard secured an important victory for United, who head to Crystal Palace next Monday before Jurgen Klopp’s Reds arrive at Old Trafford.“I think being able to beat a rival, it’s almost like a six-pointer because of how close we are,” Smalling said of the Chelsea win.“The confidence just breeds (confidence) and we’re ready for the next one. I think considering sort of how close we are in the table, I think it gives them (Chelsea) a massive blow and us a lift.”Manchester City are 13 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand but only six points separate United in second from Chelsea in fifth, with just four Champions League places up for grabs.“These are huge games and I think the fact we play a lot of our rivals at home is going to be a big factor because of our home form,” said Smalling.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more