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HOSPITAL GOVERNANCE, PROCESS FOR OPENESS AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Porter Hospital is governed by a board of directors comprised of local citizens of our region, who volunteer their time to establish policy, create and monitor a strategic plan, approve budgets and make critical decisions regarding the implementation of Porter's community mission. Through the direct participation of community members on our board, our community has input into both setting and monitoring the strategic direction and decision making of Porter Hospital.

Above and beyond membership on the hospital board, local citizens may become members of the Porter Hospital corporation through an annual donation of $5 to the organization. This entitles an individual to vote at the PMC annual meeting, receive publications and other information from the organization and play an active role in the important community mission of Porter Hospital and Porter Hospital. Individuals may also volunteer or serve on our Auxiliary Board of Directors as another avenue of participation and support. In addition to the Annual Meeting, Porter Hospital hosts other events and meetings throughout the year that allow members of our community to be directly involved in our work.

 Anyone interested in learning more about the many opportunities which exists to become involved in our organization as a volunteer may call our volunteer department at 388-4790. Information about other public meetings or upcoming events can be obtained by calling the public relations office at 388-4744 (rhallman@portermedical.org).

Board Composition

Porter Hospital seeks board members who are willing and able to volunteer their time to attend monthly meetings to discuss a variety of issues of critical importance to our organization and our community. Porter Hospital looks for individuals with a range of life experiences, professional attributes and a history of community service which contribute to a strong and diverse board of directors. Additionally, the following list relates to the other general characteristics to be considered by the Nominating Committee when discussing possible board candidates, who also should meet the basic threshold for board membership as described in the organization's bylaws:

Diversity/Demographics

  • Balance" of gender representation
  • Geographic Representation
    • Middlebury,  Brandon, Vergennes
      Bridport,  Bristol and Elsewhere

  • Socio-Economic diversity
  • Age diversity
  • Balance of Employed/Retired individuals
  • Racial/Cultural diversity

The Porter Hospital board generally meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Collins Building Conference Area. Other meetings may be called from time to time by the chairman, as allowed by the bylaws, to conduct business or make decisions in a more timely manner. Anyone interested in learning more about board meeting schedules should contact the Public Relations Office at 115 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753. Copies of Porter Medical Center's annual report may be obtained by writing to the Public Relations Office at this address.  
388-4744 (rhallman@portermedical.org).

PORTER HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2014

Dr. Kristofer Anderson
Mary Jane Broughton
James Daily, President
Peter DeGraff
Kim Downs-Burns
Missy Foote
Gerry Gossens
Edwin Grant
Ann Hanson
Linda Harmon
Jessica Holmes
Holmes Jacobs
Dr. Michael Kiernan
Dr. Linn Larson
Elizabeth Markowski
Dr. Kate McIntosh
Maureen McLaughlin
Patrick Norton
Kenneth Perine
Susan Ritter
Dr. Benjamin Rosenberg
Robin Scheu
Joseph Sutton
Stephen Terry
Bill Townsend, Chairperson
Dr. Carrie Wulfman

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