Helpful Links

Addison Respite Care Home (ARCH) is an organization that is establishing end-of-life care suites at Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing Center. An affiliate of Porter Medical Center, HPHRC is located one mile from the heart of Middlebury, Vermont with spectacular panoramic views of the Green Mountains.

Vermont Association of Hospitals - Information about Vermont Hospitals and the Emergency Incident Command System.

Vermont Ethics Network - Information about Vermont's Advance Directives, including legal documents to express wishes about the kind of care people wish to receive in critical care situations. Links to other resources. 

Start the Conversation - Talking is the single most important thing that you can do to prepare for the death of someone you love. While difficult, the end of life can be amazingly rich. Talking about this time makes a rich ending more likely. Often such conversations are avoided out of an understandable desire to spare each other’s feelings.

The Vermont Health Alert Network and Training Site - News and Information from the Vermont Department of Health for professionals.

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to give blood - the Gift of Life - for patients in need. While the need for blood continues to climb, fewer than 5 out of every 100 eligible people currently donate blood. Please log on to for a list of Red Cross blood drives in Vermont, or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to find out where to donate and for more information.

Addison County Transit Resources - Maps and schedules for Middlebury and TriTown Shuttle bus services. Also,  ACTR owns eight lift-equipped / wheelchair-accessible vehicles and provides over 75,000 rides each year to all members of the general public through seven major programs.  Many of ACTR's services focus specifically on disadvantaged populations such as elders, persons with disabilities and low-income families and individuals.

Fletcher Allen Poison Help Line - If you have a poison-related question or emergency, call them at: 1-800-222-1222. Toll Free 24/7. Plus much more information on where to go for help with prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Eastview at Middlebury - With 30 acres of lawns, gardens and woods, Eastview offers charming one-story cottages as well as independent and residential-care apartments within the handsome Inn at Eastview.

Porter Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws