Good morning and happy February! Remember when we told you about an Evening for Porter, the event coming up Friday, February 5ᵗʰ at Two Brothers Tavern? Well it’s not just a great excuse to get out of the house for a kid free evening, but it’s also a way to support our most valuable local resource: Porter Medical Center. If you don’t think of Porter that way, we’d like to change your mind!
Our local hospital is an extremely rare gem. It’s run by our neighbors who are constantly trying to improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction. I invite you to think about your experiences at Porter. Whether it’s welcoming a new baby, under going inpatient or outpatient services or holding the hand of a loved one, for good or bad, we’ve all spent time at Porter. Consider for a moment, what would you have done without Porter Medical Center?
- Because the drive to UVM Medical Center really does take an hour, even when you’re in labor.
- Because the endless drive to the Porter ER with our unconscious, seizing 18 month old son, was actually only 5 minutes from our house in Weybridge.
- Because our frayed nerves were put at ease when the well respected, veteran ER doctor just happened to be our neighbor too.
- Because the day I took our son in for ear surgery at Porter, I was back home by 10:00 a.m., just in time to get the call from our daughter’s school that she’d split her chin open and needed to be taken to the ER. If we’d been in Burlington or Rutland, our daughter would have been waiting for her family for over an hour instead of just 10 minutes. So while I did spend all day at the hospital that day, at least it was close to home and filled with friendly, professional neighbors.
So, what’s YOUR PORTER STORY?
If you support just one cause this year, make it Porter. Buy a raffle or event ticket today and you might just win “Clouds for a Cause” by Rory Jackson, on original oil on canvas painting valued at $4,000! Remember you don’t need to be present at the event to win the raffle, but the event will be fun and a wonderful way to support our most valuable local resource.