Infant and Child CPR Classes Upcoming

infant CPR courseRANDOLPH – Gifford Medical Center will offer non-certification Infant and Child CPR classes on Aug. 15, Nov. 15 and Feb. 13.

The classes are for parents, other family members, friends and caregivers of infants and children and will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Family Center at Gifford. Participants need only take one class.

The classes will be led by experts from White River Valley Ambulance service in Bethel and are organized by care manager and certified childbirth educator Nancy Clark of Gifford.

The class cost is $20, which is reduced thanks to a gift from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph.

Call Clark at 728-2274 to register or for more information.

The Family Center is beside Gifford Ob/Gyn & Midwifery located just before the hospital on South Main Street (Route 12) in Randolph.

‘Two for the Show’ Coming to Gifford Park

Sanie Bly and Wayne Ladd RANDOLPH – Local couple Sanie Bly and Wayne Ladd bring their group “Two for the Show and Company” to the Gifford Medical Center Park on Thursday, Aug. 2 for a free concert.

Bly and Ladd, known for their past performances at the Three Stallion Inn, sing and play “boomer music and everything in between.”

Expect everything from Fats Waller to Jefferson Airplane, rounded out with a little Lulu, says Bly.

Bly works at Gifford. “I’m excited to play for co-workers and friends and to be part of Gifford’s new community concert series,” she says.

The performance is from 7-8:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Gifford park is located between the hospital and the Thrift Shop on South Main Street (Route 12) south of Randolph village. Ample parking is available onsite.

Gifford’s Medical Staff

The following is a complete list of current Gifford medical staff as taken from our 2011 Annual Report published a few months ago.

2011 Gifford medical staffAnesthesiology
Lee Balaklaw, MD
Anthony Fazzone, MD
Dennis Henzig, MD
Eric Kent, MD
Jon-Richard Knoff, MD
Nina Sharp, MD

Bruce Andrus, MD
Timothy Beaver, MD

Chiropractic Sports Medicine
Hank Glass, DC

Emergency Medicine
Steven Fisher, MD
Marc Keller, MD
Todd Morrell, MD
Saul Nurok, MD
Kevin Rodgers, MD
Scott Rodi, MD
Brian Sargent, DO
Wendell Smith, MD
Joshua White, MD
Lucy Wollaeger, MD

Susanne Trost, MD

Family Medicine
Kenneth Borie, DO
Terry Cantlin, DO
Marcus Coxon, MD
Jonna Goulding, MD
Robert Kiess, MD
Brian Sargent, DO
Mark Seymour, DO
Sheri Brown, FNP-BC
Maria Cabri, FNP, CNM
Tammy Gerdes, PA-C
Patrick Kearney, PA-C
Kim Ladue, FNP-BC
Megan O’Brien, FNP-BC
Starr Strong, PA-C

Eric Ganguly, MD

General Surgery
Edward Borrazzo, MD
Ovleto Ciccarelli, MD
Nikki Gewirz, PA-C
Maury Smith, MD
Laurie Spaulding, MD

Hospitalist Medicine
Mandeep Hundal, MD
Martin Johns, MD
Joshua Plavin, MD, MPH
Wendell Smith, MD
Sheri Brown, FNP-BC
Sue Burgos, PA-C
Joshua Gleiner, PA-C
Patrick Kearney, PA-C
Megan O’Brien, FNP-BC
Fred Staples, PA-C

Internal Medicine
James Currie, MD
Milton Fowler, MD
Mark Jewett, MD
Cristine Maloney, MD
Mary LaBrecque, ANP-BC

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
David Pattison, MD, MPH
Joshua Plavin, MD, MPH

Mental Health
Cory Gould, MA
Robert Vaillancourt, MA

Kipp Bovey, CNM
Donna Butler, CNM
Laureli Morrow, CNM
Kathryn Saunders, CNM
Meghan Sperry, CNM
Tanya Waters, CNM

Naturopathic Medicine
Christopher Hollis, ND
Erica Koch, ND

Robin Schwartz, MD

Brent Burgee, MD
Dina Levin, MD
Ellamarie Russo-DeMara, DO
Lawrence Slocki, MD

John Valentine, MD

Christopher Soares, MD

Bess Brackett, MD
Stephanie Landvater, MD

Pain Management
Lan Nguyen-Knoff, MD

Cathy Palmer, MD
Brian Travis, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Niels Giddins, MD

Louis DiNicola, MD
William Gaidys, MD
Elizabeth Jewett, MD
Joseph Pelletier, MD
Pamela Udomprasert, MD

Plastic Surgery
Guy Rochman, MD

Podiatry and Sports Medicine
Nicolas Benoit, DPM
Kevin McNamara, DPM
Robert Rinaldi, DPM
Paul Smith, DPM

Pulmonary Medicine
Marda Donner, MD

John McIntyre, MD
Scott Smith, MD

Sports Medicine
Peter Loescher, MD

Michael Curtis, MD
John Daly, MD
Richard Graham, MD
Nancy Blessing, PA-C

Vascular Studies
Andrew Stanley, MD
Georg Steinthorsson, MD

Gifford Offering ‘Home Alone’ Safety Course for Kids Aug. 11

Home Alone training courseRANDOLPH – Wellness educator Jude Powers will offer a course for children ages 8-11 on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon titled “Home Alone and Safe.”

The course is designed to teach children how to safely respond to a variety of home alone situations, including Internet and telephone safety, family communications, sibling care, personal and gun safety, and basic emergency care.

The course was created by the Southeastern Michigan and Oregon Trail Chapters of the American Red Cross to meet the needs of children who spend time alone without adult supervision. It helps kids understand the rules and responsibilities in a home alone situation and prepares them to anticipate potential problems and how to resolve them.

Children will engage in role playing, discussion, brainstorming and critical thinking. A video reviews the salient information, participants retain a workbook and relevant handouts, and each child will earn a certificate upon completion.

The course cost is $20 and it is being held at Gifford Medical Center’s new Family Center space at the hospital in Randolph. The Family Center is beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery on Route 12 (South Main Street). Call Powers at (802) 649-1841 to register or Nancy Clark at Gifford at (802) 728-2274.

The course cost is reduced thanks to a gift from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph.

Babysitter’s Training Course Coming July 28

babysitter's training courseRANDOLPH – Gifford Medical Center will hold a Babysitter’s Training Course on Saturday, July 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Family Center (beside Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery).

The course is for youth looking to learn how to be safe, responsible and successful babysitters.

Offered by instructor Jude Powers, it covers good business practices, basic care, diapering, safety, play, proper hand washing, handling infants, responding to injuries, decision making in emergencies, action plans and more.

Communication skills are emphasized along with being a good role model. Each participant will receive a certification card upon completion of the course and a reference notebook to take home.

Thanks to a grant from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph, the course cost is only $30. Participants should also bring their lunch.

Register by calling Powers at (802) 649-1841 or Nancy Clark at Gifford at (802) 728-2274. Space is limited.

The course cost is reduced thanks to a gift from the Lamson-Howell Foundation of Randolph.

Great Turnout at First Concert in Gifford Park

We held our first concert in Gifford’s new park last night. We had an amazing turnout. We thank everyone for coming, and the South Royalton Town Band for entertaining us all.

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South Royalton Band performs at Gifford

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South Royalton Band entertains crowd

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Great turnout at free concert

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Gorgeous evening for a concert

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Randolph residents relax at Gifford Park

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Conductor Dick Ellis and his son

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Dick Ellis conducts