January 1

Vermont Ranked No. 1 for Maternal and Early Childhood Health

first_imgWaterbury, Vt.-A website created to inform mothers across the nation about the quality of healthcare in each state recently ranked Vermont first in the nation for maternal and early childhood health.MomScore, an interactive tool that presents moms and moms-to-be with relevant, comprehensive data about maternal health in their states, was created by RevolutionHealth.com, a leading comprehensive health and medical information site.The website reviewed over 50 quality indicators of maternal and infant health from federal and state government sources, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Census Bureau, and leading non-profit organizations such as the Kaiser Family Foundation and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In consultation with clinical and public health policy experts, they identified ten key indicators of maternal and early childhood health.Vermont ranked no. 1 in five of the ten indicators, boasting the best family paid leave policy, lowest risk of pregnancy complications, most affordable children’s health insurance, and the lowest infant as well as maternal mortality. In each of the other indicators, access to prenatal care, availability of childcare, air quality, low incidence of violent crime, and affordable health insurance rates, Vermont ranked within the top 10 states.”I am pleased that MomScore confirms that Vermont is the best place in the country to support maternal and early childhood health,” noted Governor Jim Douglas. “This ranking highlights the commitment my administration, state legislators, our congressional delegation, and our community partners have made to ensuring that all Vermonters have access to excellent pre-and post-natal care and affordable, high quality health care through innovative and affordable programs like Green Mountain Health.”Governor Douglas noted, however, that this success must be replicated across the entire healthcare system. “Every family deserves the peace of mind that affordable and accessible healthcare provides. That is why I am absolutely committed to taking more bold steps to reform our healthcare system and reduce the cost of care.”Cynthia D. LaWare, Secretary of the Agency Human Services, agreed. “This website is wonderful acknowledgment of the hard work the Governor, AHS staff, particularly at the Health Department, the Office of Vermont Health Access, and the Department for Children and Families’ have done to ensure Vermont mothers and their children receive the best possible start in life. While we should never be completely satisfied, clearly we can be proud of all we are doing to promote maternal and child health.”Revolution Health Group is a leading consumer-centric health company founded to transform how people approach their overall health and wellness. The cornerstone of Revolution Health is RevolutionHealth.com, a free, comprehensive health and medical information site, specifically designed with women and other caregivers in mind. The site offers respected, scientifically sound health information as well as more than 125 online tools aimed at helping individuals take control of their well-being.Please visit: www.revolutionhealth.com/momscore(link is external) for further information.last_img read more

December 18

The ‘CEO of compliance’

first_imgCU leader’s enthusiasm is matched only by her compassionKimberly Bohannon thinks of her job—vice president of compliance and risk management at Knoxville (Tenn.) TVA Employees Credit Union—as a hidden treasure of sorts.“Compliance is a job most people dread and wouldn’t want to work in,” she says. “To me, it’s one of the best jobs in the credit union. I get opportunities to research, investigate, train—so many different things in the course of the day. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”Bohannon draws an analogy to a story about a tollbooth operator. When an interviewer asked if his job was boring, he replied that it was the best job in the world—he was the CEO of his tollbooth.“I’m CEO of compliance,” Bohannon quips. “I have opportunities to effect positive change for the credit union. We have lots of room to grow the compliance program in nontraditional ways.”Bohannon’s enthusiasm is matched only by her compassion. “I try to approach compliance from a place of ‘yes,’ ” she says. “Rather than saying ‘no,’ I look for a way to help members while complying with regulations.”For example, a member presented an unusual form of trust document and wanted to open an account for his mother. “Trusts scare people because they’re all different,” explains Bohannon. “They’re not on our checklist, so we usually say we can’t help them.” continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

September 24

Cats Topple Knights In EIAC Play

first_imgFranklin County recorded a come from behind win 5-3 on Thursday night to improve their record to 8-1 (7-0 EIAC).South Dearborn plated 3 runs in the top half of the third to take a 3-0 lead, as the Wildcats were unable to put any offense together, despite a couple innings of getting guys in scoring position. In the bottom of the 6th, with bases loaded, Augustus Runyon doubled to left field, scoring all 3 base runners, tying the game. Runyon advanced to 3rd on the throw home. Two pitches later, Matthew Billman executed a squeeze play to score Runyon from third. Ben Krider would later score in the inning to add to the lead that would result in 5-3 win. Matthew Billman got the win on the mound, pitching 4 scoreless innings in relief.FC travels to South Dearborn on Friday night as part of a rescheduled game.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Derek Stang.last_img read more

August 26

Ravens make Justin Tucker highest-paid kicker in NFL with extension

first_imgTucker, considered by many to be the best kicker in the NFL, was entering the final year of a four-year, $16.8 million deal he signed in 2016.He has a career 90.1 field-goal percentage, tops in NFL history. He missed a PAT attempt for the first time in his career last season, leaving him 241-for-242 (99.6 percent) over seven seasons. 49ers’ Robbie Gould trying to force trade, report says Marshawn Lynch retiring — again — from NFL, report says Interestingly, Gould on Tuesday reportedly made a move to force the Niners’ hand, requesting a trade after he was franchise-tagged in February for the 2019 season and the sides have been unable to agree to a multi-year contract. Related News Cowboys pick up Ezekiel Elliott’s fifth-year option The contract’s average annual value of $5,762,500 pushes Tucker past 49ers kicker Robbie Gould ($4.971 million AAV). Ravens and record-setting kicker Justin Tucker have agreed on a four-year extension, running through the 2023 season, the team announced Wednesday.The deal is worth $23.05 million, including $12.5 million fully guaranteed in the first two years and an $8 million signing bonus, ESPN.com reported, citing an unidentified source. Those numbers, if accurate, represent records for a kicker, according to the report.last_img read more