Name of contact person: Jill Sudhoff-Guerin
Vermont Medical Society
The resolution will be adopted on February 4, 2021 via live stream on the floor of the house
MONTPELIER – February 1, 2021 – The Vermont Medical Society welcomes Vermont legislators for unanimously endorsing HCR 9, an in-house resolution recognizing the unwavering commitment of Vermont healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This resolution, supported unanimously by all members of the House and Senate, will be read and officially adopted on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. as part of a virtual live-stream ceremony on the floor of the house. Legislators across all Vermont political parties would like to express their immense gratitude to health professionals and health care workers throughout the world for providing the best possible care to all Vermonters during this long-running crisis.
VMS President Simha Ravven, MD said, “I am extremely pleased that our legislative partners are seeing the incredible effort that Vermont health workers are continuing to make during this extremely difficult time. And that this recognition is aimed at honoring everyone in the Vermont healthcare sector, from the doctors in the intensive care unit to the home nurse to the people who provide cleaning services in health care facilities. “
While the resolution is being adopted in the House, the Senate also fully supports the resolution. Senator Virginia Lyons, D-Chittenden, Chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, said, “It is impossible to thank our healthcare workers for their care and dedication to patients, especially during this stressful time. I am proud to recognize these dedicated professionals who work in our communities, long-term care facilities, hospitals or as first responders. “
Bill Lippert, Chair of the House Health Care Committee, D-Hinesburg, urged the proposal to be endorsed by the entire legislature and the Chair of the House Human Services Committee, Ann Pugh, D-So. Burlington said, “In what is likely to be one of the greatest health crises of our lives, Vermont doctors, doctors, nurses, social workers, caregivers, etc. are committed to protecting the health of everyone in this state. We are so happy that they bravely continued to go beyond, and I am humble at the opportunity to acknowledge their sacrifice for all of us. “
Anyone interested in adoption can use this link to prepare for the virtual live stream ceremony.
About the Vermont Medical Society: The Vermont Medical Society is the state’s largest medical organization and is committed to protecting the health of all Vermonters and improving the environment where Vermont doctors and nurses practice medicine. The society serves its 2,400 members by advocating public order at the state and federal levels as well as providing legal, administrative and educational support, by providing a rich flow of news and information, and by providing members with benefits that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the increase medical practice. For more information visit www.VTMD.org.
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