To learn more about opportunities and upcoming activities for public participation, including receiving a personal tour of the facilities call or write:
VP Marketing and Community Health Improvement
Summary of Process for Openness and Public Participation
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital achieves openness, inclusiveness, and public participation in our strategic planning and decision making continually through the Northeastern Vermont Regional Corp. (NVRC) Corporators.
The Corporators are an invaluable source of wisdom and perspective for hospital leadership. They are key links in the essential communication system between members of our community and the hospital.
The Corporators consist of members of not less than 50 and not more than 225 persons nominated by the Board of Trustees and elected by the Corporators, and members of the NVRH medical staff who have served as members of the medical staff for at least six months.
Basic characteristics of Corporators include:
- Recognize and represent the diverse communities and people served by NVRH.
- Attend the Annual Meeting and any special meetings of the Corporators.
- Attend and participate in the quarterly Corporators meetings.
- Be informed about the mission, services, policies, and programs of NVRH.
- Seek to learn about developments with the healthcare field.
- Work for the good of the community hospital and those it serves.
NVRH also gives and gets input on a continual basis by participation from staff in ongoing committee and board meetings, events, and activities of local organizations including Umbrella, Inc., Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Area Agency on Aging, the Community Coordinating Council, Northeast Kingdom Youth Services, Rotary, Area Health Education Center, NEK Chamber of Commerce, Northern Counties Health Care, schools, and many more. Representatives from many of these same organizations also serve on NVRH committees.
Other activities available for community members are numerous volunteer opportunities. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at NVRH call the Volunteer Coordinator at 802-748-7310. Volunteers of all ages provide support services in almost all departments in the hospital.
NVRH continues to hold open public meetings at least annually, and as interest in specific healthcare issues arise.
To learn more about opportunities and upcoming activities for public participation or to get a tour of the facilities, call Diana Gibbs at 802-748-7590.
NVRH joined OneCare Vermont the state-wide Accountable Care Organization (ACO) on January 1, 2019 for Medicaid only. Starting in 2020, NVRH participated in Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, and MVP primary care programs through OneCare Vermont.
NVRH mailing address:
PO Box 905, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-7400, 802-748-7398 (fax)
Shawn Tester, CEO
Betty Ann Gwatkin, Chief Human Resources Officer
Andre Bissonnette, CFO
Julie Schneckenburger, CNO
Michael Rousse, MD, CMO
Diana Gibbs, VP Marketing and Community Health Improvement
Laura Newell, VP Operations & Medical Practices
Shawn Burroughs, CIO
If you interested in reaching a Department Manager, please find the appropriate department under the Services tab, call the number listed and ask for the manager. Or call the main hospital switchboard at 802-748-8141 and ask for the department manager.
Description of Hospital Governance
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Inc. is a public benefit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Vermont. The sole member of Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Inc. is Northeastern Vermont Regional Corp. (NVRC). NVRC is governed by a Board of Trustees. NVRC has members as set forth in the Bylaws of the Corporation: members of not less than 50 and not more than 225 persons are nominated by the Board of Trustees and elected by the Corporators, and members of the NVRH medical staff who have served as members of the medical staff for at least six months.
Board of Trustees for fiscal year ending September 30, 2023
Betsy Bailey; Lyndonville; Owner, Little Dipper Doodles Children’s Center
Elaine Bixby; Lyndonville; Retired
Mark Bowen; Barnet; Writer
Peter Crosby; West Danville; Retired
Warren Dow; Barnet; General Manager of Real Estate, SavvyCard
Steve Feltus; Lyndonville; Retired
John Goodrich; Littleton, NH; Retired
Barbara Hatch; St. Johnsbury; Marketing and Business Development Consultant, Self-employed
Terry Hoffer; Danville; Retired
Josh Kantrowitz, MD; Peacham; Physician, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
John Kascenska; East Burke; Founder and Owner of Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides
Joe Kasprzak; East Burke; Assistant Town Manager, Town of St. Johnsbury
Lorraine Matteis; Lyndonville; Retired
Steve McConnell; Danville; Retired
Natalie Morris; Peacham; Vice President of Human Resources Integration, Raytheon Technologies
Mary Parent; St. Johnsbury; Attorney, Downs Rachlin Martin, PLLC
Thaddeus Richardson; Lyndonville; Chief Financial Officer, VEDA
Sara Simpson; Lyndonville; Retired
Amanda Van Straten, MD; St. Johnsbury; Physician, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital
All NVRH Trustees volunteer their time; no one is financially compensated for their service on the NVRH Board of Trustees.