DHMC One of 50 Greenest Hospitals in US
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in the United States. Becker’s developed the list by conducting research and analyzing sustainability information from Practice Greenhealth, Healthier Hospitals Initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program and the Environmental Protection Agency, and others. DHMC has won many awards for its sustainability efforts, including the Practice Greenhealth Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award and Circle of Excellence awards for reducing waste, greening the OR (Operating room) as well as tracking and measuring greenhouse gas emissions.. DHMC serves nearly 2 million people in the New England region each year. Only three other hospitals in New England made Becker’s List, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital all located in Boston.
Windsor Cadet Program Starting Up
The Windsor Police Department is holding their Police Cadet Program this fall. Applications will be available for students age 13-18 starting on November 1. The Cadets will meet every other Tuesday from 3-5 pm and will learn about fingerprinting, radar, motor vehicle stops, drug laws, search and seizure and about the criminal justice system. There will also be field trips once a month to prisons, courtrooms, police departments, firing range, and the state forensic lab. Any interested student can pick up an application packet after 11/01/15 at the Windsor Police Department or the School Resource Officer’s Office.
Colby Sawyer Increases Retention Rate
Colby-Sawyer College’s student retention rate has increased for the sixth consecutive year to 77.9 percent, a 2.2 percent increase from 2014.
Retention rates measure the percentage of students who start in the fall of one academic year and return for their second fall. The national average retention rate in 2015 for traditional private baccalaureate colleges such as Colby-Sawyer is 64.9 percent. Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty Deborah Taylor, Ph.D., believes the increase in student retention reflects the Colby-Sawyer experience.
“Student retention from first to second year is an important indicator of the quality of the full educational experience that students receive – in class, residence halls, student activities, co-curricular learning experiences, internships, and so on,” says Vice President Taylor.
VT AG’s Office Warns of Bankruptcy Scam
Vermont’s Attorney General is warning residents of scams targeting bankruptcy filers.
Vermont’s AG William Sorrell is warning those who have filed or will file for bankruptcy of a new scam by impostors claiming to be the consumer’s attorney, the attorney’s partner or a member of their staff.
The perpetrators of this scam use software to “spoof” the Caller ID system so the call appears to be originating from the phone line of the consumer’s bankruptcy attorney. Consumers are then instructed to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt that is supposedly outside of the bankruptcy proceeding.
The scammers may be using information from public filings to identify consumers and target the names of their attorneys. Usually the calls come late in the evening or during non-business hours to minimize consumers’ ability to verify the call by contacting their attorney. Consumers who receive such a call should not wire funds and should contact their attorney as soon as possible.
Please report these kinds of calls, along with any other scams, to the Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program online at http://www.uvm.edu/consumer, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 800-649-2424.