Hospitals prepare for potential pandemic

With concern over a potential swine flu pandemic growing, hospitals across the country are gearing up, by fine tuning their emergency response plans.    While no cases have been reported in Vermont, swine flu has been identified in nearby Maine, Massachusetts and New York. VPR’s Nina Keck spoke with hospital officials in Rutland and filed this report.

Money matters key in decision on State Hospital

The future of the antiquated Vermont State Hospital is among the decisions facing lawmakers this year as they address a capital projects bill that will have ramifications for the handling of the mentally ill.

VPR Evening News March 19th, 2008

The Vermont Senate has approved legislation that’s aimed at slowing down the state’s corrections budget; A new wing may be built at Rutland Regional Medical Center to house an expanded psychiatric program; The commander of the Vermont National Guard says the force is expecting a "large-scale deployment" to the Middle East within the next two years; Protesters mark the fifth anniversary of the War in Iraq; and commentator Jay Parini on this war anniversary.