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Stephen Leffler, MD, named Fletcher Allen’s Chief Medical Officer

Stephen Leffler, MD, named Fletcher Allen’s Chief Medical Officer

first_imgStephen Leffler M.D. has been appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Fletcher Allen Health Care.  He is currently medical director of the Emergency Department and president of the medical staff. Dr. Leffler succeeds John Brumsted M.D., Fletcher Allen’s interim president and chief executive officer. As CMO, Dr. Leffler will be the senior clinical executive responsible for medical staff affairs, the Jeffords Institute for Quality, technology management and ethics. He will also participate in strategic planning and lead continued development of a regional integrated system of care, drawing upon his experience working with other hospitals and physicians in the area.During his nearly two decades at Fletcher Allen Dr. Leffler has served on numerous clinical committees and has been a key collaborator on significant organizational initiatives including Fletcher Allen’s regional STEMI project -a program to ensure heart attack victims receive life-saving care as rapidly as possible.Dr. Leffler received his medical degree from the University of Vermont and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico in 1993.  About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center — providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York — and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org(link is external) or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia(link is external).last_img read more

Navies from 15 Countries Attend Warships Conference in Rio de Janeiro

Navies from 15 Countries Attend Warships Conference in Rio de Janeiro

first_imgNew ships on the wayVice Adm. Cunha said the Submarine Development Program, which is building four conventional and one nuclear-powered submarine, is essential to fulfill this mission.“The Brazilian Navy, however, is not limited to warfare, it is also a navy that develops social programs, contributes to the development of the defense industry, is committed to international agreements, and works on search and rescue missions,” Vice Adm. Cunha said. “The Brazilian Navy needs to secure properly tested, reliable, and high-tech vessels, with high performance at sea, to complete our thousand tasks and missions.”According to Rear Admiral Hermann Ibere Boehmer, head of MB’s Procurement and Program Management, the Tamandaré-Class Project, which handles the construction of four corvettes, is the most important project to upgrade MB’s current fleet. “Our vessels need to be upgraded. We have 11 aging surface ships, averaging 36 years. Except for the Barroso Corvette, they have all been operating for more than 20 years,” said Rear Adm. Ibere, adding that the modern Tamandaré-class corvettes are expected by 2024.Partnering to combat common threatsMost speakers stressed the importance of participating in international missions, training with other navies, and the exchange of experiences and collaboration among countries to fight the threats to security in the region.“The Uruguayan Navy is well-known for its commitment to peacekeeping missions, although the navy has less than 5,000 members. In recent years we participated in several international missions; we have two bases in Antarctica and we also carry out missions such as maritime search and rescue, border control, and control over jurisdictional waters, an area equivalent to double the country’s land mass,” said Rear Admiral Ricardo Della Santa, commander of the Uruguayan Navy.Rear Adm. Della Santa also addressed upgrading the fleet of the Uruguayan Navy. To overcome budget challenges, the officer said that Uruguay is considering the acquisition of ships from other countries, including Brazil’s Inhaúma-class corvettes. “Today, on the event’s first day, I made several contacts for projects we intend to carry out, and we will possibly meet partners here to make them a reality,” Rear Adm. Della Santa said. The conference facilitates solutions for these matters.Captain José Jorge Fortín Aguilar, chief of the Honduran Navy General Staff, spoke about the challenges faced to protect his country’s maritime border, and stressed that combating narcotrafficking is the priority. “From January to June 2019, we made 35 arrests and seized 223 kilograms of cocaine and 69 kg of cocaine paste. We need more personnel, new vessels, and training to be able to complete the mission. A coastal patrol vessel is under construction and will be delivered in December,” Capt. Fortín said.The conference ended with a tour of the P120 Amazonas OPV, which MB incorporated in 2012 to monitor the Blue Amazon. The vessel has great autonomy and the ability to operate with a helicopter and speedboats. By Nelza Oliveira/Diálogo September 10, 2019 Brazil hosted the Warships and Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) Latin America Conference, June 25-27, 2019. Navy representatives from 15 countries — Argentina, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, the United States, and Uruguay — attended the eighth edition of the annual event in Rio de Janeiro. This is the fourth time Brazil has hosted the conference since its 2012 inception. Prior editions took place in Colombia (2014), Ecuador (2015), Peru (2016), and Chile (2017).With support from the Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese), 130 guests, including service members and representatives from the naval construction sector, and security and defense products, attended the conference. The objective of the event was to propose solutions to develop naval defense policies, to offer information on new resources and means, and to exchange experiences among navies worldwide.Brazilian service members opened the event by presenting an MB overview. Vice Admiral José Augusto Vieira da Cunha de Menezes, MB commander, said that the force is responsible for protecting the region known as the Blue Amazon, an area of 1.3 million square miles of sea, rich in Brazilian minerals and oil.last_img read more

VENDORS’ WISH: SIDEWALK RETURN

VENDORS’ WISH: SIDEWALK RETURN

first_imgILOILO City – Vendors wish the citygovernment would allow them to return to the sidewalks this holiday season evenfor just a few days. To this Mayor Jerry Treñas said, “I don’t know how it canbe done.” The vendors hope the city government wouldmake a favorable decision soon so they could set up their sidewalk kiosks onDec. 14 or 15 ahead of the Dec. 16 start of the nine-day traditional misa de gallo or early morning massleading to Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Dichupa said they would respectwhatever decision the city government would come up. “Kondiri lang asahan mo, ang sa front lang gid guro ang ayo-ayo benta. Pero sangsa likod pigado,” said Dichupa. PSTMO led the road and sidewalkclearing operations that displaced the vendors. Conlu, however, rejected thisexplanation, pointing out that buyers already knew where to look for vendors. Cacho also promised to further improvethe area to ensure the comfort of the vendors and customers. According to the mayor, the directorof the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in this city showedhim a new memorandum stating that road and sidewalk clearing operations shouldextend to the barangays and not just in the downtown area. According to Dichupa, their return tothe sidewalks even for a limited number of days only would be a big helpalready to boost their income this holiday season. After one year, according to the citygovernment’s Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) headJeck Conlu, the Cachos and vendors would discuss the rental rate. “It would be unfair to those who movedto the Cacho property if other vendors are allowed to return to the sidewalks,”said Conlu.  “Sa mga sidewalk vendors, sundon ta lang ang mga programa nga ginapa-implementsa aton.” The vendors were spotted on thesidewalks of Ledesma, JM Basa, Rizal, and Jalandoni streets. They told thePSTMO business was sluggish at the Cacho property. “Anhonmo na kay nagasandig man lang si mayor sang order sa babaw,” he said. The skills training is for foodprocessing, dressmaking, massage therapy, welding, masonry, and carpentry,among others./PNcenter_img The city government has been clearingroads and sidewalks of obstructions since July following President RodrigoDuterte’s order for local chief executives to reclaim public spaces being usedfor private ends. In an effort to ease the burden of thedislocated vendors, a member of the Cacho family, Marcelo Cacho who is theadministrative manager of Panay Electric Co., announced in October that the vendorswould be required to pay rent for a year. Business is sluggish at the2,700-square meter wide Cacho property, he lamented. “Para at least may dal-on man angamon mga miembro sa ila mga panimalay sa Christmas,” he said. Treñas said he would convey to theDILG the vendors’ wish but stressed, “I don’t know how it can be allowed underthe circumstances,” referring to the new memo that in fact expanded theroad-clearing drive. “We left them with a warning. If theyreturn to the sidewalks again we will seize everything they have,” said PSTMOchief Jeck Conlu. Last month, 13 vendors were arrestedfor returning to sidewalks. PSTMO personnel also confiscated their tables andchairs. Their merchandize, however, were spared. But they remain hopeful and would seekan audience with Treñas before the week is over. “Ginapangamuyoko lang nga hatagan kami ni Mayor sang gamay nga Consuelo,” said Dichupa. This has resulted to the relocation of245 downtown sidewalk vendors to the vacant lot owned by the Cacho family alongthe downtown street of JM Basa, said Niel Dichupa, president of the Federationof Sidewalk Vendors Association in Iloilo City. But there are anestimated 1,500 sidewalk vendors across the city. Treñas previously told the vendors toexplore other livelihood sources and avail themselves of livelihood and skillstraining offered by the city government’s Public Employment Service Office inpartnership with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. “But I will confer with the DILG justthe same,” said Treñas.last_img read more