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Copley Hosts Health Day for Leadership Lamoille Program

February 24, 2014

Morrisville, VT – On Thursday February 27th, participants of the Leadership Lamoille program attended “Health Day” at Copley Hospital. Copley professionals and other community leaders provided an overview of Vermont’s healthcare system. The organizer, Copley’s Vice President of Community Relations Leah Hollenberger said topics ranged from federal and state healthcare reform and the health insurance exchange to mental health resources, public health initiatives and wellness. Those presenting included Bea Grause of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems; Devon Ayers, Vermont Health Connect; Valerie Valcour, Vermont Department of Health; Kathy Demars, Lamoille Home Health and Hospice; Hayley Hamilton, Behavioral Health and Wellness; Michael Hartman, Lamoille County Mental Health Services; and Copley professionals Linda Shaw, RN; Rebecca Ainsworth, RD; and Claire Hancock, LICSW. Participants wrapped their day up with a tour of the hospital provided by Copley President Mel Patashnick.

Leadership Lamoille is a program of the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the ten-month program is to provide hands-on experience, project development, and networking opportunities for emerging leaders in local organizations. Other featured meeting topics include government, law enforcement, education, social services, economic development and media.

Participants of the program are business professionals that are emerging leaders within their organizations. Copley’s Savannah Droney, Medical Assistant at Mansfield Orthopaedics, is one of ten who are participating in this year’s program. Past Copley participants include Radiologic Technologist Peggy Walker and Copley Medical Group Practice Manager Treva Southworth.

Hollenberger serves on the Leadership Lamoille Steering Committee.

For more information on the program visit the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce’s website at