Vermont Country Store issues Challenge Grant

The Vermont Country Store gave a strong vote of confidence in our Speak Sooner initiative by supporting a challenge grant for expanding programs using the Difficult Conversations Toolkit at Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC). Dr. Allan D. Eisemann, Medical Director of, RRMC’s Cancer Center/ Palliative Care/Hospice tells us, “Each workbook chapter opens doors for better communication and understanding.  Physicians, nurses, and social workers are more fully engaged with each other and their patients.”

Through the generous support of the Vermont Country Store and our donors more patients and families will be better prepared to identify their needs, values and priorities in making decision about care and securing the supports they need—sooner rather than later.