A labor of love will reach a 50-year milestone on Valentine’s Day, Monday, as Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital marks 50 years of operation. It was on Feb. 14, 1972, that patients from the former Brightlook Hospital were transported to the brand new facility on Hospital Drive, marking the start of 50 years of continuous operation for NVRH. “Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital has been central to the life and health of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom for the past five decades,” said NVRH CEO Shawn Tester in a statement to the community. “It’s very existence speaks to the collaborative spirit of our community.”

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