The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) today announced that Bio-Medical Applications of New Hampshire has withdrawn its application to purchase Fletcher Allen Health Care’s outpatient dialysis clinics. Bio-Medical Applications, a for-profit company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., itself a wholly-owned subsidiary of a German corporation.The withdrawal of the application for a Certificate of Need approving the sale follows the release by BISHCA of a proposed Statement of Decision denying approval on the grounds that the sale would result in lower quality services at higher cost without any improvement in access to care. ‘Bio-Medical’s decision to withdraw closes the docket in this matter,’ said Clifford Peterson, BISHCA’s General Counsel. ‘The Department will work with Fletcher Allen to assure continued delivery of high quality outpatient dialysis treatment to Vermonters.’ BISHCA 12.19.2011
Cover Photo by Steve YocomThe October issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine just went live and is hitting newsstands now! Grab your copy or read online to learn about 5 of the most fearsome fall hikes in the Blue Ridge, the burgeoning bouldering scene taking place in the high country of Boone, North Carolina, some of the south’s eeriest ghost towns, and much more!DepartmentsCONTRIBUTOR QUESTIONSOnce a month we throw our contributors for a loop with a different question about their lives in the outdoors. This month we had them tell us about some of their most dangerous outdoor moments.FLASHPOINTAre we saving—or selling out—our public lands?QUICK HITSBear attack in Virginia • Polluted parks • Monumental tour • Eminem’s running addictionTHE DIRTMitchell Triple Crown • Native brook trout restored to the SmokiesTHE GOODSThe Scott Brothers select the best in bouldering gear.FeaturesTOM’S CABINYou can go home again to Thomas Wolfe’s writing retreat.TOO YOUNG?Most kids are playing with Legos and dolls. A few are thru-hiking long-distance trails.FEARLESS FALL FOLIAGEColor is spilling down the mountains. Wanna find the best spots to catch it? Tackle one of our five most adventurous hikes for leaf-peepers.WONDER WOMENMeet six pioneering females who are rocking the regional outdoor scene.THE SECRET IS OUTBouldering in Boone and the High Country is no longer for locals only.GHOST TOWNSExplore the region’s most hallowed haunts—abandoned moonshining communities, Renaissance castles, and even a pirate ship in Sherwood Forest.TRAIL MIXSouthern Rock Icons The Drive By Truckers are Back with an Epic Live Album.16 BABIES IN A CANOESixteen babies take up a lot of room in a canoe, but you gotta keep a princess happy.
Man was arrested in Convoy after stabbing a woman.A Donegal man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí after stabbing a woman in an unprovoked attack.It’s believed the stabbing took place in Convoy late last night.The woman sustained slight injuries in the attack, and didn’t need to be taken to hospital following the incident. The man was arrested by Gardaí but was later released on bail.He has been charged and will appear at Letterkenny District Court on October 13th.DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER STABBING WOMAN was last modified: September 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arrestedbailconvoycourtGardainewsstabbingwoman