Vermont Cardiac Network

heartThe Vermont Cardiac Network (VCN) is an independent group of physicians and nurses who meet three times per year in conference venue, to obtain continuing education, disseminate knowledge, and exchange information and ideas about cardiac care.VCN grew out of a task force assembled in 1981 by the Vermont Health Policy Corporation and the Vermont Department of Health to study cardiac care in the state. Celebrating 34 years of service, the Vermont Cardiac Network was incorporated into a 501(c)(3) organization in 1984. Its mission is to assure the cardiac health status of Vermonters and other nearby residents. The organization is grateful for the annual support from the University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Association of Hospitals & Health Systems, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.





 Board of Directors 

Daniel O’Rourke, MD, MS
Veterans Administration

Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Marlene Sachs, MD

Mt. Ascutney Hospital


Cheryl Calhoun, BSN, RN, CCRN

Hart Clinical Consultants
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Michelle Gorman, RN
University of Vermont Medical Center

Shirley MacLean-Defoe, RN, BSN

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Karen McKenny, RN

University of Vermont

Medical Center
Joachim Mueller, MD
Central Vermont Medical Center

Mickey Straw, MN, ARNP
Veterans Administration

Medical Center

Barbara Wells, RN, BSN
retired, formerly

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Joan Wheeler, RN, CDE

North Country Hospital  

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