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Dr. Marvin Malek

New medical director at Hospitalist Medicine program at Springfield Hospital

Springfield Hospital welcomes Marvin Malek, MD, MPH, to his new position as medical director of the Hospitalist Medicine program at Springfield Hospital. Dr. Malek received his Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction in all subjects from Cornell University.

Thereafter, he received his Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Upstate Medical School in Syracuse. Dr. Malek then went on to earn his Master of Public Health, with a concentration in Health Policy and Management, from Harvard School of Public Health where he was awarded a Kellogg Fellowship.

Dr. Malek’s background includes experience in community medicine, working as medical director of the Whitney Young Health Center in Albany and later as medical director of the South Troy Health Center in Troy. In 2001, he moved to Vermont, where he served as internist and medical director at Barre Internal Medicine. From 2009 until earlier this year, he worked in the Hospitalist Medicine Service at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. He also led the Medical Consultation Service at the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital since its opening in 2014 until he moved to Springfield.

Dr. Malek is a member of the Society for Hospital Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the American College of Physicians, and has served on the Advisory Committee of the Green Mountain Care Board since 2012.

Dr. Malek can be reached by contacting Springfield Hospital at 802-885-2151 or email

Gardener’s Supply recognized for employee practices

Business Ticker logoGardener’s Supply Co., based in Burlington, is among the top B corporations named by B the Change Media in its newly released Best for the World lists, which picks out outstanding socially and environmentally impactful businesses among 20 countries and 44 industries.

Gardener’s Supply Co., a direct marketer and retailer, is honored as Best for Workers for its innovative employee-owned model and other strong scores.  The Best for the World honors are awarded only to those Certified B Corps. that score in the Top 10 percent of the B Corp community on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive set of standards that rigorously measures each company’s impacts on its employees, its community and the environment. B Corp Certification and the B Impact Assessment are both administered by the nonprofit organization B Lab.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 40 years. Cynthia has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland, and has won numerous state awards for her reporting. As an editor, she has overseen her staffs to win many awards for indepth coverage. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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