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NO. R-43.  House concurrent resolution honoring Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Reardon.


Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Pugh of S. Burlington, Andrews of Rutland City, Barnard of Richmond, Botzow of Pownal, Chen of Mendon, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Deen of Westminster, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Emmons of Springfield, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Heath of Westford, Hube of Londonderry, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jewett of Ripton, Keogh of Burlington, Koch of Barre Town, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Maier of Middlebury, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Nease of Johnson, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Partridge of Windham, Pellett of Chester, Peterson of Williston, Rodgers of Glover, Shand of Weathersfield, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle and Wheeler of Derby

Offered by:  Senators Kitchel, Ayer, Bartlett, Campbell, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, McCormack, Miller, Mullin, Nitka, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White

Whereas, Dr. Mimi Reardon’s many contributions to the delivery and improvement in the quality of primary health care services in Vermont are legendary, and

Whereas, she rose to the pinnacle of the medical profession and earned the admiration and respect of her colleagues, both locally and nationally, and

Whereas, Dr. Mimi Reardon has blazed a trail for women desiring to become doctors and served as a mentor to many aspiring physicians during her distinguished career as a practicing physician, the president of the Vermont Medical Society, and most especially as the associate dean for primary care at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and

Whereas, she embarked on her college studies with no intention of becoming a physician, enrolling at a state teacher’s college in Massachusetts with the thought of following in her mother’s footsteps, and

Whereas, fortunately, an alert professor recognized the young Mimi Reardon’s talents and facilitated her transfer to Northeastern University where she earned an undergraduate degree in biology, and

Whereas, when Mimi Reardon entered the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine as a member of the class of 1967, she established a special bond with the college that over nearly half a century would manifest itself in many wonderful ways, and

Whereas, after earning her medical degree, and completing her residency and a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology out-of-state, the lure of Vermont beckoned, and she returned to work as a primary care physician, and

Whereas, while practicing full-time, she was also associated with the medical school as a clinical instructor and as a member of numerous committees, and

Whereas, Dr. Mimi Reardon’s reputation as an outstanding physician, teacher, and primary care advocate proved to be the perfect credentials for her selection as the Vermont Medical Society’s first women president and then as the society’s delegate to the American Medical Association, and 

Whereas, in 1993, despite her devotion to serving as a full-time practicing physician, Dr. Mimi Reardon’s friends and colleagues at UVM persuaded her to accept the newly established position of associate dean for primary care, and

Whereas, Dr. Mimi Reardon filled this important new role magnificently, in part by spearheading the establishment of federally funded Area Health Education Centers in Vermont and overseeing the implementation of the Freeman Medical Scholars Program, and

Whereas, this amazing and caring physician has now retired from her deanship, but she continues to play an advocacy role at UVM on behalf of primary care medical services, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives

That the General Assembly honors retired Vermont College of Medicine Associate Dean, Dr. Mildred “Mimi” Reardon, on her exemplary medical career, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dr. Mimi Reardon at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont