The heart and science of medicine

Who We Are

The University of Vermont Medical Center is part of a four-hospital network serving patients and their families in Vermont and northern New York. We're not just caregivers and staff - we're your friends and neighbors, offering expertise, kind words and compassionate care when and where you need them. We are dedicated to providing you with the best medical care possible.

Together, The University of Vermont Medical Center, College of Medicine and College of Nursing and Health Sciences form one of just 138 academic medical centers in the country. Our mission is to advance the science and practice of medicine through collaboration, research, training, and finding and encouraging new talent. Our nationally recognized health care experts are researchers and teachers, physicians and nurses who offer you leading-edge therapies backed by laboratory and clinical research.

We have been committed to bettering health care in the Champlain Valley and beyond since 1879. Before we became Fletcher Allen, we were Mary Fletcher, Fanny Allen and Bishop DeGoesbriand hospitals; the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont and UHC. While we have changed our name throughout our history, our commitment to serve our community remains the same. With our University of Vermont Health Network partner hospitals, that community is growing throughout Vermont and northern New York.

At The University of Vermont Medical Center, we deliver all of the resources and promise of a major medical center right in your back yard. You have close-to-home access to the breadth and depth of services you may need and an array of specialists acclaimed for their work in cardiology, oncology, neurology, stroke, trauma and many other fields.

Quality, caring, innovation and community: This is the heart and science of medicine, and we practice it each and every day.

If we can help you, please call us at 802-847-0000.

Central to the Health of Our Community

The University of Vermont Medical Center serves a population of more than one million in Vermont and northern New York with a full range of tertiary-level inpatient and outpatient services. We have earned the distinction of being a Level I Trauma Center. The University of Vermont Medical Center is also home to The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, a full-service hospital-within-a-hospital that was named to U.S. News and World Report “Best Children's Hospitals” list for 2012-2013.

The University of Vermont Medical Center is the community hospital for approximately 160,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. Our 10 Vermont primary care sites form an integrated family of Patient-Centered Medical Homes, which embrace a team approach to wellness and improving health outcomes for our patients.

We know that food matters when it comes to the health of our patients and the community. We take responsibility for the food we serve by partnering with more than 70 regional farmers and producers to supply healthier food to our patients and customers while boosting the local economy. We are striving to be the greenest health care organization in the country by reducing our energy consumption and carbon footprint. Read about our Environmental Commitment.

An Integrated System of Care

In the constantly evolving world of medicine, we have a proven track record of delivering high-quality health care in our region. Collaborating with other hospitals and health systems - including our University of Vermont Health Network partners Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Elizabethtown Community Hospital - draws on the talents of other care providers to increase quality across the our service area. Our goal as a network is to improve the lives of our patients and community by providing high-quality, cost-effective care as close to home as possible.

See the University of Vermont Health Network site for more information.

We also partner with Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y.; Canton-Potsdam Hospital in Potsdam, N.Y.; Inter-Lakes Health in Ticonderoga, N.Y.; and the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties in Colchester, VT.

Together, we are building an integrated health network across Vermont and northern New York that provides a strong network of high-quality care to the people in the communities we serve.

If you'd like to learn more, please call 802-847-0000.