The University of Vermont Health Network is the parent organization of a six-hospital, and home health & hospice, cross-lake partnership that establishes a highly integrated healthcare system serving the communities of Vermont and northern New York. The hospitals include The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont; Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) in Malone, New York; Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Barre, Vermont; University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice (formerly VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties), Vermont; Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Plattsburgh, New York; Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Elizabethtown, New York; and Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vermont.
This integrated health delivery system includes more than 1,000 physicians, more than 2,000 nurses and countless other health care professionals. Over the next several years, the UVM Health Network will carry out centralized activities for the benefit of patients of all the partner organizations, including:
- Improving access to local care
- Providing greater purchasing power
- Enhancing information technology
- Increasing academic opportunities for physicians
- Engaging in regional strategic planning
- Participating in joint quality and clinical initiatives
Working Together While Preserving Unique Identities
Under the affiliation, the UVM Medical Center, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice, will remain separate free-standing hospitals with their own boards, management, workforce, licensure, medical staff (including credentialing and governance) and endowment. The medical staffs of each hospital will remain separate with separate credentialing and governance.
The University of Vermont Health Network's Board of Trustees is comprised of up to 22 members. Up to 20 members are nominated by the Network’s governance committee through a nomination process designed to select trustees with diverse skills and experiences who are dedicated to the Network’s mission and vision. The two ex-officio members are the President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Vermont Health Network and the Dean of the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont. Trustees are elected to serve four-year terms and may serve up to two terms. The board’s role is to provide oversight of the Network’s management in order to ensure that it is faithfully carrying out the Network’s mission. The board is committed to being an antiracist board, aligning its board practices with those of the organization and creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive board.
Read about the UVM Health Network board of trustees.