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.

Governance

The University of Vermont Health Network's 19-member board is drawn from the membership of the organizations' current boards and includes seven members from The University of Vermont Medical Center, Community Partners Incorporated (CPI, the parent company of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Alice Hyde Medical Center, and Elizabethtown Community Hospital), Central Vermont Medical Center, and Porter Medical Center, two ex-officio members (the president and chief executive officer of The University of Vermont Health Network and the dean of The Larner College of Medicine at UVM) and two vacant seats to accommodate future affiliations. Upon expiration of the terms of current members, replacements will be elected by the Board and do not need to be trustees of any subsidiary board.

Membership

 

Name

Title

John R. Brumsted, MD (ex officio)

President and Chief Executive Officer

Sivan Cotel

Strategy Consultant, Former Co-Founder and Director of Operations, Stonecutter Spirits

Michelle Cromwell, PhD Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY Plattsburgh

Mike Dellipriscoli

Former Assistant Vice President of Strategic Analysis, National Life Group

Victoria Duley

Executive Director, Adirondack Economic Development Corporation

John Dwyer President and CEO, New England Federal Credit Union
Dominic Eisinger Vice President, Myriad RBM, Inc.

Kathleen "Scottie" Emery-Ginn

Retired VP of Engineering, IBM

A. Donald Gilbert Retired President & CEO, Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.
Thomas Golonka Managing Partner, Silverlake Wealth Management
Joseph Hameline Senior Vice President, Hameline Wealth Management

Kevin Hart

Retired Senior Executive, Alice Hyde Medical Center

Virginia Hood, MD 

Physician, Medicine, UVM Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, UVM Larner College of Medicine

Robert Laskowski, MD, MBA

Chair; Retired Physician, Former President & CEO, Christiana Care Health Systems

Debra Leonard, MD, PhD

Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UVM Health Network and UVM Larner College of Medicine

Rt. Rev. Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Vermont

Deena McCullough

President & CEO, Northern Insuring Agency

Rick Page (ex officio)

Dean, UVM Larner College of Medicine

John Rugge, MD

Executive Chairman, Hudson Headwaters Health Network

Kerin Stackpole Director, Paul Frank & Collins

Allie Stickney

Vice Chair; Retired President & CEO, Wake Robin

Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS Enterprise VP, Chief Population Health Officer, Nemours National Office of Policy & Prevention

Learn More

Learn more about senior leadership at the UVM Health Network, or see other regional affiliations and the UVM Health Network website for more information.