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Agreement Avoids Expected Termination, Maintains Access to Care
UVM Health Network Staff Remind Patients of Their Options During a Busy Time
DFCC serves as hub of training, education and connection for at-home caregivers
Purchase builds a strong foundation for long-term plan to address the needs of patients across the region
Efforts focus on supporting patients and staff while reducing expenses and creating new revenue sources
Staff members providing direct patient care will be required to wear masks beginning Thursday, January 11

Burlington, Vt. – The UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees recently appointed five new trustees, adding individuals with experience in finance and business, elder care and advocacy, health consulting, nursing, pediatric nephrology and women’s health to the 18-member board.

As part of the group’s annual reorganization, Trustee Jesse Bridges, MPA, chief executive officer of United Way of Northwest Vermont, was appointed Board chair, and Trustee Alyson “Aly” Richards was appointed Board vice chair. Trustee Thomas Little, Esq., who served as Board chair in 2023, will continue to serve as a

Health Care Without Harm’s ‘Climate Resilience – Gold’ Award celebrates Medical Center programs that focus on the health of people and the planet
Peer recognition initiative of National Fund for Workforce Solutions highlights health care providers dedicated to building equitable, inclusive workplaces through worker-centered workforce development programs.
A Statement from UVM Health Network President and CEO, Sunny Eappen, MD, MBA

Portrait of Dr. Stephen LefflerBurlington, Vt. – The University of Vermont Medical Center’s President and Chief Operating Officer has joined the Academic Medical Center CEO Executive Advisory Council of Vizient, the nation’s largest member-driven, health care performance improvement company.

Stephen Leffler, MD, will serve on the council for a three-year term beginning in 2024. He joins the 16-member council, which is comprised of CEOs of academic medical centers across the country. Members of the council are selected to represent the different segments of academic medical centers – from those operating within large

PATH Program Provides Comprehensive, Holistic Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Chronic Pain
As of March 1, 2024, UnitedHealthcare will no longer cover care at the UVM Health Network as in-network for commercial plans. These are plans typically provided through an employer or purchased directly.
Nationally-recognized program serves 1200 new patients per year
Based on Survey of More than 70,000 People in All 50 States
Enrollment is open to participants five years of age and older
Work by artist Jim Sardonis honors UVM Medical Center employees’ dedication and care throughout COVID-19 Pandemic
Rapid Access strategy and ‘No-Wrong-Door’ policy are highlights of the Center’s effort to reduce barriers to care for substance use and co-occurring disorders