F O R R E L E A S E: Immediate (April 16, 2009)
C O N T A C T:
Marketing and Communications
BURLINGTON VT -- The University of Vermont Medical Center has been ranked among the top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks in the United States in a survey conducted by SDI, a Pennsylvania-based health care data research firm. The UVM Medical Center, ranked 74th, was one of only five hospital systems in New England to make the list.
The tenth annual survey conducted by SDI, and published in a recent edition of Modern Healthcare, ranks the top 100 networks among the country's approximately 580 regional, non-specialty health care systems. The firm's survey measures the degree of integration in operations, quality of care, scope of services and efficiency.
An integrated health care network is an organization that has joined together several health care facilities -- either through ownership or formal agreements-- in an attempt to improve quality and cost.
The other four hospital systems in New England were:
- MaineHealth, Portland, ME (55)
- Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA (65)
- Lifespan, Providence, RI (94)
- Yale-New Haven Health System, New Haven, CT (100)
The University of Vermont Medical Center
The UVM Medical Center, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s only academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.
The UVM Medical Center also serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties.
With more than 30 patient care sites and 100 outreach clinics, programs and services throughout the region, The UVM Medical Center is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region.
For more information about The UVM Medical Center, visit our Web site at www.uvmhealth.org.