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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
High quality, lower-than-average cost of care highlighted in rankings
Two-year program to address a shortage of critical inpatient and outpatient care team members
Awards Include Best Hospital in Vermont, Recognition for High Performance
‘Microbe Detectives’ Workshop gives students a behind-the-scenes look at healthcare careers in laboratory sciences
CEOs Highlighted Unique and Growing Challenges of Rural Northeast, Innovative Solutions, Need for Support
Topics addressed will include academic healthcare in rural New England, the impact of workforce, housing, payer, regulatory and inflation challenges, and innovations that preserve and improve access to high-quality care.
Report Analyzed Hospitals, Health Systems Nationwide on How Well They Follow Federal Requirements