2021 Nursing Annual Report: Stronger Together

Messages From Our Leadership

Steve Leffler, MD

Stephen Leffler, MD

President and COO

Our nurses play a central role in the organization’s grit and resilience that has allowed us to continue our mission despite all that we’ve faced. 

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Peg Gagne, CNO, UVM Medical Center - Headshot

Peg Gagne, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

It is humbling to have the honor of leading this dedicated, skilled and dynamic team.

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I remember many courteous and kind nurses. These generous souls always had my back. Many nurses brought me a warm blanket or helped order my food. One nurse sat at my bedside while I wept having learned that my medical saga meant that I had missed my daughter’s 11th birthday.

Thomas, Patient 

By the Numbers







39% certificate icon

Clinical nurses that hold a specialty certification

64% on graduate cap icon

Clinical nurses that hold a BS

9% on graduate cap icon

Clinical nurses that hold a MSN, DNP or PhD


Awarded in nursing scholarships in 2021


Nurses engaged in Professional Governance


Nurses enrolled in the Residency Program in 2021

Our Professional Practice Model

Our UVMMC Nursing Professional Practice Model (PPM) is a frame work to direct and guide our professional practice of nursing, today and in to the future. It’s comprised of our vision, organizational guiding principles, core practice values, and cultural traits. LEARN MORE  

Professional Practice Model Infographic

Read About Our Nurses

Delivering Outstanding Care During Another Challenging Year

Our third year into the pandemic, our nurses continue to deliver outstanding, high-quality care to our patients, and to each other.


Awards and Achievements

Our daughter was admitted to Baird 5 and her nurse, Tyler, was amazing. His compassion and care was not exclusive to our baby and he took the time to care for our concerns and needs as well as hers. It was her first hospital stay since she was born and she was terrified and struggled to understand what was happening and Tyler patiently explained everything taking his time to reassure her every step of the way.

Anonymous, Parent of Patient