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UVM Medical Center President and COO Dr. Stephen Leffler Named to Vizient AMC CEO Executive Advisory Council


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, multi-state health care systems, to those that, like UVM Medical Center, are the only academic medical center in the state they serve.

“I am honored and proud to join the group of distinguished health care leaders who serve on Vizient’s Executive Advisory Council in its mission to help hospitals address the challenges they face and to improve the care patients receive,” said Dr. Leffler. “I look forward to learning from my colleagues as well as sharing the insight and experience I have gained from leading University of Vermont Medical Center as we pursue innovative solutions to the challenges facing health care organizations throughout the country.”

The council’s primary role is to serve as the governing body for Vizient’s Academic Medical Center CEO Network – a network of more than 100 academic medical center and health system CEOs who meet to share thought leadership, leading practices, and forward-thinking projects and ideas. The group also serves in an advisory role to Vizient, representing the voice of academic medical centers.

Vizient’s membership includes academic medical centers such as UVM Medical Center, pediatric facilities such as UVM Children’s Hospital, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. The company supports its members in optimizing supply chain operations, improving care delivery, maximizing pharmacy performance and developing strategies to improve efficiency and sustainability.