UVM Health Network

UVM Health Network Hospitals Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Awards Include Best Hospital in Vermont, Recognition for High Performance


Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont Medical Center, the anchor academic hospital for the UVM Health Network, has again earned recognition as Vermont’s top hospital, with 13 high performing specialties and procedures by U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings this week. In addition, two of the health system’s community hospitals in Vermont and Northern New York were recognized for high performing specialties and procedures.

“The people of this organization work incredibly hard to provide the highest quality care to our patients, families and communities, and I am pleased to see us recognized for our dedication,” said Sunny Eappen, MD, MBA, President and CEO of the UVM Health Network.

As nonprofit hospitals, each of the three UVM Health Network health care partners recognized this year by U.S. News & World Report provides lifesaving care to the people of the region, regardless of their ability to pay or whether they have insurance.  

The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Vermont, and was also recognized as high performing in the following procedures and conditions: heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD, diabetes, heart attack, hip replacement, knee replacement, leukemia lymphoma & myeloma, pneumonia, prostate cancer surgery and stroke. The UVM Medical Center was also recognized for its Urology program.

“We're proud to be Vermont's tertiary care center, and that we are able to provide access to vital specialty offerings and advanced procedures to our communities in our largely rural area," said Stephen Leffler, MD, UVM Medical Center President and Chief Operating Officer. "Our team works hard to provide the highest quality care to our friends, family and neighbors, and I am pleased to see them recognized for their dedication and expertise.”

Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt., was recognized as high performing for pneumonia care.

“We are honored to have been recognized by U.S. News for the high quality pneumonia care we provide to our patients,” said Anna Noonan, Central Vermont Medical Center President and Chief Operating Officer. “As a nonprofit community health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in Central Vermont, we continuously strive for excellence in all of our patient services.”

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., was recognized as high performing for heart failure, COPD and heart attack.

“The pride our Cardiology and Pulmonary professionals take in delivering leading edge care to patients in our region with heart disease and COPD is reflected in everything they do,” said Alice Hyde and CVPH President Michelle LeBeau. “These amazing professionals and the teams across our organization that support them are committed to providing quality care and ensuring a great patient experience. This recognition is a fitting acknowledgement of that dedication and passion for always doing what’s best for their patients.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 34th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. To compile the annual list, U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 5,000 medical centers nationwide. For more information, visit: https://health.usnews.com/health-care/best-hospitals/articles/faq-how-and-why-we-rank-and-rate-hospitals