The Heart and Science of Medicine
Working together to better serve our communities makes us stronger, focused on collaboration instead of competition. As a team, The University of Vermont Health Network improves the lives of our patients by delivering outstanding care cost-effectively, as close to patients’ homes as possible.
Our hospitals and physicians are bringing the best of community and academic medicine together, sharing their knowledge and resources to give patients access to leading-edge technology, advanced treatment options and the highest level of compassionate care – the heart and science of medicine.
Members include The University of Vermont Medical Center, formerly known as Fletcher Allen Health Care and affiliated with the University of Vermont Colleges of Medicine and Nursing and Health Sciences; Central Vermont Medical Center; Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Elizabethtown Community Hospital. The University of Vermont Health Network cares for communities on both sides of Lake Champlain, from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains and beyond.
Our network was created in October 2011 when Fletcher Allen in Burlington, Vermont, and Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vermont, signed an affiliation agreement. In January 2013, New York partners Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh and Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Elizabethtown joined the affiliation. The network was originally called Fletcher Allen Partners.
The University of Vermont Health Network’s 19-member board of trustees is drawn from the membership of the organizations' current boards and medical staffs and includes seven members from The University of Vermont Medical Center, four members from Community Partners Incorporated (CPI, the parent company of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Elizabethtown Community Hospital), four members from Central Vermont Medical Center, two ex-officio members (the president and chief executive officer of The University of Vermont Health Network and the dean of The University of Vermont College of Medicine) and two vacant seats to accommodate future affiliations. Upon expiration of the terms of current members, replacements will be elected by the Board and do not need to be trustees of any subsidiary board.
- The University of Vermont Health Network CEO – John Brumsted, M.D., University of Vermont Medical Center, President and CEO
- Executive Vice President of the Vermont Community Hospital Division - Judy Tartaglia, Central Vermont Medical Center President and CEO
- Executive Vice President for northern New York – Stephens Mundy, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital President and CEO
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did we change the names of our health network and Fletcher Allen?
After talking with patients in our region, we learned that people feel more confident about their health care when their hospital is affiliated with a medical school. Showing our long-standing connection with The University of Vermont in our name let patients know that they’re getting the latest in health care treatments close to home. There is no need to travel hundreds of miles to access outstanding, nationally, recognized academic health care because it’s available just down the road.
Will I have to change my doctor now that my hospital is part of a network?
No. Your relationship with your doctor is not impacted by your hospital’s name change, or by your hospital being part of this health network. If your doctors are in The University of Vermont Health Network, they will have access to advanced treatments and research and will be committed to working with each other to provide you with the best possible care.
Will my doctor’s office move? Have any of the clinic or hospital phone numbers changed?
You will still visit the same offices and call the same phone numbers as you always have to reach your care providers.
Will I have to go to a different facility to get the care that I am used to?
Our goal is to ensure that you can access the best care as close to home as possible. In most cases, you will not change care facilities. Sometimes, you may actually be able to receive care closer to home than before. Even if you need to receive a procedure at another network hospital, pre- and post-operative care may be provided at your community hospital.
Will my insurance still be accepted?
Will my bill change?
The only change you should see on your bills is the new name of your hospital.
Will my medical records be shared with all of the hospitals in the network?
Right now, our network hospitals each have different electronic health record management systems, but we’re working to help these systems communicate better. One day, with your consent, we’ll be able to share your medical information easily with other hospitals in the network.
If I donate money to my hospital, will it benefit my hospital or go to The University of Vermont Health Network?
Donations made to your hospital will be used to benefit your hospital.
Will the network expand to include more hospitals in the future?
We are open to expanding the network to include additional hospitals that share our commitment to providing high-quality, low-cost care to the people of this region.