Ms. Tartaglia’s nine years of leadership highlighted by expanded access to outstanding care for the people of central Vermont
Berlin, Vt. – Judy Tartaglia, The UVM Health Network - Central Vermont Medical Center’s President and CEO, announced that she will retire on March 31, 2017. Tartaglia became CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center in 2007. Prior to joining CVMC, she was the President and CEO of Miles Health Care in Maine.
“Over the past nine years, I am proud that we have taken CVMC to the next level of outstanding quality medical care,” said Judy. “We are the preferred provider in our region and have an excellent reputation in the community for high-quality care and superior customer service.” In announcing her retirement, Judy noted, “while there is never a perfect time to retire, now seems the right time for my family and for our organization.”
Under Tartaglia’s leadership, CVMC increased access to health care by expanding the number of providers and practices and by offering many new medical services to the community including: hospitalist services, palliative and spiritual care, ExpressCare, rheumatology, endocrinology, radiation oncology, cardiac rehab, integrative medicine, spine surgery, occupational medicine, podiatry and wound care.
“Judy’s love and care of the community has been evident in her passion to ensure that the people of central Vermont receive the type of care that we all deserve,” said Mike Dellipriscoli, CVMC Board Chair. “Thankfully, we still have a few months more to work with Judy, but we will greatly miss her, and the leadership and enthusiasm she has brought to CVMC over the last nine years.”
In 2016, CVMC won several national awards for quality and service, including being named one of Becker’s Top 100 Community Hospitals in the United States, an iVantage Top Performing Hospital, and a Leapfrog Grade A Hospital. In addition, CVMC won the Governor’s award for wellness and environmental stewardship and earned the Energy Star certification for performing in the top 25 percent of all hospitals nationwide for energy efficiency.
In 2011, Tartaglia also played an important role in creating what became The University of Vermont Health Network. “I am excited for the future of CVMC,” Judy said. “We are incredibly fortunate to be part of The University of Vermont Health Network – an organization that is leading the charge in health care reform and is at the forefront of health care quality in the nation. It’s an inspiring time for our growing network and the changing health care environment in the state and country. CVMC is well-positioned to not only survive, but thrive in the future.”
Dr. John Brumsted, President and CEO of The UVM Health Network noted that, “Judy’s leadership has not only been instrumental in helping to ensure outstanding care is available in central Vermont, but also in helping to set the vision of providing coordinated care for communities across Vermont and northern New York through the establishment of The UVM Health Network.”
In a letter to CVMC staff, Judy wrote, “CVMC is a truly remarkable place. We have an incredible Board of Trustees, exceptional medical staff, talented and caring management team, amazing volunteers, and extraordinary – the BEST – employees. I adore you all and will miss you dearly.”
A search to find the new president of The UVM Health Network – CVMC will begin in the near future.