2016 | OUR JOURNEY Working together, we improve people's lives.

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2016 Our Journey Working together, we improve people’s lives.

Together

CVMC employees at end of flash mob

Over the past year, our 1,800 employees devoted their enthusiasm, commitment and expertise to a common goal – to making our community a healthier place. In a small state like Vermont, this impact is substantial, directly touching the lives of those we know and love.

Our job as health care providers is to take care of and protect the most vulnerable people in our community – those who are ill. But our commitment to the community extends far beyond a bout of appendicitis or a fractured hip. We are steadfast in our determination to see that all aspects of a person’s health needs are met — their mental health, nutritional well-being and their ability to access care – for as long as they live. That is why in 2016 we again partnered with community organizations to extend the reach of our services.

This type of collaboration exemplifies our vision, which is simple in articulation but profound in its goal — working together, we improve people’s lives. This vision is evidenced in three key strategies:

  • Providing the best possible care and delivering a consistently high-quality patient and family experience across our network;
  • Investing in our people, both their individual development and their collective strength;
  • Partnering with our community and using the resources of our network to create social and physical environments that promote health and well-being for all.

We firmly believe that providing quality health care makes a difference in our community. And we aren’t alone. For our efforts, we were proud to be recognized as one of 2016’s “100 Great Community Hospitals” in America by Becker’s Hospital Review.

On the following pages, discover some recent accomplishments, meet some extraordinary health care professionals and see how, as a team, we really do improve people’s lives.

Judy TartagliaJudy Tartaglia
President and CEO
(retired March 2017)

Nancy LothianNancy Lothian
Interim President and COO
(effective March 2017)

Mike DellipriscoliMike Dellipriscoli
Board Chair

Highlights from 2016

Lab worker examining blood sample
UVM Health Network
Lab Integration Establishes First Network-Wide Department

Lab Integration Establishes First Network-Wide Department

Lab worker examining blood sample

In March, UVM Health Network’s Leadership Council approved the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as its first network-wide department. The coordination of services brought together 928 employees across five network hospitals with the goal of establishing common quality metrics, integrating laboratory information technology (IT) platforms, and standardizing testing equipment, methods and contracts.

Lab worker examining blood sample
UVM Health Network
Lab Integration Establishes First Network-Wide Department

Lab Integration Establishes First Network-Wide Department

Lab worker examining blood sample

In March, UVM Health Network’s Leadership Council approved the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine as its first network-wide department. The coordination of services brought together 928 employees across five network hospitals with the goal of establishing common quality metrics, integrating laboratory information technology (IT) platforms, and standardizing testing equipment, methods and contracts.

Technician studies leg x-ray
Our Patients and Families
Orthopedic Expansion Leads to Greater Collaboration

Orthopedic Expansion Leads to Greater Collaboration

Technician studies leg x-ray

In November, CVMC opened a new orthopedic center on the Barre-Montpelier Road, next to ExpressCare Berlin. The new center consolidates all of CVMC’s musculoskeletal staff and services and provides diagnostic, pre-surgical, medical, podiatry and spine services in one location. The center allows for collaboration between multiple departments and supports comprehensive and coordinated service options for high-quality patient experience.

Technician studies leg x-ray
Our Patients and Families
Orthopedic Expansion Leads to Greater Collaboration

Orthopedic Expansion Leads to Greater Collaboration

Technician studies leg x-ray

In November, CVMC opened a new orthopedic center on the Barre-Montpelier Road, next to ExpressCare Berlin. The new center consolidates all of CVMC’s musculoskeletal staff and services and provides diagnostic, pre-surgical, medical, podiatry and spine services in one location. The center allows for collaboration between multiple departments and supports comprehensive and coordinated service options for high-quality patient experience.

Patient kicking soccer ball into net during rehab
Our Patients and Families
Rehabilitation Expansion Supports Healing For Local Athletes

Rehabilitation Expansion Supports Healing For Local Athletes

Patient kicking soccer ball into net during rehab

Rehabilitation Therapy held a “Spring into Sports” open house in May to show off its new athletic training zone and expanded therapy area. The 4,400-square-foot space has an Astro Turf field and 12 additional treatment rooms with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including video replay and anti-gravity treadmills. The space is part of a larger program to serve local athletes of all levels. About 3,000 people a year are served by the department, which consistently exceeds national benchmarks for patient improvement.

Patient kicking soccer ball into net during rehab
Our Patients and Families
Rehabilitation Expansion Supports Healing For Local Athletes

Rehabilitation Expansion Supports Healing For Local Athletes

Patient kicking soccer ball into net during rehab

Rehabilitation Therapy held a “Spring into Sports” open house in May to show off its new athletic training zone and expanded therapy area. The 4,400-square-foot space has an Astro Turf field and 12 additional treatment rooms with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, including video replay and anti-gravity treadmills. The space is part of a larger program to serve local athletes of all levels. About 3,000 people a year are served by the department, which consistently exceeds national benchmarks for patient improvement.

Logos for top hospital awards from Beckers, Leap Frog and iVantage
Our People
Multiple Awards Confirm CVMC’s Status as a Top Community Hospital

Multiple Awards Confirm CVMC’s Status as a Top Community Hospital

Logos for top hospital awards from Beckers, Leap Frog and iVantage

Becker’s Hospital Review named CVMC to its “100 Great Community Hospitals” list for 2016. The monthly publication is the preeminent source of cutting-edge business and legal information for health care industry leaders. The Becker’s editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from various quality organizations. CVMC earned recognition from two of these important groups. The Leapfrog Group awarded the medical center an “A” Hospital Safety Score in April. The group grades hospitals on their success in keeping patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. iVantage Health Analytics also recently named CVMC a 2016 “Top U.S. Rural & Community Hospital.” The award compares hospitals nationally across a continuum of financial, value-based and market-driven indicators.

Logos for top hospital awards from Beckers, Leap Frog and iVantage
Our People
Multiple Awards Confirm CVMC’s Status as a Top Community Hospital

Multiple Awards Confirm CVMC’s Status as a Top Community Hospital

Logos for top hospital awards from Beckers, Leap Frog and iVantage

Becker’s Hospital Review named CVMC to its “100 Great Community Hospitals” list for 2016. The monthly publication is the preeminent source of cutting-edge business and legal information for health care industry leaders. The Becker’s editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from various quality organizations. CVMC earned recognition from two of these important groups. The Leapfrog Group awarded the medical center an “A” Hospital Safety Score in April. The group grades hospitals on their success in keeping patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. iVantage Health Analytics also recently named CVMC a 2016 “Top U.S. Rural & Community Hospital.” The award compares hospitals nationally across a continuum of financial, value-based and market-driven indicators.

Baby held in mother's arms
Our Patients and Families
Leading the Way in Pediatric Vaccination

Leading the Way in Pediatric Vaccination

Baby held in mother's arms

In 2016, our Pediatric Primary Care practice in Barre was recognized by the Vermont Department of Health’s Immunization Program for reaching its Healthy People 2020 Immunization Goals. It is one of seven practices in the state to reach these goals, which help ensure that infants and children in Vermont are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Baby held in mother's arms
Our Patients and Families
Leading the Way in Pediatric Vaccination

Leading the Way in Pediatric Vaccination

Baby held in mother's arms

In 2016, our Pediatric Primary Care practice in Barre was recognized by the Vermont Department of Health’s Immunization Program for reaching its Healthy People 2020 Immunization Goals. It is one of seven practices in the state to reach these goals, which help ensure that infants and children in Vermont are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Practitioners at Green Mountain Family Practice
Our Community
New Providers Help Expand Community Care

New Providers Help Expand Community Care

Practitioners at Green Mountain Family Practice

CVMC works hard to ensure that the people in our community have access to health care close to home. In the past year we have recruited and hired 16 new family practice providers.
Green Mountain Family Practice: Dr. Matt Sullivan, Nancy Sullivan, NP, Loretta Charles, NP, Ana Burtnett, PA and Dr. Tim Partridge
Granite City Primary Care: Dr. Cynthia Smith and Marissa Patrick, NP
Family Medicine – Mad River: Dr. Sarah Abbot and Dr. Jennifer Borofsky
Integrative Family Medicine – Montpelier: Robin Franz, NP and Katie Hall, NP
ExpressCare Berlin/Waterbury Center: Dominic Ayer, PA, Pamela Byrd, PA, Aisha Hussain, PA, Aidan Raniere, NP and Quincy Campbell, NP

Practitioners at Green Mountain Family Practice
Our Community
New Providers Help Expand Community Care

New Providers Help Expand Community Care

Practitioners at Green Mountain Family Practice

CVMC works hard to ensure that the people in our community have access to health care close to home. In the past year we have recruited and hired 16 new family practice providers.
Green Mountain Family Practice: Dr. Matt Sullivan, Nancy Sullivan, NP, Loretta Charles, NP, Ana Burtnett, PA and Dr. Tim Partridge
Granite City Primary Care: Dr. Cynthia Smith and Marissa Patrick, NP
Family Medicine – Mad River: Dr. Sarah Abbot and Dr. Jennifer Borofsky
Integrative Family Medicine – Montpelier: Robin Franz, NP and Katie Hall, NP
ExpressCare Berlin/Waterbury Center: Dominic Ayer, PA, Pamela Byrd, PA, Aisha Hussain, PA, Aidan Raniere, NP and Quincy Campbell, NP

Our People
CVMC Shows Its Pride and Sets a New Record at Corporate Cup

CVMC Shows Its Pride and Sets a New Record at Corporate Cup

In May, the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (Vermont Fitness and Sports) presented CVMC with its third annual Michael Feulner Award in recognition of the highest employee participation in the Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race. CVMC saw 498 employees register for the 2016 race — a new record for staff engagement. The sea of orange shirts made a strong statement about our workplace community and the energy generated by our employees.

Our People
CVMC Shows Its Pride and Sets a New Record at Corporate Cup

CVMC Shows Its Pride and Sets a New Record at Corporate Cup

In May, the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (Vermont Fitness and Sports) presented CVMC with its third annual Michael Feulner Award in recognition of the highest employee participation in the Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race. CVMC saw 498 employees register for the 2016 race — a new record for staff engagement. The sea of orange shirts made a strong statement about our workplace community and the energy generated by our employees.

Exterior of Alice Hyde Medical Center
UVM Health Network
Alice Hyde Medical Center Joins the Network

Alice Hyde Medical Center Joins the Network

Exterior of Alice Hyde Medical Center

The University of Vermont Health Network welcomed Alice Hyde Medical Center of Malone, NY, as its fifth hospital in May. The inclusion of Alice Hyde strengthens a 19-year clinical partnership between the hospital and UVM Medical Center. Alice Hyde consists of a 76-bed acute care facility, a 135-bed long-term care facility and a 30-bed assisted living facility. It offers specialty care, a walk-in clinic, primary care and four family health centers throughout the community.

Exterior of Alice Hyde Medical Center
UVM Health Network
Alice Hyde Medical Center Joins the Network

Alice Hyde Medical Center Joins the Network

Exterior of Alice Hyde Medical Center

The University of Vermont Health Network welcomed Alice Hyde Medical Center of Malone, NY, as its fifth hospital in May. The inclusion of Alice Hyde strengthens a 19-year clinical partnership between the hospital and UVM Medical Center. Alice Hyde consists of a 76-bed acute care facility, a 135-bed long-term care facility and a 30-bed assisted living facility. It offers specialty care, a walk-in clinic, primary care and four family health centers throughout the community.

CVMC 5K for Komen VT-NH logo
Our Community
5k for Komen Raises $2,000 for Breast Cancer

5k for Komen Raises $2,000 for Breast Cancer

CVMC 5K for Komen VT-NH logo

In September, CVMC sponsored the CVMC 5K for Komen VT-NH. Through the event we raised more than $2,000 to support Vermont-New Hampshire Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Our local affiliate of the world’s largest breast cancer organization has been helping central Vermont women pay for breast cancer screenings and treatment for more than 10 years. This event was a wonderful opportunity to give back. Here’s to the pink!

CVMC 5K for Komen VT-NH logo
Our Community
5k for Komen Raises $2,000 for Breast Cancer

5k for Komen Raises $2,000 for Breast Cancer

CVMC 5K for Komen VT-NH logo

In September, CVMC sponsored the CVMC 5K for Komen VT-NH. Through the event we raised more than $2,000 to support Vermont-New Hampshire Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Our local affiliate of the world’s largest breast cancer organization has been helping central Vermont women pay for breast cancer screenings and treatment for more than 10 years. This event was a wonderful opportunity to give back. Here’s to the pink!

Large crowd watch Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Do Good Fest
Our Community
Cancer Patients Benefit from Generosity of National Life’s Do Good Fest

Cancer Patients Benefit from Generosity of National Life’s Do Good Fest

Large crowd watch Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Do Good Fest

National Life Group’s 2016 Do Good Fest raised $30,000 for CVMC’s Branches of Hope cancer patient fund in July. The fund helps cancer patients pay extraordinary expenses while they’re undergoing cancer treatment and may be out of work. The annual event featured Big Head Todd and the Monsters and drew 5,200 enthusiastic fans. The extraordinary donation will go a long way in easing the stress and burden cancer patients and their families face every day.

Large crowd watch Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Do Good Fest
Our Community
Cancer Patients Benefit from Generosity of National Life’s Do Good Fest

Cancer Patients Benefit from Generosity of National Life’s Do Good Fest

Large crowd watch Big Head Todd and the Monsters at Do Good Fest

National Life Group’s 2016 Do Good Fest raised $30,000 for CVMC’s Branches of Hope cancer patient fund in July. The fund helps cancer patients pay extraordinary expenses while they’re undergoing cancer treatment and may be out of work. The annual event featured Big Head Todd and the Monsters and drew 5,200 enthusiastic fans. The extraordinary donation will go a long way in easing the stress and burden cancer patients and their families face every day.

Farm to Table logo
Our Community
Farm to Table Dinner Supports Local Food-Insecure Families

Farm to Table Dinner Supports Local Food-Insecure Families

Farm to Table logo

CVMC’s Farm to Table Benefit Dinner at the West Monitor Barn raised nearly $4,000 in August for the Health Care Share (HCS), a food assistance program we support with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) and Hunger Mountain Coop. The HCS provides local, fresh veggies from The Farm at VYCC to community members in need. During the summer, food shares are distributed weekly and provide more than 10 pounds of freshly harvested vegetables to food-insecure families for three months. Last year, more than 150 families received approximately 30,300 pounds of produce and 1,350 pounds of chicken.

Farm to Table logo
Our Community
Farm to Table Dinner Supports Local Food-Insecure Families

Farm to Table Dinner Supports Local Food-Insecure Families

Farm to Table logo

CVMC’s Farm to Table Benefit Dinner at the West Monitor Barn raised nearly $4,000 in August for the Health Care Share (HCS), a food assistance program we support with Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) and Hunger Mountain Coop. The HCS provides local, fresh veggies from The Farm at VYCC to community members in need. During the summer, food shares are distributed weekly and provide more than 10 pounds of freshly harvested vegetables to food-insecure families for three months. Last year, more than 150 families received approximately 30,300 pounds of produce and 1,350 pounds of chicken.

Jim Tautfest, RN stands in center of Inpatient Psychiatry terrace
Our Patients and Families
Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Terrace Offers a Breath of Fresh Air for Patients

Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Terrace Offers a Breath of Fresh Air for Patients

Jim Tautfest, RN stands in center of Inpatient Psychiatry terrace

Jim Tautfest, RN, had a vision to create a safe place where his psychiatric patients could get some fresh air and sunshine. It took a few years and many presentations to help raise funds, but thanks to Jim’s work, construction was completed on the Inpatient Psychiatric Terrace at CVMC in October. The bright, welcoming space now provides patients a therapeutic area with safe access to the outdoors.

Jim Tautfest, RN stands in center of Inpatient Psychiatry terrace
Our Patients and Families
Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Terrace Offers a Breath of Fresh Air for Patients

Inpatient Psychiatry Unit Terrace Offers a Breath of Fresh Air for Patients

Jim Tautfest, RN stands in center of Inpatient Psychiatry terrace

Jim Tautfest, RN, had a vision to create a safe place where his psychiatric patients could get some fresh air and sunshine. It took a few years and many presentations to help raise funds, but thanks to Jim’s work, construction was completed on the Inpatient Psychiatric Terrace at CVMC in October. The bright, welcoming space now provides patients a therapeutic area with safe access to the outdoors.

CVMC staff handing out food
Our Community
CVMC Hosts Vermont Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry

CVMC Hosts Vermont Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry

CVMC staff handing out food

Beginning in January, CVMC teamed up with the Vermont Foodbank and Hunger Mountain Coop to host the food bank’s VeggieVanGo mobile food pantry. On six Fridays throughout the winter and spring, healthy groceries and fresh produce were distributed to individuals in need. Supporting the nutritional needs of our community is one more way CVMC is working towards keeping people healthy.

CVMC staff handing out food
Our Community
CVMC Hosts Vermont Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry

CVMC Hosts Vermont Foodbank’s Mobile Food Pantry

CVMC staff handing out food

Beginning in January, CVMC teamed up with the Vermont Foodbank and Hunger Mountain Coop to host the food bank’s VeggieVanGo mobile food pantry. On six Fridays throughout the winter and spring, healthy groceries and fresh produce were distributed to individuals in need. Supporting the nutritional needs of our community is one more way CVMC is working towards keeping people healthy.

CVMC staff stands in front of Energy Star banner
Our Community
Commitment to Environmental Stewardship Leads to Coveted Energy Star Certification

Commitment to Environmental Stewardship Leads to Coveted Energy Star Certification

CVMC staff stands in front of Energy Star banner

In June, CVMC earned the EPA’s official ENERGY STAR certification, signifying that the facility performs in the top 25 percent of all hospitals nationwide for energy efficiency. It took five years of hard work by the Energy Savings Initiative team and partners Efficiency Vermont, Liebert Engineering and Control Technologies. Due to their tireless efforts, we’ve reduced energy consumption by 28 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 6.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide a year — unprecedented for a Vermont hospital.

CVMC staff stands in front of Energy Star banner
Our Community
Commitment to Environmental Stewardship Leads to Coveted Energy Star Certification

Commitment to Environmental Stewardship Leads to Coveted Energy Star Certification

CVMC staff stands in front of Energy Star banner

In June, CVMC earned the EPA’s official ENERGY STAR certification, signifying that the facility performs in the top 25 percent of all hospitals nationwide for energy efficiency. It took five years of hard work by the Energy Savings Initiative team and partners Efficiency Vermont, Liebert Engineering and Control Technologies. Due to their tireless efforts, we’ve reduced energy consumption by 28 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 6.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide a year — unprecedented for a Vermont hospital.

GMT bus driver talking with passenger
Our Community
GMT On-Demand Shuttle Service Increases Access to Health Services

GMT On-Demand Shuttle Service Increases Access to Health Services

GMT bus driver talking with passenger

CVMC partnered with Green Mountain Transit (GMT) again in 2016 to provide the CVMC Barre Health Shuttle, a free on-demand service for residents of the greater Barre City and Barre Town areas. The door-to-door shuttle delivers patients to UVM Health Network - CVMC Barre Health Center, Granite City Primary Care and People’s Health & Wellness Clinic, offering greater access to better health.

GMT bus driver talking with passenger
Our Community
GMT On-Demand Shuttle Service Increases Access to Health Services

GMT On-Demand Shuttle Service Increases Access to Health Services

GMT bus driver talking with passenger

CVMC partnered with Green Mountain Transit (GMT) again in 2016 to provide the CVMC Barre Health Shuttle, a free on-demand service for residents of the greater Barre City and Barre Town areas. The door-to-door shuttle delivers patients to UVM Health Network - CVMC Barre Health Center, Granite City Primary Care and People’s Health & Wellness Clinic, offering greater access to better health.

A bed in ED room with blue and green painted walls
Our Patients and Families
New Mental Health Transitional Area Provides a Safer, More Compassionate Environment

New Mental Health Transitional Area Provides a Safer, More Compassionate Environment

A bed in ED room with blue and green painted walls

A two-year collaboration between the Emergency Department (ED) and Inpatient Psychiatry spurred creation of a three-bed mental health treatment area within the ED. The space opened in March and features a state-of-the-art therapeutic care environment to safely meet the mental health needs of patients in crisis. Its goal is to provide active treatment to patients awaiting placement in an appropriate inpatient setting.

The initiative puts CVMC at the forefront of statewide efforts aimed at safely, compassionately and effectively treating patients awaiting transfer to a dedicated psychiatric facility.

A bed in ED room with blue and green painted walls
Our Patients and Families
New Mental Health Transitional Area Provides a Safer, More Compassionate Environment

New Mental Health Transitional Area Provides a Safer, More Compassionate Environment

A bed in ED room with blue and green painted walls

A two-year collaboration between the Emergency Department (ED) and Inpatient Psychiatry spurred creation of a three-bed mental health treatment area within the ED. The space opened in March and features a state-of-the-art therapeutic care environment to safely meet the mental health needs of patients in crisis. Its goal is to provide active treatment to patients awaiting placement in an appropriate inpatient setting.

The initiative puts CVMC at the forefront of statewide efforts aimed at safely, compassionately and effectively treating patients awaiting transfer to a dedicated psychiatric facility.