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

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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 10 high performing specialties and procedures by U.S. News & World Report, which released its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings this week. In addition, three local Network hospitals in Vermont and Northern New York were recognized for high performing specialties and procedures.

“I continue to be so proud of each and every person working in the UVM Health Network, and their unwavering dedication every single day to ensuring we provide the highest quality care to our patients, families and communities in the face of ever-evolving challenges,” said John R. Brumsted, MD, CEO of the UVM Health Network. “We came together as a Network to pool our expertise, our people, and our resources to set this rural health care system apart from the rest, while preserving access to health care for our region, and this recognition is a reminder that the strength of our health system comes from every organization in it.”

The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., was recognized as the No. 1 hospital in Vermont, and was also recognized as high performing in the following procedures and conditions: kidney failure, heart attack, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, COPD, hip fracture, hip replacement, stroke, pneumonia, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

“Our care teams and supporting staff are focused on delivering the highest quality and safest patient- and family- centered care possible, to every patient we serve,” said UVM Medical Center President and Chief Operating Officer Stephen Leffler, MD. “I’m grateful that everyone’s hard work and dedication have been acknowledged and that so many of our specialty offerings and procedures have been highlighted.”

Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt., was recognized as high performing for: COPD, hip fracture, and pneumonia.

“We are honored to have been recognized by U.S. News for the high quality orthopedic and pulmonary care we provide to our patients,” said Anna Noonan, Central Vermont Medical Center President and Chief Operating Officer. “As a not-for-profit community health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in Central Vermont, we continuously strive for excellence across all of our service lines.”

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

“The extraordinary professionals in our Cardiology, Pulmonology and Renal departments along with the teams that support them are so deserving of this recognition,” said Michelle LeBeau, RN, BS, MHRM. “Every day, they provide great care – with compassion and expertise, to patients throughout our region. Their dedication to the patients we serve is evident in everything they do and this recognition is a testament to our commitment to providing high quality patient care.”

Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, Vt., was recognized as high performing for hip fracture.

“Our local, board certified orthopedic surgeons and their care teams work seamlessly with colleagues across our network to provide patient-centered care for orthopedic trauma beyond what many rural hospitals can offer,” said Anna Benvenuto, MD, Porter Medical Center Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. “This well-deserved recognition is a testament to the commitment of our interdisciplinary team which provides care start to finish. From the Emergency Department, to Surgical Services, to the inpatient unit and our rehab facility, our staff is committed to patient experience and high-quality outcomes.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd 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: