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June 20, 2014

CVPH name to change

PLATTSBURGH — Come fall, CVPH Medical Center will begin to be known as Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital.

Burlington hospital Fletcher Allen Health Care will be renamed the University of Vermont Medical Center.

And Fletcher Allen Partners and the University of Vermont will merge its separate names into the University of Vermont Health Network.

“This new name reflects our teamwork — today and for the months and years to come,” said John Brumsted, president and chief executive officer of Fletcher Allen Partners and Fletcher Allen Health Care, in a press release. 

“For the past two years our hospitals have been enhancing quality of care through collaboration, saving millions in supply chain costs and making the tough but important decisions about which services we should offer at which locations to best serve our patients.”

WILL SEEK APPROVALS

In 2012, CVPH Medical Center’s parent organization, Community Partners Inc., joined Fletcher Allen Partners, which also includes Central Vermont Medical Center and Elizabethtown Community Hospital. 

Once it is known as Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, the Plattsburgh facility’s name will be used together with the University of

Vermont Health Network in all communications, the release said.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital will keep its name but will incorporate the University of Vermont Health Network as well. 

Completion of the changes will take between a year and year and a half, the release said.

“In the coming weeks, Fletcher Allen will file corporate paperwork in Vermont and obtain necessary approvals from the New York State Education Department and the New York State Department of Health.” 

‘EASY IDENTIFICATION’

Adding University of Vermont Health Network to the names of the hospitals “will signal to patients that they are part of an academic health network, aligned with one of the top 10 academic medical centers in the country,” the release said. 

“This name change will clearly identify the network and the institutions that are part of the network will make it easy for patients to identify health-care organizations affiliated with the University of Vermont.”

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