Cigna Names Fletcher Allen Transplant Program Center of Excellence

October 11, 2011

Michael Carrese
Marketing and Communications
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 Burlington VT – Cigna has added Fletcher Allen Health Care to its centers of excellence transplant network for kidney, pancreas, and simultaneous kidney/pancreas transplants, making it possible for individuals in Vermont to receive this critical care closer to home.

To be included in the Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network®, Fletcher Allen's Transplant Program had to demonstrate superior outcomes and meet stringent cost management requirements.

"This recognition acknowledges the excellent outcomes and patient-centered care our dedicated transplant team provides," said Antonio Di Carlo, M.D., Division Chief of Transplantation. "We are excited to be able to offer our highly specialized services to individuals through the Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network."

About Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network

Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network contracts with approximately 550 transplant programs at more than 130 independent transplant centers that are nationally recognized for their clinical outcomes. To learn more about Cigna LifeSOURCE Transplant Network, please visit www.cignalifesource.com or call 1-877-733-1709.

About Fletcher Allen

Fletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center.  Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment.  Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center – providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York – and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at www.fletcherallen.org or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia.