Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Fletcher Allen Partners Improves Quality of Care Systems; Realizes More Than $1 Million in Savings in First Year
December 13, 2012
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Central Vermont Medical Center
(Burlington) In the first year since its formation, Fletcher Allen Partners - the parent corporation of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center - has implemented improved quality of care systems and practices and achieved significant cost reductions as the organizations work to fully integrate clinical and administrative operations.
Coordination of supply chain purchasing, Human Resources programs and other initiatives produced approximately $1.1 million in savings for the two organizations. (see details on pages 3 and 4 and at About Fletcher Allen Partners)
“I’m pleased with the progress made this year, and I know both organizations are committed to building on this success,” said John R. Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Fletcher Allen Partners. “Our partnership is a key driver in developing an integrated delivery system in this region which will enable us to provide the highest quality of care as efficiently as possible.”
Key accomplishments include:
- Improving quality of care systems through the adoption of shared best practice guidelines and training in many areas -- from intensive care to infection prevention to stroke.
- Sharing human resources knowledge and assets to reduce costs for management training and other employee activities.
- Consolidating financial systems to function as a single financial entity.
- Coordinating supply chain purchasing of pharmaceuticals, orthopedic implants and other medical supplies.
- Pursuing information technology projects, including working to establish a common platform for electronic health records.
“Together, we are transforming the way health care is delivered as we collaborate in new and innovative ways to provide the best outcomes for patients,” said Judy Tarr Tartaglia, president and CEO of Central Vermont Medical Center and senior vice president of Fletcher Allen Partners.
About Fletcher Allen Partners
Fletcher Allen Partners (FAP) is the parent organization of Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center. FAP was formed in October 2011 to further the development of an integrated delivery system that will provide high quality care as efficiently as possible. FAP has approval rights over significant matters of each organization such as budgets, strategic plans, and major financial decisions, but they remain separate free-standing hospitals with their own boards, management, workforce, licensure, and medical staff. Fletcher Allen Partners has a 17-member Board of Trustees drawn from the membership of both organizations’ current boards.
Note: see details of first year achievements on
the following two pages.
FLETCHER ALLEN PARTNERS ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR
Fletcher Allen and CVMC are working to establish a common platform for electronic health records to support patients and providers and to facilitate the aggregation of data for population health management.