06. Fletcher Allen Partners Update

Affiliation Agreement

In an effort to provide better care, improve access and lower costs for our patients, Fletcher Allen and our partner at Central Vermont Medical Center are pursuing an affiliation agreement with two other hospitals in our region:

  • Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center (CVPH) in Plattsburgh, NH
  • Elizabethtown Community Hospital (ECH) in Elizabethtown, NY

CVPH Medical Center and Elizabethtown have agreed to become part of a four-hospital, cross-lake affiliation under Fletcher Allen Partners – the parent organization of Fletcher Allen and Central Vermont Medical Center - and we are in the process of getting the necessary regulatory approvals. 

Fletcher Allen and CVMC just completed the first year of our affiliation. During this time, we have saved more than $1 million through a coordinated approach to purchasing pharmaceuticals, orthopedic implants and other medical supplies.  In addition, we have merged our strategic planning functions and our quality improvement efforts, with the staff at Fletcher Allen’s Jeffords Quality Institute now serving both organizations.