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Vermont Hospitals Continue to Contain System-Wide Growth

Feb 14, 2018
Montpelier, VT – The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) today released financial performance information for the state’s not-for-profit hospitals as part of their annual budget review process. From 2016…

Letter Regarding CHIP Funding

Jan 21, 2018
The following letter was sent to Vermont's Congressional Delegation on January 19, 2018 regarding the current political situation regarding CHIP funding. Honorable Patrick Leahy, Honorable Bernard Sanders,…

2017: Thank You for Your Collaboration

Dec 17, 2017
Dear Friend, As 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank you. When we took on tough legislative issues last winter, you were there to tell the hospital story. During hospital budget hearings this summer,…

Mental Health Takes Center Stage

Dec 11, 2017
Last Friday, the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) hosted an informative breakfast briefing on mental health. The discussion panel--which included representatives from city government, law enforcement,…

Tax Bill Passes Senate; Health Care Coverage at Risk

Dec 03, 2017
The Senate this weekend passed major tax legislation that leaves the health care field, and certainly VAHHS, with deep questions and concerns about policies included in the bill. The next step is for…

Connecting Vermonters with Health Care Coverage; Vermont Hospitals Lead the Way

Dec 03, 2017
The number of people with health insurance has increased significantly in recent years, with more than 20 million Americans gaining health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act. Vermont has some…

Federal Update: So Many Moving Parts

Nov 19, 2017
A number of proposals working their way through Congress and the White House could threaten health insurance coverage for millions of Americans including here in Vermont. VAHHS and the American Hospital…

Explaining and Addressing Violence in our Communities

Nov 12, 2017
  The recent mass shooting at a Texas church, and comments that followed by President Trump and others, have fueled a harmful narrative that gun violence is directly connected to mental illness. READ…

VAHHS Statement on Governor Scott’s Appointment of Tom Pelham to the Green Mountain Care Board

Nov 03, 2017
On behalf of Vermont’s non-profit hospitals, the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems extends its congratulations to new Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) appointee, Tom Pelham. Tom is known…

The Opioid Epidemic

Oct 29, 2017
by Devon GreenVAHHS VP of Government Relations   President Trump last week declared the opioid epidemic a “public health emergency,” raising awareness of a nationwide crisis that has hit Vermont as…