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VAHHS sends letter to Leahy re: ACA, Graham-Cassidy

Sep 25, 2017
VAHHS recently sent a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy urging him to continue support for the Affordable Care Act and to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill currently under consideration. Read the letter…

Healthcare 3.0

Sep 24, 2017
Healthcare 3.0 Bruce Siegel, MD, MPH, CEO of American’s Essential Hospitals led the first general session at the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) Annual Meeting. Siegel represents…

Tieman Presents VAHHS Strategic Plan

Sep 24, 2017
Tieman Presents VAHHS Strategic Plan Jeff Tieman, CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Care Systems (VAHHS), presented the Association’s strategic plan at the Association’s annual meeting…

2017 annual meeting re-cap

Sep 24, 2017
Education, engagement at 2017 VAHHS Annual Meeting More than 200 health care providers, advocates, policy makers and others attended the 2017 Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS)…

News from DC and UVM Community Rounds

Sep 11, 2017
Dear Friends, All of us at VAHHS have been busy preparing for our big annual meeting—this week in Jay Peak!  The program is packed with content and we expect record attendance for our time together. The…

Devastation of Harvey and Irma

Sep 11, 2017
Dear Friends, Today, our country is reeling from some of the worst storms in history. Our colleagues at health care facilities and senior living facilities in the southern part of our country, as well…

Some news and notes from last week and looking to the week ahead

Sep 04, 2017
Dear Friends, Some news and notes from last week and looking to the week ahead: Hurricane Harvey  Our health care provider colleagues in Texas continue heroically to manage illness and injury from…

Hospital Budget Hearings Complete

Aug 26, 2017
Dear Friends,  Vermont's hospitals last week concluded their budget presentations to the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB). This unique process provides the regulator and Vermonters with a transparent…

Hospitals Participate in Budget Hearings in Montpelier, Castleton

Aug 20, 2017
VAHHS Update 8-21-17 Last week, hospitals began presenting their proposed 2018 fiscal year budgets to the Green Mountain Care Board. On average, hospital budgets showed historically low growth and reflected…

Hospital Budget Hearings Begin This Week

Aug 13, 2017
Dear Friends,  This week begins the annual hospital budget presentations, an exercise in transparency that is entirely unique to our state. Earlier this month, Vermont’s 14 non-profit hospitals submitted…