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Certificate of Need Application Doesn't Meet Criteria

Apr 11, 2017
The following Op-Ed by Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, ran in VT Digger and the Burlington Free Press.  Next week the Green Mountain Care Board will hold a public hearing to consider a new ambulatory…

Vermont Hospitals Continue to Reduce Net Patient Revenue Growth

Apr 07, 2017
The Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) has released financial performance information for the state’s not-for-profit hospitals. Vermont’s hospitals contained growth in net patient revenue to 4.4% this year,…

Crossover Week: Make Your Voice Heard

Mar 12, 2017
A note from Jeff Tieman, President and CEO of VAHHS.  It’s Crossover Week, putting us at the midpoint of the legislative session. There’s no shortage of challenges coming our way as legislators address…

VAHHS Statement on the American Health Care Act

Mar 07, 2017
Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act has made health care more accessible and affordable for Vermonters and brought the state closer to covering all residents. Due in large part to the ACA,…

A Growing Mental Health Crisis

Feb 20, 2017
A note from Jeff Tieman Last week I was fortunate to pay my first visit to the Brattleboro Retreat. It was a profound experience. CEO Louis Josephson and his colleagues there are treating people with…

Statement on Governor's Announcement of State Contract with ACO

Feb 10, 2017
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Governor Phil Scott announced the Next Generation Medicaid Pilot Program. Jeff Tieman, President and CEO of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems had this…

Statement on President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration

Feb 02, 2017
The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems expressed concern about President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration and the negative effect it could have on health care delivery in…

Statement on Governor's Proposed Budget

Jan 31, 2017
Today, Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President & CEO expressed concern that Governor Scott's proposed budget cuts could negatively impact Vermont hospitals. "Vermont hospitals provide extraordinary care to Vermont…

Building a Strong Health Care System for All Vermonters

Jan 18, 2017
The following Op-Ed by Jeff Tieman, VAHHS President and CEO, ran in VT Digger, the Caledonian Record and the Brattleboro Reformer.    Having arrived last August as the new President and CEO of the Vermont…

A Focus on Health Costs

Sep 10, 2016
Over the past two weeks, Vermont’s hospitals presented their 2017 budgets to the Green Mountain Care Board. This related commentary ran in VTDigger.   A focus on health costs by Todd Keating, Chief…