VAHHS Update

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June 5: Vermont hospitals invest in mental health infrastructure


May 30: Hospitals continue struggling with staffing shortage

May 22: Much Needed Mental Health Beds Come Online

May 15: Legislative session wraps up

May 8: Legislative session nears the finish line

May 1: Hospitals double down on staff housing


April 24: The end of the legislative session nears 

April 17: Workplace violence continues

April 3: Vermont Hospitals Face Challenges

April 10: Legislature discusses violence against health care workers bill


March 27: Save the Date! VAHHS Annual Meeting

March 20: Rural America confronts a health care crisis

March 13: A flurry of activity at the state house

March 6: Happy Town Meeting Week!


February 27: Legislative session speeds up

February 21: The legislative session is far from over

February 13: A busy week in the legislature

February 6: Vermont communities stay strong


January 30: Vermont Legislative Session Heats Up

January 23: VAHHS testifies on access and financial issues facing hospitals

January 16: It’s time to stop workplace violence in our hospitals

January 9: The Vermont State Legislature is back in session

January 3: An exciting week for Vermont


December 27: Well wishes for the new year

December 19: Happy holidays from all of us at VAHHS

December 12: Vermont hospitals brace for new COVID-19 wave

December 5: Vermont Hospitals Facing Limited Nursing Home Beds


November 28: Uptick in Respiratory Illnesses

November 21: How to Thank a Health Care Worker

November 14: Vermont stays strong amid flu season

November 7: VAHHS names Michael Del Trecco president and CEO


October 24: Overwhelmed emergency departments need our help

October 17: Hospitalizations on the rise

October 10: A day to reflect on challenges to mental health access

October 3: Thank you for joining us at VAHHS Annual Meeting


September 26: This Week - VAHHS Annual Meeting

September 19: New budget cuts impact VT hospitals

September 12: Omicron booster arrives in Vermont

September 6: Stability, strength & progress


August 29: Vermont hospitals urge GMCB to support budget proposals

August 22: Hospitals need support to stabilize

August 15: Hospitals urge support for stabilization budgets

August 8: Vermont hospitals brace for Monkeypox

August 1: Vermont hospitals face deficit


July 25: Hospitals brace for new variant

July 18: Healthcare workers deserve dignity

July 11: Vermont Hospitals Stay Strong

July 5: Vermont Hospitals Stay Strong


June 27: Mike Del Trecco steps in as interim President and CEO of VAHHS

June 21: Farewell Message From Our CEO

June 13: Hospitals remain vigilant amidst case decline

June 6: Time to Prevent Another Tulsa


May 31: A difficult week for #hospitals and the nation

May 23: Hospitals brace for rising COVID-19 cases

May 16: Legislative session comes to an end

May 9: Hospital Sustainability Requires a Careful Planning Process with Oversight

May 2: Session nearing an end


April 25: Legislative session heats up

April 18: Spring has sprung

April 11: Reason for optimism

April 4: Spring on the horizon


March 28: Hospitals' part in Vermont's march forward

March 21: State budget discussions continue

March 14: Ukraine’s health care system needs our help

March 7: Hospitals at the health care reform table


February 28: Opportunity for Compromise on Guns in Hospitals

February 21: Rise and Legislate!

February 14: A push for more healthcare training opportunities

February 7: Hospitals and their heroic teams must be protected


January 31: Give health care workers a kind word

January 24: Hospitals carry on amidst omicron

January 17: Troubling talks at the GMCB and a State House hybrid session continues

January 10: A busy legislative session planned

January 3: Bracing for Impact


December 27: Vermont stays strong through the holiday

December 20: Thanking health care workers during the holidays and beyond

December 13: Thanks for our caregivers and journalists who illuminate their hard work and struggles

December: 6 Hospitals Brace for Difficult Holiday Season


November 29: Vermont Stays Vigilant

November 22: Case Rates Still High

November 15: Common Sense Steps Aren't As Difficult Anymore

November 8: Covid-19 cases on the rise

November 1: A Shout Out To Our Health Care Workforce


October 25: We cannot let up

October 18: More boosters on the horizon

October 11: Booster shots keep us safe

October 4: Let’s Get Through This Together


September 27: Thanks to all who attended our 2021 Annual Meeting, “Forward Together.”

September 20: Annual Meeting This Week!

September 13: Vermont's Value-Based Health Care System Shows Progress


August 30: Hospitals Submit Thoughtful Budgets in Trying Times

August 23: VAHHS Urges Support for Hospital Budgets

August 16: COVID-19 hospital safety measures are not letting up

August 9: Keep it up Vermont

August 2: Vermont is not letting up



July 26: Cases tick up in Vermont but still trend low compared to the US

July 19

July 12: Annual Meeting Registration Open!

July 5: VAHHS Update 7/6: Forward Together


June 28: A Hopeful 4th

June 21: Vermont Forges Ahead

June 14: A glimpse of normalcy

June 7: Legislative Wrap-Up 2021


May 24: Vermont Leads the Way

May 17: Legislative Session Begins Wrapping Up

May 10: The Superhero in My Life

May 3: Our Kids are Not Okay


April 26: Children in Mental Health Crisis

April 19: Digging for Resilience and Vigilance

April 12: Vaccinating Vermont—So much progress, but still more work to do

April 5: Make or Break Week at the Legislature


March 29: Legislative Update

March 22: Schedule set for all adult vaccinations

March 15: Health Care Heroes: one year of pandemic perseverance

March 8: A Sense of Spring

March 1: Mental Health During a Pandemic


February 22: Tough Times, Signs of Strength.

February 15: Regulation During a Pandemic

February 8: More Vermont Collaboration During COVID-19

February 1: Governor Scott's Budget


January 25: The Way Through the Storm

January 19: The First Phase of Vaccines Nearly Complete

January 11: Vermont Hospitals Overcome Delivery Delays, Reduced Doses and Rank Among Top States for COVID-19 Vaccinations

January 4: Happy New Year


December 28: A hopeful Future Ahead

December 21: Hope for the Holidays

December 14: Vaccine Comes to Vermont

December 7: Reject Blame and Frustration and Be Kind


November 30: A Path Forward

November 23: Get Covered 2021

November 16: The Second Wave

November 9: Vermont Election 2020

November 2: Vote!


October 26: Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue

October 19: Don't Forget Your Flu Shot

October 12: Levine on COVID Response, Disparities Among BIPOC

October 5: Avila on achieving equity in health care


September 28: Looking forward to first steps toward equity in health care

September 21: This Week is "Achieving Equity in Health Care: A VAHHS Annual Meeting"

September 14: Looking forward to Annual Meeting

September 7: Health Care News


August 24: Health Care Costs and Other News

August 17: Budget Hearings and Other News

August 10: Preparing for Budget Hearings

August 3: Support for Vermont Hospital Budgets


July 27: Covid Reporting Rules, Masks and Other Health Care News

July 20: State relief for health care, COVID-19 stories and other Vermont health care news

July 13: Health Care News in Vermont

July 6: Vermont News About Health Care


June 29: We cannot let our guard down

June 22: Health care provider stabilization

June 15: Coronavirus Relief Funds in the Legislature

June 8: Hope for fighting racial injustice

June 1: $1.25 Billion Relief Fund


May 25: Resuming Non-urgent Care

May 18: Legislature Still Busy, VT Shows Low COVID-19 Growth Rate

May 11: Time to Get the Care You Postponed

May 4: The Importance of Caring for Health During COVID-19


April 27: How hospitals working together will get us through this

April 20: The Latest on Vermont's Response to COVID-19

April 13: #ThanksHealthHeroes

April 6: Today on the COVID-19 Front

March 2020

March 30, 2020: State and federal agencies flex requirements to help workers respond to coronavirus

March 23, 2020: From the Front Lines of COVID-19

March 16: CEO Jeff Tieman on COVID-19

March 9, 2020: COVID-19 Update

March 2, 2020: Minimum Wage Passes

February 2020

VAHHS Update 2/24/20: Working with Smart Colleagues at the State House

VAHHS Update 2/17

VAHHS Update 2/10: A busy week at the State House

VAHHS Update 2/3: Discussing Early Wins with Vermont's All-Payer Model

January 2020

January 27: A Healthier State House, Minimum Wage and Leave Bills Pass

January 20: Health Care Committees Dig in.

January 13: A New Legislative Session

January 6: A Happy and Healthy New Year!

December 2019

December 30: News from Vermont's Health Care System

December 23: The Giving Season

December 16: Surprise Billing, Prescription Drugs, Transparency

December 9: A new mental health payment waiver plus news about health care in our state

December 2, 2019: Tracy Dolan at our 2019 Annual Meeting, plus Vermont health care news

November 2019

November 25, 2019: Lessons Learned By a Frightened Dad

November 18, 2019: A story about trying something new and health care news

November 11, 2019: Open Enrollment, storytelling from our annual meeting and news about health care in Vermont

November 4, 2019: Addressing Vermont's Health Care Labor Force

October 2019

October 28: A message from OneCare, Crisis Standards of Care and news from around the region

October 21: At Northwestern with the Green Mountain Care Board

October 14: A Conversation with Congressman Peter Welch on the Nursing Shortage

October 7: Telling Stories to Change The Story

September 2019

September 30: A Conversation with Obama's Favorite Nun

September 23: Helping Those in Need, Addressing Financial Concerns and More

September 16: The Power of Storytelling and the Latest News

September 9: Annual Meeting Just Days Away