UVM Health Network hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report, 2023-24
Published Aug. 14, 2023

The University of Vermont Medical Center, UVM Health Network's leading academic hospital, has again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the Top Hospital in the State of Vermont for 2023-2024. 


U.S. News & World Report released its annual "Best Hospitals" rankings and Honor Roll list last week. Remaining the Top Hospital in Vermont for another consecutive year, The University of Vermont Medical Center has also been honored for its renowned Urology program, in addition to recognition for the following "high performing" specialties and procedures in 2023:


  • Heart bypass surgery 
  • Heart attack/heart failure 
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Hip replacement
  • Leukemia, lymphoma & myeloma
  • Pneumonia
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Stroke


UVM Medical Center's President and Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Leffler, MD, expressed his gratitude and pride in UVMC’s employees for their role in achieving these reputable recognitions. "We're proud to be Vermont's tertiary care center, and that we are able to provide access to vital specialty offerings and advanced procedures to our communities in our largely rural area." He continued, "Our team works hard to provide the highest quality care to our friends, family, and neighbors, and I am pleased to see them recognized for their dedication and expertise."


Moreover, two of the Network's community hospitals - Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) in Berlin, VT, and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) in Northern New York state - received recognition for "high performing" specialties and procedures. 


Anna Noonan, Central Vermont Medical Center's President and Chief Operating Officer, made a statement on behalf of CVMC after receiving its "high performing" ranking in pneumonia care: "We are honored to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the high-quality pneumonia care we provide our patients. As a nonprofit community healthcare provider for 66,000 people [living and working] in Central Vermont, we continuously strive for excellence in all our patient services."


Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital also received "high performing" recognition for heart failure, COPD, and heart attack specialties. "The pride our Cardiology and Pulmonary professionals take in delivering leading-edge care to patients in our region with heart disease and COPD is reflected in everything they do," Alice Hyde and CVPH President, Michelle LeBeau, reflected. "These amazing professionals and the teams across our organization that support them are committed to providing quality care and ensuring a great patient experience. This recognition is a fitting acknowledgment of that dedication and passion for always doing what's best for their patients."


U.S. News & World Report is in its 34th year of providing valuable insights for patients and doctors in selecting healthcare options nationwide. Evaluating over 5,000 medical centers across the country, these acknowledgements aim to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive the best care. 


The UVM Health Network wants to congratulate our dedicated teams of employees at UVM Medical Center, CVMC, and CVPH for their vital roles in achieving high-performance recognition for complex specialties and challenging healthcare procedures. Thank you to UVMHN's entire clinical and non-clinical staff, who have been invaluable in upholding our Network's shared mission: working together, we improve lives. 


Are you committed to improving the lives of patients and their families, working in a supportive environment in one of the most visually stunning regions in the country? The UVM Health Network’s Hospitals and our Partner Locations have opportunities for you to join us in innovating healthcare and changing lives. Learn more about careers at UVMHN and how you can help provide equitable, affordable, and compassionate patient care at https://www.uvmhealthnetworkcareers.org/


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