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Better Health Care, Today and Tomorrow

What’s best for patients? At The University of Vermont Medical Center and Health Network, this question drives everything we do — including our alignment with UVM. Our patients receive the most progressive treatment from leading health care experts, backed by groundbreaking studies ranging from the biomedical underpinnings of disease to the benefits of integrative healing practices. The UVM Medical Center also plays a critical role in educating the caregivers of tomorrow.

We’re helping people throughout the region not only get well but also avoid illness entirely. By supporting The Campaign for The University of Vermont, you can help us move mountains for our patients. Join us. 

For Facilities: $35 million

In 2015, we completed the new $15.8-million Glen and Rosemarie Wright Mother-Baby Unit, supported in part by $3 million in campaign contributions. We aim to raise $32 million in additional funds to support the following projects:

  • Inpatient Facility: $30 million. This $187-million, 180,000-square-foot addition above the existing Emergency Department parking area will feature four floors, each with 32 single-occupancy rooms, for medical-surgical patients. When this project is finished, the proportion of private inpatient rooms at The UVM Medical Center will triple from 30 percent to 90 percent, promoting comfort and healing while preventing the transmission of infections.
  • General Facilities Fund: $2 million. The UVM Medical Center’s master facilities plan includes proposed additional capital improvements to our physical plant that will require philanthropic support. Projects under consideration include renovating our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, adding space for our inpatient psychiatric ward and creating a Genomic Medicine Research Laboratory to accelerate the efforts of dozens of UVM researchers working in the area of “personalized medicine.”

For Programs: $40 million

Together with The UVM College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, The UVM Medical Center focuses on advancing patient care, education and research. The campaign seeks support for programs in all three areas:

  • Building Healthy Communities. The University of Vermont Medical Center promotes healthy behaviors that reduce the risk of chronic illness. One example is the Health Care Shares program, which provided free, locally grown produce and taught healthy cooking techniques to 150 families. We are working with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Medicine to create the Institute for Health and Healing, which will integrate nutrition, exercise and mindfulness into care plans.
  • Advancing Primary Care. Your support can advance The UVM Medical Center and Health Network’s efforts to create a well-coordinated, data-driven primary care system that proactively keeps people well, rather than simply reacting during medical crises. Our ultimate aim is to establish The UVM Center of Excellence in Primary Care, a physical and virtual center that will serve as a model for outstanding patient- and family-centered primary care.

  • Educating Health Care Providers. We have almost 300 residents in 16 training residencies and 23 fellowship programs. We seek support for these programs as well as endowed positions for faculty residency directors. Current priorities include a proposed Emergency Medicine residency and a new regional residency program in Family Medicine. We also seek support for the Department of Nursing Education and Research to prepare nurses for new demands in our changing health care system.

  • Advancing Care Through Research. Our researchers are developing the science behind tomorrow’s diagnostic and treatment tools. Although they are successful at winning funding from sources such as the National Institutes of Health, those sources are shrinking, which makes private support more important than ever. Private support also will help us build our clinical trials program, which gives patients access to the newest treatments and diagnostic tools.