Alice Hyde, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital Streamline Operations
MALONE/PLATTSBUGH, NY (10/4/2017) ‐ Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) and Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH), both part of the University of Vermont Health Network are creating a blended executive leadership team to support an integrated, high quality health care system that will set a new standard of care in Northern New York.
“In leveraging the strength of The Network, we’re able to share resources and positively impact the quality of care provided to our patients. It is one of the many benefits of being part of The Network,” explained Stephens Mundy, who has served as interim chief executive Officer (CEO) for AHMC since May 3 and now serves as CEO & President for both organizations as part of the new leadership structure.
Reporting to Mundy as well as their respective Boards of Directors will be the chief operating officers (COO) of AHMC and CVPH. A search for a COO at AHMC will begin shortly. The COOs will be part of a team that supports both organizations, eliminating the need to recruit and hire duplicative executives. Members of the team include vice presidents in finance, professional services, medicine, physician practices, population health/information services and development.
“We’re fortunate to have so many qualified health care professionals at Alice Hyde and CVPH. We are tapping into that expertise to support both organizations as we navigate today’s challenging health care environment,” Mundy said. “Ultimately, we will create a truly seamless care experience for patients in both communities.”
Dan Clark, chairman of the Alice Hyde Medical Center Board of Directors said, “As part of the UVM Health Network, we continue to change to meet the needs of the communities we serve. Our board is taking advantage of the resources of The Network, tapping into the expertise of both our existing leadership and that of our network counterparts. Together we are driving change and continuing to provide quality health care to northern New York.”
Both Alice Hyde and CVPH have been benefiting from the effort to share resources. Amy O’Connor (originally from Alice Hyde) is overseeing diagnostic imaging for both organizations and Brad Heller
(originally from CVPH), serves as the administrator for both The Alice Center and the CVPH Skilled Nursing Home. Additionally, the hospitals’ cardiology and oncology teams have been working together to create a more seamless experience for patients in both communities. This plan is a formalization and expansion of that cooperative spirit.
“Collaboration between organizations doing similar work has proven to be an excellent strategy as evidence by successful stories of The United Way of the Adirondacks, the City and Town of Plattsburgh and The North Country Chamber of Commerce with The Development Corporation. Alice Hyde and CVPH working together will become stronger and continue to provide excellent patient care to their respective communities. Exceptional professionals in both organizations will work as a team to provide that care as close to home as possible,” explained Robert Smith, chairman of the CVPH Board of Directors.
The newly formed team has been charged with removing barriers and facilitating the provision of the highest quality patient care by the exceptional teams already in place in Malone and Plattsburgh. The change in organizational structure provides boots‐on‐the‐ground leadership, local autonomy and a direct line of support from the Network.