5/10/2016

Alice Hyde Medical Center Joins The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is pleased to officially welcome Alice Hyde Medical Center as its fifth hospital. The inclusion of Alice Hyde in The University of Vermont Health Network strengthens a long-term partnership between the hospital and The University of Vermont Medical Center, which have been clinically affiliated since 1997.

Over the course of that nineteen-year relationship, providers from UVM Medical Center have provided patients at Alice Hyde with access to high-quality specialty care close to home. In recent years, Alice Hyde has also collaborated with UVM Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital to bring specialists to Malone. Specialists in Cardiology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Vascular Surgery and, most recently, Interventional Radiology see patients at Alice Hyde Medical Center on a regular basis.  Many of the patients seeing these specialty providers used to travel to Plattsburgh or Burlington to receive their care. 

“Joining The University of Vermont Health Network is the next logical step in the development of our relationship with our regional partners to bring high quality care close to home,” said Douglas F. DiVello, President and CEO at Alice Hyde Medical Center. “Patients at Alice Hyde are already receiving specialty care from other providers here at our facility.  Countless members of our local community have benefitted from this affiliation to-date, and our patients will continue to see more benefits as our relationship gets stronger. We are excited to officially be part of the Network, and to work closely with our partners to continue providing great care to our community.”

 “We are proud to share our specialty providers with Alice Hyde,” said Stephens Mundy, President and CEO of UVM Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital and Community Providers, Inc.  “Because of our collaboration with Alice Hyde Medical Center, patients are able to see their specialist closer to home. Dr. Wolkowicz, who is one of our Cardiologists, now sees many patients in Malone who used to travel to Plattsburgh to see him. Not having to travel that distance is a huge benefit to those patients.”

Though Alice Hyde has had a clinical affiliation for nearly two decades, joining the UVM Health Network brings additional benefits. As a UVM Health Network affiliate, Alice Hyde will enjoy a stronger connection to The University of Vermont Medical Center, one of the top academic medical centers. They will also benefit from significantly greater purchasing and negotiating power, as well as access to capital resources and enhanced technology.

Under this affiliation, Alice Hyde remains a free standing hospital with its own board, management, workforce, licensure, medical staff and endowment. It is subject to the Network’s oversight and has representation on the Network’s Board of Trustees. Alice Hyde representatives will participate in developing and implementing system-wide initiatives and programs that promote their shared objectives. A letter of intent to explore affiliation was signed in April 2015.  This was followed by several months of due diligence work and the adoption of a formal membership agreement in October 2015. The final step was to receive regulatory approval from various New York State agencies.  The New York State Department of Health provided their approval on February 11th, followed by additional approvals from the New York State Attorney General and Department of State. 

Alice Hyde Medical Center is the fifth affiliate hospital of The University of Vermont Health Network, and the first hospital to join the Network in more than 3 years. The UVM Health Network now consists of:

  • The University of Vermont Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Alice Hyde Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Central Vermont Medical Center
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
  • The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital

“This is an exciting moment for The University of Vermont Health Network,” said John Brumsted, MD, President and CEO of The University of Vermont Health Network and CEO of The University of Vermont Medical Center. “When we work together, our patients benefit.  Our goal is to improve the quality of the health care services we offer through collaboration on joint clinical initiatives, and to integrate clinical services to improve quality and access.”

About the University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is a four-hospital system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.

About Alice Hyde Medical Center

Alice Hyde Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Malone, NY. Established in 1913, Alice Hyde Medical Center provides high-quality, low-cost health care to the more than 55,000 residents of the North Country. The Medical Center consists of a 76-bed acute care facility, a 135-bed long-term care facility, and a 30-bed assisted living facility.  Alice Hyde also has a walk-in clinic, and a robust primary care practice, which includes offices on the Malone campus, as well as four family health centers which bring primary and preventive services into the community.  Alice Hyde also offers specialty care, including women’s health services, a family maternity center, a cancer center, an orthopedic and rehabilitation center, a dental center, general surgery, cardiology, and more. Alice Hyde Medical Center employs more than 700 people across its facilities.  Alice Hyde Medical Center is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Learn more at www.alicehyde.com.

 

                                                               

 

 

5/4/2016

Alice Hyde's 2015 Stars of the Year

Alice Hyde celebrated our 2015 Stars of the Year at our recognition luncheon.  Each month, an employee of Alice Hyde is nominated to be the Star of the Month by their fellow employees.  All of the employees pictured here have gone above and beyond their daily duties to meet the mission, vision, and values of Alice Hyde Medical Center.  Pictured from Left: Jane Sevey, RN in Maternity (January 2015 Star); Debra Grogan, Quality Nurse Manager in Outpatient Medical Services (December 2015 Star); Sarah LeClerc, Medical Office Assistant in Outpatient Medical Services (February 2015 Star); Shelly Stone, Certified Coder in Health Information Services (August 2015 Star); and Elaine Gale, Billing Specialist in Patient Accounting (May 2015 Star). Unable to attend: Thomas Chauvin, Med Tech II/Shift Supervisor in the Lab (March 2015 Star); Felix Tam, Physical Therapist in Rehabilitation Therapy (June 2015 Star); Terry Shutts, Medical Office Building Cleaner in Environmental Services (July 2015 Star); Anne Marlowe, Executive Assistant in Administration (September 2015 Star); Alexis Snyder, CNA in The Alice Center (October 2015 Star); and Denise Ross, Admissions and Discharge Clerk in Helath Information Services (November 2015 Star). 

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