Porter Hospital Affiliates with UVM Medical Center

The members of Porter Medical Center (PMC) voted unanimously at their recent annual meeting to approve the final step to complete an affiliation with the University of Vermont (UVM) Health Network. The hospitals will use integrated medical records, improve access to specialists and allow for facility improvements, including a new medical office building. This affiliation will also provide for cost savings in other areas such as supplies, compliance and legal services.

The UVM Health Network is a five-hospital system on both sides of Lake Champlain in both Vermont and upstate New York. The Middlebury hospital will be re-branded as UVM Health Network–Porter Hospital. This affiliation will become effective in April, and the formal community launch is planned for May 11 during National Hospital Week