BIG HOSPITAL ANNOUNCEMENT TELLS OF BIG PLANS

The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital made a big announcement on Thursday. Two renovation projects will improve access to high quality care while enhancing the patient and employee experience. With funding from the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program, work will soon begin on new Cardiology and Musculoskeletal suites. The existing Cardiology Services Office in the Miner Medical Arts Building will become the site of The Heart Center. It’s expected that work will begin in November and the project should be completed by spring. Orthopedics & Sport Medicine and Neurosurgery will join forces under one roof on the second floor of the Cornelia Street building. That project should be complete by next fall. Hospital administrators say it will allow health care providers a better environment to work in to meet the needs of patients. The hospital was awarded a $5.8 million state grant to help fund the $7.3 million project.