Fletcher Allen Creating Affiliation, Selling Dialysis Centers
12/23/10 12:40PM By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri  Download MP3
Fletcher Allen made two big announcements recently that have repercussions around the state.
It is proceeding toward an affiliation agreement with Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, and it's selling its out-patient renal dialysis centers.
FAHC President and CEO Dr. Melinda Estes says the affiliation with Central Vermont will allow the two hospitals to work together on regional strategic planning and better use of their collective resources. The affiliation creates a new parent corporation called Fletcher Allen Partners. Estes says that after the sale of the renal dialysis centers, Fletcher Allen will continue to provide their physician staff and that the new owner, Fresenius Medical Care North America, will adhere to the current clinical practice guidelines.
Listen to Jane Lindholm's interview with Dr. Melinda Estes.