- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - In a story Jan. 13 about the governance of a Vermont hospital, The Associated Press erroneously reported which entity was reducing its number of trustees. Fletcher Allen Partners is cutting trustees, not Fletcher Allen Health Care, a hospital that is run by health care system Fletcher Allen Partners.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Vt.’s largest care system changing trustee structure

Vt.’s Fletcher Allen Health Partners to change trustee structure in efficiency move

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont’s largest health care system is reducing the size of the board of trustees that governs its operation.

Fletcher Allen Partners, which oversees Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Elizabethtown Community Hospital, in Elizabethtown, N.Y., announced Monday it will trim the number of trustees that oversee the operation of the Burlington-based system from 27 to 19.

Partners says the move will improve operational effectiveness.

Fifteen of the board members have been elected from the boards of the four affiliated hospitals. Two seats are held by the president of Fletcher Allen Partners and the dean of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Two seats are vacant.

Fletcher Allen Partners was founded in January 2012.



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