In our lastest installment of You Ask — We Take Action, a viewer asked us: where do the doctors stand on the nursing contract dispute at UVM Medical Center?
The Vermont Medical Society bills itself as the leading voice of physicians in the state. We reached out to find out if the group had an official position on the dispute.
Jill Sudhoff-Guerin is the policy and communications manager. She tells us the Vermont Medical Society has no official position because its doctors have a wide range of different opinions.
She also referred us to the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. That organization’s president and CEO, Jeff Tieman, gave us a statement. It reads:
“Like the medical center and the nurses union, we are hopeful that an agreement can be reached as soon as possible. Nurses are vital assets in hospitals throughout Vermont, and the academic medical center is a vital asset to patients, families and communities around our state. We are eager for a successful outcome that works for all stakeholders.”