Fletcher Allen Drops Plan To Sell Outpatient Dialysis Units

Vermont’s largest hospital has dropped its plan to sell its outpatient dialysis clinics after state regulators said the sale would not improve care or hold down costs. Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington says it may need to charge more for dialysis services now that the sale is cancelled.

Hospital Looks Toward Next Transition

Fletcher Allen Health Care was rocked by financial scandal less than a decade ago, and as it emerged from that cloud Dr. Melinda Estes was named CEO. After eight years, she steps down this month and we look back on how FAHC has changed during her tenure.

Hospital Chief May Be Leaving

Officials at Fletcher Allen Health Care say that, after eight years on the job, CEO Melinda Estes is exploring other opportunities. Estes is widely credited with restoring Fletcher Allen’s credibility.