Progress report

Increasing capacity to reduce patient backlog

Here are some highlights of the progress we’ve made to improve how, where and when we provide care. This list will be updated as further initiatives are implemented.

UVM Medical Center:

As of January 20, we created a temporary, 13-week expansion of operating room to reduce patient backlog. Plans for a second operating room capacity expansion to support patient access needs in new surgical specialties experiencing delays are also underway.

Current results and what we expect to achieve


additional surgeries resulted from this increased capacity across urology, neurosurgery, general surgery and orthopedics.


total cases are expected to be complete by the end of the capacity expansion period.


gynecologic surgeries will also soon be supported by this expanded capacity.

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital: 

From October to December 2022


additional total joint replacement cases were completed, reducing orthopedics backlogs.


additional strategies are in development to maximize operation room utilization and access.