Porter Medical Center joins UVM Health Network

Middlebury, Vermont hospital serves Addison county with primary care, specialty care and skilled nursing

At their annual meeting in March 2017, the members of Porter Medical Center Board voted unanimously to approve bylaw amendments that allowed Porter to complete an affiliation with the UVM Health Network. That affiliation took effect in April 2017.

Porter CEO Fred Kniffin, MD said Porter and the UVM Health Network agreed early on that maintaining the current array of clinical services that Porter now offers was essential.

The two organizations also shared a desire to bring more specialized medical care to the community and to allow Porter to take an active part in integrating clinically with the academic medical center.

“These have been our priorities all along, and we feel that this affiliation with the UVM Health Network is our best path forward to accomplish all of these goals,” Kniffin said.


“Porter Medical Center’s decision to join the UVM Health Network is very significant because of the deliberative process, including a special effort to include the whole community to carefully examine all of the options. The greater Middlebury community has benefitted, and will continue to benefit from Dr. Fred Kniffin’s leadership.”

John Brumsted, MD
President and CEO, UVM Health Network
CEO, UVM Medical Center