Union Mutual to Provide Multi-Year Support of Workforce Development Program at Central Vermont Medical Center

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Recent graduating class of CVMC’s Nursing & Clinical Pathways Program

MONTPELIER, Vt – Union Mutual Insurance Company recently announced a multi-year financial commitment to Central Vermont Medical Center’s Workforce Development: Nursing & Clinical Pathways Program. The Montpelier-based insurance carrier will donate $50,000 to the initiative over the next 5 years.

“Union Mutual is proud to support this important workforce development effort, particularly during this challenging time of attracting and retaining talented employees,” said Lisa L. Keysar, President & CEO of Union Mutual. “We know from our own experience at Union Mutual that investing in employees and communities is vital to an organization’s success.”

The growing Nursing Pathways program provides education and clinical training to support the opportunity for career growth while simultaneously addressing the critical shortage of nurses at all levels throughout the state.

“Our goal is to ensure that everyone can learn, contribute, grow and excel,” said Anna Tempesta Noonan, RN, BSN, MS, President and Chief Operating Officer of CVMC.  “We’re so thankful for Union Mutual’s support, which will help us continue to develop and implement innovative workforce programs that enable our staff to advance their careers while continuing to work and support themselves and their families.”

Union Mutual has a longstanding tradition of supporting the Medical Center, which employs over 1,700 central Vermonters and serves over 66,000 patients annually. Union Mutual’s support dates back to CVMC’s earliest days and the hospitals that preceded CVMC. Since 1980, Union Mutual has provided over $112,000 in support for capital campaigns, including for Modernization, Cancer Center and Inpatient Psychiatry campaigns, and the Branches of Hope Cancer Patient Fund.

“This generous gift will go a long way toward helping us continue to fund our career pathway initiatives in collaboration with our partners at Community College of Vermont and Vermont Tech,” said Robert Patterson, PT, MHA, Vice President of Human Resources and Clinical Operations at CVMC. “Union Mutual is helping us build on the success of the last three years, take action to address the national workforce shortage here in Vermont, and bring tangible, long-term benefits to our employees, our organization and our community.”



About Union Mutual

Union Mutual of Vermont Companies, founded in 1874, is a property casualty insurance group consisting of Union Mutual Fire Insurance and New England Guaranty Insurance Company Inc., both based in Montpelier, Vermont; and Community Mutual Insurance Company, based in Latham, New York. The three companies write a total of $193 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York and are all rated A (Excellent) with a Stable Outlook by A.M. Best.

About Central Vermont Medical Center

Central Vermont Medical Center is the non-for-profit primary health care provider for 66,000 people who live and work in the 26 communities of Central Vermont. We provide 24-hour emergency care, with a full spectrum of inpatient (licensed for 122 beds) and outpatient services along with our 153-bed skilled nursing facility Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing. Our professional staff includes over 200 physicians and 70 advanced practice providers representing 25 medical specialties.


Central Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network, an integrated system established to deliver high-quality academic medicine to every community we serve.


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