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Innovation Spotlight—University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Battles Malnutrition

Studies estimate that nearly one out of five pediatric patients and one out of three adult patients aged 60 and older are malnourished. Malnourished patients often experience longer lengths of stay, higher rates of complications, mortality and increased costs. The University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (UVM Health Network – CVPH) formed a malnutrition steering committee to combat malnourishment.

To learn more about this initiative and its results, read the full story.

This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Innovation Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are improving population health, enhancing the quality of patient care and reducing the cost of healthcare despite fiscal constraints.

Published November 16, 2018