We are the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (VFNHP), Local 5221. We represent nurses and health professionals at UVM Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.

Our goal is to provide safe, effective, high quality healthcare to members of the community. By empowering our members to speak out and become agents of change in our working environments, we are able to achieve this goal.

Our members are not only involved in the hospital setting, but also provide hands-on care to our extended communities in times of need. We are active members in policy-making decisions with the formation of laws affecting our professional practice and the communities we serve, at the state as well as the federal level.

Member Action Teams (MATs)
Member Action Team leaders (MATs) are responsible for communicating and working with approximately ten (10) colleagues on a regular basis.
Click here to learn more about the MAT structure, and
click here for the sign-up form.

Safe Staffing Forms
Nurses, Techs and LNAs can fill out a Safe Staffing form by clicking here.

Want to organize for Safe Staffing? Contact us at jim.groganataftvermont.org

No Confidence Vote

Click here to Vote No Confidence in the UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees, CEO John Brumsted and President Eileen Whalen

Click here to download the No Confidence petition

Under the regime of the UVM Medical Center Board of Trustees, CEO John Brumsted and President Eileen Whalen:

• UVMMC has fallen in the rankings. 2017 marked the first year in the past seven that UVMMC fell out of the top 20 academic hospitals in the country
• The administration has provoked the first Unfair Labor Practices Strike in the history of UVM Medical Center.
• The Board has iIncreased Executive Compensation to its highest levels at the expense of front-line caregivers, which reflects the Trustees’ misplaced priorities

UVM Medical Center, and the hospitals and clinics in the UVM Medical Center network, belong to us, the people of Vermont and Upstate New York, and we demand that they are accountable to us.

Have you received a letter about dues? Click here: