Stephens Mundy, President and CEO of CVPH, Alice Hyde Medical Center to Step Down

PLATTSBURGH, NY (02/22/2018) - Stephens Mundy, President and CEO of the University of Vermont Health Network’s Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) and Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) announced today that he will step down this summer.  Mundy came to the North Country as president and CEO of CVPH Medical Center in 2002. 

Mundy called his time at CVPH a wondrous journey that has offered him the privilege to work with many talented people. “I am immensely proud of all we have accomplished over these past years. We have accomplished so much.”

Robert Smith, Chairman of the CVPH Board of Directors thanked Mundy for his leadership. “On behalf of the CVPH Board of Directors, I thank Stephens for his many contributions to the hospital and to this community. Because of his vision and leadership, we are in a much better position to navigate the ever changing health care environment and will be well served by the dynamic group of leaders at CVPH and Alice Hyde.” 

Throughout his tenure at CVPH, Mundy was instrumental in modernizing operations and led the Plattsburgh hospital in undertaking innovative approaches to providing high quality care in a rural setting.  In 2009, CVPH and participating physicians were part of a transformative approach to providing care which was called the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot. Known today as the Adirondack Medical Home, the initiative earned national recognition and has demonstrated that high-quality, patient centered primary care can be provided cost effectively.

Mundy was at the helm of CVPH when it affiliated in 2013 with Fletcher Allen Health Partners (FAP) to create the University of Vermont Health Network, one of the first cross state partnerships in the country. Since its inception, the Network has grown from the original 4 hospitals to 6 hospitals, a home health and hospice agency and a multi-specialty physician group, all working together to create a seamless, integrated health care system for the Champlain Valley.  Last October, he was named president and CEO of Alice Hyde Medical Center. As the senior leader of both hospitals, he a blended executive leadership team serving both facilities.

Brian Monette, Chair of the AHMC Board of Directors, said, “Stephens has worked with our Alice Hyde leadership team to lay a strong foundation for us to continue to build upon as we work to not only survive, but thrive in this ever-evolving healthcare landscape. He has led our efforts to leverage the strength of the UVM Health Network, adding valuable input and expertise to our facility. The Alice Hyde Board of Directors is grateful for Stephen’s guidance and vision, and we wish him well as he moves into this next chapter of his life and begins a new journey.”

Mundy added, “By leveraging the strength of the University of Vermont Health Network, we’re finding more and more opportunities to share resources and positively impact the quality of care provided to our patients.” 

Focused on addressing the critical shortage of primary care providers in the North Country, Mundy helped create the Champlain Valley Physician Hospital Family Medicine Residency. Developed in conjunction with The University of Vermont Health Network and the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, the residency is now in its third year and is fulfilling its mission to train exceptional Family Medicine physicians while improving access to primary care in the North Country. “We’ve long suffered from a chronic lack of access to primary care in this community. The residency was created in part because we know many physicians stay in the communities in which they trained,” Mundy said. All four members of the first class of residents have expressed an interest in staying the region.

Active in advocacy efforts for rural health care, Mundy served as the Healthcare Association of New York State’s Chairman of the Board in 2016. He was the first hospital CEO from Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties to be named to that position.

Transition plans for CVPH and AHMC are being developed by the Executive Committees of both Boards of Directors in conjunction with UVM Health Network leadership.



About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital is a private, not-for profit hospital and a subsidiary of Community Providers Inc., (CPI). Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014, became The University of Vermont Health Network.  Together with its partners, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Central Vermont Medical Center, Elizabethtown Community Hospital and the University of Vermont Medical Center, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Care Center.  Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid approved.  Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.


About Alice Hyde Medical Center

Alice Hyde Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital located in Malone, NY. Established in 1913, Alice Hyde Medical Center is comprised of a 76-bed acute care facility, four family health centers, a walk-in clinic, cancer center, orthopedic and physical rehabilitation center, cardiac rehabilitation unit, and a dental center. The medical center provides a 24-hour MD staffed emergency department, laboratory, a full array of surgical services, and a wide range of outpatient services. For over 100 years, Alice Hyde Medical Center has been providing high-quality, low-cost health care to the more than 55,000 residents of the North Country. In early 2015, Alice Hyde opened The Alice Center, a new, state of the art 135-bed skilled nursing facility with a 30-bed Assisted Living Program. The facility replaced two obsolete skilled care facilities located in Malone, and is the first such facility to be constructed in Franklin County. Alice Hyde Medical Center is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Learn more at www.alicehyde.com.



About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is a six-hospital system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:


Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.