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Hospitals join to take big health overhaul step

MONTPELIER — The two big academic medical centers serving Vermont, often seen as rivals in the past, announced Friday they are joining forces with 13 other Vermont hospitals and health clinics to form a new “accountable care organization” — OneCare Vermont — to focus on efficiency and quality in health care.

“OneCare Vermont represents a huge shift in medical practice in Vermont,” said Dr. John Brumsted, chief executive of Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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