Thank you for your interest in Gifford. We are a non-profit community medical center with more than 110 years of experience in providing high-quality, accessible health care to the people of the White River Valley and central Vermont regions. Started by Dr. John Gifford in 1903, Gifford has retained much from its modest beginnings and also changed significantly.
Just like Dr. Gifford, today’s medical providers place patient care first. Our providers and staff, many of whom have been with us for decades, are committed to compassionately caring for patients, improving lives and bettering overall community health.
But the Gifford of today has also grown and changed. We have added substantial technology, square footage and personnel since the early days. Gifford now has more than 600 employees and nine locations. We offer advanced diagnostic technologies, accessible primary care, diverse specialty and surgical care, high-quality emergency and inpatient care, a renowned Birthing Center and an award-winning nursing home that will soon be part of a senior living community. We’re extremely proud of all aspects of our medical center – from the cleanliness of our facilities to the quality of our food to the compassion of our staff.
We also take pride in our record of energy efficiency, financial stability and community commitment. We purchase locally grown produce for our patient and staff meals, we offer annual grants and scholarships, staff members donate countless hours to organizations and schools, and we invest in the local economy.
We are an organization truly committed to you and are thankful for the privilege of serving as your medical home. We hope you enjoy exploring our website and learning more about Gifford. As always, we welcome your feedback and your visit. To be part of the conversation, consider “liking” us on Facebook to receive notices on hospital happenings, such as free educational talks and new providers to our area. You can also share your thoughts and ideas with a member of our team or volunteer board. A listing of our board members follows.
Joseph Woodin, Administrator
“As a community hospital, Gifford Medical Center’s mission is to improve the health of the people we serve by providing and assuring access to affordable and high-quality health care, and by promoting the health and well-being of everyone in our service area.”
Sharon Dimmick, Chair, Randolph Center
Gus Meyer, Vice Chair, Randolph
Lincoln Clark, Treasurer, Royalton
Paul Kendall, Secretary, Braintree
Joseph Woodin, Administrator, Randolph
David Ainsworth, South Royalton
William Baumann Jr., Randolph
Carol Bushey, Brookfield
Linda Chugkowski, Northfield
Mona Colton, Pittsfield
Leo Connolly, Brookfield
Randy Garner, Randolph
Sheila Jacobs, Randolph
Linda Morse, Braintree
Fred Newhall, Randolph
Peter Nowlan, Randolph
Barbara Rochat, Chelsea
Dr. Ellamarie Russo-DeMara, Sharon
Bob Wright, Randolph