Fletcher Allen considers privatizing dialysis

Burlington Free Press, October 7, 2010 Fletcher Allen Health Care is reviewing options that could alter the way it provides renal dialysis to patients with kidney failure - including the option to have an outside company operate the dialysis services the medical center offers at six locations. The possible privatization of the Fletcher Allen dialysis program worries some staff and patients. “It is frightening to imagine having such an incredibly important facet of Fletcher Allen outsourced,” said Mari Cordes, president of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, the union that represents the nurses and renal technicians ... Fletcher