UVM Medical Center seeks to build staff housing

The University of Vermont Medical Center plans to build housing for its employees in South...
The University of Vermont Medical Center plans to build housing for its employees in South Burlington. - File photo(FILE)
Published: Mar. 14, 2022 at 1:33 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The University of Vermont Medical Center plans to build housing for its employees in South Burlington.

The hospital is working with a developer to build 61 apartment units for full-time medical staff.

The hospital says a severe workforce shortage is facing the region’s employers, especially health care providers.

One barrier to recruiting new employees is a lack of housing. So the medical center is investing $2.8 million to help finance the roughly $15 million project.

Medical Center Vice President Al Gobeille says the goal is to have the apartments completed within a year.

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