"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."
The Gifford of today is much larger than the lone physician and house that started it all, but Dr. Gifford's commitment to meeting the community's needs for care - and high quality care at that - continue. In fact, the medical center's mission reflects that ongoing, long-standing commitment.
Gifford Medical Center is a non-profit hospital that has been serving the health needs of central Vermonters for more than 100 years. Based in Randolph, Gifford has a total of more than 600 employees working in nine Vermont locations providing compassionate, family-friendly health care from Berlin to White River Junction.
Gifford is a 25-bed critical access hospital, known for its Birthing Center, sports medicine program, commitment to accessible primary care, diverse surgical offerings and award-winning nursing home and palliative care program. Home to a nationally-accredited cancer program and advanced diagnostic technology, Gifford offers a unique culture of financial stability and excellence in care provided and in the working environment.
Benefit programs such as retirement savings opportunities are generous and the area offers both a rural escape and ample recreational and cultural opportunities. Local public schools are leaders in the state and there are two colleges in the region. Population centers and ski areas are easily within driving distance and the community figuratively and literally lives up to its moniker as “the heart of Vermont."
Keeping the community informed about Gifford happenings and understanding the community's needs are major priorities for this community medical center. We do this by hosting and participating in regular community events, including:
A healthy environment also extends to our employees. Gifford truly offers the best of work and life balance. In 2010, Gifford was named among a national list of the 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care due to its uniquely supportive culture. It’s a culture so positive it’s almost difficult to put into words. Professionally, employees are nurtured.There are training and education opportunities and promotions are often made from within. Excellence is demonstrated at every level from the cleanliness of facilities to the quality of care to the smiles exchanged from co-workers who are often as close as family.Many opportunities are offered within the work day and after to enjoy time spent together, including:
This high-quality, fun working environment contributes to a positive environment for patients and makes Gifford not just a special place to work in health care, but a special place to work period.While experience is often preferred, training is available for candidates who fit Gifford’s unique culture of warmth and excellence. Job shadowing opportunities are also available for students pursuing medical careers. New employees are offered a thorough orientation to prepare for work at Gifford, better meet performance expectations and help foster a healthy and safe work environment for all.