“Vermont is a national leader in health care reform and I am honored to lead this team and our partners to realize our shared vision for creating systems that work to support better health and overall care experience, while working to lower health care costs.”
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The OneCare Vermont Board of Managers has selected Vicki Loner, current OneCare Vermont (OneCare) Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, to serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective August 1st. Loner will replace Kevin Stone who has served as interim CEO since late January and will be retiring to Cape Cod.
“Vicki is uniquely positioned to assume the role of CEO of OneCare. She has been integral in implementing the All Payer Model and Vermont health care reform. I have had the opportunity to work with Vicki during her tenure at OneCare and I have great confidence that she will continue to be a strong leader of this important effort,” said Steve Leffler, MD, Chair of the OneCare Board of Managers and Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Vermont Medical Center. “The Board appreciates Kevin’s leadership during our national search process and we thank him for his service.”
Vicki Loner, RN.C, MHCDS, has over 24 years of experience in health care and is recognized locally and nationally for her unique combination of clinical, quality, and health care management expertise. Her strong leadership and team development abilities, her in-depth knowledge of state, federal and national health care standards, and her commitment to continuous quality improvement make her uniquely qualified to lead OneCare into the future.
“Vermont is a national leader in health care reform and I am honored to lead this team and our partners to realize our shared vision for creating systems that work to support better health and overall care experience, while working to lower health care costs,” said incoming OneCare CEO Vicki Loner.
In her current position as Vice President and COO, Loner oversees a variety of health services functions, including care coordination, clinical operations, quality improvement, compliance, finance and analytics, network enrollment and development. Loner has served as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Vermont Health Access and also held clinical and managerial roles at both MVP Health Care and BlueCross and BlueShield of Vermont. She began her health care career as a registered nurse (RN) and completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree summa cum laude in Health Care Administration and Nursing. She completed her Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) degree from Dartmouth College.
About OneCare Vermont ACO
OneCare is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) working with Medicare (Next Generation Model), Vermont Medicaid, Commercial, and Self-Funded insurance programs to improve the health of Vermonters and lower health care costs. Established as an ACO in 2013 by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the University of Vermont Medical Center, the OneCare network in 2019 includes the communities of Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Lebanon, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Randolph, Rutland, Springfield, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, and Windsor. OneCare Vermont comprises an extensive network of providers, including hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire, hundreds of primary and specialty care physicians, skilled nursing facilities, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Home Health Agencies, Area Agencies on Aging, and Designated Agencies for Mental Health and Substance Use. Over 172,000 Vermonters receive care from a provider in the OneCare network.