We are the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (VFNHP), local 5221. We represent nurses and health professionals at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont.

Our goal is to provide safe, effective, high quality healthcare to members of the community. By empowering our members to speak out and become agents of change in our working environments, we are able to achieve this goal.

Our members are not only involved in the hospital setting, but also provide hands-on care to our extended communities in times of need. We are active members in policy-making decisions with the formation of laws affecting our professional practice and the communities we serve, at the state as well as the federal level.

Remember, we are on your side, by your side, because we care.

Thank you note from a patient


Porter Nurses Win their Union and Join VFNHP!

Welcome, Porter Union Nurses!
We at VFNHP are so thrilled that you are now proud union nurses! We welcome you, we congratulate you, and are eager to begin working with you to make our patient care and workplaces be the best that they can be - including working with you in getting a strong first contract!

You are now empowered examples to other health care professionals throughout Vermont that it IS possible to take our profession into our own hands, demand that our expertise be heard, and make our communities stronger.

Great job!