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SVHC Foundation Appoints Senior Gifts Officer

Keller was associate director of leadership giving at Bennington College since 2009. In her new role, she will support the SVHC Foundation in its mission to raise funds for SVHC.

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SVHC Named One of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

The list features both U.S. healthcare provider organizations and other types of healthcare-specific companies. It has been published every year since 2011. Organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Recognizes Medical Staff

In addition to the awards, several providers were recognized for their years of service. Among them, doctors Paul Rosenthal and Michael Welther were honored for their 30-year service to the community.

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SVHC Auxiliary Hosts Exhibit of School Childrenís Artwork in the Corridor Gallery

The show includes pieces selected from more than 200 kindergarten through 12th-grade students representing each of the eight schools in the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union.

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SVHC's CEO Named One of Becker's List of '50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know'

Through an independent review, this list identifies executives who have demonstrated dedication to providing access to high-quality care, participation on rural healthcare committees and boards, regional and national leadership positions, regional or national recognition for their efforts, and excellent organizational performance.

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Panel to Discuss the Top Five Student-Athlete Injuries

An expert panel will address prevention, treatment and recovery for the top five most common injuries suffered by student athletes. Attendees will learn how to continue playing throughout school and beyond.

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New Nurse Joins Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's Hospital Medicine Department

Filson has worked as a registered nurse on the medical floors, the intensive care unit, and as a clinical care coordinator at SVMC since 2011. With this appointment, Filson transitions from the nursing team to the medical staff and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group.

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SVMC Welcomes New Physician Assistant to Northshire Campus

Cavalcante received his masters in Physician Assistant Studies and a bachelor's degree in biology both from Union College in Nebraska. His previous medical experience includes positions at Cris Oncology and The Lung Clinic, both in Kissimmee, Fla.

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Colonoscopies: A Worthwhile Effort

There are multiple screening tests available for colon cancer. For people of average risk, most doctors recommend a stool test every year, a stool DNA test every three years, and a colonoscopy every 10 years. Although colonoscopy is an invasive test, it is especially effective at detecting colon cancer. Plus polyps and lesions can be removed during the test.

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SVHC Foundation Names 2018 Vision Award Honorees

The awards recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in support of SVHCís mission and the community.

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SVMC Issues Flu Alert and Visitor Policy Update

To help protect the community, patients and staff, SVMC has temporarily restricted its Visitor Policy, requesting that people who have the flu or flu-like symptoms not visit patients. These symptoms include cough, fever, diarrhea, rash, or known exposure to a contagious illness in the past 14 days. Additionally, no visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed in the hospital until further notice.

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SVHC Foundation Welcomes Two To Its Leadership Team

The SVHC Foundation Board of Directors consists of 20 members. Directors are nominated by members of the board. The SVHC Foundation's mission is to engage in development and fundraising activities exclusively for the support of the Southwestern Vermont Health Care Corporation.

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Health Matters: Antibiotic Resistance And What You Can Do About It

In fact, the time between when a new antibiotic is introduced and when resistance starts to be noticed among bacteria has fallen from 10 years to just 1. These developments have given rise to the "super bugs." These bacteria can be resistant to nearly every antibiotic developed to kill them.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Opens Dental Practice

The practice is now open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the newly renovated suite 104 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington. Both patients with and without dental coverage will be accepted.

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New Nurse Joins SVMC's Emergency Department

Roberts earned a dual master's degree in nursing and as an acute and primary pediatric nurse practitioner from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In addition, she holds a master's in nursing with adult acute and critical care nurse practitioner certification from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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SVMC Hosts Life Hacks Meme Competition for Teens

The program at SVMC aims to use memes created by students to influence the attitudes and behaviors of their peers, increase feelings of self-worth, and reduce the risks of developing chronic diseases.

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SVMC Waiting Rooms Now Kid-Friendly Thanks to Bennington Bank

A "dingy" waiting room at the Women's and Children's Unit was brightened up with new wall colors and paintings, new seating and several interactive play areas with an underwater theme, all with a large window looking out at the Green Mountains. A similar makeover was done to the waiting area in the pediatrics practice but with a jungle theme.

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SVHC Adds New Member to its Board of Trustees

With more than 20 years of health insurance leadership experience, O'Grady serves as executive vice president of commercial and Medicare business and chief marketing officer for Capital District Physicians' Health Plan.

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SVMC Earns Highest Medicare Rating in Vermont

CMS launched its overall quality rating system in July 2016. Each year, hospital ratings are calculated based on a weighted average of up to 57 quality indicators.

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SVHC Taps New Head of Ambulatory and Continuing Care Services

In her new role at SVHC, Marano will provide administrative leadership to the hospitalís 19 primary and specialty care practices, Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and several hospital-based services, including Imaging, Laboratory, and Rehabilitation services. She will also work to develop the health systemís strategies for creating additional community health care programs.

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SVHC Honors Employees with 2017 Putnam Awards

One award every year is presented for each of the organizationís five core values: quality, empathy, safety, teamwork and stewardship. The employees who received the awards are noted standard bearers and role models within the organization.

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Berkshires Beat: BArT Students Help Puerto Rico, Local Community

The students put on a dance and hosted a "Penny Wars" event to reach their fundraising goal.

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SVMC Cancer Center Welcomes New Oncologist

Brooks earned her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She holds a PhD in molecular biology from Princeton University in New Jersey and both bachelor's and master's degrees in biological sciences from Stanford University in California.

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Vermont Regulators Declare Centers for Living and Rehabilitation Deficiency Free

Last month, five surveyors from the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living arrived unannounced for their yearly survey. They reviewed the facility for three days to check that the nursing home is meeting each of more than 300 standards covering every aspect of care, including administration, cleanliness, nursing care, activity programming, protection of resident rights and food service.

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