The centerpiece of the event is a grand raffle. It includes 10 packages worth $1,300 to $5,000 each. Prizes include $5,000 cash and a vacation in the French Riviera, with no expiration date, along with packages including dining at 13 restaurants, a diamond bracelet, golf at 10 courses, and much more.
You’ve heard the news reports. Vermont is breaking records every day for the number of new COVID cases. The highest number of cases every 14 days this spring was 400. In the last 14 days, we have seen 894 cases in our state.
Both inpatients and outpatients who would benefit from additional support during a visit or stay should request the use of technology to bring important family and friends virtually into exam and hospital rooms.
The gift is dedicated to support Vision 2020, the health system's strategic direction. The initiative outlines transformational projects for SVMC's main entrance, Emergency Department, and Cancer Center over the next few years.
To mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, visitation hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. and patients will be limited to one visitor at a time. Additionally, the time per visit will also be limited to 30 minutes per individual.
Duchene made the announcement earlier this month during a surprise presentation in the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center intensive care unit. Shakar was nominated by a patient and selected from several nominations.
Healthy patients in need of a hip or knee replacement can now work with their surgeon to determine if a same-day joint replacement would be right for them. Both same-day and traditional joint replacements can now be completed in as little as four weeks from the patient's first appointment.
Public health and infectious disease experts, including Vermont's Commissioner of Health Dr. Mark Levine, are urging members of the public to get the influenza vaccine in September or October this year.
For patient convenience, the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Breast Health and Imaging Center will offer screening mammograms from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on eight Saturdays this fall. The special Saturday dates include Sept. 12 and 19; Oct. 3, 10, and 24; and Nov. 7, 14, and 21.