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Regulators Give Centers for Living and Rehabilitation High Marks for Infection Prevention

CLR has cared for COVID patients and non-COVID patients throughout the pandemic. Leaders are proud to report that not a single known transmission of the virus has occurred at the facility.

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New Physician Assistant Joins SVMC Orthopedics Practice

O'Shea holds a bachelor's in kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He earned a master's in physician assistant studies from MCPHS University in Massachusetts.

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SVMC Earns Top Marks in Special Infection-Prevention Survey

"SVMC is always focused on safety and infection prevention," said Dr. Trey Dobson, SVMC's chief medical officer. “That has given us a good head start in making our facilities safe for patients returning to seek care."

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 18

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has earned the status of deficiency-free on a survey meant to determine ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections to those visiting its hospital and clinics.

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SVMC ExpressCare Welcomes New Physician Assistant

With this appointment, Ciancola also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update May 8

SVMC's President and CEO Tom Dee and Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson answered COVID-19 questions from the community at Wednesday's Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce/CAT-TV Lunch & Learn.

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Resumes Elective Procedures

In early March, the governor directed health systems to put on hold non-urgent appointments and procedures as Vermont prepared for, and responded to, COVID-19.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update April 23

SVMC's President and CEO Tom Dee and Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson answered COVID-19 questions from the community at Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce/CAT-TV Lunch & Learn earlier today.

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Mack Molding, SVHC Partner to Develop Protective Masks for Hospital Workers

After only two weeks of design, testing and manufacturing, Mack's team at Synectic fabricated an attachment to a snorkeling scuba mask. The mask covers the entire face and thus does not require the use of disposable masks and shields.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update April 16

Our community has shown tremendous support for our local healthcare heroes, and we'd like to take a moment to say thank you! We love the notes of encouragement, the financial donations, protective equipment, and tasty meals that are coming our way. We truly are all in this together.

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Bennington Hospital Adds Beds, Infrastructure to Prepare for Surge

That census normally is between 35 and 40 patients, Dobson said. Right now, SVMC has plans in place to treat about 100 patients inside the hospital.

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update April 2

"Fulfilling Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) mission — of providing exceptional care and comfort for our community — has never been as challenging as during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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SVMC: COVID-19 Update March 27

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Geriatrics Physician Joins SVMC Internal Medicine

With this appointment, Dr. Downing-Forget also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. She will see patients who are 65 years old and older.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Hires Endocrinologist

The practice, known as SVMC Endocrinology, is a part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Southwestern Vermont Health Care. It replaces the Bennington Osteoporosis Center, where Dr. David Gorson had provided similar services to the community until his retirement in 2019. With the appointment, Dr. Freeth joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

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SVMC ExpressCare Welcomes New Family Nurse Practitioner

Smith earned his master's degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee in 2018. He received his bachelor's in nursing from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in New York in 2015. He holds a second bachelor's degree in environmental science from the State University of New York at Brockport.

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New Plastic Surgeon Joins SVMC

Dr. Drabyn is a board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 35 years of experience.

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New Doctor Joins SVMC Pediatrics

Dr. Ghazali received his medical degree at the Texas Tech University Health and Science Center and his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston in Texas. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas.

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SVMC Primary Care Practices Recognized for Patient-Centered Care

The medical practices have been re-designated as Patient Centered Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

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Eight SVMC Nurses Receive Continuing Education Scholarships

The funds were provided to the Foundation by the Helen Dixon Kunzelmann Nurse Scholar Program, the Margaret M. Rehm Nurse Scholar Program, and donations for nursing education.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center LNA Wins Statewide Recognition

The award was presented at the Vermont Child Passenger Safety Annual Technician Update in September at the Howe Center in Rutland, Vt.

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PRP: New Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP for short, has been found effective for reducing pain and increasing function in joints affected by osteoarthritis. Best of all, it uses your body's own resources and healing powers to create change.

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SVMC Welcomes Physician Assistant to Northshire Campus

SVMC's Northshire Campus offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family.

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SVMC ExpressCare Practice Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner

Burke earned her master's degree in nursing from Simmons University in Massachusetts. She received her bachelor's in nursing from the University of Vermont and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Longtime Berkshire County Physician Joins SVMC Internal Medicine

Since 1999, Dr. Wiseman has worked for Williamstown Medical Associates and the Williams College Health Center. He has also previously served as medical director of the VNA and Hospice of Northern Berkshire County.

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