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SVHC Offers Free Paid Training for Licensed Nursing Assistants

The training typically costs as much as $1,400. Those who enter SVHC's program agree to a one-year contract, receive free training, and earn the starting hourly rate while they train.

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SVMC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Partner to Provide Specialty Care for Pregnant Women with Diabetes

This service uses live, two-way, secure video on large format, high-definition mobile carts to connect D-H providers with SVMC OB/GYN patients who have gestational diabetes and women who have type 2 diabetes and become pregnant.

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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Recognizes Medical Staff

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's medical staff was recognized at an annual event on Thursday, March 28, at the Bennington Museum.

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Primary Care Offices Offer More Than Ever

Many primary care offices are offering patients more types of care more conveniently than ever. Knowing about all of the services your primary care practice offers can help you take better care of yourself and your family.

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New Associate Provider Joins SVMC Urology

McGowan received her master of science as an Adult-Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and her bachelor's degree in nursing both from Columbia University School of Nursing in New York. Before that, she earned a bachelor's in political science from Brown University in Rhode Island.

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Q&A: Doctor with Pro Football Pedigree Treating Sports Injuries in Bennington

Sustain a sports injury in and around Bennington, and you might discover that your doctor has more than years of medical training to bring to your recovery plan. She just might be a former professional football player, too.

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SVMC OB/GYN Service Decreases Necessity for Opioids

Nitrous oxide is now available as an alternative to opioids for pain management during childbirth. In addition, fewer opioids are needed among hysterectomy patients as a result of the introduction of a new enhanced recovery program for the procedure.

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SVMC Offers New Heart Health Screening

Cardiac Calcium Scoring uses a computed tomography (CT) scan and specialized software to allow doctors to detect calcium in the coronary artery. A score of zero on the test indicates low risk, and increasing levels indicate increasing risk of a heart attack and stroke.

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SVMC Welcomes New Emergency Physician

Dr. McDonald received his medical degree from Touro Nevada School of Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Trios Health Family Medicine in Washington state.

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SVMC Appoints Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Guttmann earned her medical degree at Universidad Autonoma de Centro America in Costa Rica and completed the pediatrics residency training program at San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico in 2012.

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SVHC Names New Director of Volunteer Services

This position will allow for the expansion of volunteer programs at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the health systemís several campuses.

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Health Matters: Five Ways to Prevent Gout

Gout, a painful, red, and inflamed joint, is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the affected area. It is most common among people with a family history, especially men. The risk of getting gout increases with age, obesity, insulin resistance and high blood pressure.

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Orthopedic Surgeon Joins SVMC

Schneiderbauer earned her medical degree at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and the Harvard Medical School Program for Medical Education in Massachusetts.

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SVMC Names Family Medicine Department Chair

Tarnas has worked at the practice since 2015 and has been a member of the SVMC medical staff since 1985.

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Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation Taps New Director of Nursing Services

Reed has nearly 20 years of experience in the field, the last dozen years serving elders. She has worked at CNR as a clinical reimbursement coordinator since 2017.

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SVMC ExpressCare Practice in Bennington Welcomes Family Nurse Practitioner

Majors earned his master's degree in nursing from Southern Adventist University in Tennesee in 2016. He received his bachelor's in nursing from McKendree University in Illinois in 2009, and his associate's degree in nursing from Kaskaskia College in Illinois in 2002.

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SVHC Names Interim Director of Development and SVHC Foundation

Thurber is a member of the Bennington Select Board and the Bennington County Chamber of Commerce. Before his work with SVHC, Thurber was assistant headmaster at the Stratton Mountain School in Stratton, Vt.

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New Family Nurse Practitioner Joins SVMC ExpressCare

Crawford earned her master's degree in nursing from Maryville University in Missouri. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Vermont in 2010 and both her practical nursing certificate and associate's degree in Nursing from Vermont Technical College. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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SVHC Announces Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

"We are fortunate to have a wealth of experience among our board members. These two individuals are wonderful thinkers, communicators, and leaders," said Tommy Harmon, the board chair. "On behalf of all of the trustees, I am delighted to welcome them."

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Southwestern Vermont Health Care Welcomes New Gastroenterologist

Dr. Qamar specializes in comprehensive treatment of the digestive system.

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SVHC Honors Employees for Service to Mission

One award every year is presented for each of the organization's 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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Choosing a Nurse Practitioner As Your Primary Care Provider

As clinicians that blend clinical skill in diagnosing and treating health conditions with consideration for disease prevention and health management, NPs provide comprehensive care to patients every day.

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SVMC Nurse Named as a Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star

Cross has worked as the SVMC/Vermont Blueprint for Health Community Team Leader since February, where she is responsible for patient-centered medical homes, the women's health initiative, medication-assisted treatment programs, care coordination, and various population-health initiatives.

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SVHC Foundation Welcomes Three Directors to its Leadership

"Each of these esteemed women is well known in her community and highly respected among her colleagues," said Leslie Keefe, SVHC's vice president of corporate development. "Their professional experiences and thoughtfulness will serve the foundation well in its mission to engage our community in support of our health system."

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New Doctor Joins SVMC Pownal Office

Rawle completed her residency in family medicine at the Stanford-O'Connor Hospital Residency Program in California. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.

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