SVMC Welcomes New Emergency Physician

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has welcomed Dr. Scott McDonald to the SVMC Emergency Department.

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. Before that, he earned a bachelor's in classical studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program.

McDonald has worked in the Emergency Department of Newport Hospital and Health Services in Washington. He is board certified in family medicine.

In addition to his education and work experience, McDonald has conducted scholarly research in hospital-acquired infections and preoperative evaluation. He has volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America and Ambassador’s for Hope in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he volunteered teaching English at a vocational school in Tanzania.


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SVHC Welcomes New Volunteer Services Coordinator

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Southwestern Vermont Health Care Corporate Development department has welcomed Rory Price as its new coordinator of volunteer services and community engagement. This position will allow for the expansion of volunteer programs at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the health system’s several campuses.

"Rory is an energetic professional with a great track record building community and leading important group-focused projects," said Leslie Keefe, vice president for Corporate Development at SVHC. "We are eager to provide opportunities for volunteers to make a meaningful difference toward achieving SVHC's goal of exceptional care, and we are delighted to have Rory at the forefront of that important effort."

Rory holds a master's of public health from and a bachelor's in anthropology, both from the University of Michigan. Locally, she worked as the coordinator of the Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services' Kitchen Cupboard and the Bennington Oral Health Coalition programs. In 2015 and 2016, she served as the SVHC community health project coordinator with Americorps VISTA. Price has presented at the regional and national level on topics of health and community, and in 2016, she was the recipient of the Vermont Governor's Certificate of Appreciation.

"Volunteerism is such an important part of a thriving community, and SVHC is so fortunate to have a number of dedicated volunteers," Price said. "I am excited to provide meaningful opportunities for the community to engage with the health system and for volunteers to contribute to initiatives that enhance the care we provide."

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