SVMC Welcomes New Emergency Physician

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

Dr. Duquette is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She received her doctor of allopathic medicine degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship in Social Emergency Medicine and Population Health at Stanford University in California. In addition, she completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Tennessee.

Before getting her medical degree, Dr. Duquette earned a bachelor's in biomedical sciences at SUNY Buffalo and an associate's of applied science in veterinary technology from SUNY Canton.

The SVMC Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day and treats approximately 25,000 patients per year.


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Southwestern Vermont Medical Center LNA Wins Statewide Recognition

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Deborah Yanke of the Women's and Children's Services Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center was presented with Vermont Department of Health’s Child Passenger Safety Healthcare Tech of the Year Award.

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

Vermont Child Passenger Safety Technicians provide hands-on education to parents and caregivers to make sure that their children are in the right seat for their age and size and that the seat is installed and being used correctly. Many child safety seats are used or installed incorrectly, even though parents and caregivers want to keep their children safe. Inspections by child passenger safety technicians provide caregivers with the knowledge and peace of mind to keep kids as safe as possible on every trip.

This year, eight technicians and fitting stations were recognized for their service to their communities. They represent volunteers and staff of fire departments, rescue squads, and sheriff departments statewide.

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