SVMC Breast Health And Imaging Center Announces Saturday Hours for Screening Mammography

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Breast Health and Imaging Center Announces Saturday Hours for Screening Mammograph
 
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.
 
The American College of Radiology recommends beginning screening mammograms at age 40 and continuing annually thereafter. The team at SVMC Breast Health and Imaging Center welcomes anyone who has a referral from their primary care provider, OB/GYN, or certified nurse midwife. Once patients have obtained a referral, they should call 802-447-5541, ext. 2, to schedule. 
 
The practice is newly renovated to enhance service and patient comfort. It provides ultrasound—including on breasts, thyroid glands, carotid arteries, and pelvises—and 3D mammography, which can slightly increase the numbers early breast cancers found and possibly reduce the need for repeat testing as compared to 2D mammography. SVMC’s 3D mammography falls within FDA guidelines for radiation exposure. Bone densitometry (DEXA), which is used to measure risk for osteoporosis, is also offered in the Breast Health and Imaging Center.
 
The practice is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in suite 206 of the Medical Office Building located at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington. Patients may reach them at 802-440-4240.
 
About SVHC: Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org.
 
Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.
 




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SVMC To Hold Online COVID-19 Information Session

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), and Bennington's office of the Vermont Department of Health will appear in a digital information session regarding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
 
The event is made possible with cooperation from CAT-TV and the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Members of the public are invited to view and ask questions during the live broadcast at www.facebook.com/CATTVbennington/. The program will also air on CAT-TV's public channel 1075.
 
The session will feature SVMC's Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson and Bennington's Public Health Services District Director for the Vermont Department of Health Megan Herrington. They will discuss the status of a community vaccine clinic and answer questions. The Chamber's Executive Director Matthew Harrington will moderate.
 
Dr. Dobson is an emergency medicine physician with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, an instructor of Emergency Medicine at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, and the chief medical officer for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee of Dartmouth-Hitchock and will join the Board of Trustees in January 2021. He is the past president of the Vermont Medical Society and currently sits on the Governance Council. He performs medical practice peer review for the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, a nonprofit organization designated by the Vermont Legislature. Prior to entering a career in medicine, Trey obtained a master's in Geology. He earned his medical degree at The University of Tennessee and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia. 
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