SVMC: COVID-19 Update Oct. 16

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October 16, 2020
Seven Questions with Same-Day Total Knee Replacement Patient Kevin Dailey
Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Vice President of Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer Kevin Dailey was among the first patients to receive a same day joint replacement with SVMC Orthopedics. 
Decoding the CDC’s Brief on Airborne Transmission 
Last week, the CDC issued a much-anticipated brief about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and how it spreads. Under some conditions, it can travel through the air for distances greater than 6 feet.
Going from Thumb Pain to Thumbs Up 
Practically everything we do involves our thumbs. So thumb pain can really make everyday activities more difficult. Learn More.
Nutrient Spotlight: Zinc 
Especially as we head into cold and flu season, everyone is interested in boosting their immunity. Zinc plays a key role in the immune response. Learn More.
Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, October 24 is National Drug Take Back Day. Learn how to participate and keep potentially harmful medications out of the community and the environment. Read On.
COVID Webinars
SVHC is hosting free region-specific COVID webinars featuring its clinical experts on several evenings throughout October. Register Here.
Drive-Up Flu Vaccine Clinics
SVMC wants to make it easy for you to get a flu shot this year. Flu shots are available 2 - 6 p.m. Thursdays in October at the hospital. Details here.
SVMC's Virtual Urgent Care
You can get care any time, day or night, for a wide range of health issues with SVMC's new virtual urgent care, Try it Now.
More COVID-19 Resources
Important numbers, frequently asked questions, articles, testing information, and more are available on our website.
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SVHC Fundraiser Features Virtual Grand Raffle & Drawings

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Jingle Bell Express, a virtual holiday-themed fundraising event to benefit Southwestern Vermont Health Care, kicked off on Friday, Nov. 20.
The centerpiece of the event is a grand raffle. It includes 10 packages worth $1,300 to $5,000 each. Prizes include $5,000 cash and a vacation in the French Riviera, with no expiration date, along with packages including dining at 13 restaurants, a diamond bracelet, golf at 10 courses, and much more.
Tickets are $100 each, and only 500 will be sold. One ticket offers a one-in-50 chance to win prizes valued at a total of more than $20,000. Ticket sales close on Monday, Dec. 14. The drawing will take place during a virtual event at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18. Tickets can be purchased at
"Participating in The Jingle Bell Express is an exciting way to celebrate the season and support your hardworking local healthcare providers," said Leslie Keefe, the vice president for corporate development at SVHC. "We hope the community will support our caregivers and join us in this special event."
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