SVMC: COVID-19 Update November 6

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November 6, 2020
SVHC Leaders Appear in Eighth Video Update
SVHC Leaders Appear in Eighth Video Update
As we shift from fall to winter and COVID-19 cases surge nationally and regionwide, SVHC's President and CEO Tom Dee and Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson, MD, provide a community update with the help of the Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce's Matt Harrington and CAT-TV.
Why a Vaccine is the Only Way to Achieve Herd Immunity
There are five major reasons to rely on a vaccine, rather than relaxing precautions, to achieve herd immunity for COVID-19. Marie George, MD, infectious disease specialist at SVMC, shares them.
The Making of a Superspreader
Learn about the three things that turn an ordinary person into a virus-spreading machine and how to avoid becoming one yourself. Read On.
Teenagers, Parents, and COVID 
As cases continue to rise, this is an important time to talk to your teen about COVID, their friends, and how they are feeling.
What is Magnet?
You've heard that SVMC is a Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, but what does that really mean? Chief Nursing Officer Pamela Duchene explains. Learn More.
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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 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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