SVMC: COVID-19 Update September 13

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November 13, 2020
Your COVID Pep Talk from Trey Dobson, MD
Cases are on the rise, but Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's Chief Medical Officer Trey Dobson, MD, wants you to know that we can still stop the spread and support each other until the vaccine becomes widely available.
SVMC Limits Visitors to Ensure Safety
In response to a sustained surge in cases of COVID-19 throughout New England and to mitigate the spread of the virus, SVMC will discontinue in-person visits for hospital patients starting 7 p.m. Monday, November 16.
Celebrating Safely
COVID-19 has taken the big, normal Thanksgiving dinners, with friends and family gathered around, off the table. But there are still lots of ways to celebrate safely. Read On.
How to Welcome Students Home 
We are all excited to welcome our students home from college and boarding school, but doing so safely requires some extra effort. Read More.
Communication for a COVID Holiday
Infection Preventionist Donna Barron, RN, has a five-step plan for talking to friends and family about your needs during this unusual season. Learn More.
Advances in Total Joint Replacement Webinar
SVMC proudly presents Advances in Total Joint Replacement 4 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 9 over video conferencing software. It is free and open to the public. The event is appropriate for any person who experiences joint pain, along with members of their families. 
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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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