SVMC: COVID-19 Update December 4

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December 4, 2020
Vaccine Update: Top 10 Things to Know 
Everyone wants to know what is happening with the vaccine. Here's the latest from Trey Dobson, MD, the chief medical officer at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.
Your COVID Questions Answered 
We've been collecting your questions and asking our experts for the answers. Here they are!
Why You Shouldn’t Delay Regular Care 
Even during a surge in COVID-19 cases, your medical appointment is essential. Dr. Bob Schwartz of SVMC Northshire Campus shares why. Read On.
Your Dog and Your Health 
The healthiest people understand the benefits of having a health care team. For some, that includes man's (and woman's) best friend.
Three Steps to a Healthy Winter 
Dr. Richard Wiseman, a primary care physician at SVMC Internal Medicine, shares his top tips for having a healthy holiday and beyond. Learn More.
The Jingle Bell Express is a virtual holiday-themed fundraising event to benefit Southwestern Vermont Health Care. The centerpiece of the event is a grand raffle of ten spectacular packages valued at over $20,000, including a $5,000 cash prize. One ticket offers a one-in-50 chance to win! Only 500 tickets will be sold, and they are going fast! Get yours today at www.thejinglebellexpress.comTicket sales close on Monday, December 14th. 
Advances in Total Joint Replacement Webinar
This is your last chance to register for SVMC's Advances in Total Joint Replacement webinar, which is scheduled 4 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. It is free, open to the public, and appropriate for any person who experiences joint pain.
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SVHC Surpasses Fundraising Goal For SVC Campus

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Grateful Bennington Fund raised over $566,000 to help support Southwestern Vermont Health Care's repurposing of the former Southern Vermont College campus.
"The Grateful Bennington Fund is a tremendous testimony of the level of support that our community has," Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) President and CEO Tom Dee said during a virtual press conference Thursday. "Not only for our health system, but it also highlights the importance of the former SVC property and how people feel about it." 
Southern Vermont College (SVC) closed in 2019 after years of struggling with declining enrollment and financial pressure. SVHC purchased the campus two years later.
"It was a very difficult decision for us and the community," David Newell, fundraiser organizer, former SVHC Foundation Board Member, and former SVC Board Member said. "...Certainly there was the risk that the campus would not be available to the community." 
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