SVMC: COVID-19 Update December 31

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December 31, 2020
Behind the Scenes of Vaccine Distribution 
From when the vaccine arrives at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to when it is injected, Director of Pharmacy Services Robert Sherman, PharmD, shares every step along the way.
After COVID Discharge
Dr. Marie George unwraps a new study that helps us understand what happens to COVID-19 patients after they are discharged from the hospital. The effects of the disease appear to go beyond our health.
Masks 101 
Our teams are wearing different masks to help keep them and their patients safe. See the additions to our mask lineup. Read More.
Your COVID Questions Answered
See the latest questions from our community members and get answers from our experts here. Read On.
Case Counts in Your Town
The latest numbers of cases for your town, county, state, and more are on your state's COVID-19 dashboard.
SVMC's New Emergency Department Project Approved
Vermont’s healthcare regulatory board granted Southwestern Vermont Medical Center approval for a $26 million project to modernize and expand its Emergency Department, renovate its main entrance, and improve public areas on the ground floor.  
Online Cooking Party for Cancer Survivors 
Join our oncologists, executive chef, and registered dietitian for an exciting online cooking party. You can even get the ingredients for your favorite recipe and cook it along with us!
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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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