Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Patricia Ryan

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care's (SVHC) Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson, a weekly interactive, multiplatform medical-themed talk show, will feature Patricia Ryan, RN, MSN, CCRP, the Cardiac Rehabilitation program coordinator at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), on its June 16 program. 
The show will air at 12 p.m., and Ryan will share the role cardiac rehabilitation plays in the health and wellbeing of patients.
The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at and
Ryan earned her bachelor's in nursing from Hartwick College in New York and her master's in nursing from Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She has worked at SVMC for 31 years, serving in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for 27 of those. She is a certified American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Professional, a board member for the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls, and a Vermont Cardiac Network board member. In addition, Ryan is and SVHC mentor and contributed to the department's having earned certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
After the program, the video will be available on area public access television stations. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. GNAT-TV's Comcast channel 1074 airs the program at 8 a.m. Monday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Upcoming guests include:
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 23: SVMC Pediatrician Meghan Gunn, MD, will share her interest in children's health and her thoughts about vaccinating adolescents and children for COVID-19.
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, June 30: Nicholas Weinberg, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, will share his experiences working on the search-and-rescue teams, including at Mt. Denali in Alaska.
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 7: Jeffrey Parsonnet, MD, infectious disease physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, will share his work as leader of the organization's post-acute COVID syndrome (commonly referred to as "long haulers") program.
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 14: Becca Filson, FNP, of SVMC's Hospital Medicine, and Lisa Downing-Forget, MD, of SVMC Internal Medicine, will discuss diversity and inclusion at SVMC and in the healthcare field.
Videos and podcasts are on, as well as YouTube and on many podcast-hosting platforms, respectively.
To contribute questions in advance of each week's show, please e-mail or post to Facebook with #SVHCMedicalMattersWeekly.

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