SVMC: COVID-19 Update June 11

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June 11, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: Hunger Free Vermont
On this week's Medical Matters Weekly with Dr. Trey Dobson, Anore Horton, executive director of Hunger Free Vermont, shares how food insecurity impacts the lives of individuals throughout the state of Vermont and how progress in this area resounds throughout the healthcare system.
SVHC Vaccine Champions
Mia Maroney wants to get back on the track and on the court. She knows getting a vaccine is an important part of resuming a busy sports schedule and enjoying time with friends safely.
What We Have Learned
SVMC's Infection Preventionist Donna Barron, RN, hopes that we continue to practice some of the habits we've learned during the pandemic. Read More.
Exposing Racial Inequity in Health Care
See how Patricia Johnson, RN, has led the way toward equitable access to the COVID vaccine. Read More.
Certified Hand Therapy, Now Available at SVMC
Occupational Therapist Michaelia St. Jacques offers certified hand therapy close to home. Read More.
15 Fiber Facts
Registered Dietitian Kristin Irace shares how increasing your fiber intake may help improve your health. Read More.
Medical Matters Weekly Preview
Patty Ryan, RN, MSN, CCRP, of Cardiac Rehabilitation, is our next guest. Read More.
Walk In for Your Vaccine
Get your shot at SVMC ExpressCare every day or 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 12 at the former SVC gym. Read More.
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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Alya Reeve

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 Alya Reeve, MD, MPH, the medical director of Untied Counseling Service in Bennington, on its August 4 program.

The show is produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on Facebook at and The show is also available to view or download a podcast on

Dr. Reeve is responsible for overseeing clinical psychiatric services and providing guidance to clinical staff. She assures that agency patients receive appropriate evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, medical screening, and medical or psychiatric evaluation. In addition, she serves as the liaison for UCS with community physicians, hospital staff, and other professionals and agencies associated with psychiatric services.

Dr. Reeve has served in multiple professional and academic roles at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Pediatrics. Dr. Reeve earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, with residencies in psychiatry at the Dartmouth School of Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She also spent time as the registrar in the Epilepsy Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital in London, UK. Dr. Reeve was a fellow in the clinical brain disorders branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Washington, D.C. She earned her master’s in public health at the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree in French and Zoology from Connecticut College.

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, August 11: Art Groux, executive director of the Bennington Rescue Squad, will discuss the Rescue Squad and its work in our community.
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 18: Patricia Johnson, RN, and Caitlin Tilley, RN, of SVMC, will discuss their efforts to make vaccines available to the BIPOC community in Bennington and the surrounding area.
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, August 25: Tim VanOrden, athlete and coach, will share his ideas for increasing activity and health in your life.
  • 12 p.m. Wednesday, September 1: Cath Burns of Vermont Care Partners, will discuss COVID Support Programs.

To contribute questions in advance of each week’s show, please e-mail or post to Facebook with #SVHCMedicalMattersWeekly.

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