SVHC Weekly Health Update: Sept 24

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September 24, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: Becker's Hospital Review
On Medical Matters Weekly, Trey Dobson, MD, talked with Ayla Ellison, the editor-in-chief of Becker's Hospital Review, about national healthcare trends and what they mean for patients and professionals.
Booster News
Everyone is eager to know whether they are eligible for a third dose of COVID vaccine. This week, Governor Scott announced that Vermonters 80 years and older are now eligible to schedule and receive Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. We anticipate more information to be announced next week. Our website,, is the best source for updates.
Preparing for Flu Season
Experts predict more flu this year than last. It is already in our community. Learn about local resources for getting the flu shot and more. Read On.
Third Dose vs. Booster
Trey Dobson, MD explains the differences between the two terms, and why some individuals required a third dose of the vaccine. Read more.
Protecting Yourself from Gynecologic Cancers
SVMC OB/GYN Kimberley Sampson, MD, offers easy, approachable advice for women. Read More.
Ten Facts About Gout
Rheumatologist Matthew Stanishewski, DO, shares the top things you should know. Read More.
New Parent Classes
Oh, baby! All of the know-how you need to welcome your little one is available right here. Browse Classes.
The Next Medical Matters Weekly
The vice president of Magnet's nursing excellence program is our next guest. Read More.
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SVHC Announces DAISY Award Winner

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Seline Skoug, RN, of the Emergency Department, was the September recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC).
Skoug was nominated by a fellow nurse colleague from the Women's and Children's Department for her role in making a patient more comfortable.
The nomination read:
"A patient arrived to the Emergency Department (ED) reporting abdominal pain, not aware that she was pregnant and in labor. The patient was afraid, overwhelmed, and alone with no support person available. Seline met the patient in the ED and accompanied her to Women's and Children's, while creating a bond with the patient. The connection between the patient and Seline was apparent, as they held hands and Seline provided labor support, breathing with the patient as she contracted. The nurse stayed by her side throughout her entire labor and delivery, while her ED colleagues worked together to cover her assignment. Seline returned when her shift was over to check on the patient with flowers in hand."
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