SVHC Weekly Health Update: Oct. 15

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October 15, 2021
Medical Matters Weekly: What is population health?
Rory Price, MPH, was this week's guest on Medical Matters Weekly with Trey Dobson, MD. They talked about population health and how she and others are working to identify and meet our community's most pressing health needs.
COVID and Flu: Similarities and Differences
Marie George, MD, FIDSA, relates how the flu virus and COVID-19 are similar and how they are different. Their most important similarity? Both are preventable when you vaccinate against them.
The Wonders of Blood
Learn about your body's "great delivery system" and what your blood can reveal about your health from Family Physician Patrice Thornton, MD.
Nutrient Spotlight: Calcium
Registered Dietitian Rachel Rodney, RD, shares little-known facts about this essential mineral and how our bodies use it.
Next on Medical Matters Weekly
Our next guest is Vanessa Britto, MD, of Brown University, one of the first institutions to mandate the COVID vaccine. Read More.
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SVHC Launches Website for Emergency Department Renovation Project

BENNINGTON, Vt. — A $25.8 million project to renovate and expand the Emergency Department and Main Entrance of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), requires a lot of coordination and communication.
The health system has launched a website to facilitate sharing news and developments about the project directly with patients. The website is located at
"We want to share the excitement of this important project with our community," said Ray E. Smith, the administrative director of Corporate Development and public information officer for SVHC. "Additionally, the website and our ongoing communications will provide key updates to assist patients as they navigate our hospital campus during construction."
The new website includes a project summary, photos and videos, illustrated designs of what the new Emergency Department will look like, a parking map, a project timeline, and recent updates.  In addition to the website, SVHC will change directional signage and publish regular updates to the local media, social media, and its weekly e-mail newsletter.
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