SVHC Weekly Health Update: April 29

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April 29, 2022
Medical Matters Weekly: Vermont Foodbank
Get the insider's perspective on one of the state's largest food security organizations with John Sayles from the Vermont Foodbank on this week's Medical Matters Weekly.
Getting COVID Treatment
You should seek out COVID treatment if you test positive and are over the age of 65, are pregnant, or have one of many conditions that could make COVID more severe. Dr. Trey Dobson tells you how.
Vaccines at Every Age
Everyone, no matter how old they are, can benefit from getting vaccines for certain illnesses at the right time.
Check Up: Alcohol Use
Increasing rates of alcohol consumption have healthcare professionals worried about the negative health effects to come.
Preventing Gardening Injuries
Gardening is great exercise, when done safely. Occupational Therapist Lauren Conigliaro shares how. Read More.
Transformation Begins
Enjoy a time-lapse video of exciting changes happening as a part of the project to renovate and expand the Emergency Department. Watch Now.
Medical Matters Weekly
Director of the SVMC Emergency Department Adam Cohen, MD, relates the details of a major expansion and renovation project. Read More.
COVID Resource Center
Helpful and friendly staff are available to provide COVID testing, vaccines, and boosters 8 a.m. - noon Monday - Saturday. Learn More.
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SVMC Named as Efficiency Vermont 'Energy Leader'

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), has been named as an "Energy Leader" by Efficiency Vermont. 
The organization honored seven large commercial and industrial customers with the award at the end of last year.
"SVMC's investment in energy efficiency and commitment to lowering energy use, operational costs, and greenhouse gas emissions is a testament their forward thinking and leadership," said Dave Adams, senior customer engagement manager at Efficiency Vermont. "We're grateful for the opportunity to support them with technical advice and incentives."
SVMC upgraded 50 percent of its control systems to achieve a greater command over ventilation, saving almost 500,000 kWh from the upgrade and building commissioning. SVMC has also taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint, recently completing a comprehensive pipe insulation project and a steam trap audit and repair initiative. These efforts will result in a reduction of almost 575,000 pounds of carbon emissions per year.
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