SVHC Weekly Health Update: May 6

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May 6, 2022
Emergency Medicine in Southern Vermont
Director of the SVMC Emergency Department Adam Cohen, MD, relates the details of a major expansion and renovation project on this week's Medical Matters Weekly.
Behind the Scenes: Making hospital policies
Learn about the factors hospital leaders consider when making important decisions to ensure safety for patients, visitors, and employees.
Your Primary Care Visit
Primary care appointments are so important for lasting good health. Shellie Burdick, DO, gives an overview of the topics she addresses and why they are important. Read More.
Controlling Seasonal Allergies
Learn to identify allergies and what you can do to keep them in check from Jama Peacock, MD, of Twin Rivers Medical, P.C. Read More.
Better Hearing and Speech
Speech-Language Pathologist Katelyn O'Neill, MS, CCC-SLP, shares 10 things you didn't know about this important therapy. Read More.
Lifestyle Medicine on Medical Matters Weekly
Lifestyle Medicine Expert Beth Frates, MD, will discuss her specialty and how it can help patients approach health problems from a different angle.
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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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