SVHC Foundation Opens the Summer Gala Raffle

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — After a 2-year hiatus, the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation's Summer Gala returns on June 11, 2022, at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead in Bennington. 
Among the region's most anticipated charity events, the event includes an exciting raffle for more than $20,000 in prizes. Those interested should visit to learn more and purchase tickets.
This year's Summer Gala raffle includes eight prizes: three cash prizes of up to $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 each; gift certificates to the area's best restaurants, valued at $1,500; and packages featuring arts & culture experiences, local luxury products, wellness-oriented items, and those you would need to enjoy the great outdoors.
Tickets are $100, and only 500 will be sold. The deadline for entering is Saturday, June 11 or until tickets sell out. The drawing will take place at the Summer Gala on the evening of Saturday, June 11. Raffle participants need not be present to win.  
This event would not be possible without Title Sponsors Allaire Health Services, Dartmouth Health, and Mack Molding. Presenting Sponsors include the 1768 Hubbell Homestead, the Richard & Pamela Ader Foundation, The Bank of Bennington, Monique and Peter Geannelis, John and Deborah Larkin, Montucky Cold Snacks, and the Rogge Family.
“We are deeply grateful to our generous sponsors and all the businesses and individuals who donated to the raffle. We are also thankful to the committee members organizing the event and to all in our community who participate in the raffle," said Vice President for Corporate Development Leslie Keefe. “It is certainly among the most fun ways to support the health system and all it does for the community."
All raffle proceeds support Southwestern Vermont Health Care, including services for patients. Those interested in purchasing a raffle ticket or in sponsoring or attending the Summer Gala, visit

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Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Dartmouth Health's Diversity Officer

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Dartmouth Health's new Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Teresa Malcolm, MD, FACOG, MBA, will be the next guest on Medical Matters Weekly at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18.
The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Medical Matters Weekly on and The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on
Malcolm served most recently as chief executive officer at the coaching firm Master Physician Leaders. She also currently serves as associate program director for the American Medical Women's Association's Leadership Certification Program. She is a professional certified coach by the International Coaching Federation and is certified to coach executives and healthcare teams to build cultures of inclusion. As the vice president of DEIB, Malcolm will develop and lead an interdisciplinary and cross-departmental office and will be responsible for integrating DEIB values into all aspects of Dartmouth Health's culture, goals, metrics, and strategic operating plan.
While serving as a chief medical officer at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona, from 2016 to 2019, Malcolm provided clinical leadership to a tertiary care center offering inpatient, emergent, and same-day services provided by more than 1,000 specialty physicians, more than 300 advanced care providers and 1,500 associates to meet the needs of a growing community. While in this role, Malcolm directly participated in organizational planning and decision making and was the sole physician member of Banner Health's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council. During her involvement on the council, diversity increased significantly at all levels, and team member resource groups provided support to veterans, women in leadership, and multicultural and LGBTQ+ communities.
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