SVHC Weekly Health Update: Jan. 20

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January 20, 2023

Cervical Health Awareness Month

How often should you get a Pap test? Women take note. Dr. Kimberly Sampson of SVMC OB/GYN details important changes to a once routine and life-saving screening.


Boosted But Still Sick?

Another year, another COVID variant. This article from Southwestern Vermont Health Care's infection preventionist details the benefits—and limits—of vaccines.

You v. the World

Suicide is on the rise. Learn to find hope and help through connection. Read More

Maternal Health Day

Learn what SVMC Providers are doing to reduce maternal mortality. Read More

Upside to Outside

Physical activity is important. Learn how exercise outdoors benefits you. Read More

Medical Matters Weekly Flashback


Revisit some of our most influential and inspiring guests from the past two seasons. ?

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SVHC Announces DAISY Award Winner

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Christopher Petry, RN, a nurse in the Emergency Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), was the December recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC).
"Chris is so warm and personable," said SVHC's Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President for Patient Care Services Pamela Duchene. "These exemplary qualities combined with his efficiency and professionalism make Chris a standout to his patients."
One nominator wrote, "Chris made me feel valued as a person and a patient from the moment he arrived. He was the most professional and [good] humored nurse I have ever met. His demeanor was so practical and on point." 
A second nomination noted Petry's kindness and helpfulness. "He made sure I was okay and made me feel comfortable."
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