About Southwestern Vermont Health Care

Southwestern Vermont Health Care consists of:

Our Communities: Southwestern Vermont Health Care serves more than 55,000 people in the towns and villages of Bennington County and western Windham County and Southern Rutland County in Vermont, eastern Rensselaer County in New York and Northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

SVHC is a Not-For-Profit: Henry W. Putnam started SVHC in 1910 by donating his water company to the Town of Bennington, stipulating that the proceeds be used to fund a public hospital. One of Bennington's oldest charities, SVHC depends on the generosity of donors to provide an unprecedented level of care for a community hospital. SVHC is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees drawn from the communities it serves. In 2008, SVHC and its subsidiaries provided $1.8 million in charity care.


Our Mission: SVHC exists to provide exceptional health care and comfort to the people we serve.

Our Vision: SVHC is recognized as a preeminent, rural, integrated health care system that provides exceptional, convenient, safe, and affordable care.

Our Values:SVHC expects its employees to model the following values:

Quality: achieving the best possible outcomes and satisfying the customer in the most cost-effective manner.
Empathy: treating others in a compassionate and sensitive manner.
Safety: preventing harm to patients from treatment that is intended to help them and to employees from an environment that is intended to support them.
Teamwork:achieving shared goals through collaboration, accountability, and mutual respect and supports.
Stewardship: conserving resources and making decisions that achieve the highest value at the lowest cost.