Stories

Partnership is Powerful Medicine

We are proud that so many in our region trust us with their care. Whether it's routine checkups, emergency room visits for a minor mishap or something much more serious, thousands turn to SVMC each year. Each person we care for has a story and each story includes a team of professionals working together in partnership.

You'll see that partnership in the efforts of our nursing staff, whose focus on better patient experiences has earned national recognition with the Magnet nursing designation. You'll see it in our affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, giving patients access to hundreds of specialists without leaving home for care. You'll see it in hundreds of ways, large and small.

It's a privilege to be a part of so many lives on a daily basis, where we get to see first hand that partnership really is powerful medicine.

Featured Video: Missy Jutras

Missy Jutras—a teacher, mom, grandmother, and coach—overcame Stage 2 breast cancer with the help of her family, community and healthcare team, led by Dr. Charlene Ives, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Partnership is Powerful Medicine Videos

Missy Jutras

Missy Jutras—a teacher, mom, grandmother, and coach—overcame Stage 2 breast cancer with the
help of her family, community and healthcare team, led by Dr. Charlene Ives, at Southwestern
Vermont Medical Center.

Sandy Foster


Sandy Foster looked at a lot of hospitals when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The choice for this school principal was as easy as ABC…or rather SVMC. Hear her talk about the team that helped her beat her cancer, the one she calls “Sandy’s Angels.”

Dr. Adam Cohen

SVMC is one of only a handful of hospitals in the region with an ER staffed entirely by doctors board-certified in emergency medicine. Adam Cohen, MD, director of emergency medicine, talk about why the team at SVMC is trained and ready to handle any emergency.

Randy Johnson


Randy Johnson is chief of police in Dover and a father of two. Hear their story as he and his wife Robin talk about the value of local primary care at SVMC’s Deerfield Valley campus.

John Kasper


John Kasper owns an auto detail shop in Bennington and after being diagnosed with inoperable Stage IV tonsil cancer, never lost his resolve to fight. Cancer treatment teams from SVMC and Dartmouth-Hitchcock work together to help patients like John defy the odds.

Kaley Moulton


North Adams’ Kaley Moulton knew where she wanted to work from the day she graduated from nursing school. Learn about the importance of our Magnet Nursing accreditation and why it means great nurses choose to work at SVMC.

Peter Palmer


Peter Palmer chose SVMC when he got a diagnosis for prostate cancer. In the process of beating his cancer he also looked at the priorities in his life. Listen to him talk about his treatment, and how he’s found a new perspective.

Nicole Pelletier


Nicole was 28-weeks pregnant when North Adams Regional closed its doors. Suddenly she was forced to make a quick decision on where she would deliver her daughter. She turned to SVMC and says it was better than she ever could have hoped.