SVMC Welcomes Kurt Wagner, MD

December 18, 2015

BENNINGTON, VT—December 18, 2015— Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Kurt Wagner, MD, to the SVMC Emergency Department.

Dr. Wagner received his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago and a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals.

“I am delighted that Dr. Wagner has joined SVMC,” said Trey Dobson, chief medical officer of SVMC and medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. “With his experience and warmth, he is be a great addition to our team of emergency medicine physicians and nurses.”

Wagner has worked in the Emergency Department of Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, IL, since 1987 and served as chair of the department since October 2013. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

“I am excited to return to a situation where I can spend the majority of my time doing patient care,” Wagner said. “The staff at SVMC were so friendly, and it is clear that they provide high quality care. I look forward to joining them.”

About SVHC:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC’s services include an emergency department staffed by physicians each of whom is board certified in emergency medicine; the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and managed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock; and a fully-digital imaging department. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is one of 31 in the world to have been recognized four consecutive times as Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence. To learn more, visit

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