SVMC General Surgery Moves to Renovated Suite

March 15, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—March 15, 2016—SVMC General Surgery, formerly located in Suite 211 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington, has moved to a completely renovated office, Suite 205, in the same building.

In the past, each of SVMC’s four surgeons had individual practices. The renovation and move was initiated to give all four the capability to see patients in one practice.

“Drs. Cope, Drew, Salem, and I work as a team, so it makes sense for us to share office space. This new arrangement makes collaboration even easier, and the combined staff will be able to serve patients better than ever,” said Dr. Graham Moore, Chair of the Department of Surgery.

The office design includes new larger procedure rooms, which will allow for a greater number of procedures to be performed right in the office. In addition, the space includes collaborative work areas for doctors and nurses, wide halls and doorways to accommodate wheelchairs and other assistive devices, and a waiting room with screens for greater privacy.

“The new space provides a more efficient and convenient arrangement for both patients and staff,” said Doug Forth, executive director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. “It allows for greater continuity and more effective use of resources.”

The telephone numbers for the practice will remain the same. For information about General Surgery at SVMC, call (802) 447-5060. Information about SVMC General Surgery can be found at

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 the state’s first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit