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BENNINGTON, VT—May 3, 2016— Internal Medicine practice at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Diane E. Smith, MD. With this appointment, Smith also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group.
Since 2009, Dr. Smith has worked for Branford Internal Medicine in Branford, Connecticut. She was medical director for Ashlar of Newtown Masonicare, a long-term care and short-term rehabilitation facility in Newtown, Connecticut for three years. From 1999 – 2005, Smith worked as associate medical director and vice president of medical services for Connecticut Hospice and Hope Hospice in Fort Myers, Florida, respectively.
Smith is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
She received her medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine. She completed residency in Internal Medicine at Roger Williams Medical Center in Rhode Island.
SVMC Internal Medicine provides primary care for patients 18 years and older. The practice is designated as a patient-centered medical home with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and Blueprint for Health, which means they offer access to a dietitian, a diabetes educator, and others right in the office.
SVMC Internal Medicine is located in Suite 108 of the Medical Office Building at 140 Hospital Drive in Bennington. For more information or to check availability, call 802-447-5519.
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 svhealthcare.org.