SVHC Foundation Celebrates Dine to Your Heart's Delight Success

May 16, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—May 16, 2016—The 2nd Annual Dine to Your Heart’s Delight—a week-long “shop local” week, $10,000 Save a Heart Cash Raffle, and upscale dance party—raised more than $17,000 for heart health programs and education at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Twenty local businesses participated in the event by donating a portion of their proceeds from the week of April 1 – 8. Gold level sponsors included the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, Pangaea Restaurant in North Bennington, The Elm Street Market in Bennington, Time for Yourself LLC, and the Four Chimneys Inn in Bennington.

The week-long event culminated in an upscale dance party Saturday, April 9 at the Taconic Hotel in Manchester, VT. The event hosted a sold-out crowd of 215 attendees for food, wine pairings, music by Funk in the Trunk, and the drawing of a $10,000 cash raffle. Raffle winners included Suzanne Kennedy of Hoosick Falls, Paul Vinsel, MD, of Saratoga Spring, and James Williams of North Bennington.

“The success of this event is thanks to the Dine to Your Heart’s Delight committee members and sponsors,” said Scott Rogge, MD, chief of Cardiology. “We are grateful that our community supports high quality cardiology care at events like this.”

For information about attending or supporting next year’s Dine to Your Heart’s Delight event, contact the SVHC Foundation at 802-447-5017.


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 SVHC Foundation; the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. 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