SVHC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Physician and Outstanding Community Member


BENNINGTON — In September, Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) will honor two individuals, a physician and a community member, for their efforts to advance the health system’s vision of healthier communities. The health system is asking for nominations from the public, the physician community, health system employees, and the board of trustees.

“These awards are the first of their kind for our area,” said Thomas Dee, the health system’s president and CEO. “Health is a partnership between physicians, the health system, and members of our community. These awards pay tribute to two key pillars of quality health care: physician leadership, and community support and commitment.”

The Health Care Leadership Award will recognize a physician who demonstrates excellence in medical practice and patient care and whose service is aimed at improving health care in our service area. The honoree must live in a community served by SVHC but may be currently practicing or retired.

The Distinguished Community Service Award honors a member of the community for their commitment, support, and service to SVHC’s mission and vision.

Members of the Development Committee of SVHC’s board of trustees will select the winners from the nominations. To nominate a physician, community member, or both, go to or call the SVHC Development office at (802) 447-5017 for a paper nomination form. Deadline for both award nominations is April 30.

Awards will be presented at the SVHC first annual Harvest Ball on Sept. 11. The event will take place at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park. All proceeds will benefit Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center.