SVHC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Physician and Outstanding Community Member


Southwestern Vermont Health Care Harvest Ball
1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park Bennington, Vermont

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Proceeds to benefit
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 


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. 

 “Recognizing the collaboration between physicians, the health system, and community is important,” said Thomas Dee, the health system’s president and CEO. “These awards acknowledge the relationship of SVHC and the physician leadership who are committed to providing quality care to our community.”

 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.

Winners from the nominations will be selected and announced in May by the SVHC’s board of trustees. 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 second annual Harvest Ball on Sept. 10. The event will take place at the 1768 Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park. All proceeds will benefit Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.