Giving with a Focus

The generosity of donors is what makes it possible for SVHC to offer the highest level of care possible. Charitable donations provide essential financial support to our areas of greatest need in every area of the health system.

As a supporter of the SVHC Foundation, your gift may be used to support one of the following projects. To learn more about projects planned for the future and how your donations can help, please contact Andy Bisselle at 802-447-5107. 

2016 Priority Fundraising Initiatives

Linear Accelerator

LINACcDonations like yours will be applied to the cost of a linear accelerator for the Cancer Center. A linear accelerator (LINAC) is the device most commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for patients with cancer. The LINAC is used to treat all parts and organs of the body. It delivers high-energy x-rays to the region of the patient's tumor. 

The replacement of SVMC's LINAC with a modern unit will allow us to provide enhanced clinical treatments and better patient outcomes. Additionally, the LINAC will allow a broader array of cancers to be treated locally, thereby improving the patient experience. 

This state-of-the-art digital radiology system will be life-changing for many patients. Click here to review a presentation about the LINAC. 

Additional benefits include: 

  • The ability to target smaller areas with higher dose rate. Higher energy radiation reduces irradiation of healthy tissue and shortens treatment times. 
  • The technical capabilities of the replacement LINAC enhance the patient experience by reducing the length of time patients must remain motionless in an uncomfortable position. 
  • SVHC will be the only hospital in northern Berkshire County, the New York Capital District and southern Vermont to have the newest rendition of this technology. 
  • Cost savings of approximately $400K was realized through our partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. 

Linear Accelerator $2,375,000
Computers & Software $200,000
Installation $1,500,000
Total  $4,075,000

To make a donation for the linear accelerator, please list this project on your donation form or check.

SVMC Pownal Campus

PownalcIncreasing access to primary care is a focus for SVHC. With better primary care, community members are able to prevent and manage chronic conditions. The SVMC Pownal Campus opened October 19, 2015 and provides greater access to care to thousands of residents of both Vermont and Massachusetts. Both SVHC and the facility’s patients have generous donors to thank for making the new campus a reality. Additional opportunities are available to offset the expense of this important community health resource. 

Building $500,000
Waiting/Reception Area $50,000
X-Ray Area $50,000
Business Office
Procedure Exam Room $30,000
Foyer $25,000
Lab $25,000
Exam Room (seven available) $20,000 each
Consult Room (two availaible) $15,000 each

To make a donation for the Pownal Campus, please list this project on your donation form or check.