SVHC Celebrates Alumni of the Putnam Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing
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SVHC Celebrates Alumni of the Putnam Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing

BENNINGTON, VT—December 7, 2018—Sixty-three alumni of the Putnam Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing joined leaders from Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) for a reunion lunch yesterday. The event marked the 70th anniversary of the first graduating class of the school. Throughout its 50-year tenure, the school graduated more than 800 nurses.

The lunch was be the final event in a year-long celebration of the hospital’s Centennial. The year was marked by A Century of Caring, a historical exhibit which traveled to every region the health system serves; Centennial Community Day, a free event which drew 4,000 people to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center campus in Bennington; and signature fundraising events like the Centennial Gala, Master’s in the Mountains Golf Tournament, and the Jingle Bell charity ball. 

About SVHC:
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 includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit

Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.



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