SVHC Launches Vermont Medical Weekly Video Program
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SVHC Launches Vermont Medical Weekly Video Program

BENNINGTON—February 5, 2021—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) will launch a new weekly interactive digital show called Vermont Medical Weekly with Trey Dobson, MD. The show will be produced in partnership with Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Each week, Dr. Dobson will discuss current healthcare topics with a guest or guests as well as answer questions posted by virtual attendees. The show will air at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays starting February 10.

“Throughout the pandemic, Southwestern Vermont Health Care has worked to keep community members and area health care workers informed through a weekly e-newsletter and regular video updates,” said Trey Dobson, MD, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) chief medical officer and the host of the show. “These efforts have received a great response, and we are developing Vermont Medical Weekly based on feedback to further enhance our connections to people in our region.” 

Vermont Medical Weekly will be available to view on area public access television stations and on the health system’s, CAT-TV’s, and Greater Northshire Access Television’s (GNAT-TV) Facebook pages. Those viewing on Facebook will be able to contribute questions through the chat function. The show will also be available as a podcast downloadable on svhealthcare.org.

“We hope this new program will become a regular and trusted source of local health information both throughout the pandemic and after,” Dobson said.

To contribute questions in advance of each week’s show, please e-mail wellness@svhealthcare.org or post to Facebook with #VermontMedicalWeekly.

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.

SVMC has earned several prominent distinctions. Most recently, SVMC received the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership Award for transformational change in efforts toward healthcare reform and its fifth consecutive designation within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. It ranked fourth in the nation for healthcare value by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index in 2020 and is one of Vermont’s Best Places to Work. SVMC earned an ‘A’ for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group for two years in a row. During the pandemic, SVMC and both its skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, and the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls, earned perfect scores on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluation meant to determine the ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections. 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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