On June 10, 1918, Putnam Memorial Hospital, now known as Southwestern Vermont Health Care, opened to patients. A century later that 30-bed hospital has grown into one of New England’s leading rural healthcare systems. 

To celebrate its centennial, SVHC is proud to announce its schedule of special events for the whole community.

A Century of Caring Exhibit and Book Launch

Postcardb300X300On February 3, 2018, SVHC will release A Century of Caring, a commemorative book covering 100 years of hospital history, and open a historical exhibit in cooperation with The Bennington Museum. 

Centennial Gala

The Centennial Gala is scheduled for June 9, the eve of the hospital’s 100th birthday, at the Hubbell Homestead at Colgate Park in Bennington. 

Centennial Community Day

Centennial Community Day is a free event for all ages planned for June 10, 2018. The event will feature 1918-inspired games, kids’ activities, entertainment, and a road race. The day will also include annual events like the Heart Hike, Cancer Survivors Day, and the Cancer Center Community Crusaders Day of Celebration. 

Masters in the Mountains Invitational

Our signature Masters in the Mountains golf event will be enhanced for the Centennial. 

Telemedicine Summit

In October, clinical leaders from around the country will be invited to a telemedicine conference. The conference will be hosted by Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. 

The Jingle Bell

The Jingle Bell will be enhanced for the Centennial.