Rotary Donates 1,280 Books to SVMC

September 18, 2015

Bennington, VT—September 17, 2015—Representatives of the Catamount Rotary donated 1,280 gently used books and about two dozen new books to SVMC Pediatrics on Tuesday, September 15. The books will be distributed during patients’ regular well-child visits to encourage literacy and a love of reading. 

Pictured from left to right are Christina Grupe, LPN, and Jessica Deysenroth, LPN, both of SVMC Pediatrics; Betsy Browning, CNM, of the Catamount Rotary; Martin Luloff, MD; Meghan Gunn, MD; Lynn Mann, DO, each of SVMC Pediatrics; Amy Carey of the Catamount Rotary; and Michelle Arbogast, RN, SVMC Pediatrics practice manager.

SVMC Pediatrics is a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a full-service community hospital in Bennington. SVMC’s physicians are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVMC is part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), an integrated health system serving Bennington and Windham Counties in Vermont, Eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York, and Northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. In addition to the medical center, SVHC consists of the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington; SVMC Northshire Campus in Manchester, SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus in Wilmington, SVMC Mountain Medical at the base of Mount Snow in West Dover, and the SVHC Foundation. To learn more, visit

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