Radiation Oncologist to Present New Cancer Treatment Technology

March 23, 2016
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BENNINGTON, VT—March 23, 2015—Matthew Vernon, MD, radiation oncologist at the Cancer Center at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, will present on the installation of new technology for cancer treatment now available in Bennington. The program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at the Manchester Community Library.

Obtained through a partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the new linear accelerator delivers external beam radiation treatments to treat cancer cells in all parts and organs of the body. Cancer patients receiving radiation therapy typically undergo 5 – 7 weeks of daily treatments. This technology allows radiation oncologist Dr. Matthew Vernon to improve every aspect of that challenging time. Treatments will be 75 percent faster and more targeted, which reduces radiation of healthy tissue and lessens side effects.

Vernon received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and his undergraduate education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis and an internship at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, St. Joseph, in Milwaukee, WI. He is board certified in Radiation Oncology and has served on the medical staff at SVMC since 2013.

To reserve your seat online, visit svhealthcare.org/calendar. For more information, call 802-447-5019 or e-mail Ashley.Jowett@svhealthcare.org.


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’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC’s services include an emergency department staffed by physicians each of whom is board certified in emergency medicine; the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, which is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and managed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock; and a fully-digital imaging department. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is the state’s first Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence, a designation it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit svhealthcare.org.