SVHC Named One of Becker's 150 Great Places to Work

April 04, 2016

BENNINGTON, VTApril 5, 2015 Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has been named by Becker's Healthcare—publisher of Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the industry’s most influential sources of news for hospital leaders—to the 2016 list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.”

The list features both U.S. healthcare provider organizations and other types of healthcare-specific companies. It has been published every year since 2011. It is free to nominate, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

In February, SVHC’s President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, was recognized in the publication’s list of 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know. Through an independent review, this list identifies executives who have demonstrated dedication to providing access to high-quality care, participation on rural healthcare committees and boards, regional and national leadership positions, regional or national recognition for their efforts, and excellent organizational performance.

The editors of Becker’s consider nominations for the Great Places to Work in Healthcare list based on several factors, including whether the organization has received national, state, or local recognition for workplace excellence; benefits offerings; wellness initiatives; and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance, and a sense of community among employees.

In addition to the 150 Great Places to Work recognition, Southwestern Vermont Health Care has been named by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce as one of Vermont’s Best Places to Work for two years in a row.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Each issue reaches more than 18,000 hospital leaders. The Becker’s complete list can be viewed at


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