BENNINGTON, VT—October 13, 2016— An Open House and Community Celebration to commemorate the first year of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s Pownal Campus is scheduled for 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday, November 12 at the practice, 7237 Route 7 in Pownal, VT.
The event will include harvest-themed refreshments and tours of the building. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet providers and receive health screenings. The event is free and open to the public.
A dedication ceremony, planned during the celebration, will acknowledge the major donors and funds granting organizations that supported the project. They include the Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Morgenthal, the Building Communities Grant from the State of Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, and the Webster Foundation. The celebration will also recognize the Healthy Behaviors Photo Contest winners, whose art adorns the facility.
The building was constructed in 2015 and was made possible with cooperation from state and local community leaders and regulatory agencies. The building includes many features designed to improve the patient experience, including a covered drop-off entrance, a pleasant waiting area, and plenty of natural light. For patient convenience, the practice offers blood draw and X-ray services on site.
The SVMC Pownal Campus is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday –Friday. Call 802-681-2780 to learn about availability for new patients.
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.