SVMC Northshire Campus Adds Two Highly Experienced Providers to Medical Staff

December 14, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—December 14, 2016— Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Northshire Campus welcomes Carolyn E. Goodwin, FNP, CDE, and Arlene R. Law, FNP-BC, MBA, CCRN, CEN, CPEN, to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. Both providers will serve existing and new patients.

“Both Arlene and Carrie have long and diversified careers providing health care to our communities, and we are pleased to have them join the already talented and caring team at SVMC Northshire,” said Robert M. Schwartz, MD, associate medical director of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. “With the addition of two nurse practitioners to our staff, we are embracing a model that increases access to high-quality care and provides greater convenience to patients.”

Goodwin has worked for the last 15 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Monmouth University with a master’s in nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2001 and is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Goodwin worked in primary care for nine years caring for patients of all ages with both acute and chronic illnesses before specializing in Diabetes and Endocrinology. She worked for the Rutland Regional Diabetes and Endocrinology Center for five years before opening her own practice here in Dorset as owner of Green Mountain House Calls. She has been a faculty member of the Community College of Vermont and has participated in training Nurse Practitioners from University of Vermont.

Law is a native of West Arlington, VT, and a 2016 graduate of the St. Joseph’s College of Maine’s Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. She received master’s degrees in nursing and business from St. Joseph’s in 2014 and a bachelor’s in nursing from Curry College, MA, in 1986. Law has worked in various roles in the SVMC Emergency Department since 1999 and in full-time and per diem positions at several hospitals in the Capital Region, NY, since 1991. She is board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center and holds many specialized certifications, including those for critical care, emergency nursing, and pediatric emergency nursing. In addition, she retired as a Lieutenant Commander after 20 years of service in the United States Navy.

These family nurse practitioners offer Northshire patients robust clinical training and a patient-centered approach. Northshire employs these nurse practitioners to provide appointments more quickly and see patients more promptly. Our associate providers, including nurse practitioners, work directly with a team to ensure patients receive the highest quality care available. An additional associate provider, a physician assistant, is expected to join the team after the start of the new year.

SVMC’s Northshire Campus offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family. Its services include pediatrics, obstetrics, health promotion and wellness programs, and on-site laboratory and x-ray services. The office is located at 5957 Main Street in Manchester Center. Appointments are available 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays. Call 802-362-4440 for an appointment.

Images: Click their names for high-resolution images of each of our new providers: Carrie Goodwin and Arlene Law


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), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit

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