SVMC Recognizes Medical Staff

April 12, 2017

BENNINGTON—April 12, 2017—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s medical staff was recognized at an event last month at the Bennington Museum in Bennington.

Frank Famiano, MD, was awarded the 2017 Professional Teamwork Award. Famiano has been a hospital medicine specialist with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center since 1994. He received his undergraduate education at Rutgers University in New Jersey and his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. Dr. Famiano completed his residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA, and a fellowship at University of Vermont College of Medicine. In addition, he is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Andrew Shedden, MD, is the 2017 recipient of the Clinical Excellence Award. Shedden has been a radiologist with Southwestern Vermont Medical Center since 2001. He received his undergraduate education at Butler University in Indiana and his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shedden completed both his residency and fellowship training at Medical College of Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

In addition to the awards, several providers were recognized for their years of service. Among them, Drs. David King and Greg King were recognized for 30 years of service, and Dr. Charles Salem was recognized for 20 years of service.

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About SVHC:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care 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 facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices with 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 distinction it has held since 2002. To learn more, visit