SVHC Wins Two Regional Marketing Awards

August 15, 2017

BENNINGTON, VT—August 15, 2017—The Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) recently received two regional awards for health care communications and marketing from the New England Society for Health Care Communications (NESHCo).

“We are deeply committed to sharing stories and developing content that helps patients live healthier lives,” said Ray Smith, director of Marketing and Communications. “The impact we are able to make and the recognitions we receive are really a testament to the skill and dedication of our marketing team, the valuable work of our clinical colleagues, and patients themselves, whose stories we are privileged to share.”

SVHC received a Silver Lamplighter Award for Digital Strategy, including the integration of website, social media, and e-newsletter content. In the category for Community Relations Events, the health system’s Jump Rope Challenge was also honored with a Silver Lamplighter Award.

“We get a lot of satisfaction when we see our communication efforts in action,” said Smith, “But it’s also gratifying to receive this validation from our peers in the industry as well.”

NESHCo’s Lamplighter Awards attract hundreds of entries in each of more than 20 healthcare marketing and public relations categories from all over New England. The most recent awards were for work completed in 2016.

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 For news and updates, follow