SVHC Adds Stephen Kelly to Board of Trustees

October 31, 2017

BENNINGTON, VT—October 31, 2017—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) has announced the appointment of Stephen Kelly to its Board of Trustees.

“Stephen has an accomplished background in helping non-profit organizations fulfill their missions while meeting their financial and regulatory obligations,” said Tommy Harmon, SVHC board chair. “I anticipate that he will make important contributions to our work, and I am delighted to have him join our organization.”

Kelly works as the chief financial officer for The Boma Project, a 106-employee international non-profit headquartered in Manchester, VT, which works to relieve poverty in East Africa. In the past, he served as chief financial officer for Meals on Wheels of Rockland and as president of Heron’s Ghyll Builders, a custom home builder, both in New York State. He lives in Andover, VT.

“We are grateful for the time and expertise our trustees contribute to SVHC,” said Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, SVHC’s president and CEO. “Stephen will add a new perspective to our board, and I look forward to working with him to advance our mission of providing exceptional care and comfort to the people we serve.”

Board members are nominated by the board’s Nominating Committee and voted on by the entire board. In selecting new SVHC board members, the nominating committee looks for candidates who exemplify SVHC’s values, can be counted on to actively participate in board work, and have leadership capabilities. SVHC looks for candidates who represent the communities the health system serves and have special expertise in fulfilling board duties.

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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 For news and updates, visit