A Century of Caring, an Exhibition of Hospital History, Opens at Bennington Museum

A century of caring

BENNINGTON, VT—January 10, 2018—One hundred years ago, Putnam Memorial Hospital opened its doors in Bennington. While the facility, practices, and technology have changed dramatically throughout the century, the commitment to delivering exceptional health care to the community has remained constant.

In honor of its Centennial year and in partnership with the Bennington Museum, Southwestern Vermont Health Care is proud to present artifacts, stories, and images from its 100-year history. A Century of Caring, an exhibition of Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s 100-year history, will open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main St, Bennington, Vermont. The museum’s Community Day is Saturday, February 3. Admission is free on that day.

This retrospective exhibit offers a glimpse of the evolution of care alongside a history of the hospital. It showcases the advancements in care practices that have elevated a humble hospital on the hill to an award-winning healthcare system operating in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and serving 75,000 residents in the surrounding communities of Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts.

The exhibition will remain open during museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday, until Sunday, May 6, 2018. For admission and other visit details, visit benningtonmuseum.org.