Allison Niemi, MD, Joins SVMC Pownal Campus
Ashley Jowett
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Allison Niemi, MD, Joins SVMC Pownal Campus

BENNINGTON, VT—November 8, 2021— Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Allison Niemi, MD, family medicine physician, to the SVMC Pownal Campus and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. 

Dr. Niemi completed her undergraduate studies at James Madison University in Virginia, her medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and her residency in family medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. She was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the recipient of the Howard C. Silver Memorial Student Fellowship for Outstanding Community Service in Family Medicine. In addition, she was given the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow Memorial Scholastic Achievement Award.  

For the past 17 years, Dr. Niemi has worked as a family medicine physician at Shaftsbury Medical Associates in Shaftsbury, VT. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Dr. Niemi has served as the medical director of Bennington Project Independence and has also volunteered on their board. She was the chair of the department of family medicine at SVMC 2015 – 2018. 

SVMC’s Pownal Campus offers comprehensive medical care for the whole family. Its services include care for children and adults, obstetrics, health promotion and wellness programs, and on-site blood draw services. The office is located at 7237 Route 7 in Pownal. Appointments are available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Call 802-681-2780 for an appointment.

About SVHC:
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 includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. It has also received the highest marks possible from the Leapfrog Group. 

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discriminating on the basis of an individual’s age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559. 

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