Bennington Rotary Provides Personal Protective Equipment to SVHC
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Bennington Rotary Provides Personal Protective Equipment to SVHC

BENNINGTON, VT—November 10, 2020—Left to right, Dana Rozycki and Vicki Wilson, co-presidents of the Bennington Rotary Club, met with Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s (SVHC) Director of Materials Management Ron Keefer, and Tom Dee, SVHC’s president and CEO, to donate 9,000 medical-grade facemasks to the health system.

“One of our main goals is to assist organizations worldwide that are fighting deadly diseases,” said Rozycki. “So we're happy to bring that home to our friends and neighbors at SVHC.”

Bennington Rotary Club provided a total of $4,340 for the purchase of the personal protective equipment. The club participated in the Rotary District 7870 COVID-19 Global Grant Program, in which funds provided by Bennington Rotary were multiplied by 3.5 times through a match at the district level.

“SVHC has been extraordinarily fortunate for the support it has received throughout the pandemic,” said Dee. “Our healthcare providers are very grateful for this contribution from the Bennington Rotary. The masks will be put to good use serving our community members.” 

About Bennington Rotary: Bennington Rotary Club is a part of Rotary International, (RI). RI is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 200 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 33,000 Rotary clubs. Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. To learn more about Bennington Rotary, please visit either www.BenningtonRotary.or or Facebook.com/BenningtonRotary.

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 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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