Caryn Packard, MHA, CHES, CPT, Joins SVHC Foundation as Director
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Caryn Packard, MHA, CHES, CPT, Joins SVHC Foundation as Director

BENNINGTON, VT—October 3, 2022—The Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation has announced the appointment of Caryn Packard, MHA, CHES, CPT, as its Director of Development. Packard has a rich array of healthcare-related experience. In this new role, she will support the SVHC Foundation in its mission to raise funds for SVHC. 

“Caryn’s background in health care and her proven ability to connect with others will be tremendous assets to the SVHC Foundation,” said Vice President for Corporate Development Leslie Keefe. “She will be a valuable addition to our strong and dedicated team and make a major impact as we continue to raise funds for crucial projects throughout the health system.”

Packard has worked in health care since 2010. She earned a bachelor’s degree in community health education and a master’s in health administration, both from The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. She has spent the majority of her career in patient access,  patient financial services, and internal revenue cycle improvement initiatives at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups. After ascending through graduated roles, she worked as a project manager for the Business Development team, where she managed two strategic regions for NewYork-Presbyterian’s Professional Services Organization. 

“I am thrilled to join the talented and hard-working Corporate Development team at SVHC,” Packard said. “Each individual is passionate about the work that takes place in order to improve the health of our community. I look forward to connecting with community members and sharing the vision of our remarkable organization.”

Packard is also a National Strength and Conditioning Association-certified personal trainer with a focus on healthy aging and functional fitness. She lives in Manchester Center, VT, with her husband Ross and Australian Shepherd Ruby. She is expected to begin work at SVHC on October 3.

The SVHC Foundation has recently launched the public phase of the Vision 2020: A Decade of Transformation Capital Campaign, which has raised nearly $24 million of its $25 million goal over the past 4 years. The project includes the renovation and expansion of the institution’s Emergency Department and the construction of an all-new regional Cancer Center. The new Kendall Emergency Department and Hoyt-Hunter Regional Cancer Center will impact care for residents of southern Vermont, northern Berkshire County, and eastern New York. Those interested should visit for additional details.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare 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. In addition, SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. The health system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts based in Arlington, VT.

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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