Grace Weatherby
/ Categories: NEWS, 2023

Concert to Benefit SVMC's Telehealth Endowment Campaign

BENNINGTON, VT—August 9, 2023—The Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Foundation is excited to announce that the nationally recognized Cold Spring Harbor Band will perform a special benefit concert in support of SVHC Foundation’s Telehealth Endowment Campaign. A homage to the music and life of Billy Joel, the performance is slated for 7:30 p.m. on August 26 at the Arkell Pavilion at the Southern Vermont Art Center’s campus in Manchester, VT.

Named after Billy Joel's first solo album, the Cold Spring Harbor Band is headed up by lead vocalist/pianist Pat Farrell, a six-time Grammy contender, and a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards). In addition to sharing the stage with John Legend, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, and Dave Mason, the band performed at the 2014 NFL SUPER BOWL Pre-Game party at the Meadowlands, the 2015 NY METS World Series VIP Pre-Game party at Citi Field and on the Dr. Oz Show.   

Joining Cold Spring Harbor will be Jonny Golden, the lead guitarist and musical director for Tommy James and the Shondells.

SVHC’s Foundation is deeply grateful to the Ihasz Family for making the event possible and to Southern Vermont Art Center for providing the venue and to curATE café for providing the cash bar. 

General admission tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at: or by calling the Foundation: (802) 447-5017.



About SVMC:
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a member hospital of Dartmouth Health, 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. SVMC includes Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the SVHC Foundation, as well as 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 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 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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About Dartmouth Health: Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and is recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes the state’s only children’s hospital and multiple locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory and specialty services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.

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