Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Kara Richardson Whitely October 12
/ Categories: NEWS, 2022, Medical Matters

Medical Matters Weekly Welcomes Kara Richardson Whitely October 12

BENNINGTON, VT—October 5, 2022—The next guest on Medical Matters Weekly is Kara Richardson Whitely, an author, advisor, and influencer who inspires people of all sizes and abilities to get outside and live in the now. The show airs on Facebook at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12.

The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can view on and The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on

Richardson Whitely wrote the memoir Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds, which is being made into a movie produced by and starring ‘This Is Us’ actress, Chrissy Metz. She also wrote, Fat Woman on the Mountain and The Weight of Being. She has partnered with brands like L.L. Bean, Columbia, Keen and Discover Puerto Rico to showcase diversity and inclusion and build positive brand sentiment in the plus-sized community. She contributes to Backpacker magazine, presents to such companies as Pfizer, Google and Uber; and serves on Come Alive Outside’s Board of Directors.

The show is broadcast on Facebook, YouTube, and all podcast platforms. After the program, the video is available on area public access television stations CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV's (Comcast channel 1074), as well as on public access stations throughout the United States.

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.

Previous Article Caryn Packard, MHA, CHES, CPT, Joins SVHC Foundation as Director
Next Article SVMC Joins National Project to Increase Accessibility to Menstrual Products

Theme picker

Theme picker

Theme picker

Our Services


A commitment to excellence and a patient-centered approach sets Southwestern Vermont Health Care apart.

 Cancer Care
 Primary Care
 Rehab & Residential Care
View All Services

Theme picker

Theme picker

Theme picker