Samantha Kaftan, PA-C, Joins SVMC ExpressCare
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2022

Samantha Kaftan, PA-C, Joins SVMC ExpressCare

BENNINGTON, VT—November 25, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant Samantha Kaftan, PA-C, to SVMC ExpressCare and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. 

Kaftan earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Dallas in Texas. She is certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Most recently, Kaftan has worked as a physician assistant in the Emergency Department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She also worked as a physician assistant in Hospital Medicine at CHI Health Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

ExpressCare is located at 120 Hospital Drive. It shares space with the Respiratory Evaluation Center, which features negative-pressure air exchange throughout. Open seven days a week—including holidays, except Thanksgiving and Christmas— ExpressCare is a convenient walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary. ExpressCare offers care for minor illnesses and injuries to patients of all ages. For more information, call 802-440-4077.

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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