SVHC Welcomes Jason Morrissey as Legal Counsel
Ashley Jowett
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SVHC Welcomes Jason Morrissey as Legal Counsel

BENNINGTON, VT—May 13, 2021—Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is pleased to announce Jason Morrissey, Attorney, as its legal counsel. In addition to acting as counsel to SVHC, Morrissey will continue operating his private law practice in Bennington. The late Tom Jacobs had served as SVHC’s general counsel until his death in 2020.

“We are so grateful for Tom Jacobs’ long and dedicated service to SVHC,” said Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, SVHC’s president and CEO. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jason’s caliber to step in and fulfill this very important role within our organization.”

Morrissey received his bachelor’s in finance from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and his juris doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law. He has owned his own law practice in Bennington since 2008. He started practicing law in Bennington in 2004 as an associate attorney at Cummings, Dailey & Cohen, LLP, where he later became a partner. Prior to moving to Bennington, Morrissey worked as a senior account manager and in other roles for steel companies in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

“Jason has the skills and experience to guide SVHC through the legal aspects of our operations,” said Tommy Harmon, the chair of SVHC’s Board of Trustees. “He will make a great advisor to both our Board and management team.”

Morrissey serves on the boards of The Bank of Bennington and the Park Lawn Cemetery. He is vice president and trustee of the Cooper-Kelley Scholarship Fund, a member of the Vermont Bar Association’s Real Estate Title Standards Committee, and Moderator for the Town of Bennington. He is a former member of the Bennington Select Board and former Director for Hospice of Bennington County.        

“SVHC is such an integral part of our community,” Morrissey said. “I look forward to contributing to the future of this great organization.”

As general counsel, Morrissey will attend meetings of the SVHC Board of Trustees and consult on legal matters for the health system.

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. SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. It has also received the highest marks possible from the Leapfrog Group. 

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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