SVMC Nurse Named a 2021 “Young Professional Voice”
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2021

SVMC Nurse Named a 2021 “Young Professional Voice”

BENNINGTON, VT—March 12, 2021—The American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) has announced that Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) Katharine Green, BSN, RN, has been selected, from a large pool of nursing nominees under age 40, as an AONL Young Professional Voice.

“This prestigious national recognition emphasizes Katharine’s exemplary leadership through innovation, influence, and inclusion,” said Pamela Duchene, PhD, APRN, chief nursing officer and vice president for Patient Care Services. “Katharine is a nursing leader who engages and motivates her peers and staff while creating an environment of trust and compassion.”

Green is one of 20 nurse leaders chosen nationally. They are chosen for their significant potential as health care leaders; exemplary leadership within their organizations, communities, and the nursing profession; and demonstrated innovation, influence, and inclusion.

Katharine has been instrumental in leading ambulatory nursing across the healthcare system while partnering with providers to streamline systems improving evidenced-based care delivery at SVMC. Her innovative thinking has led to many successful project implementations, streamlined nursing processes, and elevated the role of the nurses in the practice setting.

“This is a tremendous honor,” Green said. “I am proud to accept this national appointment and to represent nursing young professionals from across the country.”

Green is originally from Wilmington and lives in Pownal. She received her bachelor’s in Nursing at Simmons University in Boston. She is current enrolled for a nursing master’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University. She joined SVMC in 2010 and has worked as a registered nurse across the health system. Currently, she is the director of Clinical Services for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group.

Green is a board member for the Organization of Nurse Leaders of MA, RI, CT, NH, and VT. She will serve a 1-year term on the Young Professionals Voices taskforce to provide feedback and guidance on how AONL can continue to engage young professional nurse leaders. She will also receive a 1-year membership to AONL and be recognized in AONL print and digital publications for the AONL 2021 Annual Conference.

“We are so proud to have her on our team and celebrate her success of being recognized at the national level,” Duchene added.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care 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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