SVMC Nurses Gather for Dedication and Celebration
Ashley Jowett
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SVMC Nurses Gather for Dedication and Celebration

BENNINGTON—May 11, 2021—As a part of activities to celebrate Nurses Week, nurses and leadership from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care, gathered at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in the Memorial Garden on the eastern end of the hospital campus for a nursing celebration. The program included a welcome and invocation; remarks from President and CEO Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, and Trustee Carol Conroy; the recognition of DAISY Award recipients; the dedications of both the Healers' Touch statue and a brick in the garden path to Mary Botter, PhD, RN, former chief nursing officer. The program concluded with a benediction by Rev. Gary Strubel of All Saints Church in Hoosick Falls, NY.

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 ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index. It is a four-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. It has also received the highest marks possible from The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and 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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