SVMC Physician Earns Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education Certification
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SVMC Physician Earns Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education Certification

BENNINGTON, VT— July 14, 2022— Kimberley Sampson, MD, FACOG, DABOM, an OB/GYN at SVMC OB/GYN, part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), has earned a certification from the Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE). This internationally recognized standard of obesity management expertise promotes and acknowledges excellence in obesity prevention and treatment.

Sampson is board certified in obesity medicine in addition to obstetrics and gynecology. The SCOPE certification enhances those credentials with specialized training in supporting patients with obesity. The training aims to reduce the global burden of the disease, combat stigma associated with obesity, and build understanding of obesity as a multifactorial disease.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Sampson received her medical degree from St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman, BWI, and a degree in biology from the University of South Wales in Wales, UK. She completed her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Centers in Chicago. She is the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at SVMC, Chair of the Vermont Section of ACOG and Clinical Assistant Professor in OBGYN, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. 

Those interested in pursuing obesity treatment with Dr. Sampson may be referred to SVMC OB/GYN by their physician or healthcare provider. The treatment is covered by some insurances. It is recommended that patients check with their insurance prior to receiving this treatment.

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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