SVMC Staff and Patients Gather for the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day
Ashley Jowett
/ Categories: NEWS, 2022

SVMC Staff and Patients Gather for the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day

BENNINGTON, VT—February 4, 2022—Employees from Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) Cardiology department and staff and patients of SVMC Cardiac Rehab gathered for photos to celebrate National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 4. The American Heart Association’s annual observance raises awareness of heart health issues and their prevention.

The department has received accreditation in echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission and in cardiac rehabilitation from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

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 has 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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