SVMC Staff Share the Holiday Spirit with Foster Families
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SVMC Staff Share the Holiday Spirit with Foster Families

BENNINGTON, VT—December 20, 2022— Left to right, Hemodialysis Techs Crystal Hover, LNA, CCHT; Alanza Quinones; Emma Wrubleski; and Whitney Bull, all of Renal Services, and Renal Services Director Ruth Rudnick connected with Wendy Nolan, resources coordinator with the Department for Children and Families, and SVHC’s Vice President for Human Resources Kevin Dailey to deliver  festive holiday meal ingredients to share with foster families in Bennington.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center staff from departments organization wide gathered nine boxes packed with hams, turkeys, stuffing mix, canned vegetables, breakfast items, pie-making ingredients, cookie mixes, and much more. The boxes will be delivered to nine families through the Department of Children and Families. 

“Some of the families we work with can’t really afford to have holiday dinners,” Nolan said. “I am so grateful to the staff of SVMC for making these donations. The food will help foster families enjoy a really abundant and joyful holiday season.”

“This is such a feel-good project,” Rudnick said. “Every department I asked was eager to jump in an collect items they thought would help foster families celebrate the holidays.”

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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