SVMC Welcomes Pathologist Leslie Allan Dowd, MD
Ashley Jowett
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SVMC Welcomes Pathologist Leslie Allan Dowd, MD

BENNINGTON, VT—March 1, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC)—a part of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC)—is pleased to announce that Leslie Allan Dowd, MD, has joined SVMC Pathology and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

Dr. Dowd earned his medical degree at the New York Medical College and his bachelor’s degree in at Trinity College, Hartford, in Connecticut. He completed a pathology internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his residency at the University of California, Davis. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Most recently, Dr. Dowd worked as a pathologist at Morton Hospital in Taunton and Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton, both in Massachusetts.

Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and New York State licensed, SVMC’s Laboratory Services and Pathology Department enjoy working relationships with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, The University of Vermont Medical Center, and the Mayo Clinic, which provides convenient access to the Rochester Test Catalog.

For more information about SVMC, visit svhealthcare.org.

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.
 
SVMC has earned several prominent distinctions. Most recently, SVMC received the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership Award for transformational change in efforts toward healthcare reform and its fifth consecutive designation within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. It ranked fourth in the nation for healthcare value by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index in 2020 and is one of Vermont’s Best Places to Work. SVMC earned an ‘A’ for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group for two years in a row. During the pandemic, SVMC and both its skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, and the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Hoosick Falls, earned perfect scores on a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluation meant to determine the ability to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other infections.
 
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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