SVMC Welcomes Sean Burns, MD, to Emergency Department
Ashley Jowett
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SVMC Welcomes Sean Burns, MD, to Emergency Department

BENNINGTON, VT—July 16, 2021— Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians are pleased to welcome Sean Burns, MD, to the SVMC Emergency Department.

Dr. Burns earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and his bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Northeastern University in Massachusetts. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts. He has worked as a medical oncology research technician and as a medicinal chemistry research assistant.  

SVMC’s Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day and treats over 25,000 patients a year, many with life-threatening conditions. It is equipped with the latest telemedicine technology, which allows emergency specialists from Dartmouth-Hitchcock to consult on cases remotely through a high-definition two-way camera and monitor system. The hospital is located at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. For more information about SVMC’s emergency services, visit svhealthcare.org.

About:
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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