Giving with a Focus

The generosity of donors is what makes it possible for SVHC to offer the highest level of care possible. Charitable donations provide essential financial support to our areas of greatest need in every area of the health system.

As a supporter of the SVHC Foundation, your gift may be used to support one of the following projects. To learn more about projects planned for the future and how your donations can help, please contact Andy Bisselle at 802-447-5107. 

Priority Fundraising Initiatives


Telemed9963W300XH300Telemedicine connects SVMC’s top-notch physicians with specialists from Dartmouth-Hitchcock to treat complex conditions right here, close to home. 

• TeleEmergency service is currently available within SVMC’s emergency department.

• TeleNeurology service is available for inpatients as well as in the emergency department.

• TeleICU service will launch in the fall of 2017.

• Specialists are located at either Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Center for Connected Care in Lebanon, NH, or through a company called Avera Health, the largest telehealth
provider in the nation.

$200,000 for the Telemedicine Initiative in fiscal year 2017.


Cluett211cmyk300X300The newly expanded SVMC Orthopedics team is partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine as their first satellite data collection site. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Orthopedic Research and Education Endowment at Southwestern Vermont Health Care is driven by the D-H GreenCare Model, which is a best practice-based orthopedic program focused on improving outcomes, enhancing efficiency, and ensuring quality.

• The Aircast Foundation has generously awarded a $100,000 grant in support of expanding SVMC’s data collection.

• Additional support is needed from individuals, foundations, and grants as we aim to build the research endowment over the next five years.

• The funds will work to improve orthopedic outcomes, and serve to set a standard for orthopedic health care here and nationwide.


$100,000 for the GreenCare Model research endowment in fiscal year 2017.