Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Sets Annual Heart Hike May 14

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For many years, the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) Annual Heart Hike and Community Wellness Walk has been a favorite event among members of the public and past and current participants in SVMC Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

“Heart disease is a common struggle. Almost everyone knows someone who has heart disease,” said Patty Ryan, RN, the nurse leader of SVMC’s Cardiac Rehab program. “Our goal is to increase awareness around heart disease and its risk factors and to promote the role exercise can play in reducing one’s risk.”

This year’s event starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Bennington Elks Lodge on Washington Ave. One, two and three mile courses are available. The walk is free and open to all, and no preregistration is required. Pre-walk warm ups will be led by SVMC Cardiac Rehab staff.

Participants interested in more information about the event should contact Cardiac Rehabilitation at 802-447-5132. 

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. 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. It has also received the highest marks possible from the Leapfrog Group. 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

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 9:30am