SVHC launches Medical Weekly video program

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SVHC launches Medical Weekly video program

Tue, 02/09/2021 - 2:22am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new weekly interactive digital presentation called Medical Weekly with Trey Dobson, MD. The show will be produced with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). The show will air at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays starting February 10.

“Throughout the pandemic, Southwestern Vermont Health Care has worked to keep patients informed through a weekly e-newsletter and regular video updates,” said Trey Dobson, MD, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center’s (SVMC) chief medical officer and the host of the show. “We have heard great feedback and aim to increase and enhance our connections to patients.” 

Medical Weekly will be available to view on area public access television stations and on both the health system’s and CAT-TV’s Facebook pages. Those viewing on Facebook will be able to contribute questions through the chat function.

“We hope this new program will become a regular and trusted source of local health information both throughout the pandemic and after,” Dobson said.

To contribute questions in advance of each week’s show, please e-mail or post to Facebook with #SVMCMedicalWeekly.

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.

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.

Source: BENNINGTON—February 8, 2021—Southwestern Vermont Health Care