Deerfield Valley event raises $9,000 for southwestern Vermont health care

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Vermont Business Magazine Richard Caplan of Deerfield Valley Real Estate met with Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) President and CEO Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, to showcase proceeds from a fundraising event held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at the Hermitage Club in Wilmington, VERMONT. The event was sponsored by Caplan and his wife Laurie of Deerfield Valley Real Estate and by Richard Messina, Founder, President and CEO of The Benchmark Company, a New York-based investment bank, and his wife and Pam Brocius.

“Hermitage and Messina club members and my guests have been so generous with their support during this event,” Caplan said. “We are proud of fundraising. It was a huge success.”

The event raised over $18,000, which was split between the Deerfield Valley Rescue Team and the health system. Funds donated to the health system will be used to support the renovation and expansion of the emergency department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

“We are so grateful to community-minded business owners like the Caplans and Messinas for bringing their friends and neighbors together to support local health services,” Dee said. “Giving and the genuine enthusiasm that drives it furthers our mission of exceptional care and comfort for the people we serve.”

About SVHCs:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a preeminent, comprehensive health care system that provides exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to communities in Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont, east of Rensselaer and Washington counties in New York and north of Berkshire County in Massachusetts. The SVHC includes the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwest Vermont Health Care is one of the most popular small rural health systems in the country. He is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. Additionally, SVMC was ranked fourth nationally for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and has received five-time Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for l excellence in nursing. The healthcare system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading provider of contract manufacturing services and plastic injection molded parts based in Arlington, VT.

BENNINGTON, VT—June 15, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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