On June 10, 1918, Putnam Memorial Hospital, now known as Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), opened to patients. A century later that 30-bed hospital has grown into one of New England’s leading rural healthcare systems.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) has been designated four consecutive times as a Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence®. SVMC’s Transitional Care Nurse Barbara Richardson, RN, was named the 2016 Magnet Nurse of the Year, and in 2017, the hospital won the Magnet Prize—given to only one hospital worldwide each year—for its Transitional Care Nursing program. SVHC is accredited by the Joint Commission and recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®. In addition, the health system received workplace honors from both Vermont Business Magazine and Becker’s Hospital Review. In the fall of 2017, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation earned the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
140 Hospital Drive
Bennington, Vermont 05201