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EVERY GENERATION DESERVES

THE BEST CARE

A DECADE OF TRANSFORMAT ION
SVHC patients Danielle Dohaney , her mother Patrice , and daughters Sloane and Iris
To the Editor :
Southwestern Vermont Health Care ’ s ( SVHC ) recent launch of the public phase of VISION 2020 , A Decade of Transformation Capital Campaign , is good news for our region . This is the final push of an ambitious $ 25 million campaign and seeks to raise the remaining $ 1 million in the next six months . The funds raised will transform two critical care areas — the emergency department and cancer center . The new Kendall Emergency Department and the regional Hoyt-Hunter Cancer Center will have a profound impact on our community .
As long-time residents of the Deerfield Valley , we are appealing to everyone fortunate enough to live here , even part time , to consider contributing to the campaign in whatever amount they can .
As those familiar with our family already know , our son suffered a serious mountain bike accident . After that ordeal , we take great comfort in knowing that the superior emergency , telemedicine , surgical , and primary care services — all working in coordination with Dartmouth Health — are nearby . It ’ s part of what makes this area such a great place to live .
While the doctors and nurses at SVHC are exceptional , their workspace is not . The Emergency Department sees nearly 25,000 patients per year ; it was designed in the mid-1990s to see 12,000 . Similarly , the Cancer Center delivers radiation therapy and medical oncology treatments in spaces that have outgrown the demanding needs of our regional community .
We want to do everything we can to make sure the outstanding doctors and nurses have the facilities they need to match the care they provide . If we all contribute whatever we can , we can help modernize these facilities and invest in the next generation of care . Visit svhealthcare . org / vision2020 to learn more about the projects make a donation .
RICH AND LAURIE CAPLAN | WEST DOVER , VERMONT

svhealthcare . org / vision2020

Southwestern Vermont Health Care | 100 Hospital Drive | Bennington , VT
16 Vermont News Guide December 5 , 2022