• Southwestern Vermont Health Care Southwestern Vermont Health Care


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Mission Statement

To care for and comfort our patients,residents and their loved ones and to improve the health status of the communities we serve.


SVHC is a Not-For-Profit: Henry W. Putnam started SVHC in 1910 by donating his water company to the Town of Bennington, stipulating that the proceeds be used to fund a public hospital. One of Bennington's oldest charities, SVHC depends on the generosity of donors to provide an unprecedented level of care for a community hospital. SVHC is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees drawn from the communities it serves. In 2008, SVHC and its subsidiaries provided $1.8 million in charity care.

Our Mission: SVHC exists to provide exceptional health care and comfort to the people we serve.

Our Vision: SVHC is recognized as a preeminent, rural, integrated health care system that provides exceptional, convenient, safe, and affordable care.

Our Values:SVHC expects its employees to model the following values:

Quality: achieving the best possible outcomes and satisfying the customer in the most cost-effective manner.
Empathy: treating others in a compassionate and sensitive manner.
Safety: preventing harm to patients from treatment that is intended to help them and to employees from an environment that is intended to support them.
Teamwork:achieving shared goals through collaboration, accountability, and mutual respect and supports.
Stewardship: conserving resources and making decisions that achieve the highest value at the lowest cost.


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