It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I will be leaving the SVMC - Deerfield Valley Health Center in early June. My husband and I will be moving to Middlebury, and I will be practicing in an office in that region.
Since our arrival in 2005, we have been so welcomed by this community. It was a great start to my medical career and I cherish the relationships that have developed. I would like to thank all my patients for the interesting conversations and for the trust you have placed in me.
I definitely have to thank the amazing group of people at the health center that I was lucky enough to work with every day. It was great to find such a talented group that is so dedicated and so much fun. I am proud of all we have accomplished in becoming a top level Patient Centered Medical Home and offering such a large array of services for a small town. There are many exciting changes coming soon with the redevelopment plans in town, the SVMC collaboration with Dartmouth and the Vermont health care reform. I anticipate that the services and opportunities for even better health care in the valley will continue to grow.
I would also like to thank Deerfield Valley Rescue for their dedication and ongoing professionalism. It has been so reassuring to know they are well trained and always available to support the medical needs of the valley, another gem for this rural area.
Dr. Park, Dr. Tarnas, and the entire team in the office will continue to be available for all your medical needs. In addition, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and DVHC are working to hire a new female provider. This will allow all my patients to continue to get the care they need.
I wish you all continued health and wellness.
Kim Kurak, D.O.