M&T donates to SVHC Vision 2020 Project
BENNINGTON - The Southwestern Vermont Health Care Foundation gratefully accepted a $25,000 donation from the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation last week. The contribution will help fund “Vision 2020, A Decade of Transformation Capital Campaign,” the hospital’s largest project in more than 30 years. The funds will help enhance the emergency and cancer care services available to residents regionwide.
The Vision 2020 Project includes the renovation and expansion of the health system’s emergency department and the construction of an all new regional cancer center. The new Kendall Emergency Department and Hoyt-Hunter Regional Cancer Center will impact care for residents of southern Vermont; northern Berkshire County, MA; and eastern New York.
The newly expanded Kendall Emergency Department will nearly double the size of the current emergency department, which was designed to accommodate 14,000 patient visits a year but currently sees nearly 25,000 annually. The project will further enhance patient safety, infection prevention, and patient privacy. Vertical treatment areas will allow for highly efficient treatment of low-acuity conditions. The project also includes an expansion to the emergency crisis area for those experiencing mental health distress and increased telehealth connectivity with Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
The new Hoyt-Hunter Regional Cancer Center will have double the number of exam and infusion rooms. The design focuses on patient comfort in addition to clinical excellence. Those interested in learning more about the project should visit svhealthcare.org/vision2020.