september, 2018

tue18sep(sep 18)9:00 amsun30(sep 30)5:00 pmA Century of Caring, an Exhibition of Hospital History9:00 am - 5:00 pm (30) Historic Memorial Hall

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One hundred years ago, Putnam Memorial Hospital opened its doors in Bennington. A lot has changed over the past century. Putnam Memorial Hospital became Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). Its Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) opened practices in neighboring communities, including SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus in Wilmington and Mountain Medical at Mount Snow.

In honor of its Centennial year and in partnership with the SVHC Deerfield Valley Regional Advisory Board, SVHC is proud to present artifacts, stories, and images from its 100-year history. A Century of Caring, an exhibition, will open Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at Historic Memorial Hall. Admission is free.

This retrospective exhibit offers a glimpse of the evolution of care alongside a history of the hospital. It showcases the advancements in care practices that have elevated a humble hospital on the hill to an award-winning healthcare system operating in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and serving 75,000 residents in the surrounding communities of Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts.

SVHC is grateful for the loan of several antique medical items from current and past medical staff and the Louis Miller Museum in Hoosick Falls.

This is the fourth and final stop on the exhibit’s regional tour. It opened at the Bennington Museum on February 1 – May 6; visited at the Manchester Community Library in Manchester Center, VT, May 14 – June 17; and will travel to the Hoosick Armory in Hoosick Falls, NY, August 16 – September 14.


18 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - 30 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Historic Memorial Hall

14 W Main St

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