Medical Matters Weekly welcomes radiation oncologist

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Vermont Business Magazine Matthew Vernon, MD – radiation oncologist, medical director of the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, and avid road racer and adventurer – will be the next guest on Weekly Medical Questions at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15.

The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Weekly Medical Questions at facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show can also be viewed or downloaded as a podcast at svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.

Dr. Vernon was instrumental in bringing state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology to southern Vermont, including a linear accelerator. The device delivers treatment with greater precision and fewer side effects. Likewise, he helped introduce hippocampal sparing radiation, which helps patients with metastatic brain tumors retain thinking and short-term memory function typically lost with whole-brain radiation. A third innovation, tumor treatment fields, slows the growth of primary brain cancer in a way that prolongs life and improves the quality of life for patients.

Dr. Vernon received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology at the University of Minnesota. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Weekly Medical Questions showcases the innovators who are driving positive change in health care and related professions. The show covers all aspects of creating and sustaining a healthy lifestyle for all, including food and nutrition, housing, diversity and inclusion, breakthrough medical care, exercise , mental health, environment, research and government. The show is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube and all podcast platforms.

After the program, the video is available on public-access television stations in the region CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV (Comcast channel 1074), as well as on public-access stations across the United States.

About SVHCs:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a preeminent, comprehensive health care system that provides exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to communities in Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont, east of Rensselaer and Washington counties in New York and north of Berkshire County in Massachusetts. The SVHC includes the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwest Vermont Health Care is one of the most popular small rural health systems in the country. He is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. Additionally, SVMC was ranked fourth nationally for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and has received five-time Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for l excellence in nursing. The healthcare system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading provider of contract manufacturing services and plastic injection molded parts based in Arlington, VT.

BENNINGTON, VT—June 7, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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