Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

12 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
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Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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74%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
5% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%85%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%82%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%67%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%91%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%53%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%72%66%

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%47%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%74%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

A+ in all regards.

G.Hoag Jun 03 2020

Review for Dr. Donaldson

John Carroll May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Schwartz

Jeff Apr 20 2020

Review for Dr. Henley

Apr 17 2020

Review for Dr. Pritchard

She makes you feel comfortable,listens and explains things in a way that you can understand. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends of all ages.

Alisha Mar 16 2020

Review for Dr. Sampson

Bill D. Feb 29 2020

Review for Dr. Lighthart

Bennington, VT - Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Sampson

She’s by far the best doctor I’ve had. She listens, and really seems to care about her patients. Love that she’s easy to talk to as well. Highly recommend her - if you’re lucky enough to see her!

Kim Jan 31 2020

Review for Dr. Niemi

Excellent times 10!!!! One of the very best for knees. He fixed my minicus tear and never had another problem! A plus

Jan 17 2020

Review for Dr. Nofziger

Hands down THE best doctor I've ever had. Listens carefully, takes as much time as you need, is extremely knowledgeable, and very personal, to boot. He's been my primary care dr. for 14 years, snd I hope he always will be!

Jan 10 2020

Review for Dr. Park

I have been going to Dr. Dranginis for twenty years as my family physician. She is always attentive, knowledgeable, observant, careful to check issues, etc. Once in a while, if she is not available, Dr. King does good work too.

Jan 03 2020

Review for Dr. Dranginis

My husband Dave and I needed a new doctor after ours retired and when a friend recommended him we chose Dr. Pender.. Best decision we could have made!

EileenS Dec 17 2019

Review for Dr. Pender

Very professional. Listens and answers all my questions. When I'm with her, I feel she gives me her full attention. Both my husband and I appreciate having her as our physician.

Sep 30 2019

Review for Dr. Dranginis

Helen Long Sep 19 2019

Review for Dr. Cluett

Dr. Van Uitert is a brilliant and wonderful doctor. I would highly recommend him as a neurologist. The office staff is very pleasant and helpful.

Aug 09 2019

Review for Dr. van Uitert

Jul 13 2019

Review for Dr. Gentler

Kind, caring, patient. A great diagnostician -- willing to piece together various issues to find what others could not. My favorite doctor ever!

Margar Jun 18 2019

Review for Dr. Tarnas

Dr. Hutchenson is the absolute worst doctor I have ever seen. If you value your health and your life whatsoever, do not go to him. How this man is still allowed to practice medicine is a mystery.

May 08 2019

Review for Dr. Hutcheson

Very thorough and caring

May 03 2019

Review for Dr. King

May 03 2019

Review for Dr. Lighthart

Thorough

Apr 17 2019

Review for Dr. Raskin

This doctor seemed annoyed when I asked a question, and ignored my husband completely. I would have rather laid in that ambulance another hour to get to Albany if I had known about this guy.

Apr 11 2019

Review for Dr. Hammond

First time with Dr. Sohail found him to be wonderful. He took plenty of time and listened intently to my problem. He prescribed a new med for me and didn’t rush into any testing at this time. We were very pleased with our visit.

Apr 11 2019

Review for Dr. Sohail

Not the most empathetic doctor I've met.

Mar 29 2019

Review for Dr. Judkins

Mar 19 2019

Review for Dr. Cohen

Mar 12 2019

Review for Dr. Gorson

Dr. Weismann care about his patients. He is detailed and extremely professional. Fantastic doctor and a great. Person. I was one of his original patients

Jim HolmesJ in North Adams, MA - Feb 06 2019

Review for Dr. Wiseman

Beverly in Dorset - Jan 25 2019

Review for Dr. Small

We can never thank Dr Marcus Martinez enough for caring for our family. As a diagnostician he excells. We appreciated his compassion & medical acumen. We were blessed that he was our doctor. Thanks, Nan & Jerry Bigelow

Nan & Jerry Bigelow in ME - Jan 18 2019

Review for Dr. Martinez

Please pass my contact info to him

Daniel Lutes in Regina - Jan 16 2019

Review for Dr. Cluett

Professional and was honest upfront about how painful surgery would be. Easy to In contact with staff for post-op questions/concerns.

Roxie in Rutland, VT - Jan 02 2019

Review for Dr. Judkins

Very responsive to questions and takes time to explain recommended procedure or treatment. I had wonderful result following injection for cervical spinal stenosis!

Shrewsbury - Nov 26 2018

Review for Dr. Giering

Amazing physician who truly cares about his patients. Will get you in and out of the emergency room quickly (who wants to spend all day at the ER?) but very efficiently as well. I have had him as my doctor a few times and always felt as though I was in great hands!

Nov 17 2018

Review for Dr. Luikens

Dr. Drew has treated me for various issues over the years and has always been professional, skilled, thorough, and kind. He is an excellent doctor and in the spirt of SVMC, he is a dedicated physician and is always compassionate. I am ever appreciative for his skill and humor.

Bennington, VT - Oct 27 2018

Review for Dr. Drew

Bennington, VT - Oct 24 2018

Review for Dr. Small

I saw Dr. Henley for a broken foot and she was wonderful. Very knowledgeable, informative, answered all of my questions, and made me feel confident and comfortable with the treatment plan.

Stephanie P in Rutland, VT - Oct 22 2018

Review for Dr. Henley

DO NOT SEE THIS GUY. Had a cyst removed on my scrotum. Stitches came out. Went to see him, told me that I was a "complicated" case, and there's nothing else he could do. He had one foot out the door as he was talking to me. Get out of North Adams. Awful awful awful

North Adams, MA - Oct 15 2018

Review for Dr. St Clair

I recently had breast reduction by Dr Gabey. I could not be happier with the results. Not only was her work terrific, she explained fully what to expect and she was spot on.

Happy Patient Oct 12 2018

Review for Dr. Gabey

Dr Conway weight shamed me during my appointments. I'll never forget it. She was generally unsupportive, condescending and unprofessional. I can't believe she's teaching medical students.

Bennington , VT - Sep 19 2018

Review for Dr. Conway

Laura in Cambridge , NY - Sep 08 2018

Review for Dr. Pender

Horrible experience. That is all I can say.

Sep 01 2018

Review for Dr. Luikens

Ken Alvarez in Manchester, VT - Aug 07 2018

Review for Dr. Hand

I recently took my 7 year old in for an exam with Dr. Elizabeth Carmack. Naturally, my child was nervous, Dr. Carmack made her feel comfortable and was very gentle. It was a great experience for all!

Mary Austen in Bennington, VT - Jul 23 2018

Review for Dr. Carmack

Dr. Carmack is efficient and thorough. Appointments with him are ideal for a busy work day, he gets you in and out, but not at the cost of excellent care. I high recommend Dr. Carmack and his associates!

Ann Smith in Bennington, VT - Jul 20 2018

Review for Dr. Carmack

learnedmylesson Jun 26 2018

Review for Dr. Algus

Jennifer in Williamstown, MA - May 27 2018

Review for Dr. Whittum

May 23 2018

Review for Dr. Dranginis

I found Dr. Wittem to be thorough and attentive. I trust his diagnosis and I feel he respected what I had to say.

May 22 2018

Review for Dr. Whittum

May 21 2018

Review for Dr. Dranginis

Clueless if you get him ask for a real Dr

Bennington - Apr 27 2018

Review for Dr. Luikens

Didn't ask me any questions, condescending, didn't help my problem, said I was too young to have an issue

Mar 21 2018

Review for Dr. Whittum

Mar 14 2018

Review for Dr. Whittum

Anonymous in Bennington, VT - Feb 20 2018

Review for Dr. Stanishewski

Feb 07 2018

Review for Dr. Stanishewski

Self centered rather than patient centered; poor clinical skills; treats reports more than thr patient

Jan 28 2018

Review for Dr. Wiseman

Great doctor, who goes the extra mile to make sure you are doing OK.

Matt Appelman in Manchester Center - Dec 28 2017

Review for Dr. Michl

Dec 22 2017

Review for Dr. Paine

Manchester, VT - Dec 15 2017

Review for Dr. Donovan

Bennington, VT - Dec 06 2017

Review for Dr. Duboff

Poor guy, he needs a personality transplant - Not sure his skill level can overshadow his elitist manner. He seems a very unhappy fellow. Maybe he should have chosen another line of work.

Waterville, VT - Dec 05 2017

Review for Dr. Whittum

Elyse in Saratoga Springs, NY - Nov 10 2017

Review for Dr. Birsett

I HAD A POSTERIOR TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT. DR, LIGHTHART IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, INTENSE, VERY CARING,VERY WELL TRAINED, AND IN GENERAL EXCEPTIONAL. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE NEEDEING AN ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS.

Manchester Center, VT - Oct 20 2017

Review for Dr. Lighthart

Dr St.Clair has operated on me twice so far for tumors successfully. He is very attentive and concerned about his patients care. I put a lot of trust that he will catch the cancer before it spreads. His nurse Pam is absolute top notch also.

North Adams, MA - Oct 17 2017

Review for Dr. St Clair

Dr Rogge saved my life, need I say more.

Fountain Inn, SC - Oct 13 2017

Review for Dr. Rogge

Claire in Naples Florida - Sep 22 2017

Review for Dr. Namkoong

He is a very upfront dr who will tell you all the facts and what he sees could be the problem. He does all the test to confirm what he thinks and he explains it all in simple terms so you understand it. His staff is also very friendly and helpful. Dr Gorson is top notch

Brenda Edick in Bennington, VT - Sep 20 2017

Review for Dr. Gorson

Had 2 hand surgury's. one 14 years ago & the recent one just 4 weeks ago & he explained both where I could understand what I had & what he was going to do. He is friendly when I have my visits with him.

valerie in North Adams, MA - Sep 18 2017

Review for Dr. Whittum

Mechanicville, NY - Sep 03 2017

Review for Dr. Niemi

Kristin Bottachiari in Petersburgh, NY - Aug 20 2017

Review for Dr. Stanishewski

North Adams, MA - Aug 15 2017

Review for Dr. van Uitert

seemed to care at first and then I was just another $$ it felt

Mike in Brandon, VT - Aug 15 2017

Review for Dr. Giering

I like Dr. Donaldson. He has good counseling manner and good diagnosis.

Roger Corbett in Hoosick Falls, NY - Aug 11 2017

Review for Dr. Donaldson

Wendy in Orange ct - Jul 31 2017

Review for Dr. Park

Excellent Doctor. Listens carefully. Answers all my questions. Wonderful office

Bennington, VT - Jul 29 2017

Review for Dr. Algus

Bennington, VT - Jul 15 2017

Review for Dr. Mensh

Dr. Gorsen is horrible. He does not interact with his patients. He does not answer patient questions

Rutland, VT - Jun 13 2017

Review for Dr. Gorson

Attentive ,listens ,answers questions

Bennington, VT - Jun 05 2017

Review for Dr. Wingate

Springfield, MA - May 11 2017

Review for Dr. Small

I feel like Dr. Paine hears what he wants to hear and is quite hypocritical. I felt zero sympathy/empathy from him. The worst times of my life that should be the happiest. I truly wish there were more options in the area.

May 11 2017

Review for Dr. Paine

Susan in Albany, NY - May 04 2017

Review for Dr. Fisk

manchester center, vt - May 02 2017

Review for Dr. Duboff

Krista in Burlington, VT - May 01 2017

Review for Dr. Conway

Thomas Slauson in Catskill, NY - May 01 2017

Review for Dr. Cluett

Bennington, VT - Apr 28 2017

Review for Dr. Anisman

I have been a patient of Dr. Paine's for several years now and have found him to be a very personable and competent doctor. His nursing staff is excellent as well.

Manchester Center, VT - Apr 26 2017

Review for Dr. Paine

Laurie Gamari in Adams, MA - Apr 18 2017

Review for Dr. Duboff

I came for a consultation and was very impressed with Dr Algus attentive and personable approach. He has a very caring attitude and clearly knows his stuff inside out. His receptionist was also very pleasant.

A Elder in Wilmington, VT - Apr 14 2017

Review for Dr. Algus

DR Carroll has been my doctor for 30 years and now takes care of my children. He is a caring, genuine doctor. We love him.

Bronx, NY - Apr 04 2017

Review for Dr. Carroll

I don't feel like I spent enough time with her to know whether I could recommend her.

Rutland, VT - Mar 29 2017

Review for Dr. Judkins

Killington, VT - Mar 21 2017

Review for Dr. Charnock

He's a compassionate doctor who truly cares about his patient's well-being. Very thorough, will explain anything you ask without hesitation.

Diane in Williamstown, MA - Mar 17 2017

Review for Dr. Tarnas

hoosick falls, ny - Mar 17 2017

Review for Dr. Baker-Porazinski

Dr Stan is a young doctor and highly educated in the latest technology and very personable. He will take a personal interest in each one of his patients and choose the best course of action. I highly recommend this doctor.

Roy Mattison in Pownal, Vermont - Mar 15 2017

Review for Dr. Stanishewski

He has gone the extra mile for me every time. I would recommend him with NO reservations. He's getting me through a very bad knee problem right now.

Jan Meigs Pilon in White Creek, NY - Feb 15 2017

Review for Dr. Stanishewski

Excellent experience. Dr Niemi was very professional and personable. I would highly recommend him for anyone requiring his specialty.

Victor Harwood in Shaftsbury, VT - Feb 13 2017

Review for Dr. Niemi

Bennington, VT - Feb 06 2017

Review for Dr. Cluett

Location

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

100 Hospital Dr, Bennington, VT 05201