Bank of Bennington and SVHC dedicate Kids Korner

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Bank of Bennington and SVHC dedicate Kids Korner

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:24am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Leaders and staff from The Bank of Bennington and Southwestern Vermont Health Care gathered in the hospital’s Women’s and Children’s Services family waiting area to dedicate it as Kids Korner. The project was made possible through a $25,000 donation The Bank of Bennington made to Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). The funds were given in celebration of the bank’s centennial year for the creation of interactive, child-friendly waiting areas within the health system.

(left to right) Thomas A. Dee, FACHE, Southwestern Vermont Health Care president and CEO; Malcolm Paine, MD, SVMC OB/GYN; Shannon McLenithan, Senior Vice President of Residential Lending at The Bank of Bennington; and James Brown, The Bank of Bennington president and CEO stand in the new child-friendly interactive waiting area named Kids Korner. SVHC photo.

The Kids Korner on the Women’s and Children’s floor features colorful art and furniture, fun magnetic games, an electronic drawing board, and other activities. All are durable and meet the hospital’s high standards for safety and infection prevention. A second Kids Korner interactive waiting area has been installed at the health system’s pediatrics practice in Bennington.

In addition to making time spent waiting more enjoyable for the families of patients, the space will also be used for early intervention evaluations, during which child development specialists work with children to ensure they are meeting their developmental milestones.

About The Bank of Bennington:
The Bank of Bennington is proud to be a full-service mutual community bank headquartered in Bennington with branches in Manchester, Arlington, Bennington, and Rutland. It was founded in 1917 by a group of local business leaders to help mill workers buy homes. One hundred years later, The Bank of Bennington is known for its exceptional customer service, financial strength, and its commitment to the community it serves. Bauer Financial, an independent bank-rating service, has awarded The Bank of Bennington their 5-star “superior” rating for more than 25 consecutive years.  The bank employs nearly 60 employees across all five offices. To learn more about The Bank of Bennington, visit

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC’s providers are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multispecialty medical group operated in partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. SVHC includes the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed long- and short-term care skilled nursing facility; the SVHC Foundation; and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), which includes 19 primary and specialty care practices. Primary care offices are located in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, and Wilmington. To learn more, visit For news and updates, follow

Source: SVHC 2.9.2018