Morgan Brown wins Lovell Award

Morgan Brown, class of 2018 from Black River High School, is this year’s recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award.  This award contributes $1,000 annually toward a student’s academic pursuit of a career in health care.  It is funded by the proceeds of the Apple Blossom Cotillion, a project of the Development Office of Springfield Medical Care Systems.  Dr. Lovell was a long-time physician at Springfield Hospital.  His daughter, Melissa Post, state, “While he was a man who never sought recognition for his service in the medical field or in the community, we know he would be honored to have this award named in his memory.  We hope recipients of the award will share the same sense of wonder and fascination with the world of medicine that he did.”  Morgan will be studying neuroscience at the University of New England in the fall.  Her career goal is to attend medical school and become a trauma surgeon.  To be eligible for the award, students must attend AHEC’s MedQuest program.  Application information for the Lovell Health Career Award is available from Southern Vermont AHEC at 802-885-2126 or  Pictured below is Morgan Brown receiving the 2018 Lovell Award from Larry Kraft of Springfield Medical Care Systems and Susan White of Southern Vermont AHEC.


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Springfield Health & Rehab Center

105 Chester Rd.

Springfield, VT 05156

(802) 885-5741

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Executive Director Search

Job Title: Executive DirectorPosition Title: Executive Director
Reports to: SVTAHEC Executive Committee & Board of DirectorsWeekly Hours:  37.5
Department: Southern VT AHECPrepared by: Marty Hammond
Date: March 2018 


Position Overview:

Oversees all aspects of the organization and staff, responsible for the fiscal health of the agency, and informs and responds to the Finance/Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):

  • Hires, fires and supervises all agency staff.
  • Works with Finance Manager to oversee the budget and fiscal responsibilities.
  • Pursues potential funding opportunities to support both the agency and agency programs.
  • Represents the agency in various community partnerships and meetings and ensures other staff participate in designated partnerships and meetings throughout the five county region.
  • Works with staff to ensure programming reflects current funding.
  • Responsible for all agency and grant reports in a timely fashion.
  • Recognizes and supports the work of the Vermont AHEC Network.
  • Interacts positively with the University of Vermont Office of Primary Care and the VT AHEC Program Office.
  • Keeps Board of Directors informed about the work of SVTAHEC.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Supervision Received:

  • Monthly meetings held with Board President; Quarterly meetings held with Board Executive and Finance Committee; six full Board meetings held each year.
  • Annual evaluation conducted by Executive Committee.


Supervision Exercised:

  • Hold monthly staff meetings.
  • Supervise all staff

Qualifications & Skills:

Education: Master’s degree

Experience: A minimum of five years working in a leadership position in a nonprofit setting.

Skills: Strong interpersonal skills to interact with staff, the public and work for a board of directors. Strong organizational skills to manage people, programs, reports, and partners. Experience writing and receiving grant funding. The ability to manage current and new technology, knowledge of computer programs, and […]

Free Summer Program with STIPEND!

Are you

  • A current 1st or 2nd year undergraduate student who identifies with a group that is underrepresented in the health professions?
  • Considering a career as a:
    • Dentist
    • Nurse
    • Nutritionist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Pharmacist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physician
    • Physician Assistant
    • Public Health Professional
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UVM is holding a SHPEP “Alum” Student Panel/Information Session on Tuesday, October 24th @7:15 pm in the Career Center Conference Room.  Hear from 3 current UVM students who participated in SHPEP at two different campus sites (Columbia University in NYC and rutgers in NJ).

Applications open on December 1st.


Congratulations to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center!

Congratulations to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for this coveted nursing award!  Click here to read more about this.   SWVHC Magnet Status Letter

Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program

The Vermont Educational Loan Repayment Program for Healthcare Professionals is funded by federal and state funds, and is administered by the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program.  The purpose of the loan repayment program is to increase access to primary healthcare in under served communities and to address the health professional shortages that cause disparities in access to health care in Vermont.

In 2017, Southern Vermont AHEC awarded $162,055 in retention awards to 16 physicians, physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.  An additional $30,000 was awarded to recruit practitioners to practices in the Southern Vermont AHEC region.  Employers committed $175,000 in educational loan repayment matching funds.

Diabetes Prevention Program

If you’re at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.  Mt. Ascutney Hospital and the YMCA are supporting a Diabetes Prevention Program with a new class starting soon.  The program features 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions led by a trained Lifestyle Coach to offer motivation and support.  For more information, contact Samantha Abrahamsen at 802-674-7213