Medical Matters Weekly welcomes Lorna Mattern from United Counseling Service


Vermont Business Magazine Southwest Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Weekly Medical Questions with Dr. Trey Dobson hosts Lorna Mattern at noon Jan. 26. Mattern is the executive director of United Counseling Service (UCS) in Bennington.

The show is produced with the cooperation of Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Weekly Medical Questions to and The show is also available to view or download a podcast at

Mattern directs program planning and development, personnel oversight, financial planning, resource development, policy development, and contract negotiations for United Counseling Service. She joined UCS in 1990 with the goal of expanding intensive and comprehensive services for children, youth and families. In 2004, she became director of the Division of Youth and Family Services and was responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight of the agency’s system of care for children and families.

In 2016 Mattern was named executive director. She holds a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation and counseling and a master’s degree in education. in Rehabilitation and Counseling with an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Psychology. In addition to being a member of the Excellence Committee of the Vermont Care Partners Centers and Project Catalyst, she is a member of the United Health Alliance Board of Directors.

After the program, the video will be available on public access television stations in the region. On CAT-TV, viewers will find the show on channel 1075 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 a.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday. GNAT-TV’s Comcast channel 1074 airs the program at 8 a.m. Monday, 9 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Weekly Medical Questions is an interactive, cross-platform, guest-hosted, medical-themed talk show hosted by Dr. Trey Dobson. It offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on healthcare and interesting personalities driving positive change within the industry and surrounding professions. Topics include behavioral health, food insecurity, equitable care, and the opioid crisis. The show is produced in partnership with Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV) and airs on CAT-TV, Greater Northshire Access Television, Facebook Live, YouTube and podcast platforms.

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.

SVMC has won several important accolades. Most recently, SVMC received the American Hospital Association’s Rural Healthcare Leadership Award for transformational change in healthcare reform efforts and its fifth consecutive designation in the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. (ANCC). It ranked fourth in the nation for healthcare value by the Lown Institute’s Hospital Index in 2020 and is one of Vermont’s best places to work. SVMC has earned an “A” for Hospital Safety from Leapfrog Group for two consecutive years. During the pandemic, SVMC and its two skilled nursing facilities, Bennington Life and Rehabilitation Centers and Hoosick Falls Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, achieved perfect scores in an evaluation of service centers Medicare and Medicaid intended to determine the ability to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and other infections.

BENNINGTON, VT—January 19, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center


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