Medical Matters Weekly welcomes the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians

Vermont Business Magazine Ada D. Stewart, MD, FAAFP, is the chair of the board of trustees of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the next guest on Weekly Medical Questions. Viewers are invited to tune in at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22.

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 is also available to view or download as a podcast at svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.

Since 2012, Stewart has been a family physician at Cooperative Health in Columbia, SC, as a primary provider and HIV specialist. From 2003 to 2012, Stewart served as chief medical officer and HIV specialist at the Richland Community Health Care Association in Eastover and Columbia, South Carolina. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, Stewart enlisted in the US Army Reserves, where she continues to serve and rose to the rank of Colonel.

In addition to his national role with the AAFP, Stewart has held numerous leadership positions nationally and locally, including for the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Among many accolades, she was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 2019 and still serves on that council.

Stewart earned her bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, and her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio. She completed her family medicine residency at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. Stewart also has additional certification in HIV care from the American Academy of HIV Medicine and is certified as a Hospice Medical Director by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.

The AAFP represents 127,600 physicians and medical students nationwide and advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients to inspire positive change in America’s healthcare system.

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 14, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center

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