Best-selling author joins upcoming Medical Matters Weekly


Vermont Business Magazine Award-winning Californian journalist and author Richard Louv has spent his career exploring human relationships with nature and animals and how these relationships affect our health and well-being. At 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, he joins Trey Dobson, MD, on Weekly Medical Questions.

The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see Weekly Medical Questions on and The show can also be viewed or downloaded as a podcast at

Richard Louv is a journalist and author of ten books, including Our Wild Calling: How Connecting With Animals Can Transform Our Lives – And Save Theirs; Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder; The Principle of Nature: Reconnecting to Life in a Virtual Era; and Vitamin N: The essential guide to a life rich in nature. Her books have been translated and published in 24 countries and have helped start an international movement to connect children, families and communities to nature.

Louv’s writing appears in The New York Times, The Washington Postthe London time. He appears frequently on national radio and television programs and speaks internationally, including at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and the first White House Summit on Environmental Education. He has won numerous awards, including the National Audubon Medal in 2008. Previous recipients include Rachel Carson, EO Wilson, and President Jimmy Carter. Additionally, Louv is co-founder and chairman emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization that helps build the movement.

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 providing 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. It also received the highest possible ratings from the Leapfrog band. 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—April 13, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center


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