Southwest Vermont health care doctor aims for Olympics

Vermont Business Magazine Ivette Guttmann, MD, a sports medicine physician with SVMC Orthopedics, part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) in Bennington, has something in common with the best athletes in the world; she dreams of going to the Olympic Games. His hope is to serve the athletes as a volunteer doctor.

“I am an athlete at heart and the Olympics is something I have always aspired to,” Guttmann said. “Although I did not participate in the Olympics as an athlete, I hope to be able to use my skills as a doctor to serve the American team”

Initially, Dr. Guttmann will serve as the lead physician at the FISU World University Games Lake Placid 2023 from January 11-22. The 11-day multi-sport and educational winter festival will bring together more than 2,500 athletes and delegates from 600 universities and 50-plus nations to compete in 12 sports and 86 medals.

From Lake Placid, she will travel to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs from January 22 to February 4. After that month-long training with elite athletes in Lake Placid and Colorado, she could be chosen to serve as a team doctor at an upcoming Olympics.

“I expect volunteering with elite athletes at the World University Games and the United States Olympic Training Center this winter will provide valuable insights,” Guttmann said. “Serving the Olympians would be a huge honor, a great challenge and an invigorating experience that I can bring back to my patients and my community. »

For more on Dr. Guttmann’s journey to the Olympics, follow Southwestern Vermont Health Care on and

About SVHCs:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a preeminent, comprehensive healthcare 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 the 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.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center provides exceptional care without discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

About the FISU World University Games Lake Placid 2023:

The FISU World University Winter Games are the largest multi-sport collegiate winter sports event in the world. University students between the ages of 17 and 25 are eligible. In 2018, Lake Placid was selected to host the 2023 FISU World University Games. New York State is proud to host these games and looks forward to introducing New York and the North Country to an international audience.

BENNINGTON, VT—November 23, 2022—SVMC

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