BENNINGTON - Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's (SVMC) Northshire Campus is now offering extended office hours.

From Monday through Thursday the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Fridays it will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday by appointment. Same day appointments are also available.

"We understand that it can be tough at times to get out of work to see a doctor," stated Dr. Josh Samuelson, Medical Director for SVMC Northshire Campus. "By extending our office hours we hope that our community finds that they are more able to see us when they need us."

SVMC Northshire Campus is staffed by a dedicated group of board-certified family practice doctors, pediatricians, nurse practioner, physician assistant, nurses, and support staff to provide the best possible medical care.

They are recognized as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). A Level 3 recognition means that the SVMC Northshire Medical Campus excels at providing a model of care that is more personal, effective, and efficient.

SVMC Northshire Campus provides comprehensive, primary care for adults and children throughout the Northshire of Bennington County, including the communities of Manchester, Sunderland, Sandgate, Manchester, Dorset, East Dorset, and even portions of southern Rutland County.

The Northshire Campus is a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, the flagship of Southwestern Vermont Health Care.