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CCM on WNYT

WNYT Channel 13’s news anchor and health reporter, Benita Zahn, recently visited Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) to talk with co-founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman and patient Kiki Smith. The interview covered a wide range of subjects including barriers to doctor-patient communication, use of the Difficult Conversations Toolkit and how SpeakSooner Community […]

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Exclusive Screening of Award Winning Documentary “Boys of 2nd Street Park”

The Center for Communication in Medicine will host an exclusive screening of the award winning documentary, “Boys of 2nd Street Park” on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7pm at Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) SpeakSooner Community Education Programs. This Sundance Film Festival […]

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Ongoing work to SpeakSooner from CCM

On Friday, October 14 Dr. Bernard Bandman was interviewed by Ed Rabinowitz of Physician’s Money Digest for his upcoming column on physicians educating patients. Doctor patient communication is at the heart of CCM’s SpeakSooner initiative and it is gratifying that this work continues to be sought out by the medical community. On Monday, October 17 […]

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Spreading the word about SpeakSooner

The Center for Communication in Medicine’s SpeakSooner initiative continues to build momentum through their community education programs. These programs prepare patients and their loved ones to open timely conversations with caregivers and medical professionals. In May Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman appeared on WCAX TV in Burlington VT to discuss “Tips for Talking with your Doctor During Tough […]

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Community Education Program in Manchester Vermont

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:30-7pm at the Manchester Community Library the Bennington-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present “Being A Caregiver & Caring for Oneself: A Delicate Balance”. The program, second in CCM’s 2016 SpeakSooner community education series, will explore the challenges of caring for a loved one who is seriously ill […]

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SpeakSooner Panel Discussion a Great Success

On Tuesday April 26 the Center for Communication’s (CCM) presented a SpeakSooner community education program in Bennington, Vermont focusing on resources that can help in living with long-term illness. Over 100 people attended “Finding Your Path Through Illness & Getting The Help You Need” at Oldcastle Theater. The panel, moderated by CCM co-founder Bernard Bandman, […]

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SpeakSooner Presents…

Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) co-founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman have been invited to share their groundbreaking work throughout the region. On January 21, 2016 the Bandmans presented, “Difficult Conversations in Community Healthcare” at Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s Community Health Rounds, a forum for providers participating in the Vermont Blueprint for […]

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April 26, 2016 – Community Education Program

SpeakSooner Community Education Program – April 26, 2016 Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street Bennington, VT from 5:30 – 7:00 PM  Illness forces us to ask: what do I need and to whom do I turn? On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 the Bennington-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present, “Finding Your Path Through Illness […]

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Building Your Team & Navigating the System

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, the Center for Communication in Medicine held a community program at Oldcastle Theater in Bennington, VT. The program, “SpeakSooner:  Building Your Team & Navigating the System”  was offered to help improve communication between patients and their families, friends and healthcare providers. Over 120 people attended!  Read More . The first in a series of SpeakSooner […]

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