Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has been serving the community for more than 100 years. BMH recently opened the first new space in 25 years – a new addition called the Richards Building.
The BMH outpatient building is named after the Richards family who have been very active in the community and this hospital’s activities for several generations. This new modern space, which is contiguous with the main hospital, offers outpatient care in 35,000 square feet on three spacious sun-lit floors. The Richards Building offers patients larger and more private space, along with easy and accessible parking. It brings most outpatient services under one roof for the convenience of the patient.
Patient Registration offices for units in this building are in the reception area on the ground floor contiguous with the laboratory, perhaps the most often used outpatient service. Pre-Operative Assessment is also close by, offering convenience to pre-surgery patients for their blood tests, X-rays, EKGs, and/or other needed testing. The ground floor also features the Nuclear Medicine Department (SPECT scanner), digital X-ray, stress testing and cardiac services/ EKG.
One level up is the Rehabilitation Services department offering all outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapy in one spacious, convenient area. The first floor also features the orthopedic offices for Drs. Jon Thatcher, Elizabeth McLarney, and William Vranos. Patients going from the Richards Building to the main hospital may use the hallway leading from the sunny common area in the front of the building to the main first floor hallway which leads to the hospital lobby and front door.
The top (2nd) floor of the Richards Building provides space for imaging including digital mammography, bone density testing, breast ultrasound, and stereotactic breast biopsy. Other services include comfortable space for cancer patients coming to BMH in the Oncology/Hematology Unit along with the Comprehensive Care Clinic for HIV/AIDs patients and the Breast Care Program.
The Richards Building not only provides private, modern, comfortable space for our patients, but has also served to ease the space crunch for departments remaining in the main hospital.