Description of Hospital Governance
Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation (SVHSC), the parent company of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, is organized for charitable, benevolent, scientific, and educational purposes. Its mission is to support and encourage the development of comprehensive, integrated healthcare-related services for the advancement of the health and well-being of the community. This is done by providing financial, management, and other assistance to its affiliates and other organizations and through all other relevant means.
SVHSC has a body of active members named corporators (listed below). The corporators consist of business and community leaders who serve to link the hospital and the community. Corporators are invited to the annual meeting, held in November. This meeting provides a forum for carrying out the corporation’s public business, including the election of corporators, directors, and secretary of the Corporation. Through programs, planning activities, and committee work corporators are provided the opportunity for input and feedback regarding the corporation’s objectives, plans, and accomplishments. They have an interest in the hospital’s development and the achievement of its objectives in meeting the healthcare needs of residents of southeastern Vermont and the local tri-state area.
The Board of Trustees (Directors) of SVHSC, the sole member of the hospital, elects officers of the corporation. Thus, officers and directors of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and SVHSC are the same individuals. In addition to the hospital, the development office is part of SVHSC. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital with a medical staff and an auxiliary. The President/CEO of the hospital, medical staff, and auxiliary collaborate with the board of trustees. Executive staff of the hospital consists of the vice-presidents of patient care services, finance, and physician and business development.
Officers of the Corporation/Board of Directors
Peter Carvell, Chairman
Jill M. Zachary, Vice Chairman
Patty O’Donnell, Secretary
Michael Rogers, Treasurer
George Idelkope M.D.
John M. Meyer
Burton D. Tepfer, MD
Ex Officio Board Members: Steven R. Gordon, Elizabeth McLarney
Active & Emeritus Members of the Corporation are listed here.
Executives of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
President/CEO-Steven R. Gordon
Vice President- Patient Care Services, Mary Urquhart, RN
Vice President-Finance, Michael O. Rogers
Vice President-Physician/Business Development, Bonnie McKellar
Chief Medical Officer- Kathleen McGraw, MD
Medical Staff Officers
President – Elizabeth McLarney, MD
Vice President – Judith McBean, MD
Secretary/Treasurer – Michael Burrell, DO
Executive Committee Members at Large – Tony Blofson, MD and Edward Elliott, MD
You are welcome to print out information from the BMH website report or to request a printed copy. For more information about this Report Card, you can contact Ellen Smith, Executive Director of Development & Community Relations at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.
Call 802-257-8314 – fax: 802-257-3134
Ellen Smith, BMH, 17 Belmont Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301.