Area Hospitals Launch Community Health Needs Assessment

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Brattleboro Retreat, and Grace Cottage Hospital are launching a new community ...

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health Announce Establishment of Strategic Partnership

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH), Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH), today announced the formalization of a strategic partnership to jointly deliver high-quality, value-based health care to the region, building on a history of collaborative initiatives among BMH, CMC/DHK, and D-HH in the areas of oncology, radiology, and emergency medicine. The new partnership […]

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Hires New Director of Human Resources

Steven R. Gordon, President and CEO of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced today that Bill Norwood has been hired as BMH’s new Director of Human Resources. Norwood was previously employed as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA, where he focused on employee relations, labor relations, recruitment and retention, compensation, […]

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Doulas and Midwives: How Each Can Help You Have the Birthing Experience You Want

By: Erinna Cooper, RN Doulas and midwives have been providing critical childbirth support for centuries, yet some confusion remains about their respective roles. In thinking about your birth plan, it’s important to understand the difference between doulas and midwives so you can make an informed decision about the caregivers you would like to attend your […]

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Laboratory Receives Accreditation from College of American Pathologists

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. “Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is proud of our recent accreditation by CAP. Our staff worked very hard, and we are proud to be […]

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Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Designated A Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care

In an effort to help prospective parents find hospitals that deliver quality maternity care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announced that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is one of the first hospitals to receive the Blue Distinction® Center for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Nearly four million […]

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What Your Labor Nurse Wish You Knew About Inductions

One of my most memorable evenings at Lamaze class went like this. It was the fifth night of a six week series – so everyone was very pregnant. We were discussing Interventions – everything from IV medications to epidurals to emergency cesareans.  Nationwide, one in four women are induced.  To start the discussion, I turned […]

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Advanced Directive (sometimes called a Living Will)

By Patty Dunn, Hospice Program Coordinator There has been a lot of publicity lately about advance care planning and advance directives. Simply put, advance care planning is a process of thinking about, discussing, and creating a written healthcare plan (advance directive) that tells others what you would want if you couldn’t tell them yourself. Why […]

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Just So Pediatrics Team

Just So Pediatrics Announces Extended Office Hours

Just So Pediatrics (JSP), a member of the BMH Medical Group, is now offering extended hours in order to accommodate patients who request evening and occasionally, weekend appointments. In addition to its regular hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on weekdays, JSP has extended their office hours from 8 AM until 8 PM on […]

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Bicycle Helmet Safety

As the days become longer and winter jackets are traded in for sweaters, kids and parents alike are taking their bikes off the hooks and filling up the tires. Before hitting the road, don’t forget the most important piece of equipment: your helmet. More children between the ages of 5 and 14 are seen in […]

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Heidi Newkirk, DPM

New Podiatrist Starts at BMH

In collaboration with Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, podiatrist Heidi Newkirk, DPM will be opening a local office at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, where she will see patients in the Podiatry Department as well as the BMH Center for Wound Healing. Dr. Newkirk holds a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine […]

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