Hospitals Working To Reduce Readmission

Hospitals Working To Reduce Readmission By Michele Rowland Approximately 1 in 5 Medicare patients in the US are re-admitted within 30 days of their discharge from an acute care hospital. Approximately 1 in 3 is re-admitted within 90 dates. Reducing health care related costs, while improving the quality of patient care, is in everyone’s interest. […]

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Medical Community Recognizes Retiring Physicians

Medical Community Recognizes Retiring Physicians Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and other medical service providers in the area recognized and toasted the careers of twelve retiring physicians during a reception on Thursday, June 28 at The Putney Inn in Putney, Vermont. The honored physicians, in alphabetical order, were David J. Albright, MD; John R. Bookwalter, MD; Hilke […]

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Postpartum

Conventional wisdom says the birth of a baby is a joyous and exciting time in a mother’s life. Certainly there is joy and excitement, but there are many challenges too. And for some women, the emotions of new motherhood are downright scary. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 70–80 percent of […]

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New Moms Network July Schedule

New Moms Network July Schedule Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in July start with a session called “Summer Safety” on Wednesday, July 4th. This will be presented by BMH perinatal specialist Dawn Kersula. The program on Wednesday, July 11th is called “How a Baby Learns to Love” presented by Jennifer Bailes Hart, […]

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Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Can Help You Live Longer

Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Can Help You Live Longer By Jeff Harr Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs were originally developed to help people recover from major life altering health problems. Cardiac rehab was developed for those people who had heart attacks, coronary artery bypass surgery, heart valve surgery, or coronary artery stenting. Pulmonary rehab was […]

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Making Memories Art Exhibit on Display at BMH in July

Making Memories Art Exhibit on Display at BMH in July The New England Organ Bank touring art exhibit, Making Memories, will be on display between the hours of 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM in the hallways off the main lobby at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital from July 1-31. Making Memories began touring in 2008 and has […]

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New Babies are Amazing, Miraculous – and Pretty Scary

New babies are amazing, miraculous – and pretty scary Have you ever read that “you will quickly know what your baby’s cries mean?” That statement struck fear into my heart as a new mom – and that was with my first, second and third kid! If you go to a fancy human development textbook, they […]

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FDA Re-certifies BMH Breast Care Program

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced its Comprehensive Breast Care program has been re-certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA officials visited the hospital on June 13 to review technical and physician ongoing education, and to evaluate quality control measures, equipment, hospital policies and other information. Under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), recertification is […]

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BMH Offering Moderate Sedation for MRI Patients

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is now offering patients who need Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services the option for moderate sedation during the procedure. The new service is a collaboration between the Departments of Radiology and Anesthesiology, and allows patients who might be in pain or feel claustrophobic to have imaging studies that assist with diagnosis and […]

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Dr. Chris Appleton

Dr. Chris Appleton

The next time you’re down in the basement of BMH, maybe heading to the Maple View Cafe for lunch, stop and say hello to Chris Appleton, DO, who along with Dr. Bill Doyle runs the hospital’s pathology department and laboratory services. Being a pathologist means spending a lot of time analyzing tissue and blood samples, […]

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