BMH “Clicks for Foodbank” Campaign Raises Awareness About Food Insecurity

BMH “Clicks for Foodbank” Campaign Raises Awareness About Food Insecurity Brattleboro Memorial Hospital filled seven grocery bags with canned items for those in need in Windham County thanks to the participation of more than 100 people in its “Clicks for Foodbank” campaign. During the month of June, BMH pledged to donate one canned item to […]

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Postpartum II – Misery and Moms

Postpartum II – Misery and Moms One night when I was teaching Lamaze, a grandma-to-be asked, “Are you going to talk about – postpartum?” I must’ve looked confused. From the look on her face and the tone of her voice, it seemed to me she was talking about something besides “the time after childbirth”. That’s […]

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Steven R. Gordon, CEO

Responding to Our Changing Healthcare Environment

Responding to Our Changing Healthcare Environment by Steven R. Gordon, CEO During the past 18 months, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has taken several measures to ensure it is prepared to continue providing the highest standard of medical care for the families of Windham County and surrounding areas. Some of the changes were necessary for more efficient […]

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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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