New Initiatives at BMH

New Initiatives at BMH By Michele Rowland Although modest in size, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has always endeavored to keep pace with recent research findings, implement evidence-based treatment interventions and improve the scope and complexity of services offered to our patients. Two programs recently implemented at BMH best capture these efforts: the Multi-drug Resistant Organisms Prevention […]

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Free Workshop on Managing Chronic Pain, August 7 – September 11

Free Workshop on Managing Chronic Pain, August 7 – September 11 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer another series of the Stanford University Chronic Pain Self-Management Program starting Thursday, August 7. The free, six-week workshop teaches participants to better self-manage their pain, stress and frustration with a variety of fun and practical techniques including flexibility exercises, […]

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First-ever Wellness in Windham Health Festival

First-ever Wellness in Windham Health Festival This year Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Brattleboro Retreat and Grace Cottage Hospital are presenting the first-ever Wellness in Windham Health Festival. This fun, free, family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Brattleboro Retreat lawn. The festival will include […]

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Postpartum III – Misery and Moms

Postpartum III – Misery and Moms Are you struggling with feelings of failure, fear, or depression? Get help! It’s not only for you that you are getting help, but also for your baby. Scandinavian researchers who worked with depressed moms and their babies published their results in 2001, finding that there were differences in the […]

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Delirium Prevention A New Health Priority

Delirium Prevention A New Health Priority By Michele Rowland On June 19 the Brattleboro Reformer published an Associated Press article citing recent research showing that patients who experience a delirium during a hospital stay have an increased risk of mortality. At the very least, delirium prolongs the hospital stay, resulting in increased healthcare costs. It […]

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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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