BMH Names George Lagro, RN 2012 Employee of the Year

BMH Names George Lagro, RN 2012 Employee of the Year Brattleboro Memorial Hospital named George Lagro, RN its 2012 Employee of the Year during an employee recognition dinner held May 5 at the Eagles Club in Brattleboro. During most of his 22 years with BMH, Lagro has primarily worked evenings and has been a night […]

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Mark Burke, MD

The Cardiologist as ‘Life Consultant’

The Cardiologist as ‘Life Consultant’ By R. Mark Burke, MD, FACC Following is part one of a two-part column about heart disease prevention and treatment. Although the work of a cardiologist is centered on the heart beating in the chest, it turns out that an essential piece of that work centers on the figurative heart, […]

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Richard Burtis, MD

Windham Internal Medicine to Merge with Brattleboro Internal Medicine

Windham Internal Medicine to Merge with Brattleboro Internal Medicine Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Windham Internal Medicine and Brattleboro Internal Medicine are merging into a single practice, which will be known as Brattleboro Internal Medicine. Starting July 15, 2012, Richard Burtis, MD and Roxanne Karter, ARNP will begin seeing patients in the Brattleboro Internal Medicine […]

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Avdic To Head Up BMH Hospitalist Program

Avdic To Head Up BMH Hospitalist Program Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Aida Avdic, MD will assume the role of Medical Director for its Hospitalist Program effective July 17. Dr. Avdic joined BMH in January of this year after serving as a Hospitalist and instructor of clinical medicine at the Hospital of the University of […]

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Baby Steps – Why Is My Back Killing Me?

Baby Steps – Why Is My Back Killing Me? Ask ten different women with new babies if their back hurts, and four of them will say yes. But those four may be hurting in four different places! During pregnancy our bodies change to accommodate our growing babies. For years, common wisdom said this was due […]

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Carolyn L. Taylor-Olson, MD

Taylor-Olson Appointed Medical Director for Post-Acute Care

Taylor-Olson Appointed Medical Director for Post-Acute Care Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Carolyn Taylor-Olson, MD has been appointed the Medical Director for Post-Acute Care. In this position, Dr. Taylor-Olson will work with Pine Heights, Vernon Green and Thompson House to provide post-acute care for their residents. BMH President and CEO Steven R. Gordon says Dr. […]

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New Moms Network May Schedule

New Moms Network May Schedule Programs of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s New Moms Network in May start with a session called “Things My Mother Taught Me” on Wednesday, May 9th. This is a Mother’s Day discussion led by Dawn Kersula RN, a perinatal specialist in the BMH Birthing Center. The program on Wednesday, May 16th will […]

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Breast MRI: The Role of Advanced Technology in Detection of Breast Cancer

Breast MRI: The Role of Advanced Technology in Detection of Breast Cancer By Marcy Rushford You may be asking what the big deal is about Breast MRI? Isn’t mammography or ultrasound enough? For some patients, the answer is yes, mammography is enough. Mammography is still considered the “gold standard” to screen for breast cancer. That […]

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Michelle Harmon

Behavioral Specialist Added to Blueprint Community Health Team

Behavioral Specialist Added to Blueprint Community Health Team The Brattleboro Hospital Service Area of the Vermont Blueprint Community Health Team today announced the addition of Michelle Harmon, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Harmon becomes the third member for this area’s Community Health Team, according to Vermont Blueprint for Health Project Manager Wendy Cornwell. Through […]

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Free Workshop for Managing Chronic Pain Starts May 15

Free Workshop for Managing Chronic Pain Starts May 15 Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will offer a free Chronic Pain Self-Management Program starting Tuesday, May 15. The Stanford University Patient Education Research Centre developed the six-week program to empower individuals with a primary diagnosis of chronic pain to better manage their condition. Classes meet each Tuesday through […]

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