BMH Receives Donation of Local Vermont Artwork

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital hosted a special art reception on Thursday, July 31, to showcase more than two dozen pieces of original Vermont artwork, thanks to a generous donation by the Susan Sebastian Foundation of Williston, Vermont. The Foundation was established in April 2009 by Elise Braun of Waterbury, Vermont, following the death of her daughter, […]

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Laurie Kuralt, BSN, RN, CCRN

Quality Patient Care in Your Emergency Department

By Laurie Kuralt, BSN, RN, CCRN Many improvements have been made in the new BMH Emergency Department (ED) as of late. Not only do we have a new, modern facility, but we are working on making improvements about the process of how we care for patients from the time they enter the doors, until they […]

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Five ways Breastfeeding Improves Mom’s Health

We’ve been taking a look at how to change the world through the simple act of breastfeeding your baby. (Let me never be accused of small dreams!) We’ve thought about global hunger, education for kids, promoting gender equality. There’s a wonderful secret, though, about breastfeeding. It’s good for babies, good for the environment – but […]

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Pertussis in the Community

By Dr. Kathleen McGraw, CMO Summer is here in full force, and with that comes more outdoor activities, scraped knees, and the occasional summer cold. However this past month we also had a more unwelcome guest in our community – Pertussis. The Vermont Department of Public Health has reported 11 cases of Pertussis in Windham […]

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breastfeeding week

BMH Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center, the Windham County Breastfeeding Coalition, and the BMH Ten-Step Committee to Empower Mothers and Nurture Babies are joining forces to celebrate the 2014 World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of August. This year’s theme, as established by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), is “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal […]

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George Pierce Terwilliger, MD

Door to Doc

By George Terwilliger, MD Anybody, Anything, Anytime: Emergency Departments have a tall order: provide excellent care to anybody, all age groups, regardless of ability to pay. An ED (Emergency Department) must be able to handle any type of medical illness or trauma, no matter how severe. And this must be done anytime: days, nights and […]

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Heather Lesage-Horton, MD

Just So Pediatrics Welcomes New Physician

Just So Pediatrics is pleased to welcome new pediatrician Dr. Heather Lesage-Horton to their group, as of July 15, 2014. Dr. Lesage-Horton, who is board certified, most recently worked at the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she earned her medical […]

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Meredith Merritt, CNM

Brattleboro OB/GYN Welcomes New Midwife

Brattleboro OB/GYN is pleased to welcome new nurse-midwife Meredith Merritt, CNM, to the practice. Merritt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Vermont in Burlington and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky. She resides in Brattleboro with her husband Peter, their five-month-old […]

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Registration is a Critical Part of Patient Care

By Deborah Lemnah You’ve probably read and heard a lot over the past year about how Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) expansion and renovation project improves patient care. While the Patient Registration staff does not provide medical services, we do play an important role in helping patients have a good ED experience. Before the […]

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Brian Richardson

Redesigning the Flow of the Emergency Department

By: Brian Richardson Emergency medicine has been plagued for decades by two significant issues: first, the issue of Emergency Department overcrowding and second, extended periods of time waiting to be seen by the physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. Since the late 1990s and early 2000s to the present day, emergency departments have seen a […]

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