Peter Carvell 2014

BMH Annual Meeting Features Special Guests and Key Topics

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) held on November 14, 2014 featured special guests, key topics, and various recognitions. Keynote speaker Dr. Karen Hein, Founding Member, Vermont Green Mountain Care Board and Adjunct Professor, Dept. Community & Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at […]

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A House Built for a Family

Why, oh why do you have to be pregnant for nine months? It’s such a long time! Yet every one of those days is important for your baby. His brain will grow, his lungs will mature. She will have eyelashes and she will be able to breastfeed wonderfully. They will even sleep some at night! […]

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Craig Rinder, MD

Life Expectancy and Men’s Health

By Craig Rinder, MD It has been well known for years that the life expectancy of men is less than that of women. According to a 2013 report from the Nation Center for Health Statistics, the life expectancy for males born in 2011 is 76.3 years versus 81.1 years for females. In fact, in every […]

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Nancy Redfield

BMH Physician Group Adds Post-Acute Care Provider

BMH Physician Group announces the addition of Nancy J. Redfield, RN, MS, ARNP, BC to its Post-Acute Care Services. Redfield will work with Eric Pofcher, MD to provide direct care for patients from the time of discharge from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, or another acute care facility, to admission at a skilled nursing facility. Their duties […]

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Chris Lenois

Another Year, Another Beard

Here we are again. A bunch of freshly-shaved guys ready to talk to you about men’s health! Now in its third year, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s “BEARDS for BMH” campaign has approximately 35 “growers”, who will be retiring their razors for the month of November. The goal is to use the scruffy state of their faces […]

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Jeff Meckling, PA-C

Brattleboro Family Medicine Welcomes New Providers

BMH Physician Group announced that Amanda J. Hepler, MD and Jeff Meckling, PA-C, have joined Brattleboro Family Medicine and are accepting patients. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Dr. Hepler served her family medicine residency at Latrobe Family Medicine in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She is certified by the American Board […]

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Robert Prohaska Earns Prestigious Certification

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Director of Plant Services Robert Prohaska recently earned the title of Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) through the American Hospital Association. The CHFM is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among an elite group of healthcare facility management professionals. Nationally, only 1,600 professionals have earned this certification. “Our organization […]

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Gina Pattison Named BMH Director of Development and Marketing

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announces Gina Pattison has accepted the position of Director of Development and Marketing and will start on December 1, 2014. Pattison has been employed by the American Cancer Society for the past 13 years, first as a Community Executive on the development team and then as Senior Director of Distinguished Events. Her […]

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Flu Shots and Mom

Did you know that most moms-to-be here in the United States get flu shots? (Well, last year it was 52%. But that’s still most!)  Over the years we’ve fielded lots of questions about pregnancy, babies and flu shots in The Birthing Center. Here’s our top three questions with the answers we are happy to give. […]

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Bonnie McKellar

New Places Also Welcoming New Faces

by Bonnie McKellar It’s amazing to look back and realize how much Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has grown since I came on board in October of 2012. In the past two years, the hospital has opened the Center for Wound Healing and the Center for Cardiovascular Health. The Radiology Department has a new, state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance […]

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