New Moms Network November Schedule

The New Moms Network programs happen every Wednesday, 9:30-11:00 AM in the Brew Barry Conference Center Exercise Room, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. This event is open to all new parents (not just the moms) no matter where the baby was born. No registration needed, no charge, and all area moms invited – pregnant or postpartum! […]

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BMH Birthing Center Offers Volunteer Doula Services to Pregnant Moms

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is now providing doula services for pregnant moms through its Birthing Center. BMH program coordinator Carol Schnabel says the Birthing Center currently has 14 women with doula training who have volunteered to be available as needed 24 hours a day, year-round. Families interested in learning more about using this service should contact […]

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Improved Search and Multimedia Features Highlight New Version of BMHVT.org

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital launched a new version of its website, bmhvt.org, which features easier functionality and new content for people in Windham County looking for health care and health-related information. Designed by FirstTracks Marketing Group of Peterborough, New Hampshire, the new bmhvt.org uses drop-down menus for faster access. Users can go directly to the information […]

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Tobacco Cessation Workshop at BMH Starts November 1

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will host another installment of “Fresh Start: Tobacco Cessation Workshop” in the Tyler Conference Room starting Tuesday, November 1. The free, six-week class offers help to participants who wish to stop smoking. A trained facilitator from the Vermont Department of Health Access will run the sessions, which take place every Tuesday through […]

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Safe Driving Class for Senior Citizens, November 5

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering an AARP Safe Driving Class on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. The safe driving class is open to anyone who is 55 years or older, both AARP members and non-members. The class is designed to provide awareness about the impact […]

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Marcy Rushford

MRI Attractive For High Risk Breast Cancer Patients

By Marcy Rushford Earlier in October, I wrote about how the primary goal of National Breast Cancer Awareness month is to emphasize the need for women over age 40 to get a mammogram every year and how digital mammography remains the gold standard for detecting breast cancer. Last week, Dr. Rosen wrote about advances in […]

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Radiologic Technologists at BMH Celebrate National Radiologic Technology Week

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital of Brattleboro, VT celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week® to honor the hard work and accomplishments of its radiologic technologists. Children are invited to the clinic to learn about how x-rays work. Those who bring along their favorite stuffed animal or toy can have an x-ray taken of it that they can take […]

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Joseph Rosen, MD

The Modern Breast Biopsy

A February 18, 2011 New York Times article entitled “Study of Breast Biopsies Finds Surgery Used Too Extensively” refers to a review of breast biopsies done in Florida from 2003-2008, noting that 30% were done with a scalpel, usually in the operating room. This number is too high. In the modern era, most breast biopsies […]

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Brattleboro Memorial joins NE Alliance for Health

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will join the New England Alliance for Health (NEAH), effective December 1, 2011. Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital (MHMH) owns and manages NEAH, a limited-liability company under which Dartmouth-Hitchcock shares services with 15 health-care organizations in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, in purchasing, value improvement, staff development and education, and financial planning and […]

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BMH’s Marie Gill Completes Nursing Re-certifications

Marie Gill, RNC of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center recently completed her third specialty recertification, making her the only nurse in the birthing center to hold three specialty certifications. Gill, who has been working at BMH for 33 years, completed and passed certifications administered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) in the specialties of Maternal/Newborn […]

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