Good PreOp Assessment for Surgical Success

By Christine Gooley, APRN, BC Would you ever guess a hospital the size of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital performs around four thousand surgical procedures in a year? It’s true. During the twelve months from October 2010 to September 2011, 2,389 surgeries and 1,612 minor procedures took place in our facility. That figure includes a broad range […]

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Enright & Company Raises $2,200 for BMH Breast Care Program

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program announced today the receipt of a donation in the amount of $2,243.00 from the Enright & Company hair salon. Through the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Enright staff sold pink hair extensions and nail files to customers coming to their location […]

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Cooking Injury Prevention Tips

Cooking is a pleasurable pastime with the perfect end product, delicious food!!!  Keep yourself safe and prevent injuries from occurring when cooking by checking out the tips on safe cooking practice. The American Society of Hand Therapists (ASHT) offers the following tips to protect hands and to prevent injuries while in the kitchen: Use the […]

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Lois Trezise, RN, CNM, MSN, CLC

Midwives in the Mainstream

by Lois Trezise It’s natural in the course of human affairs for the pendulum to swing in one direction or another. Advances in scientific knowledge and medical technology during the 20th century spurred a trend toward treating births as a medical situation. This was understandable given the excitement over the improvements in anesthesiology, surgery, and […]

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Upcoming Classes for New and Expecting Moms at BMH Birthing Center

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Birthing Center is offering its next bi-monthly Baby Basics class at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7. Led by registered nurse Margaret Bonifer, this free class gives expecting moms and their partners the straight skinny on what happens during those first few days with a newborn baby. Pre-registration through the bmhvt.org […]

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Local Pediatrician Honored for Immunization Work

The American Academy of Pediatrics acknowledged Dr. Valerie Rooney with a special achievement award for her commitment to increasing immunization rates and improving the health of children. Dr Rooney is a BMH pediatrician working at Just So Pediatrics and Cornerstone Pediatrics. The AAP selects its national award recipients based on comparative evaluations of data collected […]

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After a Heart Attack

New guidelines developed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association emphasize for the first time the importance of participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program after a heart attack or bypass surgery. The guidelines also recommend that patients with coronary heart disease: stop smoking and avoid exposure to tobacco smoke get […]

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Tammy Stone Promoted to Lead Blood Bank Tech

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) announced lab technician Tammy Stone has been appointed Lead Blood Bank Tech for BMH Laboratory Services. Tammy came to BMH in 2002 after working at Heywood Hospital in Gardner, Massachusetts. She has worked as a generalist covering all laboratory departments and shifts during that time. Her new duties include overseeing the […]

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Doulas Do It Out of Love for Labor Process

by Debbie Partrick I had been a nurse in obstetrics for 30 years, and I had never heard of doulas until I moved to Brattleboro five years ago. At first I thought it doesn’t make any sense. In Lamaze classes, you’re taught that you have a labor support person, which is usually your partner. But […]

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Hand Safety on Thanksgiving

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital wants you to enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday.   Our occupational therapy department would like to review some safe turkey carving tips to keep in mind during this holiday. Make sure you use a sharp knife or an electric knife when carving your turkey.   It is a good idea to cut off the thigh […]

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