Growing More Important

Steve Gordon, the new President and CEO for Brattleboro Memorial Hospital recently shared with me an article on “building a philanthropy campaign.” The article titled “Growing More Important” noted how philanthropy is growing increasingly important for healthcare institutions as we struggle with healthcare reform and the impact of rising healthcare costs. We at BMH, like […]

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Food or Healthcare, which would you choose?

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital was the recent recipient of a grant from C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest food wholesaler in the United States. This grant was designated to assist in covering healthcare costs for those patients with inadequate or no insurance and whose family income is at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines […]

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BMH Files Application for Emergency Department Expansion

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital submitted a Certificate Of Need application to renovate and expand the emergency department and to move an upgraded MRI to the Richards Building. The application was sent to the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration (BISHCA) on August 25. The $7.7 million dollar project will modernize and expand […]

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BMH To Provide Health Services to People Traveling Abroad

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced it will begin providing health services to area citizens planning trips out of the United States through its Occupational Health Department. The services fill a gap left by World Learning when they closed their travel health center prior to the start of their fall semester. Previously, students in the World Learning […]

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BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program Open House, October 21

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program invites the public to an open house on National Mammography Day, Friday October 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, on the second floor of the Richards Building. BMH’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program Administrator and Nurse Navigator Kelly McCue, RN, has organized a program that includes a tour […]

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Marcy Rushford

The Nuclear Option

By Marcy Rushford Last month, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital invited the public to learn about the technology we use to evaluate the coronary arteries of the heart and their function, specifically in relation to nuclear cardiac stress tests. Most of the people who participated in the tour were pretty surprised to learn that, by and large, […]

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In Giving, Stories Make the Difference

by Diane Bassett About a week and a half ago, the Ladies Golf Association of the Brattleboro Country Club held its end of season luncheon, during which we formally presented the funds from our annual charity golf tournament held in July. We’ve been holding the tournament for 10 years now, and even though our association […]

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Wendy Cornwell

Blueprint for Healthy Individuals Involves Entire Community

By Wendy Cornwell This is part two of a column leading in up to BMH’s 20th Annual Health Fair, taking place in the BMH Parking Lot from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, September 24. Three years ago, we adopted the “Launch into Motion” theme for the annual Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health Fair with the goal […]

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Play for Health

by Wendy Cornwell This is first of a two-part column leading in up to BMH’s 20th Annual Health Fair, taking place in the BMH Parking Lot from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 24. Nickelodeon’s annual Worldwide Day of Play is in a couple of weeks. Since 2004, the network has stopped their […]

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Idle Thoughts on Sustainability

By Rob Prohaska Tomorrow’s Touch-a-Truck event is always great fun for young kids who like to climb inside, and all over, construction rigs, fire trucks, ambulances or other big, noisy vehicles. While your son or daughter is ooh-ing and ah-ing over the backhoes and tree-trimmers, take a minute and walk over to the Emergency Department […]

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