Richard A. Fletcher, RN, MSN, FNP

What Midlevel Care Means For You

by Richard Fletcher I get called ‘doc’ by a lot of my patients even though they know I’m a nurse practitioner and not a physician. Part of the reason I guess is because I’ve been treating the Putney community for so long that some families have only received primary care from a midlevel provider like […]

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New Hand Therapist Joins BMH Rehab Services

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the hiring of hand therapist, Chris Vitello, OTR/CHT into its Rehab Services department. Vitello graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) from University of Hartford in 2003. In 2008, he became certified as a hand therapist by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission Board. Vitello is […]

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BMH Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program Obtains Recertification

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs have successfully renewed their three-year certifications with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). BMH participated in the one month application process which requires extensive documentation of the program’s practices. The AACVPR reviews benchmarks such as best practice, program quality and improved patient outcomes […]

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Marcy Rushford

Imaging is Everything

by Marcy Rushford Radiologic technologists celebrate their profession each year during the week that includes November 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895. While 116 years may seem like a long time, radiologic medicine is still a very young field. Even the most venerable members of our radiology […]

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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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