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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BMH to Participate in Donate Life Vermont Register Rally

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is taking part in the Donate Life Vermont Register Rally, a friendly competition between Vermont hospitals to increase the number of organ and tissue donor registrants in the state. Donate Life Vermont is an initiative that aims to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation in the state of Vermont. Currently, less […]

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Yellow Fever Vaccine Now Available to Travelers Through BMH Travel Clinic

The Vermont Department of Health has authorized the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Travel Clinic to purchase and administer the yellow fever vaccine, hospital officials announced today. BMH made the request for authorization as part of their efforts to provide immunizations and travel-related health advice through their travel clinic, formed earlier this year as part of the […]

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Arthur and Carol Westing

Carol Westing says she fell in love with Vermont when she and Arthur visited on their honeymoon. The Michigan native had never been to New England until she and Arthur took that three-week camping trip. “I kept saying, this is it. I just know this is where we’ve got to live. Arthur had started a […]

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry Without Adding Those Holiday Pounds

By Carrie Quimby The holiday season has arrived and for many of us that means FOOD and lots of it! The average American gains 1-2 pounds over the holidays and those of us with overweight issues tend to gain more, around 8 pounds, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This small amount of weight gain […]

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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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