In Remembrance of Max Huestis

Max Huestis  was a rugged, healthy-looking young man, just 44 years old, when he unexpectedly died from a severe heart attack on August 13, 2009. The impact of his death affected many. He was a husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and good friend. His wife, Stephanie, can readily recite the details of that […]

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Paul Shield

Paul Shield scans a print-out of an email listing his fellow committee members who helped plan the first Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Clambake and Auction back in 1986. It was Susan Fenn who came up with the idea of a clambake, he recalls. She had just been hired as the hospital’s Foundation director. He continues down […]

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Damon Family

Perched at the top of the hill overlooking Canal Street, the brick façade of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital seems to sit at a physical distance from the rest of the town. But for those who have accessed care here, the hospital embodies the emotional heart of the community. When donors talk about their reasons for giving […]

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Andy Miller

On a table in Andy Miller’s living room is a picture of himself and one of his clients when he was the pharmacist at Brooks’ in the Canal Street plaza. The elderly woman was fond of him, sometimes asking for a kiss on the cheek when she came in the store, and frequently talking about […]

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Marcy Rushford

Regular Screening Still the Priority

by Marcy Rushford National Breast Cancer Awareness Month observes its 25th anniversary this year. While we haven’t eradicated breast cancer (it is still the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths for American women), real strides have been made in the area of earlier detection, leading to more effective treatments and longer, more productive, lifetimes for […]

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BMH says THANK YOU 819 Times!

BMH is excited and thankful to announce that we have exceeded our Annual Giving goal in fiscal year 2011 (which runs from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011).  It is with great appreciation that we say thank you, and again, thank you to the 819 supporters.  In all, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital received $256,053 in […]

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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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