Wendy Cornwell

The Community Health Team

By Wendy Cornwell, RN Over three years ago, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital joined the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a state-wide initiative designed to transform health care delivery and empower patients. The effort began with the recognition that improving patient health required a team-orientated approach, improved management of chronic conditions, and increased access to care. Crucial to […]

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Orthopaedic Surgeons Join BMH Physician Group

Orthopaedic surgeons Elizabeth McLarney, MD, Jon Thatcher, MD, and William Vranos, MD, announce they have joined the BMH Physician Group, changing their practice from Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine to BMH Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Their office location remains the same at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Richards Building, First Floor, 17 Belmont Avenue, but their […]

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Barbara Evans, MN, WHNP-BC

PMS/PMDD- It’s No Laughing Matter

By Barbara W. Evans, NP I’ve heard the jokes, seen the cards……and also met the women for whom it’s no laughing matter. I’m referring to PMS and PMDD, Premenstrual Syndrome and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. While it is thought that up to 90% of women experience mild physical and/or emotional symptoms in the days preceding menstruation, […]

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BMH Travel Clinic Becomes the New Tri-State Travel Clinic

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the transition of its travel clinic services to the new Tri-State Travel Clinic under the direction of Dr. George Idelkope, effective immediately. The BMH travel clinic was created in 2011 as part of the hospital’s Occupational Health Services department, with Dr. Idelkope as the medical advisor and Jean […]

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Tony Blofson, MD

Checking in on the Male Check-Up

By Tony Blofson, MD You may have heard about men’s health initiatives that are happening in our community right now. From Movember to the BEARDS for BMH campaign, there is increased focus on getting men to see their healthcare practitioner on a regular basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, men are half as […]

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Ten Ways to Keep Your Kids Healthier This Winter!

A lot of parenting is just plain common sense. But we’ve lived in a world of antibiotics and immunizations for a long time – sometimes I don’t even think about hygiene and good living as a way to stay healthy. So here’s some food for thought during this season of thanks – and opportunities for […]

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Daniel Walsh, MD

A Surgical Road Map for Treating AAA

By Daniel Walsh, MD An aneurysm of an artery is one of the most common blood vessel diseases causing disability and death. Aneurysms are defined as a permanent and focal widening of an artery at least 50 percent greater in width than the normal size of the vessel. More than 70 percent of all aneurysms […]

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The Richards Group Helps BMH Open “The New Doorway to Exceptional Care”

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital officials announced today that The Richards Group had made a leadership pledge to “The Doorway to Exceptional Care” capital campaign. “We at The Richards Group have long felt that BMH is a cornerstone of the town,” stated Mark Richards. “It is a key ingredient in the creation of a true community. Everyone […]

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Steven R. Gordon, CEO

BMH Annual Meeting Features Special Guests and Key Topics

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) held on November 8, 2013 featured special guests, key topics, and various recognitions. Keynote speaker Dr. Kathleen McGraw, the Chief Medical Officer at BMH since January 2013, discussed the many ways that BMH has been focusing on and […]

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Craig Rinder, MD

Does Your Diet Really Help Prevent Prostate Cancer?

By Craig Rinder, MD Links between diet and preventing prostate cancer seem to get a lot of media attention. Newspapers frequently run articles about new studies claiming that specific foods, beverages or supplements prevent or slow the advance of prostate cancer. When visiting websites of very reputable institutions like Johns Hopkins or the Mayo Clinic, […]

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