Tracy Turcotte, RN

Healing Wounds on a Case-by-Case Basis

By Tracy Turcotte The Center for Wound Healing at BMH uses a case management approach to treating chronic, non-healing wounds. In my role as Clinical Nurse Manager, I also case manage a number of our patients and get to build relationships with my patients. When a patient arrives for their first visit, we take approximately […]

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Achieve Universal Primary Education

This is Post 2 in a series of posts about the World Breastfeeding Week 2014 theme Breastfeeding: Scoring the Winning Goal for Life. Goal #2 is Achieve Universal Primary Education We often think of breastfeeding as a way of providing “optimal nutrition” for our babies, without thinking too much about what a big topic this […]

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Back Pain Treatment is Topic of Free BMH Educational Program

On May 19, at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be offering a free educational program entitled, “Understanding Back Pain and Sciatica: When is Surgery Advised,” by Dr. Jon Thatcher. Thatcher, who is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss the causes of back pain, surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, […]

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New Technology for Hip Replacement is Topic of Free BMH Educational Program

On May 12, at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be presenting a free educational program entitled, “The Anterior Hip: A Muscle-Sparing Approach to Total Hip Replacement,” by Dr. William Vranos. Vranos, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, will describe this […]

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Just So Pediatrics Hosts an Open House

On May 13, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Just So Pediatrics is hosting an open house to celebrate its new location in the Medical Office Building at 19 Belmont Avenue, Suite G102 on the ground floor, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Situated just across the street from their old location and conveniently located on the hospital […]

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Lynne Vantassel

A Year of Healing, A Year of Learning

By Lynne Vantassel Brattleboro Memorial Hospital opened its Center for Wound Healing a year ago. It was the first wound care center of its kind in Vermont and one of a few in the tri-state region to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Over the past twelve months, we have learned a lot about the needs […]

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Eradicate Hunger

We celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)  every year during the first week of August. But we work on supporting, promoting and protecting breastfeeding every day of the year. The theme for this year’s WBW is Breastfeeding: Scoring the Winning Goal for Life!  Here on Baby Steps we’re going to take a look at the eight […]

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Raine Kane, CNM, BA, MSN

Collaborative Practice for Women’s Obstetrical and Gynecological Health Care

By Raine Kane, CNM Depending on where we live in the United States, collaborative care between midwives and obstetricians/gynecologist varies considerably. For Brattleboro OB/GYN and Four Seasons Midwifery, a collaborative approach has existed since opening of the practice. In 2001, Lois Trezise, CNM, joined Brattleboro OB/GYN as their first midwife. A collaborative relationship occurred naturally […]

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Women’s Cardiac Symposium at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

The Center for Cardiovascular Health at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be hosting a Women’s Cardiac Symposium on May 3, 2014. The Symposium will be held in the Brew Barry Conference area from 7:30 AM -12:30 PM. The Symposium will host several speakers who will discuss the impact of heart disease on women. Topics will include […]

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Heather Ferreira

Mental Health in the Postpartum Period

By: Heather Ferreira, CNM Roughly forty percent of pregnant women report being treated for depression during pregnancy or just prior to pregnancy. Postpartum depression is defined as depression that occurs anytime during the first year after childbirth. It occurs in approximately ten to fifteen percent of women in the general population. While ten to fifteen […]

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