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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BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program Open House, October 21

The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Comprehensive Breast Care Program invites the public to an open house on National Mammography Day, Friday October 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, on the second floor of the Richards Building. BMH’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program Administrator and Nurse Navigator Kelly McCue, RN, has organized a program that includes a tour […]

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Marcy Rushford

The Nuclear Option

By Marcy Rushford Last month, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital invited the public to learn about the technology we use to evaluate the coronary arteries of the heart and their function, specifically in relation to nuclear cardiac stress tests. Most of the people who participated in the tour were pretty surprised to learn that, by and large, […]

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In Giving, Stories Make the Difference

by Diane Bassett About a week and a half ago, the Ladies Golf Association of the Brattleboro Country Club held its end of season luncheon, during which we formally presented the funds from our annual charity golf tournament held in July. We’ve been holding the tournament for 10 years now, and even though our association […]

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Wendy Cornwell

Blueprint for Healthy Individuals Involves Entire Community

By Wendy Cornwell This is part two of a column leading in up to BMH’s 20th Annual Health Fair, taking place in the BMH Parking Lot from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, September 24. Three years ago, we adopted the “Launch into Motion” theme for the annual Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health Fair with the goal […]

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