Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will join the New England Alliance for Health (NEAH), effective December 1, 2011.

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital (MHMH) owns and manages NEAH, a limited-liability company under which Dartmouth-Hitchcock shares services with 15 health-care organizations in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, in purchasing, value improvement, staff development and education, and financial planning and benchmarking.

“We are pleased that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has decided to join NEAH,” says NEAH executive director Stephen J. LeBlanc, who also is executive vice president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. “By working together, health care organizations in our region can share services that result in greater cost savings than can be achieved on their own.”

Brattleboro Memorial serves southeastern Vermont’s largest city and surrounding communities, including neighboring New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The medical staff includes more than 100 physicians with board certification in primary care and many specialties.

“By joining NEAH, we will be able to access excellent group purchasing agreements as well as many other services which will enhance our efforts in delivering cost-effective, quality patient care at BMH. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with NEAH” says Steven Gordon, President/CEO of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Brattleboro Memorial is joining the following organizations in NEAH:

New Hampshire – Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, New London Hospital, Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, Valley Regional Health Care in Claremont, Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, West Central Behavioral Health in Lebanon, and the West Lebanon-based the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Vermont – Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre, Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in Saint Johnsbury, and Springfield Hospital

Massachusetts – Cooley Dickinson Health Care in Northampton