Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced it has received a grant from an anonymous foundation. This grant fully funds the training and implementation of the STAR Program into its Rehabilitation and Oncology Departments.
STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) is a national certification program developed by Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. The program provides hospitals and health care providers with the tools and training needed to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment.
The hospital expects to begin offering the service to patients in late May. “Having the BMH Rehab and Oncology Departments collaborating to become the first STAR certified facility in the state of Vermont is very exciting. We hope to improve survivorship care for our oncology patients and enhance quality of life for survivors.” said Director of Rehab Services Eileen Casey.