BMH Modernization Project Takes Next Step

October 5, 2017, (Brattleboro, VT) – Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) recently received approval from the Green Mountain Care Board (GMCB) for the hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) application for new construction.

Plans for the new 20,000 square foot, four story building include three new replacement operating rooms, new enlarged spaces for Central Sterile Processing and Cardiopulmonary departments, and two floors for medical offices. The approval also includes significant renovations within the hospital’s existing perioperative area, as well as new boilers for the power plant.

“This major project is the culmination of a planning process started in 2009 and addresses our hospital’s current facility needs,” stated Steven R. Gordon, President and CEO of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Approval from the GMCB is the first step in the process for the hospital’s Modernization Project. BMH will now enter the application process for an Act 250 permit, a process that reviews the environmental, social, and aesthetic impact of the construction. In addition, the hospital must also submit plans to the Brattleboro Development Review Board (DRB) for analysis.

Once design plans are finalized, BMH will issue complete construction documents and conduct a construction bid process.

Gordon noted, “This is a significant investment in our future and an exciting time not only for staff, but our community as a whole.”

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