News

(June 22, 2016) The May/June 2016 edition of Corrections Forum (a magazine for prison and jail management professionals) includes an in-depth story on correctional officer (CO) burnout that features our own Susan Balaban, Ph.D., director of the Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program. There are approximately 500,000 COs in the U.S. who are charged with overseeing a growing prison population that currently...»»

(June 14, 2016) The Brattleboro Retreat will begin hosting a weekly outdoor farm stand on the front lawn of hospital’s campus starting Tuesday, June 21.

The farm stand will be open to the public and will be held throughout the growing season on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm.

Fresh vegetables from New Leaf Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located in Dummerston, VT will be for sale.  This new...»»

(May 10, 2016) A group of approximately 40 employees and community members gathered on the grounds if the Retreat Cemetery on Tuesday, May 10, for a ceremony to mark the completion of a $10,000 restoration project funded by a gift from the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation in honor of former Retreat trustee Julie Peterson. A combination of decades of harsh winter weather combined with occasional vandalism had seen the historic resting place...»»

(May 9, 2016) Retreat President and CEO Louis Josephson recently wrote an Op-Ed in response to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing suicide rates in the U.S. are at a 30 year high. Josephson's Op-Ed was published in by several Vermont media outlets including VT Digger. Here is a link...»»

(March 5, 2016) Following a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 4th, the Brattleboro Retreat officially opened it's new Patient Activities Suite. The newly remodeled space is located in the basement of the Osgood Building and offers a secure setting for patients to participate in a variety of off-unit activities including meditation and relaxation, fitness and movement, arts and crafts, television viewing, and listening to music.

The...»»

(January 4, 2016) As required of tax-exempt hospitals every three years under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, the Brattleboro Retreat released its 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) on December 31, 2015.

The process of creating a Community Health Needs Assessment allows hospitals in Vermont and across the country to engage a wide range of stakeholder groups within their various service areas. In the...»»

(December 4, 2015)— The Brattleboro Retreat has been notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that the hospital has been restored to deemed status under The Joint Commission and has also been released from the Systems Improvement Agreement (SIA) it has been under since October 2014.

The news was received in a letter dated Dec. 1, 2015 from J. William Roberson, associate regional administrator of the Centers for...»»

(Nov. 23, 2015) Last week nine federal and state surveyors representing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) completed a four-day survey of the Brattleboro Retreat. This was the full "unannounced" federal survey the hospital had been anticipating for the review of all CMS Conditions of Participation (COPs).

"The surveyors found the Retreat to be in compliance with all of the COPs," said Konstantin von Krusenstirrn, the...»»

(November 3, 2015)—Today the Brattleboro Retreat announced that its board of trustees has appointed Louis Josephson, Ph.D., as the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer. He will start on March 1 after moving to Brattleboro.

Josephson, a native of New York City, comes to the Retreat from Los Angeles, Cal., where he has served as the president and chief executive officer of Vista Del Mar Child and Family...»»

(October 27, 2015)—Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Brattleboro Retreat, was presented with the hospital’s 2015 Anna Marsh Award before 200 guests who attended a gala event in Simpson’s honor on Saturday, October 24 at the Hilltop Montessori School’s Arts Barn in Brattleboro.

Named for the woman who founded the Brattleboro Retreat, the Anna Marsh Award is an annual recognition established in 2009...»»