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(Feb. 23, 2015) Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, the Brattleboro Retreat, and Grace Cottage Hospital are launching a new community health needs assessment (CHNA) to engage the communities they serve and learn more about the most pressing health care concerns and needs. Based on the data that the hospitals gather, each hospital will develop an implementation strategy to address prioritized health care needs. This CHNA is also an opportunity for...»»

(January, 2015) A grant-funded collaboration between the Brattleboro Retreat and Morningside Shelter is now providing 12 hours a week of onsite clinical mental health services for residents of Morningside Shelter in Brattleboro.  The $20,000 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) was made through that organization’s Innovations and Collaborations Grant Program. It will provide funding for a period of one year through the end...»»

December, 2014, The Candles of Kindness project was initiated by the Retreat's Jes Stolpp (pictured) who teaches the “Building Blocks” class for adolescents in the BRIDGES therapeutic day school program at the Meadows Educational Center.

Building Blocks focuses on recognizing strengths, with an eye toward building a strong and healthy educational community.  Over time, the goal is to take those very skills and principles out...»»

(Nov. 3, 2014) The Brattleboro Retreat presented its 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert on Saturday, November 1st, at the Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro.

Lippert accepted the award during the intermission of a sold-out performance of the Boston Gay Men's Chorus, which was held as a benefit on behalf of the Retreat's LGBT inpatient program. The event raised more than $25,000 for LGBT services at...»»

(Sept. 23, 2014) The Brattleboro Retreat marked the opening of its redesigned Admissions Department and Medical Clinic on Tuesday, September 23, with an afternoon ribbon cutting ceremony and formal dedication of a new bronze sculpture situated outside the Admissions Department entrance.

The six foot tall, 350 lb. bronze sculpture, entitled “A Matter of Balance,” is the creation of Vermont artist Susan Read Cronin of Manchester Center,...»»

The Brattleboro Retreat proudly presents an evening of laughter and song with the Boston Gay Men's Chorus, Saturday night, November 1st, live at the historic Latchis Theatre in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.

Proceeds from this special performance support the LGBT Adult Inpatient Program at the Brattleboro Retreat, where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals find specialized mental health and addiction care in a safe,...»»

Brattleboro Retreat President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., has been named by Behavioral Healthcare magazine as a 2014 Behavioral Healthcare Champion along with four other leaders in the field of mental health from across the nation.

The 2014 Champions were selected from outstanding nominees across the country who, according to the magazine, are making a difference in the development, delivery, and...»»

(June 12, 2014) The Brattleboro Retreat recently announced the launch of a broad-based media campaign designed to raise public awareness and reduce the social stigma associated with mental illness and addiction.

The campaign, known as Stand Up to Stigma, includes a variety of messages in print, radio, and online formats. These messages provide fact-based information aimed at...»»

(May 8, 2014) We are extremely proud to announce the publication of "Therapy by Design," an article by Vice President of Operations Gerri Cote that appears in the The May 2014 issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.

In it, Cote chronicles the numerous construction and remodeling projects that have been completed at the Retreat in the past several years and, more important, explains some of the design philosophies that went into...»»

(April 21, 2014)—Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked the Brattleboro Retreat as number 14 on its 2014 list of the 15 largest behavioral health providers in the United States.

The rankings are reflective of net patient revenue in 2012 based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Cost report data. This is the first...»»