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(August 8, 2013) More than 110 golfers played in picture perfect conditions Wednesday, August 7th to help make the Brattleboro Retreat’s 8th Annual Golf Tournament a swinging success. Held at the Brattleboro Country Club in Brattleboro, VT, the event raised $37,000 to benefit services for children and adolescents receiving care at the Retreat.

Proceeds from the Golf Tournament will provide exceptional opportunities...»»

(July 16, 2013) For adults struggling with chronic pain and the life challenges it can bring, the Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to offer a new wellness program that provides alternative approaches to traditional pain management techniques.

Designed as a short-term outpatient treatment program (small group sessions that meet three hours a day, twice a week), the new Mind-Body Pain Management Clinic...»»

(May 23, 2013) The Brattleboro Retreat's Outreach and Education Department and its Office of Development won five Lamplighter Awards at the New England Society for Healthcare Communicators (NESHCO) 2013 Spring Symposium held in Newport, RI, May 19-21. The awards are as follows:

  • Gold for "Brattleboro Retreat Fall Appeal 2012" in the Publications category
  • Gold for "Brattleboro Retreat Panoramic Photograph" in the Photography...»»

(May 6, 2013) On Saturday, May 4th, a team of seven current and former employees of the Brattleboro Retreat ran in support of returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families as part of the 4th Annual
Run-Walk to Home Base Presented by New Balance.

The event raises funds for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which serves returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and families...»»

(April 9, 2013) Governor Peter Shumlin joined legislators, community leaders, consumers, advocates and staff members at the Brattleboro Retreat on Monday, April 8, for a ribbon cutting reception to mark the opening of the Retreat’s new Adult Intensive Unit. The renovated 14-bed unit is one component of a statewide strategy for replacing acute psychiatric services that were provided by the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury before Tropical...»»

(March 1, 2013) Jeffrey J. Morse, president and chief executive officer of River Valley Credit Union, has been elected to serve as the new Chair of the Brattleboro Retreat’s Board of Trustees. Jeff has served on the Retreat’s board since 2009, and is past chair of the Finance Committee. His tenure as Board Chair will run through 2016.

"For the past three years, Peter Sherlock has done a tremendous job of guiding the organization...»»

(Feb 14, 2013) On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the Brattleboro Retreat officially put its new electronic health record (EHR) into operation following months of intensive planning, preparation and staff training.

“This is a truly auspicious and critically important event for the Retreat,” said Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., president and chief executive officer. “An electronic health record is a crucial component in modernizing patient...»»

by Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr.

(January 30, 2013) As I listen to the national gun control debate following the tragic shootings in Newtown, I know in my heart this is not the right strategy. While I do favor a multi-pronged approach to the problem of violence in our society that includes gun controls, as a clinician and the CEO of Vermont’s psychiatric hospital for children, I feel that the emphasis ought to be on providing...»»

(December 18, 2012) We are all in shock. How could this be? We call our children just to hear their voices, no matter their ages. We remember letting them walk from us into their first school, seeing them look back over their shoulders as we smiled giving them the gift of our wave of love and support as they moved into the care of new teachers as their surrogate parents.

The loss of a child brings incomparable grief. The...»»

(November 12, 2012) Brattleboro Retreat President & CEO Dr. Rob Simpson was invited by the Brattleboro American Legion to speak at the Marine Corps Ball on Saturday evening, November 10th. Simpson, who is the son of a WWII veteran, told the gathering: “Today my father would be proud of all of you in this room tonight. On Veterans Day we will honor those who have fought for our freedom and we must always remember that freedom is not free....»»