(January 10, 2012) The cover story of the December 2011 edition of the western Massachusetts-based Healthcare Ledger is dedicated to the challenging problem of addiction to prescription opioids (hydrocodone, Oxycontin, etc.). This in-depth article features interviews with the Brattleboro Retreat's Chief of Addiction Services Dr. Geoffrey Kane, as well as fellow...»»

(December 28, 2011) Since we opened our Uniformed Service Program (USP) in August 2009 we have helped hundreds people from the civilian and military services overcome duty-related PTSD and the problems that often accompany PTSD such as drug and alcohol dependence, depression and domestic violence...»»

Congratulations to Sharon Chaput, RN, CSHA, senior director of Standards & Quality; and Kirk Woodring, LICSW, senior director of Access, Evaluation & Ambulatory Services, on the November 30 release of their book Assessing the Risk: Suicidal Behavior in the Hospital Environment of Care (2011, HCPro, Inc.)

Chaput and Woodring co-authored the book at the request of HCPro, Inc., a healthcare compliance and management...»»

The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce along with the downtown organization Building a Better Brattleboro invited the Brattleboro Retreat to participate in a downtown holiday decorations project this year. As a result, Rose Deitz (pictured left), Helga Frohn (middle), and Suzi Hamblin (lower right) put their talents to work over the past couple of weeks and created a delightful Gingerbread replica of the Brattleboro Retreat's...»»

The Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to offer a new high-tech interpreter service that is available to deaf and hearing impaired patients (both inpatient and outpatient) twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. This new technology will largely replace a less time sensitive system that had required hospital staff to schedule interpreters to visit the Retreat in person.

The new technology employs laptop computers that can be patched...»»

In a luncheon ceremony held on Friday, September 30, 2011, at the Chesterfield Inn in West Chesterfield, NH, the Brattleboro Retreat bestowed the 2011 Anna Marsh Award to Senator Robert T. Gannett.

The Anna Marsh Award was established by the Brattleboro Retreat in 2009 to recognize individuals for their advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness. Gannett served on the Brattleboro Retreat Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1981.


In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, communities throughout Vermont have stood by each other in extraordinary ways. In the wake of damaging flooding at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, the Brattleboro Retreat joined with other hospitals and agencies across the state to accommodate displaced patients.

Here at the Retreat we now have 16 patients from Waterbury in our care and will continue to provide them with a safe, secure...»»

Although the impact of Hurricane Irene in southern Vermont remains uncertain, the Brattleboro Retreat convened a 9:00 am meeting this morning of members of the hospital's Incident Command Center. The group completed a thorough review of all appropriate safety protocols and is prepared to activate those protocols should weather conditions warrant.

Officials of the Brattleboro Retreat will continue to closely monitor weather...»»

The weather cooperated on Saturday, August 20, and the second annual Ride for Heroes motorcycle ride to benefit the Uniformed Services Program was another fabulous success! Led by retired Brattleboro Fire Chief Dave Emery, and with an escort from the Windham County Sheriff’s and Brattleboro Police Departments, 175 participants took a 55 mile ride through beautiful Windham County, with a...»»

The Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program is proud to be featured in an article published in the August 2011 edition of Fire Chief, a national trade magazine for professionals in the fire service. Entitled "Rescuing the Rescuers," this thoughful piece examines the powerful impact duty-related trauma can have on firefighters...»»