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(February 27, 2012) The Brattleboro Retreat’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., (far right) and Senior Director of Development Konstantin von Krusenstiern (far left) were each presented with Producer’s Circle Awards on Sunday, February 26, at Rhode Island’s annual Oscar Night America party in Providence, RI.

The awards are presented to community and business leaders who have helped to nurture and build...»»

(January 18, 2012) The Brattleboro Retreat is proud to announce the re-opening of its12-bed Children’s Inpatient Program following an extensive remodeling project that has resulted in a 21st century, state-of-the art environment of care for children ages 5 to 12 who are experiencing serious psychiatric challenges.

“Our staff is very excited by the move into our newly renovated space,” said Child Psychiatrist Paul Boutin, MD.  “The...»»

(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.

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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...»»