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The Brattleboro Retreat is proud to announce its partnership with Black River Produce, a Vermont-based distributor of local produce and other farm goods. Through this arrangement, the Retreat's food service vendor, Sodexo, is able to purchase produce and certain other provisions with a priority given to Vermont-sourced goods.

Not only does this decision help support local farmers and sustainable agriculture, it also allows the Retreat...»»

We could not be more grateful to the many individuals who participated in yesterday's Sixth Annual Brattleboro Retreat Golf Tournament to support recreational services for children and adolescents. In all, the tournament generated more than $55,000, and we could not have done it without the support and generosity of 124 golfers and 17 volunteers who combined forces with 57 corporate and individual sponsors to help make the day a huge success...»»

Frederick “Fritz” Engstrom, MD, medical director of the Brattleboro Retreat, has formally announced the appointment of three new physicians to the hospital’s medical staff. “These three outstanding psychiatrists represent tremendous additions to the Brattleboro Retreat’s exceptional core of medical talent,” said Engstrom.

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by Geoffrey Kane, MD, Chief of Addiction Services

I’m often asked by concerned parents and other individuals who have regular contact with young people: “Is it possible to recognize when a teen, or even a younger child, has a drug or alcohol problem? What should I look for?” The short answer is yes, it is possible; but the longer answer can be much more complicated. That’s because it is not unusual for older people to be...»»

A feature story about the Retreat's recent success and plans for the future appears in the June 2011 edition of Business West, a leading business publication in western Massachusetts. In the article, Retreat President and CEO Dr. Rob Simpson is quoted extensively as he discusses our streamlined admissions process, innovative new programs and full continuum of inpatient, outpatient and residential services.

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In response to increasing demand for our mental health and addiction treatment services the Retreat has undertaken a significant hiring campaign aimed at attracting experienced psychiatric nurses, mental health workers, and other clinical staff.

In particular, the Brattleboro Retreat wil be expanding its inpatient services to meet the specialized needs of young adults (ages 18 to 30). This program is slated to begin accepting patients...»»

In a press release dated May 31, 2011, leaders from the Brattleboro Retreat and Grace Cottage Hospital announced a new partnership agreement to provide outpatient mental health services at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend, VT. 

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The Brattleboro Retreat's Department of Outreach & Education proudly took home six awards at the 2011 Spring Symposia of the New England Society for Healthcare Communications (NESHCO). NESHCO is New England's premier professional association for individuals and organizations working in the field of healthcare marketing and communications

The Retreat's monthly e-newsletter (Benchmarks), our bi-annual Development Office...»»

The Brattleboro Retreat is excited to announce that it will field a team of runners in the 2011 "Run to Home Base" in Boston on Sunday, May 22. This 9K race, which ends at home plate in Fenway Park, is a project of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital designed to help provide much needed services to local veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Retreat also has a strong commitment to veterans and other...»»

The Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program (USP) has been featured in the latest online edition of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). In it, the program's Medical Director Dr. Jennifer Fyler is quoted extensively and a number of the program's innovative clinical features such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and trauma-informed yoga are discussed.

This is a very informative piece that gives...»»