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.
Brattleboro Retreat staff psychiatrist Mario Hasaj, MD, will begin seeing outpatients full-time at Grace Cottage Family Health on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Dr. Hasaj is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Medical School in Argentina. Hasaj completed his residency at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Brooklyn, NY, and has completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is board certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.
“In response to increasing need within the communities we serve, we have long hoped to offer expanded mental health services here,” said Mick Brant, Chief Executive Officer of Grace Cottage Hospital. “Thanks to this exciting partnership with the Brattleboro Retreat, the region’s leading provider of mental health services, Grace Cottage will be able to provide psychiatric consultations for patients Monday through Friday. Additionally, The Brattleboro Retreat will be providing Grace Cottage’s Emergency Department with 24/7 psychiatric consultation support.”
“Grace Cottage Hospital has been providing exceptional care to individuals in rural southern Vermont for more than 60 years,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of The Brattleboro Retreat. “We are delighted to further our partnership with Grace Cottage, particularly as the stage is being set for healthcare reform in Vermont and nationally. This step is a win-win for both our organizations, and especially for people in the many communities served by Grace Cottage Hospital.”