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Brattleboro Retreat's 7th Annual Ride for Heroes raises $43,000 for USP

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Brattleboro Retreat hosted the 7th Annual Ride for Heroes event on Saturday, August 20. The 64-mile motorcycle ride started at the Brattleboro Retreat and ended with a barbecue lunch at the Retreat campus under warm, sunny skies.

New Record: Retreat Golf Tournament Tops $50k to Benefit Kids

Monday, August 08, 2016

Participants at the Brattleboro Retreat Golf Tournament enjoyed sunny skies once again as more than 100 golfers showed up to raise funds for the Retreat’s child and adolescent programs.  With sponsorship revenue marking an all-time high in the tournament’s history, the event netted over $50,000 – a $7,000 increase over last year’s tournament.  Tournament proceeds fund recreational, therapeutic, and educational opportunities for children and adolescents in five different Retreat programs, including residential, inpatient, and school programs.  

A big thank you to our Sponsors

Friday, July 29, 2016



Are you hitting, chipping or putting golf balls yet? Well, you ought to be. We're less than a week away from the 11th Annual Brattleboro Retreat Golf Tournament!

It's amazing that this tournament has been happening for over a decade now. We've been fortunate to have so many golfers coming back year after year and let's not forget the sponsors. Because after all, they make our event possible. 

A Salute to Our Veterans on Veteran's Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Brattleboro Retreat is honored and privileged to salute all veterans across the nation for their service and sacrifice.

A number of employees here at the hospital are also veterans of the armed services. This blog post is meant to recognize and thank them on this Veteran's Day.

Wellness in Windham Health Festival Set for Saturday Sept. 19

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Blog post by Christian Avard

The Brattleboro Retreat will be alive with fun, free, family-centered activities, all geared toward healthy living when the Fourth Annual Wellness in Windham Health Festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Retreat Lawn. The event is sponsored by the Retreat along with Brattleboro Memorial and Grace Cottage Hospitals and all are welcome.

Retreat Embraces Planetree Model of Patient-Centered Care

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Blog Post by Jeffrey Kelliher

The Retreat has just embarked on a three-year relationship with Planetree, Inc., an organization regarded by many around the world as the premiere not-for-profit organization working to assist healthcare providers in their efforts to put the experience of patients (and their families) at the center of efforts related to quality, safety, and staff satisfaction.

Retreat Accepts $10,000 IMPACT Award at Fenway Pre-Game Ceremony

Monday, August 17, 2015

Blog post by Jeffrey Kelliher

Once again we want to thank all the Red Sox fans across the state of Vermont who voted for the Brattleboro Retreat as their state's favorite non-profit organization. Your votes helped the hospital win first place and a $10,000 contribution from the Red Sox Foundation!

6th Annual Ride for Heroes Breaks Donation Record!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Blog Post by Jeffrey Kelliher


The 6th Annual Ride for Heroes was held on Saturday, August 15, under sunny skies (mostly!) and we are thrilled to report that the event raised more than $29,000 for the Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program.

Follow this link to see the day in photos.

Retreat CIO Jeff Duncan Joins Ride for Heroes in Memory of His Dad

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Blogpost by Christian Avard


Susan Balaban of the Brattleboro Retreat presented at Pinnacle EMS Leadership Forum

Friday, August 07, 2015

Blog Post by Christian Avard

This week Susan Balaban presented at the Pinnacle EMS Leadership forum in Jacksonville, Florida. Below is an article and link that reports on Susan’s presentation about suicidality in the first responder population.

Understanding stress and suicide in emergency responders

EMS leaders learn suicide risk factors and the imperative to provide a non-punitive culture for seeking help

By Greg Friese, EMS1 Editor-in-Chief