(March 5, 2016) Following a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 4th, the Brattleboro Retreat officially opened it's new Patient Activities Suite. The newly remodeled space is located in the basement of the Osgood Building and offers a secure setting for patients to participate in a variety of off-unit activities including meditation and relaxation, fitness and movement, arts and crafts, television viewing, and listening to music.


(January 4, 2016) As required of tax-exempt hospitals every three years under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, the Brattleboro Retreat released its 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) on December 31, 2015.

The process of creating a Community Health Needs Assessment allows hospitals in Vermont and across the country to engage a wide range of stakeholder groups within their various service areas. In the...»»

(December 4, 2015)— The Brattleboro Retreat has been notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that the hospital has been restored to deemed status under The Joint Commission and has also been released from the Systems Improvement Agreement (SIA) it has been under since October 2014.

The news was received in a letter dated Dec. 1, 2015 from J. William Roberson, associate regional administrator of the Centers for...»»

(Nov. 23, 2015) Last week nine federal and state surveyors representing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) completed a four-day survey of the Brattleboro Retreat. This was the full "unannounced" federal survey the hospital had been anticipating for the review of all CMS Conditions of Participation (COPs).

"The surveyors found the Retreat to be in compliance with all of the COPs," said Konstantin von Krusenstirrn, the...»»

(November 3, 2015)—Today the Brattleboro Retreat announced that its board of trustees has appointed Louis Josephson, Ph.D., as the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer. He will start on March 1 after moving to Brattleboro.

Josephson, a native of New York City, comes to the Retreat from Los Angeles, Cal., where he has served as the president and chief executive officer of Vista Del Mar Child and Family...»»

(October 27, 2015)—Dr. Robert E. Simpson, Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Brattleboro Retreat, was presented with the hospital’s 2015 Anna Marsh Award before 200 guests who attended a gala event in Simpson’s honor on Saturday, October 24 at the Hilltop Montessori School’s Arts Barn in Brattleboro.

Named for the woman who founded the Brattleboro Retreat, the Anna Marsh Award is an annual recognition established in 2009...»»

(October 26, 2015) The Brattleboro Retreat is now in the process of conducting a statewide online Community Health Needs Assessment Survey as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. People of all professions and backgrounds are encouraged to participate, particularly individuals who utilize mental health and addiction services, advocates, health care providers, human service providers, leaders in the nonprofit sector,...»»

(October 14, 2015) In an afternoon ceremony held Wednesday, October 14 on the center green of the hospital’s campus, Brattleboro Retreat officials, staff, and supporters gathered to dedicate a new bronze statue, created and donated by sculptor Susan Read Cronin, to outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert E. Simpson.

The whimsical sculpture entitled “XXO” depicts an elephant writing the word “Courage” into the...»»

(August 17, 2015) The 6th Annual Ride for Heroes netted a record breaking $29,000 to benfit the Brattleboro Retreat's Uniformed Service Program (USP), a partial hospital program for men and women in law enforcement, military, fire, and other uniformed professions who are dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and other duty-related mental health issues.

More than $14,000...»»

(August 11, 2015)—The Red Sox Foundation has announced that Red Sox fans from across Vermont have voted for the Brattleboro Retreat as the state’s favorite nonprofit, which qualifies the hospital to receive the Foundation’s IMPACT Award. The award will be presented during an on-field ceremony on Sunday, August 16th, which is Vermont Day at Fenway Park.

As Vermont’s top vote getter, the Brattleboro Retreat will receive a $10,000...»»