Brattleboro Retreat

Telemedicine on the rise at Vermont hospitals

Hospital administrators say giving patients remote access to routine checkups and specialists can improve care and cut costs. The efforts come as a telemedicine bill, approved by the Senate Friday, aims to increase insurer reimbursement.

Brattleboro Retreat Appoints New Chief Medical Officer

News Release — Brattleboro Retreat Feb. 23, 2017 Media Contact: Jeff Kelliher, 802-258-6132 or [email protected] BRATTLEBORO, VT (February 23, 2016)—The Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark McGee, MD, as the hospital’s new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). McGee takes over the job from Frederick “Fritz” Engstrom, MD, who has retired from his […]

Louis Josephson: Fragile safety net needs attention

Community-based services, when properly resourced, will keep people suffering from mental health and addiction issues out of our emergency departments.

Bill on mental health ‘duty to warn’ is headed to Senate floor

The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed S.3, which seeks to clarify mental health providers’ responsibilities when discharging a patient who may be dangerous.

Brattleboro Retreat adopts new approach to treatment

Doctors, nurses and staffers have been undergoing retraining to use two new programs that emphasize mindfulness.

Psychiatric survivors oppose mental health bill

A bill in the Legislature explicitly seeks to overrule Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat.

AG’s office says Brattleboro Retreat probe wrapping up

The lengthy investigation still has one issue unresolved and will conclude “as soon and as efficiently as possible,” an official said. A former Retreat employee alleged Medicaid fraud.

2017 Legislative Preview: Medicaid, mental health and Vermont Health Connect

Medicaid spending will once again be a driving factor in a projected $55 million to $75 million budget gap.

UPDATED: Involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations increase

The state saw 627 adult involuntary admissions and 388 voluntary admissions involving children during fiscal year 2016.

Vermont to lose funding source for psychiatric hospital

The federal government is putting a stop to the way the state has used Medicaid money to fund certain facilities that don’t qualify, as well as other programs.

Retreat CEO urges mental health investment, reform

Louis Josephson, Brattleboro Retreat’s president and chief executive officer, argues that “there is no mental health system” currently. He’s pushing for changes he believes will lower costs and improve care.

Brattleboro Retreat Appoints Two New Board Members

News Release — Brattleboro Retreat Sept. 26, 2016 Media Contact: Jeff Kelliher, 802-258-6132 or [email protected] BRATTLEBORO, VT (September 26, 2016)—The Brattleboro Retreat is pleased to announce the appointment of two new trustees, Kate O’Connor and Adam Grinold, who officially joined the hospital’s board of directors on Friday, September 23rd . Brattleboro resident Kate O’Connor currently […]

Uncertainty, concerns follow ruling in Brattleboro Retreat case

Health care providers, state officials and two state Supreme Court justices are worried about the impacts of the case involving an assault by a mental health patient.

Suicide prompts state probe, policy changes at Brattleboro Retreat

The state Division of Licensing and Protection found that the Brattleboro Retreat violated two regulations when discharging a patient who took his own life the following day.