Brattleboro Retreat

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.

Involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations at record high

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.

Louis Josephson: Preventive medicine for the 21st century

Providing Vermont’s youngest citizens with quality child care is the right thing to do on many levels.

Vermont facing shortage of psychiatric beds for kids

A hospital in New Hampshire will close its psychiatric unit June 30, and a psychiatric unit in upstate New York has not accepted patients under age 12 since May 6. Vermont has just 33 beds for children and adolescents, all at the Brattleboro Retreat.

Justices rule on extent of Brattleboro Retreat ‘duty to warn’

The state Supreme Court says the victim of a 2011 assault in St. Johnsbury can pursue legal claims against two facilities that had treated the assailant for mental illness. But critics — including dissenting justices — say the decision sets a bad precedent.

Louis Josephson: Surge in suicide rate can be turned around

The factors that motivate a person to take her or his own life have become increasingly complex over time.