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.
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 […]
Community-based services, when properly resourced, will keep people suffering from mental health and addiction issues out of our emergency departments.
The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed S.3, which seeks to clarify mental health providers’ responsibilities when discharging a patient who may be dangerous.
Doctors, nurses and staffers have been undergoing retraining to use two new programs that emphasize mindfulness.
A bill in the Legislature explicitly seeks to overrule Kuligoski v. Brattleboro Retreat.
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.
Medicaid spending will once again be a driving factor in a projected $55 million to $75 million budget gap.
The state saw 627 adult involuntary admissions and 388 voluntary admissions involving children during fiscal year 2016.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.