With tag: vermont_state_hospital
Brattleboro Retreat Opens New Wing
Gov. Peter Shumlin will be traveling to Brattleboro for a ribbon-cutting today at a newly renovated
section of the Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital that will house state
Changes Underway At Brattleboro Retreat
By Mitch Wertlieb
are underway at the Brattleboro
Retreat. The psychiatric hospital will open a new Adult Intensive Unit next
week. The facility is part of the state's new plan to serve mental health
patients following the closure of the Vermont State Hospital by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
Officials Hear Mental Health System Concerns
A panel of lawmakers and state officials will take testimony this afternoon from
people concerned about the future of mental health and substance abuse services
State Addressing Loss Of Mental Health Beds
By Ric Cengeri
When Tropical Storm Irene forced the
closure of the Vermont State Hospital last year, it meant the loss of more than 50 beds for
psychiatric patients. And that has resulted in an
increase in the number of people who are waiting in emergency rooms because
there aren't enough mental health beds available.
State Examines Rebuilding Options in Waterbury
By Bob Kinzel
The Shumlin Administration was hoping to demolish more
than 20 buildings in the State Office Complex in Waterbury that
suffered extensive damage from Tropical Storm Irene. But now the Administration is considering the option
of renovating many of these buildings and flood proofing them as much as
Morristown Approves Plan To Host State Hospital Beds
Town officials in Morristown have
formally approved an agreement with the state to host some beds from the
state mental hospital. The agreement comes nearly nine months after
Tropical Storm Irene devastated the State Hospital in Waterbury.
Mental Health Bill Goes To Governor
A bill calling for a major reorganization of Vermont's mental health system is headed to the desk of Gov.
Governor Peter Shumlin
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Peter Shumlin discusses the future of the Waterbury office complex, his plan to build a 25-bed psychiatric hospital and to add beds at Rutland Regional Medical Center and Brattleboro Retreat.