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Shumlin Warns Lawmakers Not To Add Beds To State Hospital
Wednesday, 02/29/12
By John Dillon
Gov. Peter Shumlin wants lawmakers to send him a bill that overhauls the state's mental health system, and he has warned the Legislature not to tinker with his proposal for a new 16-bed regional facility.
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Shumlin Says 80 State Hospital Employees Will Be Laid Off
Friday, 02/24/12
Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding tells The Associated Press that the workers are scheduled to get layoff notices Friday and they'll formally leave state employment in April.
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Mental Health Commissioner Says Morrisville Facility Only Temporary
Thursday, 02/16/12
By Amy Kolb Noyes
Last night, an overflow crowd filled the Lamoille Community Connections conference room in Morrisville. About 150 people were there to hear Vermont Mental Health Commissioner Patrick Flood talk about a plan to put up to 16 beds at the regional mental health facility.
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Morristown Discusses Plan To Move Vermont State Hospital
Wednesday, 02/15/12
By Kirk Carapezza
After the Vermont State Hospital was closed by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, Governor Peter Shumlin proposed decentralizing the facility, and moving some patients to treatment centers like the one in Morristown.
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House Approves Redesign Of Mental Health System
Thursday, 02/02/12
By Bob Kinzel
By a vote of 123 to 3, the House has given its approval to legislation that makes important changes to the state's mental health system. The bill strengthens community based programs and it calls for a new 25 bed acute care facility to be built in central Vermont.
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House Considers Future Of Vermont State Hospital
Thursday, 02/02/12
By Bob Kinzel
The House is considering legislation that's designed to strengthen community based mental health services across the state.
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Lawmakers To Take Testimony On Mental Health
Monday, 01/23/12
Two committees of the Vermont Legislature will take testimony from the public at a hearing on the future of the state's mental health system, now that the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury is closed.
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Public Hearing Planned On Mental Health System
Friday, 01/20/12
The public will get a chance to offer recommendations on how Vermont's mental health system should be structured.
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Lawmakers Expect Quick State Hospital Plan
Wednesday, 01/04/12
A key lawmaker says she thinks the future of Vermont's mental health system can be resolved within a month.
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Discussion Continues On Future Of State Hospital
Thursday, 12/22/11
By Samantha Fields
The debate over replacing the Vermont State Hospital has been going on for a decade. But it has gained new urgency in the months since Tropical Storm Irene, when the Waterbury facility was flooded and all of the patients had to be moved to other locations.
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Shumlin Proposes Regional Plan To Replace State Hospital
Tuesday, 12/13/11
By John Dillon
Governor Peter Shumlin has outlined plans to replace the antiquated Vermont state hospital in Waterbury with a regional system of care for the mentally ill. Shumlin's plans call for a new 15-bed hospital in Berlin, as well as the expansion of existing facilities in Brattleboro and Rutland.
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Displaced State Hospital Workers Speak Out
Monday, 11/21/11
Workers at the closed Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury say they've largely been ignored as the state debates the future of its mental health system in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene.
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Closing Of State Hospital Strains Health Services
Wednesday, 11/09/11
By John Dillon
At a legislative committee in Montpelier Wednesday, lawmakers heard from hospital officials about how they've had to step in after Tropical Storm Irene flooded Waterbury and forced the State Hospital to close.
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Brattleboro Retreat Integrates State Hospital Patients
Monday, 10/24/11
By Jane Lindholm
The head of Brattleboro Retreat talks about how the hospital has integrated new psychiatric patients from the Vermont State Hospital.
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Shumlin Wants To Permanently Shut Down State Hospital
Thursday, 10/20/11
By Bob Kinzel
The facility in Waterbury was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Irene and more than 50 patients at the hospital have been housed in several different locations around the state. Shumlin says the hospital was a terrible facility before Irene.
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State Hospital Flooding Poses Challenge
Wednesday, 10/19/11
By Jane Lindholm
Community hospitals around the state continue to grapple with the challenges posed by flooding at the State Hospital.
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Community Hospitals Challenged by State Hospital Closure
Wednesday, 10/19/11
By Jane Lindholm
Dr. Robert Pierattini, the physician leader for the psychiatry service at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington discusses the challenges facilities like his face as they await word from the state on the future of the State Hospital.
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State Hospital Patients May Move To Williston
Friday, 10/07/11
By John Dillon
Mental health advocates are urging the Shumlin Administration not to reopen the antiquated state hospital in Waterbury. Meanwhile, officials say they're making progress on finding space for some of the patients at a residential facility in Williston.
Vermont Edition
New Plan For Vermont State Hospital
Tuesday, 07/05/11
By Jane Lindholm
Agency of Human Services Secretary Doug Racine discusses a new plan for replacing the Vermont State Hospital and better serving mentally ill people in crisis. We also look at other issues within the largest state agency.
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Vt. State Hospital Director Says Facility Is No. 1 Problem
Thursday, 05/19/11
The departing executive director of the Vermont State Hospital says the aging and cramped hospital is the biggest challenge to providing excellent care.
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Brattleboro Retreat Hopes To Be Part Of State Hospital Replacement
Wednesday, 04/07/10
By Susan Keese
Mental health policy makers hope to replace the Vermont State Hospital with new facilities linked to hospitals in Rutland and the Upper Valley. Vermont's oldest psychiatric facility, the Brattleboro Retreat, says it should be part of the solution for the state hospital.
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The Future Of The Vermont State Hospital
Tuesday, 04/06/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Vermont's Mental Health Commissioner Michael Hartman and Representative Anne Donahue about why the Vermont State Hospital lost certification, and what it means for the state's budget and the hospital's future. 
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What's Next For The Vermont State Hospital?
Tuesday, 04/06/10
By Jane Lindholm
Federal regulators have again denied certification to the Vermont State Hospital.  We talk about why, and what it means for the hospital's future.  Also, a talk with Alistair Cooke's daughter.
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Feds Deny Certification For State Hospital
Friday, 03/26/10
By Ross Sneyd
Federal regulators have refused again to recertify the Vermont State Hospital, after finding that it did not have an acceptable system for reporting, documenting and addressing problems and other issues.
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Vermont State Hospital at near capacity
Wednesday, 10/14/09
Vermont's mental health commissioner says the state psychiatric hospital is nearly full and regional hospitals are operating at 80% capacity as officials try to come up expansion plans.
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