Brattleboro Retreat gets big bailout check - VPR

Yet another financially struggling, yet important Vermont institution has been awarded a cash payout from the federal recovery package. The Brattleboro Retreat is literally a “go-to” treatment center for Vermonters with mental illness and substance abuse problems.

"The Retreat's finances were in pretty rough shape even before the public health crisis: Back in January, the hospital said it might have to close or sell its facilities because of its bleak financial picture. Following that announcement, the state performed a financial audit and found out that the Retreat had lost almost $5 million between 2015 and 2018. And now, the fallout from the new coronavirus has pushed the state’s largest psychiatric hospital to the brink."


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