- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - The Brattleboro Retreat has been released by federal regulators from an improvement plan put in place last year, after reviews found patient care deficiencies at the private psychiatric hospital.

Officials at the Brattleboro-based facility say they were notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services this week that the hospital had been restored to satisfactory status. That came after an unannounced inspection last month.

The news follows more than a year of work on improvements surrounding patient rights, the hospital’s governing body, physical environment and quality assurance programs.

Officials at the Retreat, which provides mental health and substance abuse services under state contracts, say they’re working with the state on a plan to renovate a section of the hospital devoted to inpatient treatment of adolescents.

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