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Retreat Clears Federal Inspection

The Brattleboro Retreat says it’s received official word that it cleared a recent federal inspection.

The psychiatric hospital was in danger of losing federal funding if deficiencies identified in earlier inspections weren’t corrected by November 15.

A retreat spokesman said on Thursday that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has informed the hospital that it is in compliance with federal regulations.

The three-day inspection wrapped up Wednesday.

The retreat has linked its challenges with CMS rules to the arrival of patients who would have gone to the now-closed Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. The state invested heavily in a new unit for those patients at the Retreat as part of a new, decentralized mental health system.