Medical careers are booming in Southern Vermont. Southern Vermont has four hospitals where healthcare professionals are in high demand: the regional medical centers Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, as well as Townshend’s Grace Cottage Hospital and the nationally known Brattleboro Retreat, specializing in mental health and addiction treatment. A growing need for these services has spurred investment in facilities and programs, and demand is high for people with experience and training in these specialized areas of care.

As a medical professional career options in the region are extensive. Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH is 30 minutes east of Brattleboro. Springfield Hospital in Vermont is 20 minutes from Bellows Falls. To the south the nearby regional Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, MA is part of the Baystate system out of Springfield, 45 minutes south of the Vermont line. Northampton’s Cooley-Dickinson is part of the Mass General medical system out of Boston. To the south in the Berkshires Pittsfield and North Adams have multiple medical facilities. To the west the Albany region features several medical centers including a Level One Trauma Center at Albany Medical Center.

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