Vassar Brothers Medical Center

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45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Patient Resources

  • Patient Portals

    Stay connected with us through the MyNuvanceHealth patient portal.

    Patient Portals

  • Billing and Insurance

    View the list of insurances we accept and get your billing questions answered.

    Billing and Insurance

  • Patient Financial Assitance

    If you are uninsured, underinsured or need help paying your hospital bills, we may be able to help.

    Financial Assistance
Medical Records Request

Need to request your medical records?

Submit a request online or complete and sign the authorization for the release of information form, then fax to (203) 749-9000 or e-mail


  • Requesting an amendment to your medical record(s)

    If you identify that information in your medical record is incorrect, please submit a completed form to amend health information. Include your current address and phone number.


    Patient Request to Amend Health Information (PDF)

    Fax or mail form to:
    Danbury Hospital
    Health Information Services Department
    24 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
    Fax: (203) 749-9000

Giving at Vassar Brothers Medical Center

VBMC relies on community support to continue our tradition of delivering dedicated patient care, research and community outreach in the region. We offer many ways to give and all gifts, no matter the size, are tax-deductible.

Price Transparency and Cost Estimator Tools

Nuvance Health hospitals offer easy-to-access cost estimator tools for certain hospital items and services. These price lists comply with new federal government regulations aimed at increasing healthcare transparency for consumers. We know understanding medical bills can be difficult. We're here to help.
Volunteering at Vassar Brothers Medical Center
  • Volunteer Opportunities    

    We welcome caring individuals to be a part of our team. We offer the following patient care opportunities:

    • Emergency Department: Communicate our genuine concern and compassion for patients and their families.
    • Music Therapy: Volunteers trained in the clinical use of music to accomplish individualized goals such as reducing stress, improving mood and self-expression
    • Patient care areas: Assist our staff with delivering kind, compassionate care to our patients, guests and staff.
    • Patient to Patient, Family to Family Emotional Support Volunteer: Peer-to-peer supporters are people who have “been there.” They are empathetic and compassionate, working with those who have similar life circumstances to their own. Although the experience of one person can never be exactly the same experience as another, having someone to relate to can be incredibly supportive and reassuring. A peer-to-peer supporter, using the appropriate skills, can help an individual navigate their health journey from a physical, emotional and spiritual perspective.
    • Pet therapy: This program welcomes volunteers whose dogs are qualified with an approved organization (Good Dog Foundation, Therapy Dogs International and Pet Partners)to engage with patients and staff throughout the hospital. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate and able to commit to at least three visits per month.
  • How to Become a Volunteer   

    We carefully screen all volunteers before processing and placing them in appropriate assignments. Our process includes:

    • Initial interview with the Manager of Volunteer Resources
    • Medical clearance
    • Reference checks
    • Criminal background check
    • Drug screening
    • Attendance at a mandatory orientation


    Adults & College Students Age 18+

    Students (Minors) Ages 16-17

Board of Directors
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Board of Directors    

    Susan Browning
    Kevin Cleary
    Timothy Dean
    Debra Domber
    Francoise Dunefsky
    Kimberly Heller, MD
    Shay Humphrey
    Thomas Robinson, MD
    Barry Rothfeld
    Ronald Tatelbaum, MD
    Steven Tinkelman
    James Walker, Jr.


    Shay Humphrey, Chair
    Kevin Cleary, Vice Chair
    Susan Browning, President

  • Foundation for Vassar Brothers Medical Center Board of Directors  

    Darrelyn Brennan
    Kristi Brien
    Sharon Faulkner
    Geeta Gorwara
    Mark Harrison, MD
    Craig Irwin, Vice Chair
    Kimberly Hunt Lee 
    Sarah Levine, Chair
    Michael Mazzuca, Jr.
    Randi Petrovits
    Niloufer Rodrigues, MD
    Rebecca Seaman
    Janelle Anne Styles

    Grace Linhard, Chief Development Officer
    Brian Wyatt, Secretary
    Dan DeBarba, Treasurer