Archive for January, 2012

And they're off!

Come rain or come shine, this May we can all bounce back from the winter blues with the Grace Cottage Hospital Spring into Health 5k. This is a great event to join for health, for community and most of all for fun. Although this event is timed, it’s not a competition and we encourage people of all ages and abilities to get out and run, jog, walk, stroll or roll.

Here’s a rough outline of the 5K route:

The Spring into Health 5K will start on the Townshend Common. Participants will take a left onto Grafton Road ( Route 35) to a clearly marked turn around water station. Then return on a gently downward incline to the Townshend Common, passing through the timer at the end.

We’ll have healthy snacks and water available in the finish area to revitalize our fearless participants. Though we wish we had the power to closed the race course, it is important to mention that the 5K takes place on an active road and there may be traffic. A Windham County Sheriff car will be at either end of the course, but good sense and caution are a must to ensure everyone completes the 5K safely.

As you know, parking on the street in Townshend is limited, so we encourage participants to park at Leland & Gray High School.

Spring Into Health 5k

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:30 AM

WHERE: Townshend Common, Townshend, VT

WHAT: A fun-filled run/walk/stroll to encourage outdoor activity

COST: $15.00 (adults) $10.00 (13 years and under)

REGISTRATION: To register, please download and complete this registration form and waiver.

The first 150 participants to sign-up will receive a cool, technical (a.k.a. breathable) non-cotton t-shirt. So register early.

We look forward to seeing you at the 5K.

We are very pleased to offer increased coverage for pediatric services by welcoming Dr. Katya Petrova to the Grace Cottage Hospital staff.

Dr. Petrova received her master’s degree in biomedical sciences at Albany Medical College, Center for Immunology and Microbial Diseases, after having completed her first medical degree at Russian State Medical University in Moscow. She finished her residency at State University of New York Downstate and has been seeing patients at Just So Pediatrics in Brattleboro. She began seeing pediatric patients at Grace Cottage Family Health on January 6, 2012.

Katya Petrova, MD

Dr. Petrova will be seeing patients on Wednesdays and Fridays and Dr. Elizabeth Linder will continue to see pediatric patients at Grace Cottage on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

This arrangement will allow pediatric coverage at Grace Cottage Family Health five days per week. In addition, Dr. Petrova will continue seeing patients at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s pediatric clinics in Brattleboro and Bellows Falls.

Dr. Petrova has served as an English language interpreter for medical missions to the Ukraine and Russia. Her interests include sewing, reading and ice skating.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Petrova. We’re very honored to have her as part of the Grace Cottage Family.

To schedule an appointment, please call (802) 365-4331.