New Grace Cottage CEO Settling In

Vermont Governor Phil Scott &Grace Cottage CEO Doug DiVello

An article by Bob Audette in the May 19-20 Brattleboro Reformer: “Grace Cottage Hospital’s recognition by the National Rural Health Association as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country comes as no surprise to its new chief executive officer. ‘Grace Cottage has assembled a team of primary care providers and staff […]

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Linder and Sweeney Take Home the Syrup

On Saturday morning, a cheerful group of friends and neighbors converged on the Townshend Common for the ninth annual Grace Cottage “Spring into Health” 5k walk and run, which is a benefit for the local community hospital sponsored by People’s United Bank. While there were hundreds of “Girls on the Run” across the state concurrently, 98 people ran or walked the Townshend course, and plenty more participated as volunteers and cheering fans. An additional 17 people took part in the event “virtually” from remote locations.

First place male and female finishers Jorgen Sweeney of West Dover and Elkanah Linder of Townshend were rewarded with tins of syrup from Smith Family Maple, and “Most Experienced” participants Norm and Martha LaMoria of Newfane went home with salsa from Drew’s Organics. 

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Grace Cottage Hospital Again Ranks in Top 20 Nationally

For the second year in a row, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country for “Best Practices – Patient Satisfaction” by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Grace Cottage achieved this exclusive “Top 20” designation out of all 1,346 CAH facilities […]

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Free Food at Grace Cottage: Location/Time Change

Grace Cottage Hospital hosts the Vermont Foodbank’s “VeggieVanGo” free food distribution program on the fourth Thursday of each month. The purpose of the program is to help people who cannot afford to buy enough fruits and vegetables to sustain a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. All are welcome and no proof of eligibility […]

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Grace Cottage Hospital Cell Coverage Saved

Greg Sukiennik of the Brattleboro Reformer reports on the quick response of Governor Phil Scott’s office and AT&T in keeping cell phone reception in tact at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital. Grace Cottage President and CEO Doug DiVello told the Reformer the COW was driven east from Missouri and arrived at the hospital over […]

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Free 11-Week Workshop for Those with Addictive Eating Disorders

Grace Cottage is offering a free support group for the community called “Overcoming Addictive Food Behavior,” starting Wed., April 18, and meeting for 11 weeks.   Compulsive overeating is a complex and pervasive problem.  A one dimensional approach to weight loss has rarely worked because different people are overweight for different reasons, and most people […]

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Hospitals Ask Area Residents to Take Health Needs Survey

WINDHAM COUNTY, VT – Throughout the month of March, residents of Windham County are encouraged to take a brief survey to share what they consider their most pressing healthcare needs and concerns. It is available online at www.wellnessinwindham.org. The survey is an important part of a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) being conducted jointly by […]

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Couch to 5K Training Program Offered thru 5/8

The C25K group will meet Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Grace Cottage cafeteria, March 13th – May 8th. Participation is free. The group will train outdoors together once a week, and they’ll be encouraged to train on their own time two more days each week. Best to start on March 13th, but you may join the group at any time.

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Grace Cottage Offers New ‘Chair Yoga’ Class

In addition to its popular Tuesday/Friday yoga classes, Grace Cottage is offering a ‘Chair Yoga’ class on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 1:45, March 7th – April 11th. Beginners to yoga are welcome, as is anyone with limited flexibility or an inability to practice on the floor. Participants will flow through an eclectic blend of seated […]

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Grace Cottage’s Online Auction – Don’t Miss Out!

Wouldn’t a dinner out be lovely? An African Safari?! How about some new artwork for your walls? From 6 a.m. on February 14, ‘til the clock strikes 9:00 p.m. on February 28, you can bid on these items and many more through the Grace Cottage’s annual Cabin Fever Online Auction. (Link to auction site.) An […]

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