Giving Tuesday Campaign Goal Met. New ER Equipment on Order.

Great News! Thanks to the generosity of a very supportive community, we have reached our goal of $76,000 to purchase a new Cardiac Monitoring System. 89 Grace Cottage supporters from 13 different states contributed to the Giving Tuesday appeal, for a total raised of $24,467!  When added to donations from 11 other supporters that had […]

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Free Blood Pressure Clinic at Grace Cottage on Thurs., Dec 13th

On Thursday, December 13th, Grace Cottage Family Health will host a free blood pressure clinic, run by Community Health Team member Bill Monahan, RN. Those over 50 who have been told they have high blood pressure, or who do not know their blood pressure are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn about hypertension, the ‘silent […]

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‘Giving Tuesday’ to Raise Funds for New Cardiac Monitoring System

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on November 27th and help fund a new cardiac monitoring system for its hospital patients. The price of the desired multi-unit […]

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Hospital Staff Enjoys National Recognition for Patient Satisfaction

In early October, Grace Cottage Hospital Nurse Manager Rebecca Lapointe returned from the National Rural Health Association’s annual Critical Access Hospital conference in Kansas City carrying a prestigious award. For the second year in a row, Grace Cottage Hospital achieved national recognition as a “Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) for Best Practice – Patient […]

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Dr. Ron Vallario Joins Grace Cottage Family Health

Dr. Ronald Vallario is now seeing patients at Grace Cottage Family Health three days a week. A native of New Jersey, Dr. Vallario is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A. in Psychology), University of South Carolina (Masters of Social Work), and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; he completed his family medicine residency at North Carolina […]

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Restless Leg Syndrome Support Group Offered

Starting October 10th, Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital will host a weekly support group for people suffering from Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS.) The group will meet on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00, from October 10 – November 14, or as long as there is sufficient interest. The RLS Foundation estimates that the lives of more than […]

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Best Hand Wins at October 10th Poker Walk

The Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Department is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month by hosting its 20th Annual Poker Walk on Wednesday, October 10th. This free, fun, two-mile walk/run is held each year—rain or shine—to encourage people to get out and exercise. No pre-registration is required. Playing cards are distributed along the way, and a prize for […]

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Locals Bring Home Healthy Food with Assistance from Grace Cottage

Vermonters are hardworking people, but the high costs of housing, food, fuel and other necessities can make it tough to meet basic needs. Thanks to 3SquaresVT (formerly food stamps) more Vermonters are able to buy healthy food for themselves and their families. Resource Advocate Jane Wheeler is available to help residents within the Grace Cottage […]

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Yoga Classes Resume at Grace Cottage

After a short summer break, starting September 4, Grace Cottage will offer two yoga classes: Viniyoga-style classes on Tuesdays and Fridays and a ‘Chair Yoga for Beginners’ series on Wednesdays. Class fees are subsidized by the healthcare center so that more people in the community can afford to attend. The ‘Chair Yoga’ class runs as […]

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