Grace Cottage Hospital plays a vital role in this rural, mountainous community in Windham County, Vermont. Its federal designation as a Critical Access Hospital recognizes its importance in providing health care to an otherwise medically underserved community. The hospitalís Emergency Department is especially vital to the members of the community, who would otherwise have to travel many miles on winding mountainous highways and secondary roads to reach emergency medical care elsewhere. In this rural area, collaborative efforts are essential to the safety of the community for environmental safety, and during a medical emergency or a disaster. Grace Cottage is happy to play an active part in these collaborative efforts and give back to the community to the greatest extent possible.
In 2010, Grace Cottage provided $65,331 in community benefit, above and beyond the usual expectations for a critical access hospital, towards community safety.