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Cottage Door
Fall 2005
Heather Cameron in the lab.
Heather Cameron in the lab.

GRACE COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
MESSENGER VALLEY PHARMACY
& PHYSICIANS’ PRACTICES
GROWING RAPIDLY

“We’re serving more people than ever before, while working hard to maintain the high quality of personal and professional care that Grace Cottage is known for,” said Albert LaRochelle, Administrator.

Number of visits to the family practice doctors and family nurse practitioners have increased a whopping 60% since 2001 (13,049 in Fiscal Year 2001 to 20,815 in FY 2005). Emergency Room visits have increased 41% during the same five years period, while the number of laboratory tests has grown 40%.

Meanwhile, it’s been just as busy across the street at the Messenger Valley Pharmacy. In FY01, the pharmacy filled 35,500 prescriptions and this past year, 51,751 scripts were filled, representing a 46% increase over five years.

“We’ve added two new family practice doctors since 2001, and a third new physician, Alexandra Barstow, will be starting in February,” said LaRochelle, “so that we can continue to meet the increasing demand in our physicians’ practices, in addition to the Emergency Room.”

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