Healthcare Matters – Ep. 7 The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Today’s Healthcare System

Healthcare Matters Ep 7

Guest Louise McDevitt, a Nurse Practitioner at Grace Cottage joins host Marty Cohn to discuss the unique role that Nurse Practitioners have played in the evolution of today’s healthcare system.

WCAX TV Visits Grace Cottage

WCAX Generator Video

On January 8th, Vermont television news station, WCAX Channel 3 ran a feature on Grace Cottage Hospital’s campaign to raise remaining funds necessary for the installation of four emergency generators. Thanks to an excellent job by reporter Taylor Young, and compelling interviews with staffers Andrea Seaton, Scott Hitchcock and Jen Good ale, the goal was reached just three days later.

With just over $17,000 to raise towards the goal of $115,793 when the story aired, generous people from all over the state of Vermont made donations. The largest gift, and one that came in completely unexpectedly, was from the Vermont Lions Charities, the Valley Lions Club, and the Troy (Vermont) & Area Lions Club.

Healthcare Matters – Ep.6 Fall Prevention & Inpatient Rehabilitation

Healthcare Matters Ep 6 Fall Prevention & Inpatient Rehabilitation

January guests are Ruth Fleming, a physical therapist who will share important information on preventing falls, and Jessica Emerson, Director of Social Services at Grace Cottage Hospital, who will let us know what you should consider if you or someone you care for does fall.

Healthy Cooking on a Tight Budget

In this cooking class, West River Community Project volunteer Cindy Leszczak and Grace Cottage Hospital Health Coach Liz Harrison present insights on how to approach cooking so that it is nutritious, affordable, and easy. First Liz shares a recipe for black bean brownies – a desert that is actually healthy! Then Cindy talks about “intentional left-overs” – in this case, using pre-roasted chickens for easy meals later in the week: chicken salad, stir fry, fajitas and soup!

Healthcare Matters – Ep. 5 Preparing for the Holidays

Healthcare Matters - Preparing for the Holidays

Marty Cohn hosts episode five of Grace Cottage Hospital’s Healthcare Matters, discussing ways to be good to your mind, body, and spirit throughout December and into the winter, with guests Deb Brown, Diabetes Educator and Caroline Chase, Behavioral Health Counselor. Both are members of Grace Cottage’s Community Health Team that offers free services to area residents.

Healthcare Matters: Ep 4 – Health Insurance in Vermont

Healthcare Matters Episode 4 - Health Insurance in Vermont

Marty Cohn hosts episode four of Grace Cottage Hospital’s Healthcare Matters, discussing health insurance options in Vermont, with guests Jane Wheeler, Resource Advocate and Bill Monahan, a Registered Nurse and Community Outreach Coordinator. Both are members of Grace Cottage’s Community Health Team that offers free services to area residents.

Healthcare Matters: Ep 3 – Women’s Health Screenings

Marty Cohn hosts episode three of Grace Cottage Hospital’s Healthcare Matters, discussing women’s health screening for breast and cervical cancer, as well as osteoporosis, with guests Dr. Ewa Arnold, a primary care provider at Grace Cottage Family Health and Emma Higley, Diagnostic Imaging Manager at Grace Cottage Hospital.

Vermont hospital shares good nutrition with the community

Reporter Adam Sullivan travels to Townshend to discover how Grace Cottage is using fresh food as an important part of its healthcare mix. See the segment on WCAX TV.

Healthcare Matters: Ep 2 – Back to School

Healthcare Matters: Ep 2 - Back to School

Join Healthcare Matters host Marty Cohn as he kicks of the second episode of Grace Cottage’s monthly show on health-related topics with this ‘Back to School’ edition.

In the first half learn more about how to recognize children with sensory processing challenges and fine motor coordination difficulties and learn what you can do to help with Grace Cottage Pediatric Occupational Therapist Melinda Roy (MSOT).

In the second half join Liz Harrison (CCN), a Health Coach on the Grace Cottage Community Health Team, as she talks about the dos and don’ts of nutrition as kids start the school year up again.

Healthcare Matters: Ep 1 – Roger Allbee, CEO and Jorda Daignault, FNP

Healthcare Matters

Join Healthcare Matters host Marty Cohn for this debut episode from Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, with CEO Roger Allbee and Nurse Practitioner Jorda Daigneault serving as the first guests.

Allbee talks about what it means to be a Critical Access Hospital and a Patient Centered Medical Home. Daignault gives advice about dealing with ticks and associated diseases like Lyme Disease.