Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Grant Awarded to Grace Cottage

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has received a grant from the Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation in response to an appeal for Covid-related assistance.

Like most other hospitals in the nation, Grace Cottage has maintained a constant state of vigilance, prepared to respond to community needs, while experiencing a significant drop in operating revenue during the pandemic, as people have followed Vermont Governor Phil Scott’s stay-at-home instructions and cancelled or postponed healthcare services. In order to bridge this huge gap, Grace Cottage has appealed to individuals and charitable organizations for funds to keep operations going. The Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation made a generous grant in response to this appeal.

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Telehealth Offered at Grace Cottage Family Health

Grace Cottage Family Health is offering Telehealth appointments to provide additional access to primary care health needs in view of social distancing necessary because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Telehealth is a virtual (video chat) appointment with your healthcare provider. Telehealth appointments are available for both established and new patients.

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Child Immunizations Should Continue

If you are the parent of a very young child, you may be wondering, “What do I do about my child’s immunizations?” Grace Cottage Family Health has procedures in place so these can be done safely.

“Remember that the recommended immunization schedule for very young pediatric patients follows a frequent pattern. They are recommended at ages of two months, then four, six, twelve, fifteen, and eighteen months. It’s important to stick with this schedule so your child is fully protected,” says Grace Cottage Pediatrician Dr. Elizabeth Linder.

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How to Make Medical Face Masks and Gowns

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There is a national movement of volunteers sewing fabric facemasks for hospitals, and we have been tremendously humbled and gratified by the number of people in our local community who have called and e-mailed us about making masks. We gratefully accept – we need them.

Below is some general guidance for those who wish to help by sewing masks to donate for use by Grace Cottage.

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COVID-19 and HIPAA at Grace Cottage

In light of the recent pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has received inquiries about patients that have been tested for coronavirus within our community. While it is understandable that people want this information to protect themselves and their families, Grace Cottage is unable to disclose any protected health information (PHI) regarding any patient care or treatment.

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Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Prepares for COVID-19

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has had plans in place since January to address the situation if the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, becomes widespread in this area. Initial preparation began in late January with signage about this new coronavirus at all entrances on our campus. Using CDC standards, Grace Cottage also developed and implemented a protocol to screen patients based on their symptoms and travel history. Grace Cottage’s COVID-19 strategy includes staff training with prompt, regular updates dictated by the changing nature of this crisis.

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Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, to raise funds for vital hospital equipment

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 December 3 and to help raise funds to purchase new vital signs monitors for its hospital patients. This year’s Giving […]

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Grace Cottage Welcomes Primary Care Provider Jim Picone, PA

Jim Picone, PA-C

To satisfy the demand for primary care providers in the region, and to accommodate more same-day appointments, Grace Cottage Family Health is pleased to have Jim Picone join its Townshend practice. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Picone received his Physician Assistant degree in 1990 at the University of Iowa. He is experienced in […]

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