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.


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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


Best Hand Wins at October 16th Poker Walk

The Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Department is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month by hosting its 21st Annual Poker Walk on Wednesday, October 16th. 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 […]


Grace Cottage Welcomes Primary Care Provider Summer Burch, FNP

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 Family Nurse Practitioner Summer Burch join its Townshend practice. Burch started her healthcare career in 2004 as a mental health worker at the Brattleboro Retreat. She went on to attain […]


Fall Fitness Classes at Grace Cottage

Starting after Labor Day, Grace Cottage will offer a variety of wellness classes for a range of fitness levels and personal preferences. Class choices are yoga, tai chi, and Strong Bones. Class fees are subsidized by the healthcare center so that more people in the community can afford to attend. They range in price from […]


Grace Cottage Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

George Terwilliger, MD

Dr. George Terwilliger has recently joined Grace Cottage as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Emergency Department Medical Director, and Hospitalist Director. He assumed these positions after the July 30 retirement of former CMO Dr. Christopher Schmidt and the decision of former Emergency Department Director Dr. Kimona Alin to dedicate her time exclusively to her role as […]


Grace Cottage receives five ‘Readers Choice Awards’

On July 27th, 2019, The Brattleboro Reformer published the winners of their 14th annual Best of Windham County Readers Choice Awards contest. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital received top honors in five categories: Best Hospital, Best Emergency Care, Best Physical Therapy (third year), Best Pediatrician (Dr. Elizabeth Linder), and Best Place to Work (third […]