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 […]

HuffPost features Grace Cottage in recent story on cell coverage

HuffPost - April 16, 2019

On April 16, the national news website HuffPost published a video segment on the negative impact of limited cell service in rural Vermont. We are thankful to Vermont Representative Laura Sibilia for her focus on gaining better cell service for the region, and hopeful that the national attention will help in efforts to solve the […]

“Everything we do is primary care” front page article in the Brattleboro Reformer

Brattleboro Reformer - March 23, 2019
Brattleboro Reformer Logo Square

Reporter Bob Audette interviews three key leaders of Grace Cottage to help readers better understand the financial complexities of rural healthcare facilities and the reasons why Grace Cottage manages to not only survive but thrive in this challenging environment.  Read the article on the Reformer’s website. (If you are blocked from reading, you may subscribe […]

Grace Cottage Wins Three ‘Readers Choice’ Awards


“Best Place to Work,” “Best Physical Therapy,” and “Best Doctor” were the three categories for which Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital took home top honors in the 2018 Brattleboro Reformer Readers Choice Awards. All winners were recognized in the July 21st edition of the Windham County publication. This is the second consecutive year that […]

New Grace Cottage CEO Settling In

Brattleboro Reformer - May 18, 2018
Vermont Governor Phil Scott &Grace Cottage CEO Doug DiVello

An article by Bob Audette in the May 19-20 Brattleboro Reformer: “Grace Cottage Hospital’s recognition by the National Rural Health Association as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country comes as no surprise to its new chief executive officer. ‘Grace Cottage has assembled a team of primary care providers and staff […]

Linder and Sweeney Take Home the Syrup

Brattleboro Reformer - May 17, 2018

On Saturday morning, a cheerful group of friends and neighbors converged on the Townshend Common for the ninth annual Grace Cottage “Spring into Health” 5k walk and run, which is a benefit for the local community hospital sponsored by People’s United Bank. While there were hundreds of “Girls on the Run” across the state concurrently, 98 people ran or walked the Townshend course, and plenty more participated as volunteers and cheering fans. An additional 17 people took part in the event “virtually” from remote locations.

First place male and female finishers Jorgen Sweeney of West Dover and Elkanah Linder of Townshend were rewarded with tins of syrup from Smith Family Maple, and “Most Experienced” participants Norm and Martha LaMoria of Newfane went home with salsa from Drew’s Organics. 

Grace Cottage Hospital Cell Coverage Saved

The Brattleboro Reformer - April 10th, 2018

Greg Sukiennik of the Brattleboro Reformer reports on the quick response of Governor Phil Scott’s office and AT&T in keeping cell phone reception in tact at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital. Grace Cottage President and CEO Doug DiVello told the Reformer the COW was driven east from Missouri and arrived at the hospital over […]

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.

Backus Honored with Vermont EMS Lifetime Achievement Award

The Brattleboro Reformer - December 4, 2017

On December 4th, the legendary retired Grace Cottage physician Dr. Robert Backus received a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Vermont Department of Health for his vast contributions to “the creation, maintenance, and betterment of Emergency Medical Services up and down the West River Valley and beyond.” Chris Mays covered the ceremony at Rescue, Inc. […]

American Hospital Association Highlights Grace Cottage Transportation Initiatives

American Hospital Association - November 2017

In a report just issued, the American Hospital Association highlights the work Grace Cottage is doing in collaboration with Green Mountain RSVP to address the problem patients face when transportation is a barrier to accessing healthcare. Read the report by clicking this link. See pages 19-21 for the Grace Cottage profile.