‘Age-Friendly’ Health Care

Ronald Vallario

Older adults have unique healthcare needs. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has been nationally recognized for its as “Age-Friendly” healthcare.


CEO Coronavirus Update – Sep 14, 2021

Doug DiVello

COVID-19: Unfortunately, the number of COVID-19 cases in Vermont continues to increase rather than decrease because of the Delta variant. In Windham County, 170 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported within the past 14 days, with a total of 30,114 cases throughout the state of Vermont since the beginning of the pandemic. Here at […]


Why is Everyone Talking About Health Equity?

Summer Burch, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

The CDC says that health equity is the opportunity to attain our “full health potential” because barriers and disadvantages due to social position or other circumstances are solved. Here at Grace Cottage, we have been looking at these barriers, finding ways to improve the care we deliver, and improving equal access to quality care.


CEO Coronavirus Update – August 3, 2021

Vermont continues to lead the nation in vaccinations; almost 84% of eligible Vermonters have had at least one shot. Life seems to gradually be returning to “normal” in Vermont, with concerts, camps, farmers markets, and many social gatherings back on. In low-vaccination states, the Delta variant continues to spread rapidly because the mutated version of […]


What You Need to Know About Ticks!

Phil Schafer

Woodchuck ticks? Squirrel ticks? Brown dog tick? Blacklegged tick? Vermont has at least 14 different species of ticks, but over 99% of all tickborne diseases are caused by the blacklegged tick. Vermont ranks high for cases of both Lyme Disease and anaplasmosis, the two most common tickborne diseases.


CEO Coronavirus Update – May 19, 2021

Finally, the good news we all need: after a difficult year, it appears that the U.S. pandemic may be turning a corner. Below are six reports with statistics that show that progress is being made against COVID-19.


Long COVID – A Patient’s Story

As a fellow COVID survivor, I want others experiencing Long COVID to know: We’re in the early stages of learning about this. You are not imagining this. Your experience is legitimate. You are not alone.


CEO Coronavirus Update – April 13, 2021

As I reflect back on what was happening at this time last year, I am incredulous at the progress we’ve made in the battle against COVID-19. We first learned of the virus in China in December 2019, it came to the U.S. in January 2020, and by mid-March 2020, the world was shutting down in an effort to quell transmission of the virus. A year ago, none of us had any idea what lay in store, and the prevailing mood was fear and uncertainty. Now, just 13 months later, almost 20% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.


Help Us Survey Your Health Needs

Windham County residents are encouraged to take a brief survey to share what they consider their most pressing healthcare needs and concerns. It is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WindhamCountyCHNA.