CEO Coronavirus Update – May 10, 2022

This week we’re celebrating National Nurses’ week with a variety of events in appreciation of staff. We couldn’t provide the excellent level of care that we do without our 51 RNs, 11 LPNs and 8 LNAs. Their work is not easy, but they do it with grace and great skill.

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Why We Love Being OTs

One of the best things about being an Occupational Therapist is that we get to know each patient—to gain an understanding of what is important to them, what motivates them, and what they hope to achieve.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – April 12, 2022

Are we done yet? There’s no question that most of us are behaving as if the pandemic has run its course. Emotionally, we’re certainly finished with it. Two years is more than long enough, in our minds, to fight a virus. As I was watching the Masters golf tournament this weekend, I was astonished to see no masks (OK, maybe 2) worn by spectators crowded into the stands. Yes, they were outdoors, but they were in very close proximity, as were those in the stands at the NCAA basketball championship games held during the past few weeks. We’re done. But are we?

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Grace Cottage Earns Top Score in Healthcare Equality Index

“We are dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care that is free from discrimination and affirming of gender identity and sexual orientation,” said Doug DiVello, President and CEO of Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital. “We are very honored to have received ‘Top Performer’ designation, which affirms that our employees are committed to providing inclusive care for all the patients that we serve.”

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What is Integrative Medicine?

Juliette Carr

At its heart, integrative medicine is a practice of listening, flexibility, and willingness to make a plan that can be put into practice as part of a daily routine to help restore balance based on a person’s individual goals. This is your healthcare: it should fit your life.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – March 15, 2022

The pandemic news continues to be encouraging, with the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all declining. Nationally, new cases are at about 35,000 per day, (down from a peak of 800,000 per day) and the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has decreased by 75%. We’re not out of the woods yet, but there is certainly a great deal of hope on the horizon (especially with the official arrival of spring next week, which brings more options to socialize outdoors rather than inside).

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CEO Coronavirus Update – February 15, 2022

Finally, the good news that we’ve been waiting for! Pandemics do run their course, as viruses become endemic, and it looks as if this pandemic may be winding down in the U.S. There seem to be no new variants (that we know of) on the horizon. The number of cases seems to be dropping significantly […]

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Foods that Love Your Heart

Jim Picone, PA-C

During February, we naturally think of hearts because of Valentine’s Day. Building on that theme, February is also American Heart Month, a time to focus on heart-healthy habits.

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Caring for the Caregiver

Claire Bemis

By Claire Bemis, RN, Grace Cottage Care Coordinator A caregiver is defined as a paid or unpaid member of a person’s social network who helps that person with activities of daily living. Is that you? If so, this article is for you. Being a caregiver comes with many responsibilities … so many that caregivers often […]

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CEO Coronavirus Update – January 11, 2022

Many of us think of a new year as a new beginning – an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and to start fresh. As we bid farewell (not a fond one) to 2021, we’d optimistically (and, yes, naively) hoped that 2022 would be better and that we could put COVID in the rear-view mirror. I continue to be optimistic that 2022 WILL be a better year in terms of the pandemic. I have been told that I am someone who looks at the glass as being half full rather than half empty, but I really do think that things will improve by springtime. Here’s what we have going for us, in the fight against COVID.

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