Dr. Moss Linder Named Family Physician of the Year

Moss Linder, M.D.

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital is proud to announce that Dr. Moss Linder, who has been practicing at Grace Cottage since 1997, has been chosen by his peers in the Vermont Academy of Family Physicians (VTAFP) as the 2020 Family Physician of The Year. The award will be officially presented on Saturday, November 7.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – October 6, 2020

It’s very hard to believe that my last Message to the Community was written and sent more than two months ago; July 21st seems like it was eons ago in some respects, and like yesterday in others. If you’re like me, you take a deep breath before you look at the news in the morning; are we on a roller coaster or in spinning tea cups today? I don’t mean to imply that what our nation is going through should be taken lightly, but 2020 has certainly turned out to be a year that none of us will ever forget, for so many reasons.

This virus knows no boundaries and what we’ve learned is that the advice given from the very beginning of this pandemic continues to hold true – mask wearing, handwashing, and social distancing continue to be our most powerful weapons in the fight against coronavirus, at least until a vaccine is developed and widely distributed.

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Flu Shots Available At Grace Cottage

Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. No advance appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome. You do not need to be an established patient at Grace Cottage in order to participate. If you are not insured, payment is expected at the time of […]

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CEO Coronavirus Update – September 1, 2020

The dramatic, unprecedented changes in our world this year have dramatically impacted nearly every phase of our lives – work, school, social events, travel, and healthcare, to name just some of the activities that have been redesigned and reimagined because of the pandemic. Here in Vermont, we have been very fortunate, as this August 26th […]

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CEO Coronavirus Update – July 21, 2020

It’s been almost two months since my last Message to the Community and I’d like to bring you up to date on what’s been going on at Grace Cottage during that time. We are fully open for business, and are pleased that we have played a part in keeping our community as safe as possible. Vermont is the first state to report no new Covid-19 deaths since June 16. We have certainly flattened the curve and hope to continue this trend.

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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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CEO Coronavirus Update – June 2, 2020

Messenger Valley Pharmacy

Our community has embraced Grace Cottage in so very many ways during this challenging time that it’s impossible to try to list them all here, and we want to thank every individual and organization that went so far above and beyond to help. I must say, though, that a flyover by the Vermont Air National Guard on the Friday before Memorial Day was as awe-inspiring as the April 22nd drive-by tribute parade conducted by area fire departments, Vermont State Police, the Windham County Sheriff’s office, and Rescue, Inc.

Vermont has reported a total of 988 cases of Covid-19, and 55 deaths, with no current hospitalizations in the entire state due to the virus (16 hospital patients are currently under investigation). The Covid-19 news from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, where numbers have plunged in recent days, is encouraging. However, it is extremely clear that there are many unknowns about what this virus will do in the coming months. I cringe when I see some of the media coverage of people in large crowds without masks, whether recreating or demonstrating. We will find out the result of this behavior in the coming weeks and months; only time will tell.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – May 19, 2020

It’s been just over two months since coronavirus completely captured the attention and the actions of our nation. After more than eight weeks, it’s understandable that many people are getting complacent if they live in an area with a low incidence of the virus, as we are experiencing in Vermont. However, part of the reason we have the lowest growth rate of coronavirus of any state in the nation is that we have been so vigilant and cautious.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – May 12, 2020

These messages, which I’ve been sending out weekly since March 24th, have generated such a tremendous outpouring of support, including countless e-mails from many of you with positive messages, as well as donations in the form of financial contributions and personal protective equipment. Grace Cottage has been here for almost 71 years and we feel genuinely and completely embraced and cherished by our community — a community which, as we have learned, extends across many states and several countries. We thank all of you who have reached out to Grace Cottage in one way or another, from the bottom of our hearts.

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