Hospitals Ask Area Residents to Take Health Needs Survey

WINDHAM COUNTY, VT – Throughout the month of March, residents of Windham County are encouraged to take a brief survey to share what they consider their most pressing healthcare needs and concerns. It is available online at The survey is an important part of a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) being conducted jointly by […]


Healthcare Matters – Ep. 8 Men’s Health

Healthcare Matters Ep 8

Bill Monahan, a Registered Nurse and Community Outreach Coordinator, speaks with host Marty Cohn, as they discuss men’s health topics from the cultural barriers men face when seeking medical help, to common sense ways to stay healthy.


Couch to 5K Training Program Offered 3/13-5/8

The C25K group will meet Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in the Grace Cottage cafeteria, March 13th – May 8th. Participation is free. The group will train outdoors together once a week, and they’ll be encouraged to train on their own time two more days each week. Best to start on March 13th, but you may join the group at any time.


Grace Cottage Offers New ‘Chair Yoga’ Class

In addition to its popular Tuesday/Friday yoga classes, Grace Cottage is offering a ‘Chair Yoga’ class on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 1:45, March 7th – April 11th. Beginners to yoga are welcome, as is anyone with limited flexibility or an inability to practice on the floor. Participants will flow through an eclectic blend of seated […]


Grace Cottage’s Online Auction – Don’t Miss Out!

Wouldn’t a dinner out be lovely? An African Safari?! How about some new artwork for your walls? From 6 a.m. on February 14, ‘til the clock strikes 9:00 p.m. on February 28, you can bid on these items and many more through the Grace Cottage’s annual Cabin Fever Online Auction. (Link to auction site.) An […]


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

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. […]