Coronavirus Update – March 31, 2020

Dear Grace Cottage Community Members, Each new day of the COVID-19 crisis brings so many changes. However, what never changes is Grace Cottage’s 71-year commitment to delivering quality and compassionate care to all members of our community, whether they be our employees, lifelong residents of the area, people who have moved here more recently, or […]


How to Make Medical Face Masks and Gowns

Face Mask graphic

There is a national movement of volunteers sewing fabric facemasks for hospitals, and we have been tremendously humbled and gratified by the number of people in our local community who have called and e-mailed us about making masks. We gratefully accept – we need them.

Below is some general guidance for those who wish to help by sewing masks to donate for use by Grace Cottage.


COVID-19 and HIPAA at Grace Cottage

In light of the recent pandemic of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has received inquiries about patients that have been tested for coronavirus within our community. While it is understandable that people want this information to protect themselves and their families, Grace Cottage is unable to disclose any protected health information (PHI) regarding any patient care or treatment.


Coronavirus Update – March 24, 2020

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Dear Grace Cottage Community Members, I am writing to update you and to follow up on my e-mail of March 17th because so much has changed since last Tuesday. We are working hard and diligently to stop the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to provide high-quality medical care and to protect […]


Coronavirus Update – March 17, 2020

Dear Grace Cottage Community Members, I am writing to inform you about Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s preparedness for and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our highest priority is the health and safety of our patients, our caregivers, our employees, and the communities that we serve. Our hospital, our rural health clinic, our outpatient […]


Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Prepares for COVID-19

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has had plans in place since January to address the situation if the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, becomes widespread in this area. Initial preparation began in late January with signage about this new coronavirus at all entrances on our campus. Using CDC standards, Grace Cottage also developed and implemented a protocol to screen patients based on their symptoms and travel history. Grace Cottage’s COVID-19 strategy includes staff training with prompt, regular updates dictated by the changing nature of this crisis.


Grace Cottage’s Online Auction Runs February 14 – 24

Cabin Fever Auction 2020

Wouldn’t a dinner out be lovely? An African Safari?! How about a massage, or a luncheon sail on the Mystic Whaler? From February 14 through February 24, you can bid on these items and many more at the Grace Cottage’s annual “Cabin Fever” Online Auction. An awesome array of more than 70 items has been […]


Giving Tuesday, December 3rd, to raise funds for vital hospital equipment

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on December 3 and to help raise funds to purchase new vital signs monitors for its hospital patients. This year’s Giving […]


Grace Cottage Welcomes Primary Care Provider Jim Picone, PA

Jim Picone, PA-C

To satisfy the demand for primary care providers in the region, and to accommodate more same-day appointments, Grace Cottage Family Health is pleased to have Jim Picone join its Townshend practice. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Picone received his Physician Assistant degree in 1990 at the University of Iowa. He is experienced in […]


Best Hand Wins at October 16th Poker Walk

The Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Department is celebrating National Physical Therapy Month by hosting its 21st Annual Poker Walk on Wednesday, October 16th. This free, fun, two-mile walk/run is held each year—rain or shine—to encourage people to get out and exercise. No pre-registration is required. Playing cards are distributed along the way, and a prize for […]