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New Grace Cottage CEO Settling In

Brattleboro Reformer - May 18, 2018
Vermont Governor Phil Scott &Grace Cottage CEO Doug DiVello

An article by Bob Audette in the May 19-20 Brattleboro Reformer:

“Grace Cottage Hospital’s recognition by the National Rural Health Association as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country comes as no surprise to its new chief executive officer.

‘Grace Cottage has assembled a team of primary care providers and staff members who do an amazing job of developing relationships with people that really transcend traditional hospital care,’ Doug DiVello, who has been on the job three months, told the Reformer on Tuesday.

According to Rural Health Info, a critical access hospital is defined as a rural hospital that has 25 or fewer acute-care inpatient beds, is located more than 35 miles from another hospital, maintains an annual average length of stay of 96 hours or less for acute care patients, and provides 24/7 emergency care services.”