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Burnout: Signs and Remedies

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By Benjamin Wright, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Grace Cottage Family Health

As a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I am vulnerable to burnout. Provider burnout is increasingly common in the United States and globally. The work of healthcare professionals is often carried out under crisis conditions, the outcomes of their decisions can seriously affect another person, they work long hours, and they may have little time for activities outside of work. All are factors that contribute to the possibility of developing burnout.

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Best Hand Wins at October 16th Poker Walk

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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 […]

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Need Basic Resources? I Can Help!

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By Jocelyne Smith, Grace Cottage Patient Resource Advocate

Is it time to choose a new Medicare D plan? Do you need help with paying for your doctor visits or your medicines? Wondering if you might qualify for heating or food assistance? Many people are surprised to find out they do qualify for some help.

My job as Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital’s Patient Resource Advocate is to advocate for you, by talking about your situation and helping you to apply for any programs that can help you stay healthy and that may reduce your financial burden.

Maybe you can’t afford to buy new glasses. Maybe you need a tooth filled and have no dental insurance. Maybe you need a blood test but you’re afraid you can’t afford it. I have information available about programs that can help, and I’m happy to help you fill out any of the application forms.

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Grace Cottage Welcomes Primary Care Provider Summer Burch, FNP

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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 Family Nurse Practitioner Summer Burch join its Townshend practice. Burch started her healthcare career in 2004 as a mental health worker at the Brattleboro Retreat. She went on to attain […]

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Healthy Aging Educational Series Offered

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Deborah Brown

Every other Tuesday, from October 1 to November 26, Grace Cottage Hospital is offering a free, five-session Healthy Aging educational series for women 50+. The informal meetings, held from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.,  will focus on matters of the mind, body, and spirit. The group will be led by Grace Cottage Community Health Team member […]

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Fall Fitness Classes at Grace Cottage

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Starting after Labor Day, Grace Cottage will offer a variety of wellness classes for a range of fitness levels and personal preferences. Class choices are yoga, tai chi, and Strong Bones. Class fees are subsidized by the healthcare center so that more people in the community can afford to attend. They range in price from […]

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With Support, Things Can Get Better

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Claire Bemis

By Claire Bemis, RN, Grace Cottage Care Coordinator I read a report recently which stated that social isolation can be as unhealthy for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Hard to believe? I know it’s true because I have seen with my own eyes how peoples’ health and attitudes improve when they attend a […]

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Grace Cottage Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

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George Terwilliger, MD

Dr. George Terwilliger has recently joined Grace Cottage as Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Emergency Department Medical Director, and Hospitalist Director. He assumed these positions after the July 30 retirement of former CMO Dr. Christopher Schmidt and the decision of former Emergency Department Director Dr. Kimona Alin to dedicate her time exclusively to her role as […]

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Grace Cottage receives five ‘Readers Choice Awards’

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On July 27th, 2019, The Brattleboro Reformer published the winners of their 14th annual Best of Windham County Readers Choice Awards contest. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital received top honors in five categories: Best Hospital, Best Emergency Care, Best Physical Therapy (third year), Best Pediatrician (Dr. Elizabeth Linder), and Best Place to Work (third […]

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Hospital Fair Day brings community together

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Thanks to the generosity of many volunteers who donated their time; to the entertainers who shared their talents; to the folks who provided wonderful items to the auction, white elephant, books, plants, gourmet food, bingo, jewelry, art, baked goods, and toy booths; to the artists who participated in the arts & crafts show; and to […]

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