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CEO Coronavirus Update – April 13, 2021

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As I reflect back on what was happening at this time last year, I am incredulous at the progress we’ve made in the battle against COVID-19. We first learned of the virus in China in December 2019, it came to the U.S. in January 2020, and by mid-March 2020, the world was shutting down in an effort to quell transmission of the virus. A year ago, none of us had any idea what lay in store, and the prevailing mood was fear and uncertainty. Now, just 13 months later, almost 20% of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

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Help Us Survey Your Health Needs

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Throughout the months of March and April, 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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WindhamCountyCHNA.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – March 16, 2021

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Although springtime is slow to arrive in Vermont, as always, there is a definite spring in our steps here at Grace Cottage as we continue to vaccinate 350-400 people per week in our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic (also known as the Community Wellness Building, which continues to be an appropriate name for the building’s current use).

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Bequest Benefits Endowment

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Mary Moberly of Townshend let Grace Cottage know many years ago that her estate planning included the small hospital that she cherished so much. Mary died peacefully in Grace Cottage’s Hospice Suite on November 1, 2020, with her dog, Bella, and two of her dearest friends by her side.

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One Heck of a Hospital

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How a $1 parking donation led to a $300,000 Charitable Annuity

On Columbus Day weekend in 2013, Larry & Margaret DeMatteo of Milltown, NJ, decided to take a Sunday drive to see the foliage near their second home in Jacksonville, VT. They passed the Newfane Flea Market on Route 30 and pulled in to see what it was all about.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – February 9, 2021

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We are delighted to be administering first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for anyone age 75 and older who lives, works, or accesses primary care in Vermont. We are providing second doses for group 1A today (healthcare providers and first-responders), and we begin vaccinating the general public, age 75 and up, tomorrow. If you know of someone in this age category in our area who hasn’t yet received their first dose, please encourage them to call 855-722-7878 or go to the Vermont Department of Health’s website to schedule an appointment at Grace Cottage.

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It’s a Wonderful Life Saved

| Donor Stories

97-year-old West Townshend resident Dick Jackson is very grateful that Norman Bills is a mailman who cares about his postal patrons; it’s why Dick is still here. And Grace Cottage played a part.

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CEO Coronavirus Update – January 12, 2021

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The question on almost everyone’s mind right now is “When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?” Many people have been calling, e-mailing, texting, and even stopping us on the street or in the grocery store to ask this. We understand that your level of frustration may be mounting as days and weeks go by with no update, and we ask for your patience as the state of Vermont continues to develop its plan for the next phase of distribution.

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Your COVID Questions Answered

| Graceful Health
George Terwilliger, MD

The Graceful Health article titled “Your COVID Questions Answered,” which appeared in the Brattleboro Reformer on January 9, 2021, was up-to-date at that time, but it has now become outdated because of changes to the state’s vaccination plan. A new version of “Your COVID Questions Answered” can be found here.

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