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Coronavirus Update – March 31, 2020

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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 […]

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How to Make Medical Face Masks and Gowns

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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.

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COVID-19 and HIPAA at Grace Cottage

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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.

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Coronavirus Update – March 24, 2020

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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 […]

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May You Live Long and Prosper!

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Robyn Priebe

None of us will live forever, but most of us hope that the years we do have on this planet are happy, healthy, and abundant.

Who knows how long you and I will live? The Central Intelligence Agency thinks it does. According to the CIA’s World Factbook, a collection of information about people around the globe, the average life expectancy in the United States is currently 80.1 years old. According to this publication, the U.S. ranks 45th out of 223 countries included in this summary. Not awful, but 44 other countries are living longer than us. 

In particular, individuals who live in Blue Zones are living longer than EVERYONE, and diet plays an important role in their longevity.

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Coronavirus Update – March 17, 2020

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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 […]

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Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Prepares for COVID-19

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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.

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Good News about Pelvic Pain and Incontinence

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Siobhan Eddy-Young

Women, here are some topics you probably don’t want to talk about: urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse. As frustrating or embarrassing as these conditions may be, please know that there is hope. Grace Cottage’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Center now offers Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation therapy, which can help those dealing with the conditions listed above, as well as helping with sexual dysfunction, orthopedic and sports injuries affecting the pelvic region, and pelvic issues due to pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum complications.

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Don’t Fall – Or Fall Safely!

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Jim Picone, PA-C

Slips and falls are lurking everywhere, catching us unaware on snowy sidewalks and mud-slick pathways. We are on guard for falls when we know we’re on dangerous ground. We expect to fall while skiing or snowboarding; we might fall snowshoeing or shoveling out after a Nor’easter. We’re on alert for slips, and taking care to avoid a fall.

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Grace Cottage’s Online Auction Runs February 14 – 24

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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 […]

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