Grace Cottage Receives Award
Grace Cottage Hospital has been awarded third place in the 2015 Red Sox Foundation IMPACT (Inspiring More Philanthropy Across Charities Together). For the awards, established this year, Vermont residents were asked to vote for their favorite Vermont non-profit by casting online votes; the three charitable organizations with the most votes in each New England State received an IMPACT Award from the Red Sox Foundation. As third place winner in Vermont, Grace Cottage will receive a $2,000 charitable donation. As the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation’s mission is to serve the health, education, recreation, and social service needs of children, families and veterans in need across New England. They are donating a total of $15,000 to Vermont non-profits through these awards.
“We are thrilled to receive this award,” said Roger Allbee, chief executive officer at Grace Cottage Hospital. “As Vermont’s smallest hospital, this award shows the dedication of our patients, volunteers and supporters who took the time to go online and vote for Grace Cottage. The donation from the Red Sox Foundation is a significant contribution and will help us to continue to provide the quality care that we are known for in our community.”
Grace Cottage Hospital is a non-profit critical access hospital located in Townshend. It has a 19-bed inpatient facility, and includes a 24-hour emergency department for critical care treatment, a hospice suite and rehabilitation, laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments. Grace Cottage Family Health is a federally certified rural health clinic. Its 12 practitioners provide family practice, pediatrics, podiatry, mental health and urology to approximately 9,000 individual patients annually.