Grace Cottage Hospital receives “Top 20” national award

TOWNSHEND, Vt. – Grace Cottage Hospital recently received national recognition as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital [CAH] for Best Practice-Patient

Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Eaton accepts Grace Cottage’s “Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Best Practice – Patient Satisfaction” at the National Rural Health Association’s awards ceremony Sept. 28 in Kansas City, Mo. Photo provided.


Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Eaton represented Grace Cottage at the awards ceremony Sept. 28 during the National Rural Health Association’s CAH Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Grace Cottage was chosen for this exclusive “Top 20” list out of all 1,339 CAH facilities throughout the U.S. It is the only CAH in the Northeast to receive this designation.

The Top 20 Best Practice-Patient Satisfaction winners, including Grace Cottage, scored best among CAHs on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. These Top 20 CAHs have achieved top percentile rank on independently collected patient surveys, which measure Overall Rating and Highly Recommend.

“This is an extraordinary achievement,” said Grace Cottage CEO Roger Allbee. “This does not happen without good teamwork, the commitment of all staff in their interactions with patients and their families. I am extremely proud of the Grace Cottage Hospital staff. We will continue to provide our community with the services they need in a compassionate and friendly way.”

Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital has served the healthcare needs of patients in and around Windham County since 1949. For more information, visit

National Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. For more information, visit


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