The Les Edwards Story

Les Edwards of Groton, Vermont, knows just how important Cottage Hospital is.

Born in the “old Cottage Hospital” in 1932, this tough Vermonter found himself in a near-death experience and being rushed back to where it all began. While he was cutting wood for the pending winter season, his chainsaw jumped back, cutting him from his neck down through his chest, including a major artery and three ribs. Woodsville EMS acted swiftly, getting him to Cottage Hospital where Emergency Department staff spring into action, calling on surgeons and our on-site blood bank.

Four days later, Les walked out of Cottage Hospital. “Doctors said 10 more minutes and I would have died.”