Twenty-seven years ago a small group of volunteers came together to try to do something big for Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Led by an ardent hospital supporter, the late Kathryn Clauss, they imagined what seemed impossible: what if we could get the world-famous Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to come to Nantucket? […]
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Access to quality medical care is key to keeping a community healthy, particularly on an island where, without a hospital, inclement weather could prevent a patient from getting urgently needed care. Nantucket’s first hospital was founded in 1912 in a homestead on West Chester Street. In 1957, the hospital’s facilities […]
One of the first questions newcomers to Nantucket ask (after do people live here in the winter? and are there schools on Nantucket?) is often “does Nantucket have a hospital?”
The answer, of course, is a resounding YES. And thanks to years of dedication, determination, and dollars raised by generous donors and local residents, in February of 2019 Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s new facilities opened to patients. Thanks to an unprecedented $120 million capital campaign, the largest in Nantucket history, the new hospital was built entirely through private donations: debt-free, using no taxpayer dollars.
In collaboration with longtime island pharmacist Allan Bell, Nantucket Cottage Hospital is opening a new community pharmacy at 10 Vesper Lane this Monday, August 30. Located just across the street from the hospital, this new pharmacy will provide patients with greater convenience and continuity of care while sustaining an important […]
The next time you hear of a friend or family member receiving cancer or palliative care services on Nantucket you can thank a twelve-year-old who set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for Swim Across America. The funds raised by this annual swim go directly to the Nantucket Cottage […]
In 2017 a trio of dynamic women on Nantucket—Meryl Bralower, Melanie Sablehaus, and Jeanine Borthwick—engaged with Nantucket Cottage Hospital to spearhead an effort to empower women on the island, visitors and residents, to take charge of their healthcare.
When Nantucket Cottage Hospital opened the doors of its brand new hospital in February of 2019, it was clear that the new building would support greater access to healthcare for Nantucket year-round residents, summer residents, and visitors. What they did not expect are the challenges that a global pandemic would bring just over a year later. Covid-19 has brought many obstacles to Nantucket and the world, but Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s response and careful planning have helped our island community navigate these uncharted waters and come together in support of one another.
As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday, we want to extend our sincere appreciation to all the moms out there, and also take this opportunity to highlight the mothers and daughters who work together as colleagues here at Nantucket Cottage Hospital. We are lucky to have 5 such pairs of […]